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Old 07-05-2016, 10:38 AM
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Default Pylon Racing in Portugal - RV class results

Air Race Championship race 1 in Lisbon last weekend, results here

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Sport Class overall (match race & circuit race) results:

1st Javier Del Cid - RV-8 190.50 mph (IO-360, 180 hp, fixed pitch Sensenich)
2nd Bob Ellis - RV-8 190.40 mph (IO-360, 180 hp, fixed pitch Catto)
3rd Stephen Hipwell - RV-7 177.21 mph (O-360, fixed pitch Sensenich)
4th James Stringer - RV-6 176.97 mph (O-320, ground adjustable Whirlwind)
5th Peter Pengilly - RV-6A 175.01 mph (O-320, fixed pitch Hercules)

Lap distance 2.661 miles (nominal), race distance 20.705 miles (nominal)

Sport race final video here

Match race (slalom) video to follow

Pete
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:29 PM
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1st Javier Del Cid - RV-8 190.50 mph (IO-360, 180 hp, fixed pitch Sensenich)
2nd Bob Ellis - RV-8 190.40 mph (IO-360, 180 hp, fixed pitch Catto)
Pete
Maybe I won't replace my Sensenich for a Catto after all.
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:40 PM
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Default whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? RV-bull races??

now that just looks like TOO MUCH FUN!!!!

but let me get this straight......I know there's a penalty for a pylon 'cut', but do you have to PAY for a new pylon when you really SLICE it!?!?

yikes? poor guy that snipped one, or two!?

great video to watch...almost fell out of my chair leaning into the turns with you !

more....more! please!
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:41 PM
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Pylons are 82' (25m) high and cost 50,000 Euros - hitting one is not recommended!! Minimum height was 100' with a penalty applied for flying below the checkboard. Pylons were mounted on rafts secured to the river bed with anchors, but a strong wind (25+ kt on Saturday) against a fast running tide dragged some of the rafts under - which is why there was a cube on one corner. More videos coming when I have time to edit out some of the more 'fruity' comments on the sound track.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:07 PM
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Do you have any video on the Sport Match Races?
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:30 AM
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Peter - cool video. Looks like you're keeping Casper well exercised!

I've never heard of a Hercules prop though...

John W.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:41 PM
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Do you have any video on the Sport Match Races?
Coming - having a few editing problems right now ...

Casper continues to be well exercised!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:53 AM
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Try this guys .... it was a LOT OF FUN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQdP_f3Aqe8

This is the difference between the Sensenich and Catto prop .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NieGLn5qLh4
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