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Tigercat24
09-11-2012, 01:49 PM
So far, "Dreadnought", Sea Fury 924G and "Rossiya Su'ka" have qualified today. "Rossiya Su'ka" is currently in Last Place at 307.157 MPH, Sea Fury 924G is in 6th Place at 380.789 MPH, and "Dreadnought" is in 2nd Place at 439.566 MPH

This leaves "Precious Metal" in the pole position at 451.352 MPH at the time of this posting...and word is that Thom Richard is taking her out today with the aircraft taped up, a new spraybar in place, and a landing gear door issue resolved: Victor Archer's shot of PM in the "Valley" yesterday showed a right side (left to us) gear door hanging down a bit...the Griffon is getting interesting... :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

jason
09-11-2012, 02:09 PM
Strega was up just a little bit ago took the clock can't wait to see his speed.:bullhorn::beerchug::D

Tigercat24
09-11-2012, 02:10 PM
And "Rare Bear" apparently was clocked at 493 & change... :eek:

Tigercat24
09-11-2012, 02:17 PM
"Rare Bear" was disqualified on its first attempt with 2 laps for high flying at Pylon 8.

Reigning champion "Strega" now sits on the pole at 493.299 MPH.

Ebehne
09-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Times are up on the http://reports.airrace.org page.

Rare bear says DQ for high flying, but if that 493mph number is true it makes Strega's qual speed of 493.299 that much more interesting...

Here's to wishing for the safe, windless and exciting Unlimited Gold race were all overdue for come Sunday!

Tigercat24
09-11-2012, 02:23 PM
"Miss America" and "The Rebel" also DQ'd for high flying.

wyhdah
09-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Boo....I would like to see Miss America have a good year.

eric 120
09-11-2012, 02:37 PM
If they flew two laps, do they still get to try again?
I can not get the rules to open on airrace.org.

PowerByPackard
09-11-2012, 02:45 PM
"Miss America" and "The Rebel" also DQ'd for high flying.

The Rebel qualified on her second lap at 341.288.

bkmeo
09-11-2012, 02:57 PM
How high is too high ??? In 20 years of being there I can't remember that being flagged ...

capjessop
09-11-2012, 03:04 PM
I think its a new safety precaution on outer 8. Its normally 350 feet, but if they decide you can approach 500 mph, they restrict you to 250 around outer 8. Thats when your energy is directed toward the crowd, and I think its to reduce scatter if you break up/go in.

Checkout pages 12&13 for lawyering (new rules in red text). http://www.airrace.org/userfiles/files/RulesOfCompetition2012.pdf

AAFO_WSagar
09-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Scrambling here to try to find out what this means for those who were DQ'd... I do not know if they get to go again or not...... I SURE HOPE SO!!!!!!!

PowerByPackard
09-11-2012, 03:24 PM
Scrambling here to try to find out what this means for those who were DQ'd... I do not know if they get to go again or not...... I SURE HOPE SO!!!!!!!

In the past they have just made another qualification run. Last year, Sawbones cut pylon 1 on both laps of their run and then qualified the following day.

capjessop
09-11-2012, 03:30 PM
"UNLIMITED and Jet qualifiers shall be allowed a second qualifying attempt provided the
19 second qualifying attempt takes place at a time when no entrant is ready and waiting to
20 attempt their initial qualification. The pilot who wishes to attempt a second qualifying run
21 shall indicate in his radio request to the Chief Timer that this is a second qualification
22 attempt. If two or more pilots wish to make a second qualifying attempt at the same time,
23 they shall be given an opportunity to re-qualify in the order of their request for a second
24 qualification. When an entrant completes a second qualification, the best speed of the two
25 qualification attempts shall be used as that pilotís qualification speed. No pilot may have
26 more than one re-qualification attempt."

Page 9
http://www.airrace.org/userfiles/files/RulesOfCompetition2012.pdf

PowerByPackard
09-11-2012, 04:18 PM
If you click on the "Qualifiers" link, it now posts a speed for Rare Bear at 490.002.

It doesn't show anything but a pylon cut on 1 and too high at 8 if you click on the plane link.

Does show it on the pilot link.

mrcraigarcher
09-11-2012, 04:25 PM
If you click on the "Qualifiers" link, it now posts a speed for Rare Bear at 490.002.

It doesn't show anything but a pylon cut on 1 and too high at 8 if you click on the plane link.

Does show it on the pilot link.

I see the pylon cut on 1, but nothing about too high at 8. Hmmm... it's a mystery!

PowerByPackard
09-11-2012, 04:27 PM
I see the pylon cut on 1, but nothing about too high at 8. Hmmm... it's a mystery!

ALL FIXED NOW!!!!

However, the 493 and the 490 will become irrelevant once Biscuit twists the sticks!!!!

KAHNZILLA
09-11-2012, 04:52 PM
:bullhorn: Leaving in the morning and would like to say thanks for all the up dates, hope to finally meet some of you. KC

Sky Critter
09-11-2012, 04:58 PM
I'll be there tomorrow around lunch time. Look for the new AAFO hats and say hi! :beerchug:

GRNDP51
09-11-2012, 05:01 PM
Anybody know what's heading up right now? They should be in the air now if not shortly...

FuryFan
09-11-2012, 05:06 PM
I'm hoping to hear that Furias and Sept. Fury are going up.

Kevin

NOVA
09-11-2012, 05:15 PM
Furias - 467.287 :thumbsup:

bkmeo
09-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Does anybody know why they took 38's time down ???

capjessop
09-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Noticed the same thing...maybe he's going again right now?

bkmeo
09-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Friend just told me 15 bellied in ... gear down but not locked. Dangit.

NOVA
09-11-2012, 05:25 PM
Friend just told me 15 bellied in ... gear down but not locked. Dangit.

Everyone ok?

bkmeo
09-11-2012, 05:28 PM
He said Matt's fine. 232's on the clock right now ...

bkmeo
09-11-2012, 05:33 PM
38 went out and bested her time @ 463 !!!

MustangFan
09-11-2012, 05:34 PM
Precious Metal at 463.301! Dang!

FuryFan
09-11-2012, 05:38 PM
GO 232!!!!

capjessop
09-11-2012, 05:39 PM
402 for 232...sandbagging?

GRNDP51
09-11-2012, 05:39 PM
September Fury 402...:dunno:

Tigercat24
09-11-2012, 05:43 PM
I sincerely hope so...my favorite racer :confused:

Either that, or there are issues that can be worked on, but they needed a time so that they could at least get in.

FuryFan
09-11-2012, 05:45 PM
Maybe had a problem? They can re-qual tomorrow if they choose.

Kevin

bkmeo
09-11-2012, 05:47 PM
Probably Hoot getting used to his new confines, and they are confining. Sitting in Riff Raff probably seems like sitting in a '69 Cadillac about now ... :)

FuryFan
09-11-2012, 05:51 PM
Probably Hoot getting used to his new confines, and they are confining. Sitting in Riff Raff probably seems like sitting in a '69 Cadillac about now ... :)

He did fly it last year....and alot faster too!

Kevin

Tigercat24
09-11-2012, 05:51 PM
But he ran a 467+ MPH run last year...on the not-so-slow nose case...what gives???

bkmeo
09-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Oops. Bad memory. I used to spend 10 days a year out there, now we're down to 2.5 ...

Florian
09-11-2012, 10:40 PM
Rare Bear sounded fast today, but 490? Not bad!

http://www10.pic-upload.de/12.09.12/d6z9id4tpaod.jpg