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  1. #31
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    Bill,

    Some nice shots there young man, they draw you in for a closer look.

    Always appreciate your work and the fact you like to share here.


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    Thanks. Happy to share.





    Never figured out what was going on with this takeoff.
















    Bill Pearce

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    Default Re: Reno 2019 Pics... Post them up!

    I think RARA wants Nice Bill shooting on the pylons...
    Wayne Sagar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    I think RARA wants Nice Bill shooting on the pylons...
    Honestly, there are others that put forth much more of an effort than I do who deserve to be at those pylons. I do a pretty decent job of taking pictures of airplanes from the pits. But, I leave it to others to capture candid shots that tell a story of pilots and crew in action, others who take fantastic exposures at dawn or dusk that highlight the beauty of the Reno environs contrasted against these powerful machines, others who wait all day in one spot to finally get that shot that has eluded them for years.

    So let's see more of your (everyone's) shots. Let's see shots from the pylons. Let's see pit action. Let's see dawn patrol. Let's see sunset skies.
    Bill Pearce

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    Bill,

    Where did you take that shot of Andrew in the #30 Stihl plane?

    Nice light and angle.

    I'm guessing inside the VOS somewhere?

    Last edited by Desertdawg; 09-29-2019 at 11:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Bill,

    Where did you take that shot of Andrew in the #30 Stihl plane?

    Nice light and angle.

    I'm guessing inside the VOS somewhere?

    Thanks! Everything was from the pits. I can't say exactly where because I'm not sure. It all depended on what was sitting (in the way) on the ramp. I was typically in the Unlimited pit area, between Blondie (Sparky) and Sawbones depending on ramp obstructions. Sometimes I was further west in the first row or two of the T-6s.
    Bill Pearce

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    Quote Originally Posted by W J Pearce View Post
    Thanks. Happy to share.





    Never figured out what was going on with this takeoff.
















    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.
    Last edited by georgiacub; 09-29-2019 at 12:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W J Pearce View Post
    Thanks! Everything was from the pits. I can't say exactly where because I'm not sure. It all depended on what was sitting (in the way) on the ramp. I was typically in the Unlimited pit area, between Blondie (Sparky) and Sawbones depending on ramp obstructions. Sometimes I was further west in the first row or two of the T-6s.
    Ok I have a visual now. West take off, nice profile of the wing and such.


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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.
    Thanks for that.
    Bill Pearce

    Old Machine Press
    Blue Thunder Air Racing (in memoriam)

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    Shiny new wingtips on the Epsilon
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    #39’s custom gear doors
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    As compared to the doors on #24
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    #24’s new exhaist augmenters are very large
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    Reduced inlet area on one of the biplanes
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    Andre the mad scientist behind the turbine chainsaw adding some microknots
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    Andy signing their autograph book
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    Nitrous bottles in the #2 pit
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    Last edited by CubersWrist; 09-29-2019 at 04:55 PM.
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