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    Default BANG!

    Sites have been a yawner lately with little but bad news (nobody's fault, not a lot happening).
    Going through pictures on a quest for something recently I grouped the messiest engine failures I have shot together.
    The all got down safely, obviously, if expensively...


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    Default Re: BANG!

    Nice shots Leo. thanks for posting.

    As for slow, no kidding, this site is slow. If you look and who's online, right now there are 4 members and 29 guests.

    Too bad all those guest don't come out of the closet and participate here.

    I know my son is one of them, he says he visits here at least twice a day
    Last edited by Desertdawg; 07-27-2017 at 10:49 AM.

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    Default Re: BANG!

    I know I visit but don't post a lot anymore.
    I think a lot of the really knowledgeable members here and at other sites seem to get pounced on when they do. Usually by others that no not of what they speak.
    Just my opinion though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    I know I visit but don't post a lot anymore.
    I think a lot of the really knowledgeable members here and at other sites seem to get pounced on when they do. Usually by others that no not of what they speak.
    Just my opinion though...
    Thats a sad truth. So many with such interesting knowledge.


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    It really is sad. Just the people I know, maybe not current information, but a lot of history and stories that are very interesting. I don't know why they don't participate.

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    Default Re: BANG!

    I checked a couple weeks ago and there were 40-60 people online every couple days.

    This year seems very secretive and I don't know why that is. I asked one of the Ezell members what they know about Reno besides the Bear not coming etc... Lylia's engine program=secret, La Patrona or Kitty Kitty coming?=secret.

    Made an attempt on here to find out what Muszala Jr. is bringing...=secret

    Sport class? All I get is "wait and find out"...

    Voodoo's mods??=secret... no pictures etc...

    JCP was planning on bringing Bee and Sneak Attack last year and that fell through, is this year a no-go again?

    Is POF racing any of the mustangs? The site says 2 of them are coming.. Heritage Flight only...?

    Grim Reaper?

    People know things and nobody is saying. Hell I was looking at old threads from 2013-2014 and RARA gave out the entry list in mid July.

    Was last year the same story?



    *Also huge thanks to Graeme Frew and Full Noise Race #35 for posting updates pretty much daily on Insta and FB... and their plane is in a freaking crate in the middle of the ocean!!!!!
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    Default Re: BANG!

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    I checked a couple weeks ago and there were 40-60 people online every couple days.

    This year seems very secretive and I don't know why that is. I asked one of the Ezell members what they know about Reno besides the Bear not coming etc... Lylia's engine program=secret, La Patrona or Kitty Kitty coming?=secret.

    Made an attempt on here to find out what Muszala Jr. is bringing...=secret

    Sport class? All I get is "wait and find out"...

    Voodoo's mods??=secret... no pictures etc...

    JCP was planning on bringing Bee and Sneak Attack last year and that fell through, is this year a no-go again?

    Is POF racing any of the mustangs? The site says 2 of them are coming.. Heritage Flight only...?

    Grim Reaper?

    People know things and nobody is saying. Hell I was looking at old threads from 2013-2014 and RARA gave out the entry list in mid July.

    Was last year the same story?



    *Also huge thanks to Graeme Frew and Full Noise Race #35 for posting updates pretty much daily on Insta and FB... and their plane is in a freaking crate in the middle of the ocean!!!!!
    It is frustrating not knowing who is bringing what, apart from the Kiwi crew with Race 35 who are absolutely revelling in bringing the Yak to the races. I for one follow them on FB and Insta daily, some of Graeme's pics and posts are quite cool especially the day job ones flying Airbus A320's for Air NZ
    race fan, photographer with more cameras than a camera store

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    Speaking of secrets, Rod & Stu were being interviewed at OSH and there was mention of an assault on the Bear's 3km speed record in progress "about now". Anybody else catch that? It can only be one of a couple Unlimiteds.

    Anyone willing/able to add something?

    GP

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    Anybody else catch that? It can only be one of a couple Unlimiteds.
    Hey guys,, thought id join the group! This months Flying magazine has an article in Technicalities,,, Its a good read,,, in case you don't have a copy, its a
    Harmon Rocket with a mazda rotary is being built to break the time to climb!

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    Default Re: BANG!

    Used to put a lot of effort into "being in the know"... used to have racers call me to find out who's doing what.. I worked hard at it..

    Then, a couple people started this little game that whenever I tried to bring some show biz to this site, my standard buzz phrase at the time was... "stay tuned!"...

    This method is used in "show business" as a "hook" something to get the viewer, listener, reader, whatever a reason to come back....

    Anyway, I got taken aside for what I was told was an elitist attitude.. where every time I left anything hanging, "Stay Tuned", "OH... YOU KNOW SOMETHING WE DON"T KNOW" with snide snickers from the gallery minions...

    Hell, I worked tirelessly to be "the guy" with info during the movie filming, a table of folks who sometimes come here, frequently elsewhere on the net, actually booed when Wayne Sagar AAFO.COM rolled by on the credit crawl after the movie ran.

    So, wonder why I don't say much here any more?

    Read back on some of the old threads around the time when I was VERY active attempting to be a good information source for the sport. That and some of the cat calls I've gotten on the ramp at Reno from one person in particular, well... the whole damn thing left me with such a bad taste....

    Well, that and losing far too many good friends to aviation in general, air racing in particular.. I guess, I just lost the passion to be "that guy"...

    Keep telling myself, well, I'll get back into it someday...

    Unsure if that's ever going to happen... but at least, I don't have to have an overweight ugly female human being call me a scum bag at the top of her lungs in front of EVERY ONE in earshot of her obnoxious voice..

    Just aint the same for me no'mo'
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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