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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    I've gotten as far as redrawing the plans in pencil to get the correct line from cowl to cockpit on Critical Mass. I did start the tail feathers and then started on a project for a friend. It's been sitting for about as long as yours has.

    Don't you hate that? LOL

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Hattend,

    You'll have to clip about 3-4" off each wing tip to make a good Critical Mass......
    Yeah...Yeah...Yeah...Bla...Bla...Bla

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Yeah, I was planning on just squaring off the tips. I don't intend these planes to be race ready, I'm still a sport flyer so I don't want to screw up the flying characteristics with a huge increase in wing loading. We'll see how it goes when I finally start working on them again. Maybe take a wing bay out. I did that with my Dago Red conversion of a TF Mustang back in the 80's. It wasn't too much of a handful.

    I have a TF Corsair and a bunch of pics of "#1 Super Corsair" hmmmmmmm

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Hattend,

    If you're going to create them all, don't forget the soon to be newest entry: http://wildfireairracing.com/ looks to be very interesting to say the least.

    DT

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    That Wildfire is one ugly airplane. I wish them all the luck on their black magic that will move all the air out of the way.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Hehe, good luck making that cowling.


    Has anyone noticed that http://www.acehobby.com/acehobby/ has become a sponsor on the http://www.rarebear.com website?

    not to mention: http://aviationclassics.com/

    DT

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    ORIGINAL: Desert Toad

    Hehe, good luck making that cowling.


    Has anyone noticed that http://www.acehobby.com/acehobby/ has become a sponsor on the http://www.rarebear.com website?

    not to mention: http://aviationclassics.com/

    DT
    Yep, see Post #69. Guess that confirms it.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    i agree - that (wildfire) really is an ugly looking plane.

    bottom line - ~S~P~E~E~D~


    have any of you guys received your TT-rarebear yet?

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    The TT Rare Bear ships mid June according to Tower. Quantum says the end of May.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    I was told by Quatum that if it shipped in May, it would be the very, very end of May.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    desert toad,

    i read that you are planning a YS110 in your arre bear.

    hope to hear about your results somewhere down the road and what you ended up propping it with

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Just go for a Dago Red ,Besides, Rare Bear lost Reno Last year, So there ya go, The Rare Bear is a good looking plane though, I liked the Green color scheme more than the gold.

    However , This year will be harder on Dago Red, Rare Bear may, may not take the lead to the gold.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    everyone's gotta dago red it seems.
    kind of nice to see the rarebear hit the market (whenever the heck that will be)

    besides, i've chipped in a few coins here and there so i figure that
    i helped pay for a few spark plugs on the real thing - hehehehehee.

    nice looking plane too... with that beautiful chrome 3 blade taken off a turbo prop.

    (i agree with you on the color sceme - maybe deep purple with gold lace & burgandy trim would have looked better)

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Hope you liked that 3 blader.

    Rumor has it that Rare Bear will be sporting it's old 4-blader this year. It was on loan to Critical Mass but with Tom Dwelle retiring and CM without a driver (at this time) the Rare bear team has re-acquired their prop.

    Gonna miss that unique sound as the Bear comes down the Valley of Speed and turned toward home. But if the 4 blader will give it another knot or two, then... Go for it! Push Dago till it breaks.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    hmmmmm... whatever gives it more speed will have to be used. i wonder if they have had an aerodynamicist calculate the speed/torque matching to the engine torque curve for each prop? gee, if they were loaded up with money, they could have a custom 3 blade made that would peak the performance... need a good wealthy sponsor. air racing just doesn't gather the sponsors the same way auto racing does.

    well anyways, i would like to go to the races this year. i've never been to them. can you get tickets there on the spot or is this something that needs to be done in advance?

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    If you don't mind where you want to sit, you can get tickets at the gate. But the reserved seats are closer to the start finish line.

    However, go to http://www.airrace.org/ticketPricing.php and buy your tickets on-line

    See you there! (well, with 100,000 people there that's figuratively ;-)

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    First On Race Day !!!, YS is like Ford.
    http://nitrous.com/ FAST

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    ORIGINAL: nitrous pete

    First On Race Day !!!, YS is like Ford.

    Funny, I thought it stood for Funky Old Rebuilt Dodge.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    First On Race Day !!!, but last to cross the finish line. Just a joke.

    If they are using a 4 blade, a neat thing to do is to paint them all black, but leave one white, leaves a neat look to it when the engine is running.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Well, the change has been done:


    Read about it here: http://www.aafo.com/racing/2004/rare_bear_prop_change/

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    i guess it'll be a wait and see kind of thing.

    don, i looked at the tickets link you gave me. i definately want mto get a pitts pass too. i think i can come up for 2 of the 4 days. maybe 3 of them but not sure on that.

    in your opinion, would sat/sun be the best or maybe fri/sat

    seems like sunday's the most crowded as it should be because of the final race.

    i'm just in a pre-planning stage

    thanks

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    If you go at all, you must be there on Sunday for the final race. That's when the gold race planes go all out for the win.

    Everything up until that point is just a warm up.



    Just my 2 cents worth.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    ORIGINAL: xc_coyote

    i guess it'll be a wait and see kind of thing.

    don, i looked at the tickets link you gave me. i definately want mto get a pitts pass too. i think i can come up for 2 of the 4 days. maybe 3 of them but not sure on that.

    in your opinion, would sat/sun be the best or maybe fri/sat

    seems like sunday's the most crowded as it should be because of the final race.

    i'm just in a pre-planning stage

    thanks

    paul

    Yep, definitely go on Saturday and Sunday as the money race (where they let everything hang out) is on Sunday. It's balls to the walls then.

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    RE: ThunderTiger Rare Bear

    Uh oh now Tower site says late JULY.......bahhhh


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