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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dhtahoe, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. dhtahoe

    dhtahoe I LOVE NORBA!!!!

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    The race airplane I work on Rare Bear set fastest qualifier at the Reno air races this week at an AVERAGE course speed of 470.2 mph. Friday she won the gold race by a country mile, and today she lapped half the field.
     

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  2. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I have no idea what you are talking about, but it sounds cool :thumb:
     
  3. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Extremely fast airplanes racing very very fast. I've never seen them in person but on video it looks way cool. You should hear the motors on these things.

    Congrats dhtahoe! Looks like that hard work is seriously paying off. That's one dang fast plane!
     
  4. HRDTLBRO

    HRDTLBRO Turbo Monkey

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    Congrats man! I'd like to come out next year and shoot some film for the races. What's the prop hp on that big radial?
     
  5. Zach Dank

    Zach Dank Turbo Monkey

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    do you fly in these planes as well?
     
  6. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Wow that is fast as hell. Its the like F1 of the air.
     
  7. Motionboy2

    Motionboy2 Calendar Dominator

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    Pics? Maybe something bigger than your avatar?
     
  8. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid: Except about 3 times as fast.
     
  10. dhtahoe

    dhtahoe I LOVE NORBA!!!!

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    About 4500 before the NOS.

    We won todays gold final and it looks like I will be named the crew chief for next season. The only bad thing is that now I must retire from racing DH. Oh well not like a 33 year old mid pack pro has a long shelf life. It has been a great ten year haul on the NORBA circuit.

    P.S. Hey Stickman... This is how I measure success... If you ever go to the Air and Space museum and see the Rare Bear with my name on it you can eat your words on what a two time loser I WAS :sneaky: