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    Default Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    http://flickr.com/photos/nostri-imag...n/photostream/

    Any info of this available ?

    Looks very fast.
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    Default Re: Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    And it was!!! Unfortunately, when they did away with the racing biplane class three purpose built racers had no place to go but the museum. Interesting how the sport biplane class has evolved with "purpose built" racers finding their way in within the rules.

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    Default Re: Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    3 ? , I remember the Sorceress and Doc Whites "Sundancer" but what are you saying is the third one was

    Sorceress was originally built as a cross country plane with cantilevered wings (no struts )
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    Default Re: Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    in 1983 they had a racing class and i think it was a sport class

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    Default Re: Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    The third is the Amsoil racer (Rutan design) built and flown by Dan Mortenson.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMSOIL_Racer

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    Is this Sundancer on left top of this USRA page ?

    http://www.teamerica.org/GSR/Classes.htm


    Sundacer won 1980 and 1981

    http://www.airrace.com/New%20speedrecords.htm

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    Default Re: Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    Sundancer was Midget Mustang derived, as was Cobra. Tom Aberle had a non-cabane racer derived from a Mong. There was Hot Canary, another non-cabane bipe, too. So with Sorceress and the Amsoil Racer that makes six.

    Anyone remember more?

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    Last edited by First time Juke; 11-21-2008 at 05:03 AM.

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    Default Re: Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    Wasn't there a second Sorceress built or partially built by Mahoney or someone else ? I never saw a photo of it so it maybe was never completed.

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    Default Re: Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

    I know there was an unfinished Rivets in Arizona that I saw, but I never heard of the second Sorceress.

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