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    Default XP-Talon

    Has one ever raced one at Reno? Can't figure out who was the kit designer?





    https://youtu.be/-wWi7zCGm8A

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    No.
    Appears to be a one-off design so what class would it qualify to run it?

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    I'd guess it would fall in the Sport class. Its experimental, not over the engine displacement limit, not over the weight limit.

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    Default Re: XP-Talon

    Is that the Turbo Charged "Blue Thunder"? I know they had one there by the hanger.
    Lockheed Bob

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    I didn't see when this listing was posted.... but it is or was for sale.
    Specs say MAX SPEED 300 mph. By todays Sport Class speeds, it would not be very competative.

    https://www.aircraftforsale.com/listing/xp-talon

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    But it has a tailwheel... In all seriousness the coolers look dragy, but the Vne is probably not as high as the Thunder Mustang anyway. Could you fit a Falconer under the hood?

    I still hope someone buys it and brings it, even if it is just running around at the back of the pack.

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    I must say, that XP-Talon sounds BAD-ASS!

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    I was just at Vern's hangar. Says he has someone interested in checking it out. The workmanship on it is fantastic- formed aluminum wingtips, etc. Never seen it fly, but watched him taxi it a couple months ago, and it sounds GOOOOD!

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    Default Re: XP-Talon

    I just joined this forum. Will enjoy following some of these threads.
    The TALON is for sale and needs a new home. Someone here asked about the VNE. I just arbitrarily
    set it at 300 mph. It could be higher but was never tested for anything faster. I have never opened it up to
    see just how fast it would go. It has seen 256 on a high speed pass. It underwent a flutter analysis during
    its development and I have all that paperwork for that.
    I expect more questions in the future and will be glad to answer them.
    BTW, who is 1:1 scale?

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