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Old 09-24-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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2005 Reno Air Race pit area looks like this from atop a trailer. Nothing too exciting. But you can see what it looks like from the comfort of your conversion.

http://truckconversion.net/photopost....php?photo=807

From front to back, are the different classes:

1. Jets, L39
2. Unlimiteds, Mustangs, Sea Furys, Bearcats, Yaks...
3. T-6
4. inside the hanger is some of the Sport Class.
5. hanger to the left, out of sight is for the Formula and the BiPlane Class.

The track looks like this:

http://truckconversion.net/photopost....php?photo=808

home pylon looks like this:

http://truckconversion.net/photopost/showphoto.php?phot...&size=medium&cat=500

For more pictures, look in my photo gallery, (I've only posted 10-20, but have approx 600) http://truckconversion.net/photopost...=500&ppuser=51

or go to these two sites and look around:

http://www.aafo.com

http://www.warbirdaeropress.com
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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BravestDog,

Brings back some good old memories. In the late 70s I was part of the pit crew for a friend's Formula 1 racer. He had a modified Cassutt (homebuilt single seat airplane powered by a Continental O-200). He took 3rd. place that year and because they must conform to a formula, the top 3 winners were met on the runway as they landed and their planes were taken away to be inspected. A few hours later his plane was returned to him with his engine dissambled in a box!

I could be wrong but I seam to remember Dago Red being there, I think it had a big V-12 (Merlin?) with counter-rotating props.

You have never experianced real power until you experiance the sound coming from the short stacks of the big Allisons, Merlins, Pratt and Whitneys, etc.

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