World Airspeed Record Attempt

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Black Knight
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World Airspeed Record Attempt

Post by Black Knight » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:34 pm

Steve Hinton Jr is going to attempt to beat the current record held by Reno Bearcat Rarebear tomorrow (27th). In the Reno P-51 he usually races, Voodoo. It has had the wing modified among other things & a full paint strip, being finished in a hi gloss white. He acheived 565 mph in a dive with his ather following him down in an F-86.

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Re: World Airspeed Record Attempt

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:58 pm

I would have thought any airspeed record would be more valid if achieved in powered level flight, not just diving the knackers out of something and hoping the wings stay on!?
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Re: World Airspeed Record Attempt

Post by Black Knight » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:44 pm

The record attempt will be level. The dive was part of the stability test.

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