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De Camara
09-20-2015, 04:21 PM
Please

Anyone!

comancheflyer
09-20-2015, 04:26 PM
I think I wore out my refresh button just now

De Camara
09-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Lol

Switch hands

Breathe!

Hahaha

comancheflyer
09-20-2015, 04:37 PM
hoot!

chrs3590
09-20-2015, 04:39 PM
Im not at the races, but I just got a text from my friend who is ... he said, "Strega won, Rare Bear was second, Voodoo had a mayday but is on the ground ok, and Dreadnought got third" ...

comancheflyer
09-20-2015, 04:40 PM
489 average speed
bear
\dreadnought
voodoo mayday

IcePaq
09-20-2015, 06:09 PM
Any "race reports"?

Rampman
09-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Hey, don't hate on the reporters. Just got home and I live close! The race was a horizon job by Hoot. He jumped out at the beginning and ended up winning by almost half a lap. Voodoo never seemed to be right all week. Today they were trailing either vapor or smoke the whole race (unless it was some new boil off overflow or something). It was enough so I noticed it though. They were finally passed by the Bear on about lap 4 I think and immediately pulled up for a mayday. They were checking the screens for metal after the race. Maybe they just ran out of luck this year!

The Bear didn't seem to have any issues, just not fast enough! The airplane was dry afterwards. May have had an issue before landing but don't know for sure. Things get a little chaotic out there during the final race. It's hard to hear the radio over the play by play guys when you're in the stands also! Nice to see John Penny hanging out in the pit afterwards.

Got to congratulate the whole Strega crew. Nobody knew for sure what kind of effort they were going to put up this year (do we ever know with Tiger?), and Hoot flew like you would expect a space shuttle commander to fly. They simply kicked ass!

A really good day for racing. The formula 1 gold race was really good, and the jet race featured a last lap pass that the announcing team didn't even know was happening! It's also nice to see John Parker finally get a gold win after so many years trying.

A safe week with perfect weather and great racing. And one of America's finest astronauts is the champion. Could be worse! Hopefully the NBC TV show will be just as good!

lowpasskid
09-20-2015, 08:19 PM
thanks Rampman!

Airrace7
09-20-2015, 08:28 PM
Hey, don't hate on the reporters. Just got home and I live close! The race was a horizon job by Hoot. He jumped out at the beginning and ended up winning by almost half a lap. Voodoo never seemed to be right all week. Today they were trailing either vapor or smoke the whole race (unless it was some new boil off overflow or something). It was enough so I noticed it though. They were finally passed by the Bear on about lap 4 I think and immediately pulled up for a mayday. They were checking the screens for metal after the race. Maybe they just ran out of luck this year!

The Bear didn't seem to have any issues, just not fast enough! The airplane was dry afterwards. May have had an issue before landing but don't know for sure. Things get a little chaotic out there during the final race. It's hard to hear the radio over the play by play guys when you're in the stands also! Nice to see John Penny hanging out in the pit afterwards.

Got to congratulate the whole Strega crew. Nobody knew for sure what kind of effort they were going to put up this year (do we ever know with Tiger?), and Hoot flew like you would expect a space shuttle commander to fly. They simply kicked ass!

A really good day for racing. The formula 1 gold race was really good, and the jet race featured a last lap pass that the announcing team didn't even know was happening! It's also nice to see John Parker finally get a gold win after so many years trying.

A safe week with perfect weather and great racing. And one of America's finest astronauts is the champion. Could be worse! Hopefully the NBC TV show will be just as good!


Vodooo ran out of water!

Idaho_cowpony
09-20-2015, 08:42 PM
I was going to guess.. ran out of water.

Does their ADI tank also supply spray-bar. (Are they the same reservoir) ?

Rampman
09-20-2015, 08:47 PM
Vodooo ran out of water!

That would explain a lot of things. I wonder if it had anything to do with the supposed scoop modifications they did in the off season? I think they had the same thing going on Saturday also. If it was an engine problem they could have put the spare in Saturday night. They did it after qualifying a few years ago, so I assume they could do it over night. Tough, but that's a damn good crew.

Rampman
09-20-2015, 08:54 PM
Facebook says no metal in screens, cracked coolant tank. I still thought they would be stronger all week though.

Rugman66
09-20-2015, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the details Rampman. My Dad and I went from 97 to 03, and then in 07. Haven't been back since, but the way things are looking, I will be back next year. I want to be there at least one more time in case the unthinkable happens, like the whole shoot'n match comes to an end with all the pressures coming down on it, God forbid. :cool:

Mluvara
09-21-2015, 01:04 AM
That would explain a lot of things. I wonder if it had anything to do with the supposed scoop modifications they did in the off season? I think they had the same thing going on Saturday also. If it was an engine problem they could have put the spare in Saturday night. They did it after qualifying a few years ago, so I assume they could do it over night. Tough, but that's a damn good crew.

Voodoo did not run out of water. There was no metal in the screens. Cracked the coolant header tank on lap 2. Other issues relating to the mayday still to be determined.

IcePaq
09-21-2015, 05:01 AM
Thanks Rampman.

Rampman
09-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Voodoo did not run out of water. There was no metal in the screens. Cracked the coolant header tank on lap 2. Other issues relating to the mayday still to be determined.

Thanks for the details. You never know what's true and what's rumor out there. You guys didn't seem to have your normal speed this year (or your competition gained a whole lot). Were you running conservative because of new mods or were there other issues? Really expected Voodoo to run faster on Sunday.

Mluvara
09-21-2015, 12:56 PM
Thanks for the details. You never know what's true and what's rumor out there. You guys didn't seem to have your normal speed this year (or your competition gained a whole lot). Were you running conservative because of new mods or were there other issues? Really expected Voodoo to run faster on Sunday.

We were learning something new about the airplane each flight on the course and fighting teething problems while trying to get things right. In my opinion, the best way to put it is that we were a week behind where we needed to be. For perspective, the fuselage and wing didn't get mated until August 17th and testing had to commence after that.

Bottom line is we learned a lot and still have a lot of questions. Such is the nature of the beast.

Congrats to team Strega. They earned it.

Michael

De Camara
09-21-2015, 02:03 PM
:thumbsup: