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  1. #11
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    I was going to guess.. ran out of water.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airrace7 View Post
    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.

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    Facebook says no metal in screens, cracked coolant tank. I still thought they would be stronger all week though.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampman View Post
    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.

  6. #16
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    Thanks Rampman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mluvara View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampman View Post
    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
    Last edited by Mluvara; 09-21-2015 at 01:02 PM.

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