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  1. #31
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    That was reckless. Watching it from the stands I didn’t realize what happened. Crystal clear now.... Awesome flying by the rookie. Sad to see 37 hurt, that’s a gorgeous jet! Glad they’re safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Jet race with midair.
    https://youtu.be/ScQcGnAPkeY
    Thanks for the link Bob, I didnít start watching the stream until later. That was breathtaking in the worst way - Iím so pleased Alexandre was able to recover. Even before we watched the footage my wife was amazed they both landed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    DQ? More like he won't be back. Probably ever.
    The DQ on the surface does not, in and of itself, say that the pilot of Jet 17 will never race again. The first thing it means is that no prize money is awarded to that racer in that heat. DQ are handed out for several reasons. It appears to me that there have been more DQs handed out this year than in previous years. For example, in yesterday's Jet Heat 2A, 3 racers were DQed.

    As to the future racing prospects of the pilot of Jet 17, that is something the Pilot Standards committee will handle, or perhaps the Jet Class itself.

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiacub View Post
    I've heard the announcers say several times that #30 is the fastest Lancair in history. I just have to say that that is an incorrect statement. Even though #30 is certainly fast this year, it does not have the fastest speed ever officially recorded by a recognized authority.

    The fastest official recorded speed by a Lancair Legacy was recorded by Sport #44 in April of 2015. At that time #44 set a world record speed of 390.526 MPH.

    "C-1c – Speed over 3 kilometers – 390.526 MPH (628.49 KPH)
    Time To Climb to 3,000 meters above ground level – 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
    (C-1c weight class is takeoff weight of 1,000 to 1,750 kilos)"
    30 has been faster than 44 for several years now.
    Last edited by CubersWrist; 09-15-2018 at 07:12 AM.
    "young" Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    30 has been faster than 44 for several years now.
    Well, let us see. By year and top speed.
    2013 - #44 - 353.634
    #30 - 351.926


    2014 - #44 blown engine so no racing


    2015 - #44 - 375.483
    #30 - 356.811

    2016 - #44 -372 (corrected from 12 second penalty)
    #30 - 371.734

    #44 not at Reno in 2017 and 2018

    However, the above still doesn't change the fact the #30 isn't the fastest Legacy in history. #44 set the speed record at an altitude of 2,000' and so if the attempt had been made at 5,000' the record could have been over 400 MPH.

    Just saying!
    Last edited by georgiacub; 09-15-2018 at 11:06 AM.

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    One of the sports was up early this morning way before the sunrise.

    Testing something

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    Iím talking about the past three years (so 16,17,18)

    What are you doing for your correction? If you subtract 12 seconds from the posted time 44 has 1:10 or 415mph, which canít be right.
    As for the racing that week the DQs and DNFs make it impossible to tell but we were consistently ahead and stayed ahead until the hurt engine came into play.
    In 2017-18 30 only got faster.

    As for the fact that we havenít attempted a speed record, that doesnít change the fact that 30 is the faster airplane, which is what the announcer was saying.
    "young" Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiacub View Post
    For example, in yesterday's Jet Heat 2A, 3 racers were DQed.
    Is there a site where it's possible to see the reasons for the DQs? The reports.airrace.org site just says DQ with no reason.

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    Thomas the Younger,

    That was pretty strong and some of the best flying I have seen. I stay in the shadows, but that is worth a Good Job! Be safe all and take it to Em tomorrow!
    "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." Albert Einstein

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    I'm sitting waiting for the final results and speeds from the Sport 3A today. That got my heart pounding like the old days. Nice job Andrew!

    Quite a bit of smoke or vapor coming from Jeff's airplane occasionally.

    GP

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