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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Best Reno news of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by WARPT View Post
    Hello Sam,

    I see your race number is "3"..... paint that Pitts ORANGE and you will get a LOT of love from Section 3!
    Sam,

    I'll come by and see you in Sept and give you a special Section 3 decal. They add a bit more mph.

    and get you additional "love".

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    Default Re: Best Reno news of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho_cowpony View Post
    Nope. Fastest one comes in around 498 I believe.
    Dago ran 507 in '03...how is that not a "true" 500+ MPH lap?

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    Default Re: Best Reno news of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by grampi View Post
    Dago ran 507 in '03...how is that not a "true" 500+ MPH lap?
    You must be completely missing the point?

    "true" by many of us, old timers included, would be using the standard measurement of point to point, rather than some enlarged theoretical course measurement.

    1964-2002, as well as every other air racing venue, ever, has used the point to point system. Same thing in the auto-world.

    The fake measurements were invented in 2003 strictly to push a headline when RARA needed a headline. Following the $$$ loss of 9/11.

    - Joseph

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    Default Re: Best Reno news of 2017

    So, what would Dago's 507 run equate to on a point to point measured course?

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    Default Re: Best Reno news of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by WARPT View Post
    Hello Sam,

    I see your race number is "3"..... paint that Pitts ORANGE and you will get a LOT of love from Section 3!
    No doubt!

    Sam
    Biplane Race #3

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    Default Re: Best Reno news of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Sam,

    I'll come by and see you in Sept and give you a special Section 3 decal. They add a bit more mph.

    and get you additional "love".

    I'd be honored to wear the orange Section-3 decal! Come by anytime in the pits.

    Also, I did give my first "gut-autograph" this past year to Section 3's "Kuntry Rick". He was seeking autographs of any plane with a "3" in the race number.

    Sam
    Biplane Race #3

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    Default Re: Best Reno news of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    So, what would Dago's 507 run equate to on a point to point measured course?
    Over what I believe was a 49.612 Mile 6 lap race, including the start-lap / dive onto the course?
    499.8 + MPH.

    Remember the start lap wouldn't be counted during a qualifying run. And is always a little superficial / on the high side compared to the first full lap. Does help tend to a higher race average.

    - Joseph

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