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: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
: jcf May 30, 2017, 01:37:33 AM
What the title sez.

A little bit for the folk who like aero-engined specials, George Eyston's R-R Kestrel powered record car:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_the_Wind (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_the_Wind)

(http://aws-cf.caradisiac.com/prod/photos/5/0/5/442505/6146433/big-6146433215.jpg?v=1)
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: jcf May 31, 2017, 04:03:02 AM
For those who 'do' Facebook a cool group:
Innovative, Banned, and Unique Racing Cars
https://www.facebook.com/groups/808547945893612/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/808547945893612/)

Loads of cool pics and unusual critters, good stuff loads of inspiration.
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: taiidantomcat June 01, 2017, 04:36:47 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61WFRPJgP4L.jpg)
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: elmayerle June 01, 2017, 01:12:40 PM
Hmm, how about a Soviet LSR car powered by a turboshaft version of a NK-12?
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: jcf June 01, 2017, 02:07:14 PM
There was a variety of Soviet projects, Touchwood Models has produced
a number of them in 1/43rd:
http://www.touchwoodmodels.com/land-speed-record-models/soviet-1-43.html (http://www.touchwoodmodels.com/land-speed-record-models/soviet-1-43.html)

Blog about the Laboratory of High Speed Automobiles:
http://khadi34.blogspot.com/2010/05/laboratory-of-high-speed-automobiles.html?m=1 (http://khadi34.blogspot.com/2010/05/laboratory-of-high-speed-automobiles.html?m=1)

KHADI 9
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a_hfDbZpf4w/T0eUWIzFgiI/AAAAAAAABAk/y54nzRUNmQ8/s1600/%25D0%2591%25D0%25B5%25D0%25B7%25D1%258B%25D0%25BC%25D1%258F%25D0%25BD%25D0%25BD%25D1%258B%25D0%25B9ew.bmp)





: Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
: GTX_Admin June 02, 2017, 02:44:47 AM
Drop tanks make nifty little racers:

(https://saltfever.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/world-finals-2009-218.jpg)(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/05/2b/eb/052bebd1d36e3367d7bacc4b7e47d6a6.jpg)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c9/75/91/c97591d6566657dfc5b13396b1af9862.png)(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Zu6qMH6m8p8/hqdefault.jpg)
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: Jeffry Fontaine June 02, 2017, 05:45:01 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61WFRPJgP4L.jpg)
Looks like Porco Roso rebooted :)
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: GTX_Admin June 03, 2017, 04:43:26 AM
(http://www.pbase.com/image/73610981/original.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin June 03, 2017, 05:03:00 AM
Potential idea (free to anyone to use):

P-38 Reno-style racer.  Replace  Allison V-1710s with developed RR Griffons and contra-rotating propellers.  Trim wings ala the P-63 Crazy Horse Campgrounds (see below). 

(http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20443&d=1389707622)

Will need to ensure control surfaces though.

Replace pod with a smaller streamlined version with the pilot in a prone position facing forward - almost like the pod under this:

(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/F-5-casevac-3.jpg)

Pod would be faired into ring though.
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: kitnut617 June 03, 2017, 08:43:32 AM
I've seen a P-38 at Reno in 1996. It didn't race because it blew an engine, but once they rebuilt it, they put a demonstration on the last day. Only time I ever seen a P-38 flying
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: Dr. YoKai June 06, 2017, 08:52:23 PM
Let's not forget about the Schnieder cup...
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/52/40/dc/5240dcc548676960a34ca124fe1e253f.jpg)

(http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/spad-s20bis.jpg)

(http://www.schneider-cup.com/files/fh000003fix72.jpg)
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: Old Wombat June 06, 2017, 10:40:35 PM
She wins! ;)
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: jcf June 07, 2017, 06:22:18 AM
A couple of ground vehicles for Tophe:
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/TWIN_POD_CAR_01.jpg)

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/TWIN_BELLYTANKER_01_1.jpg)
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: kitnut617 June 15, 2017, 09:22:21 PM
This was my idea for an 'ultimate' piston engine aircraft, originally it was to be a single seater, but then thought it would be much more fun if two went along. Of course, it could be a turbo-prop powered too.
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: GTX_Admin June 19, 2017, 02:16:17 AM
(http://pinktentacle.com/images/10/komatsuzaki_23_large.jpg)
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: jcf June 19, 2017, 03:59:52 AM
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/5BF77A32-EDAE-452A-82F6-94362F37E9DF.jpg)

Twin engine hydro
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: jcf June 20, 2017, 04:43:11 AM
Film of Segrave in the Golden Arrow (one Napier Lion) at Daytona, also includes the fatal wreck
of the White-Triplex (three Liberty).

