Thread: first pic from the ramp

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMX105 View Post
    Actually combo of short tail and skinny prop should be slightly faster

    But I believe there is a fairly major stability issue at high speed with the short tail (of course that was with the other prop)...Be great if it was actually faster...soon shall see
    Last edited by johnnyrace; 09-09-2014 at 01:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glider90 View Post
    I wonder if 381 will be enough. Last year the top six sat until Saturday, and Strega had to race in on Friday.
    With 77 ahead and race 5, 38, 86, 8, and 71 all 400+ qualifiers with ease that would put Strega 7th in qualifying. It would also give the Friday fans something to look forward to and Tiger an extra race to practice...
    If race engine is installed tonight he should be able to re-qualify tomorrow, as it is he is in the show. So if anything hiccups with race motor arrival/installation he officially has a place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMX105 View Post
    If race engine is installed tonight he should be able to re-qualify tomorrow, as it is he is in the show. So if anything hiccups with race motor arrival/installation he officially has a place.
    True. Maybe he is saving a lap for Hoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyrace View Post
    But I believe there is a fairly major stability issue at high speed with the short tail (of course that was with the other prop)...Be great if it was actually faster...soon shall see
    Don't forget that 30 something years ago it ran fine in the mid 430s with the original short tail.

    Neal

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    Wow!! Amazimg dead stick landing by Thom!!

    I am still shaking! !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenutty View Post
    Wow!! Amazimg dead stick landing by Thom!!

    I am still shaking! !!


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    Precious Metal was running late last night.

    The hangar Strega is in was closed so I dont think they pulled an all nighter for the race engine install.

    There was a dinner / paying respects for Lee in one of the sport hangars too.

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    Sparky running prop back on

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    Spark plugs out of race 38

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    Czech Mate video I took yesterday noon, never noticed this slight whistle voice in the past years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUgpk2HAMoQ

    Florian

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