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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin L View Post
    Heard PM got real close to Sawbones on landing rollout. Anyone see this or know what happened?
    Sawbones was landing a little slow and PM starting getting close and went around. the gear problum was found by whoever PM was racing heard it on the scanner.

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfee View Post
    A 5.00 locking spring broke. Some time from take off to the first lap, she lost both of her clam shells (inner gear doors).
    BOTH? when did she lose the port one?

  3. #13
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    First lap today, geardoor of PM is already gone:


  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveOldPlanes View Post
    The announcer on LoadedTv said they lost a gear door. Over at the PM Race Fans Facebook page they mentioned needing to scare up a posse to go look for the missing door...
    So what would be the easiest and most likely way to find the lost landing gear doors? Remote control helicopter or airplane with a camera? Motorcycles on the ground? People on the ground? Full size Helicopter or Airplane? Forget them and buy replacements?

  5. #15
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    Figures out approximately what time they departed the plane through video, or from pics. If it was in place at gentlemen's you have a race, then we know we're to start looking. And should be able to find it in a few days. If they were gone before the start of the race, it will be a lot harder. They could be anywhere.

  6. #16
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    Heres the landing sequence coming up behind Sawbones.

    I was getting a little worried there until Thom got the go around.


  7. #17
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    Those missing doors will make for some interesting/collectable finds in the future.

    20 years from now some hiker/offroader will come upon one.

    Hopefully they didn't land close to a house/barn chicken coop, the news media will be all over it :-(

    In the end the 49th Reno Air Races were perfect.

    See you all at the 50th.


  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Those missing doors will make for some interesting/collectable finds in the future.

    20 years from now some hiker/offroader will come upon one.

    Hopefully they didn't land close to a house/barn chicken coop, the news media will be all over it :-(

    In the end the 49th Reno Air Races were perfect.

    See you all at the 50th.

    They might need to find it in order to get home.

  9. #19

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    Unless it let go somewhere over Peavine, someone is very likely to find it. When we lost the rudder trim tab on Dago in 2008, the missing tab was back in our pit not 20 minutes after the end of the race. I suspect it will turn up sooner than later.

    SA

  10. #20

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    I believe Stu Dawson saw the door depart while coming down the chute. It is much easier to find stuff that falls off on the course. With so many photogs and others watching, it can take just a few minutes to find it. Of course, could be lost forever too.
    Bill Pearce

    Old Machine Press
    Blue Thunder Air Racing (in memoriam)

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