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Thread: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

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    Default What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    Personally, I think it's very good. She's turned 500 +/- on the course, so I would think a straight line speed of an additional 35mph or so should be well within reach..............I know mechanical problems are always looming, but hopefully the'll be minimized by the preparations that have been performed.
    What do you think?

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    Default Re: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    I think the chances of Voodoo breaking the record are very good. Biggest obstacle would be a mechanical issue.
    GO VOODOO! I've got a few cold ones in the fridge for when I get the news that they broke the record.
    Last edited by Reever; 08-26-2017 at 12:44 PM.

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    I am not aware that Voodoo ever turned a 500 mph timed lap at Reno in qualifying or competition. Somebody please educate me.

    Please do not take this post as being negative. I wish Team Voodoo great success and hope they smash it!

    Go Stevo!

    GP

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    Default Re: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    I think the chances of Voodoo breaking the record are very good. Biggest obstacle would be a mechanical issue.
    GO VOODOO! I've got a few cold ones in the fridge for when I get the news that they broke the record.
    I'll join you and hoist couple as well.


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    Default Re: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    Quote Originally Posted by gp70442 View Post
    I am not aware that Voodoo ever turned a 500 mph timed lap at Reno in qualifying or competition. Somebody please educate me.

    Please do not take this post as being negative. I wish Team Voodoo great success and hope they smash it!

    Go Stevo!

    GP
    Form an article about the 2013 races : Piloted by Steve Hinton Jr., Button’s pride and joy topped out at 502 mph during the eight-lap championships race on Sept. 14, averaging 487 mph while flying mostly within 200 feet of the ground.
    That's why I put +/- 500 mph.

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    Default Re: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    Quote Originally Posted by gp70442 View Post
    I am not aware that Voodoo ever turned a 500 mph timed lap at Reno in qualifying or competition. Somebody please educate me.

    Please do not take this post as being negative. I wish Team Voodoo great success and hope they smash it!

    Go Stevo!

    GP
    When MJ did the kamikaze dive onto the course and the canopy on Strega said adios he was running about where they need to be to reset this record.
    Go Stevo!!

    As for the 500 lap, I think Skip is still the only one in the books. (Here we go, now everyone can remind us how that timing was off...).

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    Default Re: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    All of the top Unlimited's usually run around 500 give or take on the first lap down the chute. I think the chances of breaking it are very high. New wing made for this, canopy, prop, and a very well-tuned engine program I imagine. Plus Stevo has been practicing the past 2 weeks for this so he should be ready. Also think about the mods V has had since 2013. Scoop, thrust line, those haven't really been proven yet at least with a fresh engine to go along with them.
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    Default Re: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    She's well capable of 550-560mph range on the 3km course. Most people don't realize the great difference between straight/level, and lap speeds. Shouldn't even be compared.

    - Joseph

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    If he breaks the record, which I'm hoping he does.............it will probably be a long time if ever it's broke again. Don't see to many hot rod Piston engine, Prop driven airplanes out their capable of that kind of speed, let alone someone interested in trying. GOOOOOOoooooooooo Steveo and Voodoo.

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    Default Re: What do you think the chances are that Voodoo will break the record??

    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho_cowpony View Post
    She's well capable of 550-560mph range on the 3km course. Most people don't realize the great difference between straight/level, and lap speeds. Shouldn't even be compared.

    - Joseph
    I think that most people on this board understand the difference between a 3km straight run and Reno lap speeds. No biggie though.

    Where I was going with this is
    Scoop, thrust line, those haven't really been proven yet at least with a fresh engine to go along with them.
    I still don't think we have seen Rave V's full potential at Reno yet, so we (on the outside) don't know. Hence my intial post.

    Having said all that, we all know that the Stevo and Team Voodoo know what they are doing and would not be in Idaho now if they weren't confident they can succeed. So I would say chances of success are very high, barring mechanical problems.

    I think we are all rooting for them and hope for a positive result. Faster the better. This would be a nice feather in Team Voodoo's collective cap. Who knows, it might spur a response from the other mustang camp, and that too would be a good thing. )

    GP

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