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Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« on: 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

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #1 on: 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/

Loads of cool pics and unusual critters, good stuff loads of inspiration.
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 04:36:47 AM »
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #3 on: 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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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #4 on: 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

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

KHADI 9






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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 02:44:47 AM »
Drop tanks make nifty little racers:


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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 05:45:01 AM »
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 04:43:26 AM »
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #8 on: 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). 



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:



Pod would be faired into ring though.
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #9 on: 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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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 08:52:23 PM »
Let's not forget about the Schnieder cup...





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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 10:40:35 PM »
She wins! ;)
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 06:22:18 AM »
A couple of ground vehicles for Tophe:


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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #13 on: 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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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 02:16:17 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!