Author Topic: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers  (Read 3646 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2017, 05:28:12 PM »
Well done !   :) :) :)

Offline Tophe

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2017, 01:00:47 AM »
Thanks!
But you know: over power is also possible with in-line engines, multiplying them, as 6 or 8 engines seem allowed in unlimited race:

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2017, 01:23:56 AM »
With 16 and 20 engines, the RN-38Z and Z-2 were transsonic single-seaters:

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 02:17:07 AM »
From http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=7239.0
Let's not forget about the Schnieder cup...


Thanks, good idea, racer seaplanes...

Offline Tophe

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2017, 11:44:25 AM »
For the Schneider Cup 1945, the jet engines were not (yet?) forbidden...:

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2017, 01:03:20 PM »
Back to landplanes, a true Unlimited race would feature
- the turbofan Super-Lightning, above 1000km/h
- the rocket Super-Lightning, above Mach 1
- the twin-rocket Super-Lightning, above Mach 3...

Offline ericr

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 02:54:09 PM »

Offline AXOR

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2017, 07:25:00 PM »
race seaplanes
Alex

Offline Tophe

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 12:45:14 AM »
Thanks!
And among seaplanes, zwilling (twinning) them makes twin-hull flying boats, while... as I remove one cockpit to keep a single-seat racer layout, does it still count as twin-hull (or else asymmetric hull+float)?

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2017, 01:36:51 AM »
In the same family were designs with less megalomania:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2017, 02:32:19 AM »
On the other side, the top of megalomania was a triplane Super-Lightning with 60 engines (no matter drag, power will win, fast!):

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2017, 03:31:22 AM »


Aaaarghhhh  :o

 ;D

Offline Tophe

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2017, 02:37:48 PM »
Sorry for the pain in your brains...

Now let us be serious: do you know the 3-engined single-seat Twin-SuperMustang racer?

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2017, 04:18:13 PM »
There were related F-38/3e, in several versions, faster and faster:

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Re: Super-Lightning & Super-Mustang racers
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2017, 01:36:26 AM »
Very improved Mustang racer: