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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    The fly won the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trophy at Reno in 2002.

    http://heritagetrophy.org/03/winners/2002_W.html

    "The airport may be sold soon" To new operators or do they want to build on the land there? It would be sad to loose the airport.
    Hope your taking photos of the aircraft there. Your always welcome to post photos on this board.

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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    I think development. No we don't have very many pictures also no digital camera. Also I forgot about 7-8 years ago there was a P-38

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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    Do you have a website?

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    Lightbulb Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    Why don't they use the Griffon 65 from a Spitfire mk14 is has a two stage superchager and 2035hp! The Spitfire 14 is not that different from the Spitfire 8. Rolls Royce installed it with minimal change in the casing. They may need to install a five bladed propellor.

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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    precious metal's engine has very few mods but produces something in the way of 2500 hp.

    five bladed props aren't really a good idea for 2 reasons; 1. they're expensive (especially the prop hub) , 2.with the amount of torque that engine produces the pilot may need to use more aileron to get the plane in an attitude to turn which causes a good deal of drag.

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    Talking Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    Right Matt,

    Not to mention it rotates the wrong way a round to effectively circle the course..or are there "right" way rotating griffons too ?

    rgds,

    Juke

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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    precious metal's engine has very few mods but produces something in the way of 2500 hp.

    five bladed props aren't really a good idea for 2 reasons; 1. they're expensive (especially the prop hub) , 2.with the amount of torque that engine produces the pilot may need to use more aileron to get the plane in an attitude to turn which causes a good deal of drag.
    Oh. Really?
    Scotty G

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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    that's exactly it, they were bigger than a car which is why it could very easily provide 5000 hp and turn 8, 8' prop blades.
    5000 hp?! At just a little over "flight idle" maybe! The Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprop has nearly 15,000 horsepower (a number that still impresses even after all these years).

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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    wasn't Miss Ashley going to solve the Griffon problem with NOS?
    Ron Henning

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    Default Re: Are Griffon engined racers the answer?

    Somewhere I have a shot of the crew loading Nitrous bottles painted light blue wit the word viagra on the side into Miss Ashlet II.
    Bill Garnett
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    Air Race Fanatic since 1965

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