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Thread: Reno is on Lewis' Schedule

  1. #21
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    Default Re: Reno is on Lewis' Schedule

    2015's engine was the healthiest of the Lewis years. It took a lot of time for the guys at Ezell to make it reliable. I just hope we get to see how fast Bear is when (if) they ever prep the full on race engine they had planned for 2016...
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    Default Re: Reno is on Lewis' Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    2015's engine was the healthiest of the Lewis years. It took a lot of time for the guys at Ezell to make it reliable. I just hope we get to see how fast Bear is when (if) they ever prep the full on race engine they had planned for 2016...
    They ran a faster Gold final in 2009 with the FIFI motor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    2015's engine was the healthiest of the Lewis years. It took a lot of time for the guys at Ezell to make it reliable. I just hope we get to see how fast Bear is when (if) they ever prep the full on race engine they had planned for 2016...
    I believe that ship has sailed...

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    Default Re: Reno is on Lewis' Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by toldjaso View Post
    I believe that ship has sailed...
    Please explain for those of us not in "the know".

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    Quote Originally Posted by marada mx3 View Post
    Please explain for those of us not in "the know".
    The poop de jour at the time was that the new sooper dooper blower would not make takeoff power when it was test flown. But as all things air racing, that is just a rumor.

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    Default Re: Reno is on Lewis' Schedule

    As long as he has two static displays on the ramp then technically itís on the schedule. Racing anytime soon looks highly doubtful and there is no pilot. Iíll believe if I see it. The only thing Rod said he would do is the speed record.

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    Default Re: Reno is on Lewis' Schedule

    I was out at Stead today during a snow storm & no activity for "Rare Bear" or "Sept. Fury". The hanger is closed up. The only place I saw any vehicle's was down by the "Blue Thunder" hanger but they seem always to be there working away.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Reno is on Lewis' Schedule

    My point exactly. If you see something than at least thereís hope of attempting the record. Right now itís doing nothing.

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    Heck I would be thrilled (and would go back to Reno...) with even a mostly stock Bear, but running a 3 blade prop.
    That would get me back to the fence!
    I miss that thump!

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