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    Default Unlimited project for sale

    My name is Glen Merritt. '71 S.D.1000, '85-'91,'95,'97-'99,'02,'04,'06,'08,'10,'13,'14 NCAR.

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    More like two engines and a bunch of scrap metal.

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    Default Re: Unlimited project for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    More like two engines and a bunch of scrap metal.
    Bingo..

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    Does anyone have any inside info on this project? I know it's been around for some time. Have they ever ran it? or for that matter flown it? Is there a spinner that goes over those blunt hub weird looking props? Hard to believe that little verticle could keep that thing straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Does anyone have any inside info on this project? I know it's been around for some time. Have they ever ran it? or for that matter flown it? Is there a spinner that goes over those blunt hub weird looking props? Hard to believe that little verticle could keep that thing straight.
    Has never flown, will never fly, isn't capable of flight.

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    There's my salad shooter! I was looking for that.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Also looks too light for the 4000lbs rule. On that note are there any existing aircraft (ie Beechcraft Queen Air) that could legally qualify very slowly in the unlimited field? Feels like a stupid question because I think someone would have qualified an airplane if they could, but I guess I'm thinking out loud.

    Maybe take a Texan II and retrofit a V-12?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    Also looks too light for the 4000lbs rule. On that note are there any existing aircraft (ie Beechcraft Queen Air) that could legally qualify very slowly in the unlimited field? Feels like a stupid question because I think someone would have qualified an airplane if they could, but I guess I'm thinking out loud.

    Maybe take a Texan II and retrofit a V-12?
    Any of the big corporate stuff like a Queen Air is too slow, and won't stay within G load limits. You have to be over 300mph to qualify for the unlimited class. To get up into that speed range you are looking at turbo prop aircraft which wouldn't be legal for obvious reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    Any of the big corporate stuff like a Queen Air is too slow, and won't stay within G load limits. You have to be over 300mph to qualify for the unlimited class. To get up into that speed range you are looking at turbo prop aircraft which wouldn't be legal for obvious reasons.
    Risking thread creep, but I know of, at least, one duster pilot who would have been racing for years if there *was* a TP class...

    Personally, nothing against the jets, but if it ain't spinnin' a prop, it don't sound right! What turns that prop can be just as cool if it's got blades instead of pistons.. A lot of what you hear when the UL's go by is absolutely tortured props beating the air into submission...

    With the dwindling numbers of classics being raced, not too off base to think about adding a division that allowed a different power to spin a prop...

    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Multiple power plant types has worked for hydroplanes which have mostly gone to turbines but there is at least one team that is still competitive with an Allison. This way you don't have to create a new turbo prop class.

    And you're right about the prop noise vs engine noise. (off topic but the idea of electric air racing gets scoffed at by many because of this misconception)

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