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    Default Re: Miss America 2023 - Let's get it done!

    Quote Originally Posted by MRE View Post
    Pat Harker sold off the fuselage. RR wing is being mated to a TF fuselage in Salinas. Two Mustangs from one.
    Interesting. Any idea why he sold off the fuse and where it ended up?

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    Default Re: Miss America 2023 - Let's get it done!

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    Mark, you are a true gentleman! Do you have Dave's phone number? I can PM it to you, not sure he actually comes here anymore.
    It's all good... we always did the same for each other back in the day. Sure thing though, it would be good to discuss this with him before anything is said that might hurt his story. The ability to produce original content is difficult, don't want to mess that up for him.

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    BIG PS!! Thanks for helping keep the site alive... I've been monitoring the hardware/software as well as the content trying to decide where to move (the site) before next billing session (annual)
    If you need some help let me know... been a few years since I did anything with putty - but I still got my cheat sheets somewhere. As far as the forum software, you know I've setup at least 2 dozen v-bulletin sites (although it's been awhile, it's kinda like riding a bike )
    Mark K....

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    Default Re: Miss America 2023 - Let's get it done!

    Not feeling very good last two days.. (read details in other post) but yea... You could probably breeze through the upgrade needed to the next version. I got stuck on forgetting how to upload a file to root.. in retrospect, upload to a domain via ftp, chown to root move file to root folder...

    I frickin remembered!

    I used to know how to change main ports to somewhere where hackers would not look and a bunch of other stuff that I've love to re-remember..

    Let's chat sometime this weekend!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Miss America 2023 - Let's get it done!

    As we mentioned in our last report, Miss A's new motor was supposed to be arriving at the shop just before Christmas... but things do have a tendency to change especially in the sport of air racing. I did visit the crew back in mid-December, but Miss A was still in the state that you see her now - the initial delay being paint (the race motor's block lacked the signature fresh yellow paint last year) and this was when the crew first mentioned the stock motor was going to be rebuilt. I then visited the hangar yesterday and below you see what she looks like as 01/28/2023 at 10am local - still waiting for her race motor. In actuality, she's waiting for BOTH the race motor and the stock motor to come back from Rick's shop. In short, the stocker was due for an overhaul and with the winter season here - what better time to tackle both projects. It also allows Rick to only have to make one trip up to OKC - so it makes sense from both a practicle and logistical standpoint.





    Rick will be bringing up both motors from Texas once the work and engine test-stand-time have been completed. Even with this delay, there is plenty of time to get Miss A ready & tested for the trip to the PRS in June. Talking with the crew, it was apparent that Brent is very much looking forward to feeling-out Miss A 2.0 on the course at speed. The crew noted that this year will be Miss A's fastest ever, and at this speed envelope she'll be handling a little different than at slower speeds they have been running in years past. With the course being available during the PRS, it will allow Brent to get used to these changes without the pressure of competition adding to it. Team Miss America does have race fuel available at Stead & there's a 100% possibility we'll see some full-power laps! Currently the plan is to incrementally increase the power up to what Brent was running last year (starting at around 85" then working up to 100" of manifold pressure at 3600 RPMs)... and use that as a baseline. Pete Law will be with the crew to analyze the data so the crew can optimize the settings for race day.

    Teaser: More to come on this front as things happen, however at this time we don't expect any new news soon... it might be awhile longer, so stay tuned (the wait will be worth it)!
    Last edited by Pylon1_Mark; 01-29-2023 at 06:20 AM.
    Mark K....

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    "Teaser: More to come on this front as things happen, however at this time we don't expect any new news soon... it might be awhile longer, so stay tuned (the wait will be worth it)!"

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated. Really hopeful that this year is a great one for Reno. Looking forward to it as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerByPackard View Post
    Thank you so much for keeping us updated. Really hopeful that this year is a great one for Reno. Looking forward to it as always.
    Who else is overjoyed that Pylon1Mark is back digging out information!! We're seeking clearance/clarification on a "scoop" Mark fed us earlier.. (we're both nearly overwhelmed with cold/flu/heavy allergy)

    Just extremely comforting having him back in the sport!!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Miss America 2023 - Let's get it done!

    Thanks for the update Mark - my motto is "any progress is good progress"!

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