https://youtu.be/VoG4fgAk9S0
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: andonio64 June 21, 2017, 11:24:54 PM
I add to the inspirational pictures this beautiful motorbike:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/08/cf/ff/08cfff144a23b0e50696e919d131f4e8.jpg)
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: jcf June 22, 2017, 01:08:56 AM
Not far off the reality of Glenn Curtiss's V-8 record setter:
(https://greasengasoline.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/04_garson_curtis_08.jpg)
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: kitnut617 June 22, 2017, 02:19:07 AM
Well, I'll add this one then
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: GTX_Admin June 24, 2017, 04:34:48 AM
Some possible inspiration from the real world:  Aston Martin Valkyrie

(http://s3.caradvice.com.au/thumb/3000/1500/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Aston_Martin_Valkyrie_01.jpg.jpg)
(http://s3.caradvice.com.au/thumb/3000/1500/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/aston-martin_red-bull_am-rb-001_02.jpg)
(http://s3.caradvice.com.au/thumb/3000/1500/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/aston-martin_red-bull_am-rb-001_09.jpg)
(http://s3.caradvice.com.au/thumb/3000/1500/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/aston-martin_red-bull_am-rb-001_01.jpg)

Details (http://www.caradvice.com.au/561090/aston-martin-valkyrie-to-have-840kw-and-better-than-11-power-to-weight-ratio-report/)
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: jcf June 24, 2017, 06:30:35 AM
I'm surprised Mr.UAV didn't go to Daniel Simon's Roborace for inspiration. ;D.

http://www.roborace.com/ (http://www.roborace.com/)

(http://www.formtrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/roborace-robocar-barcelona_daniel-simon_04.jpg)
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: Frank3k June 24, 2017, 06:32:12 AM
From a 1929 Science Fiction movie called "High Treason" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Treason_(1929_film)) while not a racing car (the original vehicle was a three wheeled motorcycle) it still looks racy:

(http://img03.deviantart.net/f93f/i/2015/149/b/c/the_high_treason_car_by_garycampesi-d8va2it.jpg)
(by Gary Campesi at DeviantArt (http://garycampesi.deviantart.com/art/The-High-Treason-Car-536267333))

good shot from the movie:

(http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/styles/full/public/image/high-treason-1929-003-couple-car-00m-wq9.jpg?itok=kX7t-0WU)

Video clip:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3uyR4OWEOw#)

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: GTX_Admin June 25, 2017, 03:08:13 AM
I'm surprised Mr.UAV didn't go to Daniel Simon's Roborace for inspiration. ;D.

[url]http://www.roborace.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.roborace.com/[/url])

([url]http://www.formtrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/roborace-robocar-barcelona_daniel-simon_04.jpg[/url])


Cool
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: GTX_Admin June 25, 2017, 03:14:26 AM
(http://thefutureofthings.com/upload/items_icons/The-Rocket-Racing-League_large.jpg)
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: jcf June 25, 2017, 05:39:03 AM
(https://i2.wp.com/macsmotorcitygarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/1934-Ford-Jim-Lytle-Big-Al-Allison-engine.jpg)

'34 Ford Tudor dragster with a V-1710 Allison.  :)
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: GTX_Admin June 25, 2017, 05:41:08 AM
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/d8f204d66a3f36c84a8cc337a62bd325/tumblr_inline_nvlrgmWgFz1rabdij_250.jpg)
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: Tophe June 25, 2017, 02:16:45 PM
A couple of ground vehicles for Tophe:
Belated thanks! :-*
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: jcf June 25, 2017, 03:26:00 PM
A couple of ground vehicles for Tophe:
Belated thanks! :-*

You're very welcome.  :icon_beer: :D
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: Volkodav June 25, 2017, 04:49:39 PM
(https://i2.wp.com/macsmotorcitygarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/1934-Ford-Jim-Lytle-Big-Al-Allison-engine.jpg)

'34 Ford Tudor dragster with a V-1710 Allison.  :)

We need a like button!
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: GTX_Admin June 28, 2017, 02:11:02 AM
Pure inspiration:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/photo_zps36cc9c0a.jpg)
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: jcf June 30, 2017, 02:28:02 AM
Crashed this past February.

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/breaking-pilot-okay-after-modified-t-6-texan-crashes-in-north-carolina/ (http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/breaking-pilot-okay-after-modified-t-6-texan-crashes-in-north-carolina/)
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: GTX_Admin June 30, 2017, 02:33:09 AM
Yeah, I know.  Pity.
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: jcf June 30, 2017, 03:49:03 AM
An old crappy photo of and old one, now long gone, it fell to a hard floor and I couldn't be arsed to repair,
Tamiya Do 335, turned into a raceplane, a flying Silberpfeil.  ;)

As some no doubt know the nickname for the German Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz racing cars
in the 1930 was Silver ArrowsSilberpfeil in German. So this a flying version.

