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  #11  
Old 08-26-2018, 02:06 PM
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I'll be there. I'm in a box at start/finish. Will also be helping crew for my F1 bud. Hope to meet several of the sport medallion guys. I plan on racing my -4 next year. Race prop being carved now. P-Mag on it. New panel in the works. Aero mods planned. Hope to run in the 220's.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:09 PM
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Great, hope to meet up with you.

We'll have 4-6 planes running SDS this year in the races so I'll be making the rounds.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:25 PM
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Honestly, I was leaning towards your CPI system. After you said it wouldn't work with my older small flywheel, I looked quickly for a larger one but couldn't find one that I thought was reasonable for a quick swap. I've got the SARL racing disease bad. After I race in Reno and am terminally ill with racing, I'm sure my plane will be ripped apart and redone completely. Lol
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:31 PM
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I'm planning on flying up on the 13th and staying through until Monday morning (17th). That's assuming the current weather holds (looks good for that).
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:03 PM
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Saturday at Reno was good. I got to meet up with several RV guys and racers and many old friends as well.

It was also gratifying to see 2 SDS EFI equipped aircraft win their classes and especially so Andrew Findlay's Race 30 became the fastest Legacy to ever race at Reno and the first guy to beat Jeff LaVelle in something like 6 years. Andy has a tremendous team of really smart and dedicated folks working with him and they've worked really hard to get up to these speeds. It's been a pleasure to be associated with him and the #31 Lancair 320 of Mark Frederickson- the fastest small engine in the Sport Class.

It was also great to see Matt Beaubien's RV make it out racing. We expedited some new fuel system parts out to him less than 2 weeks before the race after a scary fire. He got the new stuff on, re-tuned and working well.

I met Andrew Higgs from AC Aero Engines and saw his new engine (A V12 version) that's been talked about here on VAF. Great looking and well thought out design.

Great bunch of people at Reno, you hear some great stories and always learn some new things.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:58 PM
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Congratulations to Andrew for his convincing over 402 mph win in the Sport Gold class, and to SDS and Ross for their FI system. The live tv had a camera in his cockpit and it appeared that his only adjustment was to his boost level. In other words, single lever control with most likely over 70" of boost and automatic control of very large quantities of ADI.

I bet a bunch more Sports class will have SDS inside next year. I remember that Jeff LaVelle asked me about our system in 2009. Probably regrets not going with it. I
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:58 PM
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Anyone know what happened to Race 49 - Rocket 6? Bird strike?
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:51 PM
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Rocket 6 had a bird try to catch a ride with him, but it went through his front canopy instead.

Jim is OK, but the bird didn't fair as well.

Heard it was a falcon, but not positive.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:49 PM
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We were really proud with what Andy and team accomplished this year with his 2 big wins and blazing speed. We signed up several more racers with SDS EFI for 2019. There were some great races in Sport Class and we'd like to contribute to growing the class with more 400 mph airplanes. It's the future at Reno with the decline of the Unlimiteds now IMO.

Reno is always fantastic for me. They talk of the September Family and it really is. Couldn't meet a friendlier bunch of smart people who love aircraft, racing and aviation people. I made many new friends again this year.

I'll try to piece together a video of these 2 great days in September when I get some time on my return.

Thanks Bruce. This makes it two Sport Class Gold wins for SDS EFI, with you in 2010 and now Andy this year. We're stoked!
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:28 AM
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Here is the link to the race reports for all of the classes. Not news, just timing and positions for each race in each class.

http://reports.airrace.org/


It was a good week, sad to see fewer and fewer of the highly funded Unlimited every year. I tell people that if you what to see the big planes race get to Reno soon because it is quickly becoming a parade of historical planes at an airshow. I believe that the folks that have the hair stand up on the backs of their necks when an Allison or RR/PW 16V or big radial goes past are becoming fewer and fewer as well.

Sport and F1 are starting to really bring a show and some really stiff competition between the pilots, aircraft, and technology.

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