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    Does anyone have any in flight photographs of Mr. Awesome they would be willing to share? That airplane is one of my all time favorites.

    Thanks!

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    Just curious. Was Mr Awesome ever opened up, full throttle? What was the highest speed it obtained? Chec Mate had it's wings rebuilt, I believe due to flexing issues, were the wings on Mr Awesome strengthened?
    What pilots flew it and what did they think of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Aro View Post
    Shawn
    Thanks for sharing the photographs. Mr. Awesome looked like it could live up to it's name with that powerful engine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Just curious. Was Mr Awesome ever opened up, full throttle? What was the highest speed it obtained? Chec Mate had it's wings rebuilt, I believe due to flexing issues, were the wings on Mr Awesome strengthened?
    What pilots flew it and what did they think of it?
    I'm not sure about the wings, but the pilots that flew it had little nice to say about it with the small tail. I'm not sure about its flight characteristics with the T33 tail on it however. If you search the site there has been a lot of discussion on this bird in the past.

    Will

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    Neil Anderson, Skip Holm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Just curious. Was Mr Awesome ever opened up, full throttle? What was the highest speed it obtained? Chec Mate had it's wings rebuilt, I believe due to flexing issues, were the wings on Mr Awesome strengthened?
    What pilots flew it and what did they think of it?
    Never opened up, relatively slow, stock wing, Skip and Neil Anderson. Scared Skip with the original tail, Neil crashed it, never heard what anyone thought of it after the big tail was installed.

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    I have some. Pretty positive I have posted them here, but the previous hosting site seems to be dead now. Maybe they can be found with a search on my username?

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    Skip has offered his thoughts on Mr. Awesome on several occasions including this talk he gave in 2013 on all of the racers he's flown.

    As anyone who's ever spoken with Skip knows, he's got a mischievous streak a mile wide and a great, deadpan delivery. You have to know enough to know when he's pulling your leg. But he's pretty straightforward here.. though funny.

    He talks about Mr. Awesome roughly 38 minutes into the video.

    Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI4TG1AGU6Y

    Enjoy...

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    It is still registered as N190JF to the Texas Air and Space Museum. Maybe there is a chance it can still fly some day.

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