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LimaZulu
09-15-2004, 12:48 PM
Well, it started today and I will be headed up there tomorrow early for the next 4 days. (yes, I am gloating) I'll be sure to take a ton of photos but there are already a ton being shot and posted each day by the RARA staff. check them out at the website: http://www.airrace.org and look under "Image Gallery" and go to 2004.

Oh, and what the hell did this used to be?
http://www.airrace.org/gallery/web/ncar2004/10sept/0436-_y3g0264.php

LZ

PS - It looks like Rare Bear is back in the chase this year!

LimaZulu
09-15-2004, 12:48 PM
Well, it started today and I will be headed up there tomorrow early for the next 4 days. (yes, I am gloating) I'll be sure to take a ton of photos but there are already a ton being shot and posted each day by the RARA staff. check them out at the website: http://www.airrace.org and look under "Image Gallery" and go to 2004.

Oh, and what the hell did this used to be?
http://www.airrace.org/gallery/web/ncar2004/10sept/0436-_y3g0264.php

LZ

PS - It looks like Rare Bear is back in the chase this year!

gates123
09-15-2004, 12:53 PM
I'll be there on Sunday. Look for September Fury to take it for a big upset. You heard it here first.

http://www.fightingcolors.com/custompagestuff/b17visibility72.jpg
Did anyone see that or was it just me?

ELEM
09-15-2004, 01:17 PM
Forbidden link.

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as a member!

http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Elem_Klimov/I-16_desktop.jpg http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Elem_Klimov/dhm_787_small.jpg

gates123
09-15-2004, 02:04 PM
Newest News 09-13-04:

Skip Holm took Dago Red up for a smart qualifying run. He threw the gauntlet down of the ramp, 490.8 mph. The rumor was that Dago has endured a good deal of engine trouble in recent weeks. There was no indication of that during his qualifying dash. John Penney picked up the gauntlet Skip left carelessly on the ramp and ran a 490 as well. However, John pulled Rare Bear off the course mid-way through his power run, landed shortly afterward.

The initial rumor that blew through the pit was that Rare Bear made metal. While this is never-ever a good thing, there is metal and there is METAL. Finding aluminum in the screen is characterized as finding metal. Finding steel and silver in the screens is described as finding METAL, game over. The Rare Bear crew spent the night replacing cylinders.

http://www.fightingcolors.com/custompagestuff/b17visibility72.jpg
Did anyone see that or was it just me?

Rebel_Yell_21
09-15-2004, 03:03 PM
Dago Red > Rare Bear

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Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't

LimaZulu
09-15-2004, 06:53 PM
Stupid forbidden link!
http://redgypsy.com/0436-_y3g0264_std.jpg
I think it was a Sea Fury at one time....

Gates, the weather on Sunday is looking a little iffy. It should be interesting to see how it affects the final heats.

LZ

gates123
09-16-2004, 10:56 AM
Wednesday 09/15/2004

The final day of qualifications went smoothly for everyone on the unlimited ramp, particularly the September Pops and Sanders racing teams. With a successful test flight on Dreadnought after changing the cylinder Tuesday, Brian taxied out for his qualification flight. Everything went perfectly! Brian flew a really nice line around the pylons with Dreadnought performing nicely. His official speed was 434 mph, placing him in sixth place behind Dago Red, September Fury, Rare Bear, Miss America and Ridge Runner.

While the spread between Miss A., Ridge Runner and Dreadnought is narrow, about two miles per hour. It bears consideration that Dreadnought was not run particularly hard. Brain was happy to qualify as well as he did at the relatively low power setting he selected to run-in the new cylinder. That being said, both Miss A. and Ridge Runner are running well and going fast. One wonders, however, for how long?

There is more news on Rare Bear. While bearing material in the oil is a really bad thing, the team is convinced that none of it came from the power section of the engine. Starting at about 5 p.m., the boys began pulling the engine to replace the blower. Everyone hopes that this is the correct response to address what is potentially a catastrophic problem! The Rare Bear racing team is tenacious, to say the least.

Dago Red flew briefly in the first session. Skip took off for an evaluation flight, landing shortly after a moderately zippy run around the pylons. The crew immediately went to work on the airplane doing whatever they needed to do. As they did not pull a late night shift, everything appears to be fine with Dago. With the Bear a questionable player for Sunday, it appears to be between Dago Red and September Fury.

The final session of qualification featured mostly requalification efforts. Mike took September Pop up, requalifying it at 410 mph. Brian was to fly the Tigercat for fun on the course, but never took off! As incredible as it seems, Big Bossman's wheel failed during taxi! The split rim fractured, blowing the tire off the wheel. This could have been really bad, had the tire blown during take-off, in flight or on landing. Dennis flew home in the C-210 (the family wagon) to retrieve a new wheel assembly. In twelve minutes, the wheel was replaced and by sunset, Bossman was back in its pit.

Thursday is the first day of racing for the 2004 season. The fast guys don't need to fly until Friday, so that will give Rare Bear's team some time to try sorting out their issues. We'll keep the updates coming with official speeds and placements of unlimited results throughout the balance of the week. Stay tuned to www.septemberpops.com (http://www.septemberpops.com) for the latest.

One final note, this from the Sport class. Jon Sharp debuted his new Nemesis NXT racer this week. On Tuesday, it had a landing gear failure, one failed to extend for landing, putting Nemesis in the sage brush off the runway. Obviously, the engine and prop are done fore. There is some structural damage to the air frame, but being carbon fiber, it can be repaired. It is not clear at this time if it can be repaired this year or not.

http://www.fightingcolors.com/custompagestuff/b17visibility72.jpg
Did anyone see that or was it just me?

SkyMonkey2
09-17-2004, 11:25 PM
Going up all day tomorrow. Should be a good day, although the weather is looking a bit questionable at this point.

-SM

heywooood
09-17-2004, 11:36 PM
wheres your camera, gates?

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"the real slim shady"

Dogtail2
09-24-2004, 03:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LimaZulu:

I think it was a Sea Fury at one time....

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One look at the wings and undercarriage will tell you its a Yak. There is also a clue in the name on the aircraft http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bloodyclaws
09-24-2004, 05:43 PM
I shall see you all there next year, as I live now in the Biggest little city in the World. I missed the event this year as we were still moving in, but I got plenty of flyovers directly over our new house. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

woofiedog
09-24-2004, 11:17 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifAll you Lucky people have your camera's packed and ready to bring along???
I'm sure many of us will be waiting for some Great Photo's. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Thank's