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    When Bob first raced the Yak he ran T-28 A blades. That made the prop around ten feet in dia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellCobraIV View Post
    Yes its always been a handful, very pitch sensitive, essentially zero forward visibility on takeoff or landing, and must take off and land from a 3 point attitude so the prop doesn't strike.


    Very much like Rare Bear Bob and Lyle played sit in each other's cockpits at an event one time. Lyle thought that if improvements could be made to the wing (which eventually happened) the YAK would make a real great racer.


    John
    Watching Lyle land/taxi/t.o. Rare Bear and Bob, then Smoot, etc do the same with CzM was entertainment on its own. I've been chatting with the owner/pilot of the only surviving P-63F this week who also flies a P-39. Interestingly both are pretty demanding in the same phases of operation. Most - BellCobraIV aside - might think that their tricycle configuration would make them a comparative breeze.

    Apparently not. Can you say free-castering nose wheel and differential braking?

    The P-63 this gent flies/owns has raced three times. First in the 1946 Thompson Trophy, the second time in 1976 with Jack Flaherty qualifying and Steve Hinton hurling it around the sticks, and then again in 1978 I think it was, when the Whittingtons owned it. Don flew the F and Precious Metal, Bill flew their H model Mustang.

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    Default Re: Race 86 Czech Mate Engine Mods

    Quote Originally Posted by BellCobraIV View Post
    Yes its always been a handful, very pitch sensitive, essentially zero forward visibility on takeoff or landing, and must take off and land from a 3 point attitude so the prop doesn't strike.


    Very much like Rare Bear Bob and Lyle played sit in each other's cockpits at an event one time. Lyle thought that if improvements could be made to the wing (which eventually happened) the YAK would make a real great racer.


    John
    Thanks for stopping by John, always love getting info from you! I enjoy our phone conversations immensely and appreciate your genuine concern for Linda and my heath! Truly a good friend!!

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    Default Re: Race 86 Czech Mate Engine Mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Watching Lyle land/taxi/t.o. Rare Bear and Bob, then Smoot, etc do the same with CzM was entertainment on its own. I've been chatting with the owner/pilot of the only surviving P-63F this week who also flies a P-39. Interestingly both are pretty demanding in the same phases of operation. Most - BellCobraIV aside - might think that their tricycle configuration would make them a comparative breeze.

    Apparently not. Can you say free-castering nose wheel and differential braking?

    The P-63 this gent flies/owns has raced three times. First in the 1946 Thompson Trophy, the second time in 1976 with Jack Flaherty qualifying and Steve Hinton hurling it around the sticks, and then again in 1978 I think it was, when the Whittingtons owned it. Don flew the F and Precious Metal, Bill flew their H model Mustang.
    I assume you're referring to Craig Hutain. Craig attended PRS a few years ago, I wonder why that never materialized into racing anything
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    Default Re: Race 86 Czech Mate Engine Mods

    When Bob Yancey first built the Yak did he take the R2800 off of Ole Blue and use it on the Yak and was it an R2800 CB-17?

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    Default Re: Race 86 Czech Mate Engine Mods

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    I assume you're referring to Craig Hutain. Craig attended PRS a few years ago, I wonder why that never materialized into racing anything
    Yes, it's Hutain. Craig wanted to race. There's a story there but I'm not the one to tell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    When Bob Yancey first built the Yak did he take the R2800 off of Ole Blue and use it on the Yak and was it an R2800 CB-17?
    From what I have heard, he pulled the engine off the Corsair and went racing.

    Will

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