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Jason S.
11-17-2011, 07:27 PM
I put some footage together for the NTSB and thought I’d throw it up on line.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es65gYhP2ms
Jason

Ken from PG
11-18-2011, 01:43 AM
Thanks Jason

AAFO_WSagar
11-18-2011, 02:03 AM
Jason, thanks, indeed...

I noticed something in your video, can't tell for sure where on the course he is, because you're so well up on him that the pylon does not show but I'm thinking about just before pylon 4, Ghost belches a big puff of... extra thick vapor?... Exactly what we saw on Friday on his last time round us.

I'm thinking this was something related to the lay of the land between pylon 3, guide, and 4, exiting for 5... would he have been "pushing" a bit there following the descending terrain? If the boiler suddenly had a bit of negative or even neutral "G", would that cause a bit of a "flutter" in what we would see out the steam vent? (maybe some solid water gets up there and vaporizes, visibly, loudly out the vent)....

Saw some brief speculation that the "puff" seen on Friday *could* have something to do with what happened a quarter lap later.. I'm betting it is completely unrelated.

Again, Thanks Jason!

Jason S.
11-18-2011, 04:42 AM
Jason, thanks, indeed...

I noticed something in your video, can't tell for sure where on the course he is, because you're so well up on him that the pylon does not show but I'm thinking about just before pylon 4, Ghost belches a big puff of... extra thick vapor?... Exactly what we saw on Friday on his last time round us.

I'm thinking this was something related to the lay of the land between pylon 3, guide, and 4, exiting for 5... would he have been "pushing" a bit there following the descending terrain? If the boiler suddenly had a bit of negative or even neutral "G", would that cause a bit of a "flutter" in what we would see out the steam vent? (maybe some solid water gets up there and vaporizes, visibly, loudly out the vent)....

Saw some brief speculation that the "puff" seen on Friday *could* have something to do with what happened a quarter lap later.. I'm betting it is completely unrelated.

Again, Thanks Jason!

Thanks guys and yes Wayne, I believe you are correct about the negative G’s causing the boiler to “purge” at the pylon 4 area.
Jason
P.S. I’ll be posting more qualifying from other planes next, check back soon.

Desertdawg
11-18-2011, 05:25 AM
Jason,

Thank you very much. As always nicely done.

:beerchug:

Funflyer
11-18-2011, 07:21 AM
Outstanding, Jason, Thankyou for bringing a tear to my eye. Rad

Frank C.
11-18-2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks Jason.


Frank C.

BuckyD
11-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Once again- Thanks, Jason f/sharing your excellent video footage. :beerchug::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Here's a still of Jimmy & The Ghost's 465.807-mph Q-Run on Tue. 9/13/11 taken fm Outer 7 Pylon to go w/your motion picture capture.

:cool: DBD

Jeff E
11-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Simply Beautiful...

Unlimited Fan
11-18-2011, 05:08 PM
Beautiful video Jason, thanks so much for sharing .....

LD1
11-18-2011, 07:41 PM
What a beautiful sight, sheer poetry from start to finish. A maestro and his instrument.

Bill@Interstell
11-22-2011, 02:15 PM
Outstanding work Jason.

Bill@Interstell
11-22-2011, 02:16 PM
I am going to miss that airplane :sad:

DOC.129
11-23-2011, 11:51 AM
Noticed this at Reno this year as well as in your vid, the GG has some very unique harmonics coming out of that plane at high speeds. Very different from any other mustang racer I've ever heard.

xmh53wrench
11-23-2011, 12:22 PM
Noticed this at Reno this year as well as in your vid, the GG has some very unique harmonics coming out of that plane at high speeds. Very different from any other mustang racer I've ever heard.

I thought it was just me and my newb status.....but I would like to think I have an ear for "go fast"....whether its a stroked small block Chevy or a hopped up Merlin. It just sounded fast in the different vids I've seen....BTW great vid....I haven't decided if I picked the worst or the best time to become consumed by this sport.....but do feel jipped not having met Jimmy or seen GG.

Jason S.
11-23-2011, 10:06 PM
Thanks again guys!!
I thought the same thing about the cool sound she made and I was thinking that they may have been running a semi high engine rpm and a lower prop rpm for the qual compared to the higher prop rpm that Voodoo and Strega ran. That high prop rpm drowns out the engine pretty good till they pass by. :dunno:
It wasn't till Friday’s race that they wicked her up, that's one of the reasons I was following jimmy on that lap as I knew he was running harder than ever before.
Jason