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    As one great American said "That's bold talk, for a one eyed Fat Man"!

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    I think I have Thom's last lap call:

    "Fill your hand, you son of a b*&ch!!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-cPWheNyaA
    Mark Johnson
    Strega Fan since 1997

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    I think there will be bear fur and griffon feathers (and fur) flying come September. Honestly though, I've got to give the advantage to PM simply because the team is a cohesive unit who not only works well together, but knows the plane inside and out. RB might be the faster plane, but with a new group trying to figure out how to make it work with no instructions, its going to be a learning experience. They still need to figure out what the root issue was behind the over heating issues last year. I kinda get the feeling that the overheating issues were there before the races last year and the issue was never figured out. Either way, without the temp issues sorted out, RB will end up right where they were this year. (Just a side thought, all the years RB was fast, it was also totally covered in oil after every flight. The last few years, clean plane, but slow.I have to wonder if there is any correlation. Tighter rings/pistons equal better seal with less oil loss, but does that increase heat through friction especially as things heat up through use and expand?)

    With no Strega, 232 might be the plane to beat. They have their stuff together and clearly a fast Fury. In the event everyone shows up and stays healthy, its going to be an epic race.

    Will

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    Any info as to were the Bear is on her trip to Texas?

    We are on the road to Texas our selvs, if she is close in our scheduled road plans, I might make a side trip.

    Wolfee

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    I see "Tele1" posted that the Bear is by Hawthone. Wow less that 200 from Reno.

    I guess that is making sense now. Highway 95 from Fallon to past Beatty, NV is not too wide and not a lot of shoulder. With the load at 22' they will have to close the road to traffic and move in small increments for 250 miles.

    Now I get why the driver said this move will be a pain.

    I sure hope the Bear arrives safely.


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    It sounds like its going to cost a fortune to move the bear by truck. I saw the note that years ago it cost $500 per day per Highway patrol car for the escort. At $1000+ per day for H.P escort alone, surely it would have been far cheaper to fly the thing to Texas. Sure, there would have been people needed to support it at every fuel stop, but it would only take 1 -2 days at most to get there. I wonder if its got another a really serious issue that hasn't been discussed that has made it non flightworthy? Sure, you need people to race the thing, but for a ferry flight? Surly it could be done with a minimal amount of experience on the plane.

    Just a thought.
    Will

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    Just my speculation, but I doubt the Bear can carry enough fluids for any sort of cross-country flight. With the boil off oil cooling system I presume a fair amount of fuel tank space was converted to carry water to replenish the boiler. Like gasoline, water for the boiler is a critical fluid; when it runs out, the Bear needs to be on the ground.

    Considering FAA required reserves, flight duration (takeoff to touchdown) is probably less than 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyracer View Post
    Just my speculation, but I doubt the Bear can carry enough fluids for any sort of cross-country flight. With the boil off oil cooling system I presume a fair amount of fuel tank space was converted to carry water to replenish the boiler. Like gasoline, water for the boiler is a critical fluid; when it runs out, the Bear needs to be on the ground.

    Considering FAA required reserves, flight duration (takeoff to touchdown) is probably less than 30 minutes.
    These questions have been answered elsewhere under a few different threads, so in case you missed it.

    1. The Bear DOES NOT have any cooling issues. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. As the Team Manger said "It's getting trucked to Texas to fix a problem that doesn't exist."

    2. The Bear carries more boil off water that fuel, and the fuel tank is stock. It could fly to NY, as long as you people staged in route that know how to service it. There in is why it's being trucked.

    I was told the cost is $50,000.00.

    All that being said, one man owns it, it is his do do what ever he likes. And I wish him nothing but the very best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dialtapper View Post
    All that being said, one man owns it, it is his do do what ever he likes. And I wish him nothing but the very best.
    You do have a way with words my friend....
    Wayne Sagar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    It sounds like its going to cost a fortune to move the bear by truck. I saw the note that years ago it cost $500 per day per Highway patrol car for the escort. At $1000+ per day for H.P escort alone, surely it would have been far cheaper to fly the thing to Texas. Sure, there would have been people needed to support it at every fuel stop, but it would only take 1 -2 days at most to get there. I wonder if its got another a really serious issue that hasn't been discussed that has made it non flightworthy? Sure, you need people to race the thing, but for a ferry flight? Surly it could be done with a minimal amount of experience on the plane.

    Just a thought.
    Will
    What's wrong with spreadin' the wealth around?
    Dem truckers an pilot cars an troopers an eferboty gots to eat too

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