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/DO335_SILBER_PFIEL_01.png)
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: jcf July 01, 2017, 01:40:11 AM
Another oldie, EE Lightning based LSR profile, a Bluebird scheme:

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/FAEC88F3-67B9-4EED-AB55-56C66704B009.jpg)
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: The Big Gimper July 03, 2017, 07:51:11 AM
Folks:

Does anyone know where I can get 1/72 decals with the various oil companies, Texaco, Esso, Shell, Gulf etc and any other related air racing sponsor markings? I can get a few here and there off many generic sheets but I am looking for something more focused.

Thanks
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: kitnut617 July 03, 2017, 09:26:44 AM
I put this one together for my tandem seat Spitfire (see bottom pic). It will be called the 'Shell' Spitfire on the show circuit
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: perttime July 06, 2017, 01:37:35 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6e/fc/85/6efc85c3821c5fdd12da479e800e4134.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin July 07, 2017, 02:39:46 AM
Oh how I wish there was a 1/48 kit of the Pond Racer...
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: The Big Gimper July 13, 2017, 08:29:51 AM
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?
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: jcf July 13, 2017, 02:00:27 PM
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?

No.
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: The Big Gimper July 14, 2017, 07:52:28 AM
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?

No.

Thanks Jon.
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: jcf July 14, 2017, 01:35:03 PM
One of the mods made to the P-38s to convert them to racers was the removal of the turbo-superchargers to
save weight, the aircraft weren't operating at high altitude in a pylon race so the Allison's standard centrifugal
mechanical supercharger was sufficient.
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: Frank3k July 15, 2017, 02:52:36 AM
Hard to believe this is a Bugatti - the Type 32 Tank:

(http://historygarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/1923-Bugatti-Type-32-Tank.jpg) 

Google image search for Bugatti Type 32 tank (https://www.google.com/search?q=bugatti+tank&safe=off&tbm=isch&imgil=gtWXGPxxfTKVjM%253A%253BJoJVERlnoHHLhM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FBugatti_Type_32&source=iu&pf=m&fir=gtWXGPxxfTKVjM%253A%252CJoJVERlnoHHLhM%252C_&usg=__pWkyZm1BNYo-CW1BMaTiZHYmhXg%3D&biw=1856&bih=1024#safe=off&tbm=isch&q=bugatti+type+32+tank&imgrc=oNIFWMoCLWVD7M:)

This is the Type 57G Tank:
(http://www.simeonemuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/historic/1936-bugatti-type-57g-e-historic.jpg)

Google image search for Bugatti Type 57G tank (https://www.google.com/search?q=bugatti+57g+tank&safe=off&tbm=isch&imgil=xegTUf-bGtYy9M%253A%253BqmuRcqwAs8Ql3M%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.youtube.com%25252Fwatch%25253Fv%2525253DDE7-w_fL1tw&source=iu&pf=m&fir=xegTUf-bGtYy9M%253A%252CqmuRcqwAs8Ql3M%252C_&usg=__R603aKefqWZGRN4OSjAZOhbCXi8%3D&biw=1856&bih=1024#imgrc=xegTUf-bGtYy9M:)
: Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
: jcf July 16, 2017, 07:06:41 AM
Voisin Laboratoire
(https://cochesclasicosdehoy.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/fastisfast1923-voisin-laboratoire-2-litre.jpg)

(http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/gallery/fos2013/Voisin-C6-Laboratoire-35198.jpg)

http://www.velocetoday.com/re-creating-the-voisin-lab/ (http://www.velocetoday.com/re-creating-the-voisin-lab/)

Free paper model:
http://pierreg.free.fr/carton/projet/voisin/voisin.htm (http://pierreg.free.fr/carton/projet/voisin/voisin.htm)
: Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
: jcf July 24, 2017, 01:22:39 AM
Andy Welker's stunning XF/GL at Wilmington September, 2015. ECTA record holder at 154.004. Amazing craftsmanship on this car.....such a joy to look at!

Gregg Adams's photos, posted in the Bonneville Land Speed Racer group on Facebook.
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: CiTrus90 July 24, 2017, 08:44:12 PM
Wind propulsion: Ecotricity Greenbird :-*

(http://assets.inhabitat.com/files/ecotricity_land_speed4.jpg)

(http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photos/misc/yandy36911.jpg)
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: buzzbomb July 28, 2017, 06:52:10 PM
Bell Lap and still lagging in the pits.
Any chance of pleading with the stewards for a one lap (week) extension ?
I am willing to take a 2 point/vote handicap

Yours in almost there but really need another week

Buzzbomb :-[
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: jcf August 18, 2017, 05:54:28 AM
A bit of inspiration I missed previously, from LeMons racing.  :smiley:

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-BwwfGhB/0/ac544d6c/O/SPIRIT_OF_LEMONS.jpg)