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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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« 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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« 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 »
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 03:59:52 AM »


Twin engine hydro
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #16 on: 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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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2017, 11:24:54 PM »
I add to the inspirational pictures this beautiful motorbike:

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 01:08:56 AM »
Not far off the reality of Glenn Curtiss's V-8 record setter:
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 02:19:07 AM »
Well, I'll add this one then
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2017, 04:34:48 AM »
Some possible inspiration from the real world:  Aston Martin Valkyrie






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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #21 on: 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/

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2017, 06:32:12 AM »
From a 1929 Science Fiction movie called "High Treason" while not a racing car (the original vehicle was a three wheeled motorcycle) it still looks racy:


(by Gary Campesi at DeviantArt)

good shot from the movie:



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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2017, 03:08:13 AM »
I'm surprised Mr.UAV didn't go to Daniel Simon's Roborace for inspiration. ;D.

http://www.roborace.com/




Cool
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2017, 03:14:26 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2017, 05:39:03 AM »


'34 Ford Tudor dragster with a V-1710 Allison.  :)
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2017, 05:41:08 AM »
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2017, 02:16:45 PM »
A couple of ground vehicles for Tophe:
Belated thanks! :-*

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« Reply #28 on: 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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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »


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

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2017, 02:11:02 AM »
Pure inspiration:

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2017, 02:33:09 AM »
Yeah, I know.  Pity.
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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #33 on: 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.

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2017, 01:40:11 AM »
Another oldie, EE Lightning based LSR profile, a Bluebird scheme:


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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #35 on: 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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« Reply #36 on: 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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« Reply #38 on: 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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« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2017, 08:29:51 AM »
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?
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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2017, 02:00:27 PM »
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?

No.
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« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2017, 07:52:28 AM »
Do aircraft in the Reno unlimited category require a supercharger?

No.

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #42 on: 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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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2017, 02:52:36 AM »
Hard to believe this is a Bugatti - the Type 32 Tank:

 

Google image search for Bugatti Type 32 tank

This is the Type 57G Tank:


Google image search for Bugatti Type 57G tank

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #45 on: 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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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2017, 08:44:12 PM »
Wind propulsion: Ecotricity Greenbird :-*




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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #47 on: 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

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Re: Racing GB - Inspiration/General Discussion
« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2017, 05:54:28 AM »
A bit of inspiration I missed previously, from LeMons racing.  :smiley:

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