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  Topic: Reno 2018
wpearce

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 22:03   Subject: Reno 2018
It is all about money, or the lack there of.

Voodoo is now owned by the Planes of Fame air museum in Chino, CA. My understanding is that they would be happy to race the aircraft if a sponsor comes ...
  Topic: Voodoo's 3 km record run
wpearce

Replies: 0
Views: 572

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 20:27   Subject: Voodoo's 3 km record run
On 2 September 2017, the heavily-modified P-51 Voodoo made an attempt on the 3 km record. The aircraft was flown by Steven Hinton Jr., and the attempt took place in Idaho. The unofficial speeds are as ...
  Topic: Some new books of interest
wpearce

Replies: 39
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PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 09:56   Subject: Some new books of interest
This may also be of interest: W O Bentley Rotary Aero Engines by Dr. Tom Dine. 230 pages (but says 200 page index?) plus CD-ROM with videos and drawings. Should be available next month for 55 GBP.

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  Topic: American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2
wpearce

Replies: 2
Views: 3508

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 18:02   Subject: American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2
Yes, I have. Anything specific you would like to know?

A review on Amazon.com sums up my experience and is copied below. I have an early copy, so maybe the mistakes have been fixed. But, I would bu ...
  Topic: SOLD
wpearce

Replies: 0
Views: 3051

PostForum: For Sale   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 22:13   Subject: SOLD
The book has been SOLD.
  Topic: Technical Aspects of the Schneider Trophy - Bazzocchi
wpearce

Replies: 1
Views: 3679

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 21:56   Subject: Technical Aspects of the Schneider Trophy - Bazzocchi
Hello all,

Technical Aspects of the Schneider Trophy and the World Speed Record for Seaplanes was a presentation that Ermanno Bazzocchi gave to various societies in 1971. It seems that the publicat ...
  Topic: DUESENBERG AIRCRAFT ENGINES.
wpearce

Replies: 2
Views: 4019

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 19:49   Subject: DUESENBERG AIRCRAFT ENGINES.
Thank you for the kind words, the book purchase, and I'm glad that everything is working well with distribution. It was fun to write, I learned a lot, and I'm glad I can share what I found with others ...
  Topic: French aircraft engines
wpearce

Replies: 4
Views: 5692

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:43   Subject: French aircraft engines
I DO read French and I can say... These texts are very bad and written by someone who knows neither engine aircraft technology, or even its vocabulary ... The history of French aero engine still remai ...
  Topic: French aircraft engines
wpearce

Replies: 4
Views: 5692

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 17:59   Subject: French aircraft engines
A while back an AEHS member was looking for some information on a particular French aircraft engine. While trying to find some information I stumbled upon the site linked below. There is a "Moteu ...
  Topic: Curtiss D-12 book, 1971, available, $21
wpearce

Replies: 3
Views: 4245

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:44   Subject: Curtiss D-12 book, 1971, available, $21
I read my copy some years ago but I thought it was great. All 10 volumes of the Smithsonian Annals of Flight are available digitally here:

http://www.sil.si.edu/SmithsonianContributions/AnnalsofFli ...
  Topic: 2011 racing next month!!
wpearce

Replies: 4
Views: 4774

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:56   Subject: 2011 racing next month!!
I'll be there Monday. A good site to monitor the action is http://aafo.com/hangartalk/index.php.

4360 powered Sea Furys (Furies?) Dreadnaught and Furias are there. Last I heard Bob Odegaard was sti ...
  Topic: Looking for contra-prop info and models
wpearce

Replies: 2
Views: 4685

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:58   Subject: Looking for contra-prop info and models
Hello Tom,

Have you seen this thread? You might need to be registered to see pictures and download attachments. http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-picture-requests/aircraft-contrarotating-pr ...
  Topic: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
wpearce

Replies: 10
Views: 11900

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 13:02   Subject: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
I love old aircraft--and seeing them fly--but what is the justification for destroying such rare engines at Reno?

Frank

Hello Frank,

Certainly no Air Racer sets a goal of destroying an engine ...
  Topic: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
wpearce

Replies: 10
Views: 11900

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 15:20   Subject: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
Ron Pratte has purchased a number of aircraft. I believe in addition to the F2G he owns (or owned) a Spartan Executive, P-51 Mustang, Bearcat, Ford Tri-Motor, Eurocopter and probably more.

Walter ...
  Topic: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
wpearce

Replies: 10
Views: 11900

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 13:25   Subject: 2010 Air races, any engine news?
Sorry to say that I doubt you will see F2G race 57 at Reno. The aircraft was sold to Ron Pratte and he is not an air race guy, at least not yet.

But your R-4360 cravings should be fulfilled in 2011 ...
 
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