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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiacub View Post
    The picture of 47 and 44 in a seemingly formation takeoff has a very simple explanation. Both aircraft are turbo charged. However, for some reason the pilot of 47 was only using 29" of manifold pressure and the pilot of 44 was using his normal takeoff manifold pressure of 38". Because of the power differential, 44 accelerated much faster than 47. But it did make for an interesting takeoff.
    Suprised no one here mentioned the R/H MLG hanging out in the wind on #39, that sort of thing can not only slow a plane down but could have other effects as well.

  2. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by knot4u View Post
    Suprised no one here mentioned the R/H MLG hanging out in the wind on #39, that sort of thing can not only slow a plane down but could have other effects as well.
    I was going to bring that and another issue up in a different thread. But, no time like the present.

    Things on Race 39 look pretty good at takeoff. There may be a slight gap between the doors. But the right gear certainly appears to be coming out under G.
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    The other issue may be more of a lack of understanding on my part. On Race 30, the rear part of both gear doors appears to not be flush with the wing. It seems worse on the left side. I am not sure if the doors are just designed this way because of clearance, or if they just do not follow the exact contour of the wing, or if the are pulling out a bit. The front and sides look fine.
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    By Edit: I found an image of Race 30 right after take off that appears to show the rear edge of the gear doors flush with the wing. So, they may be pulling out slightly at speed / under load. I cannot say for certain.
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    Last edited by W J Pearce; 09-29-2019 at 10:26 PM.
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  3. #43
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    On my way out of the pits on Saturday, Arrival Saturday, I saw Pete hanging the boards on the NAG Shack. I talked him into letting me help. I ended up taking over and using Pete as an assistant.
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    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    On my way out of the pits on Saturday, Arrival Saturday, I saw Pete hanging the boards on the NAG Shack. I talked him into letting me help. I ended up taking over and using Pete as an assistant.
    LOL, Betty snagged me while she was fighting the wind trying to put the flags on her cart... Guess it doesn't matter how old I get, there's always going to be someone smarter than me!
    Wayne Sagar
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  5. #45

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    Another installment of random Reno images.















    Do you see Dreadnought?
    Last edited by W J Pearce; 10-02-2019 at 04:40 PM.
    Bill Pearce

    Old Machine Press
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  6. #46

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    May all your bent wings be F2G Corsairs!

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    "Checking the Gauges"

    Nice shot. For me it's all about capturing the prop blur. Adds the element of speed and photographer skill. :-)


    https://pbase.com/wjpearce/image/169834048/original.jpg
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    Last edited by kennsmithf2g; 10-02-2019 at 07:18 PM.
    May all your bent wings be F2G Corsairs!

  9. #49

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    May all your bent wings be F2G Corsairs!

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    Another round...



















    Bill Pearce

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