Author Topic: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers  (Read 3668 times)

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Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:45:03 AM »
Many Mustang racers have wined Reno races but they were just shy little improvements, let us go further, much further. With 4 Griffon engines the Super-Mustang (nicknamed P-51T4 as if it was military) broke the average 1,000 km/h speed limit (622mph) in level flight.



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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 11:54:07 AM »
The Lightning contenders at Reno are less known, but the Super-Lightning (with 4 engines) was improved again and again to increase speed (with less maneuverability, lift, view, comfort…): RN-38A, B, C:

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 06:41:28 PM »
P-38 with long noses...definitely changes its appearance,C version is perfect!
Great entrance Cristophe.
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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 12:30:51 AM »
Thanks!

C version is perfect!
if you like micro canopy, this can be installed on Super-Mustang also (with fin removal to decrease drag):

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 12:36:39 PM »
The Lightning contenders at Reno are less known, but
There were also Lighting race cars (built from Lightning aircraft parts), but both single-engined and twin-engined versions were refused at Daytona race:

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 12:51:51 PM »
PS. The elevator is useful on the Lightning race cars: at high speed, moving the elevator makes the rear wheels take of, for a unique 2-wheels (lateral) layout. This would have wined (if authorised)...

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 03:04:05 AM »
Love the Lightning race cars but its hard to out-do your four-Griffon Super-Mustang  :-*
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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 05:41:48 PM »
Thanks!

And following GTX great suggestions at http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=7239.0 here are other ways of designing a Super-Lightning racer: Victor Archer’s way, a prone pilot, or both combined:


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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 06:18:34 PM »
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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2017, 02:15:22 AM »
 :)
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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 12:38:46 AM »
Thanks!
And you probably know that in-line engine lack power: over-powered radial may be preferred, like on the GeeBee old racer. Here are the GB-38R-1/2/3 GeeBeeNing racers:

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2017, 01:44:13 AM »
You need to do a Twin-GeeBee racer Tophe

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 02:07:56 AM »
You need to do a Twin-GeeBee racer Tophe

Agreed.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 12:56:28 PM »
Thanks!
A long time ago, I drew this:

But now I will have to create Lightning versions of this, for this special topic.

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 01:42:31 PM »
Here are them: GB-38G-1/2/3: