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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 08:53 PM
The U-3 Miss Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep - Sun Coatings piloted by Mitch Evans powered by a twin turbo chargesd Allison wins the Gold Cup on the Detroit River Aug 24 2003 (just shown on TV). It beat the U-1 Miss Budweiser with a race average better speed of 3mph.(avg 144.xxx mph)

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat02.jpg


Mitch Evans did this while his brother,Mark Evans, was in the hospital with a badly broken leg and other minor injuries.

Here is the boat partly through a 360 degree backwards rotation.

http://www.u-8hydro.com/images/flip800.jpg


some other action

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat10.jpg

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat11.jpg

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat06.jpg

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat05.jpg


Some vids

http://www.thunderfest.com/photogal/photogal.html

Message Edited on 09/14/0304:06PM by MiloMorai

XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 08:53 PM
The U-3 Miss Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep - Sun Coatings piloted by Mitch Evans powered by a twin turbo chargesd Allison wins the Gold Cup on the Detroit River Aug 24 2003 (just shown on TV). It beat the U-1 Miss Budweiser with a race average better speed of 3mph.(avg 144.xxx mph)

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat02.jpg


Mitch Evans did this while his brother,Mark Evans, was in the hospital with a badly broken leg and other minor injuries.

Here is the boat partly through a 360 degree backwards rotation.

http://www.u-8hydro.com/images/flip800.jpg


some other action

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat10.jpg

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat11.jpg

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat06.jpg

http://www.hydroprop.com/photo/03Detroit/sat05.jpg


Some vids

http://www.thunderfest.com/photogal/photogal.html

Message Edited on 09/14/0304:06PM by MiloMorai

XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 09:36 PM
IBTL

IL2 FB anyone?

XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 09:53 PM
Who built the Allison??

XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:00 PM
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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:06 PM
Miss Budweiser did not win.
indeed , very bad news /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

thx for sharing , milo .




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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:13 PM
I think those boat racing types are far crazier people than the air racers.

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 12:01 AM
Can't they just stick to killing turbines? Boat racing is incredibly hard on aircraft engines; they were never designed to withstand running at ultra-high revs through mixed mediums, and it destroyes the core very quickly, beyond repair. There are only a limited number of WWII aircraft engines left, and if boat racers keep killing them, we aren't going to have any left.

Aircraft engines are built to power aircraft. Putting an aircraft engine into a boat or car is just as destructive to the engine as pulling a plane with a boat or car engine. The uses have different requirements and different tolerances.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 12:36 AM
Harry here is where you can write a complaint letter to

http://www.u3racing.com/

Don't forget to ask them how many motors they have destroyed this year.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 01:28 AM
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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 02:08 AM
It not so much that one or two racers is doing it. Not long ago, Allison and Merlin engines were the big thing in boat racing; everyone had them, and it destroyed enough engine cores that it drove to price up from $250 to over $25,000.

Cores don't wear out under normal use, the only things that can kill them are overboosting and corrosion. A properly cared for engine, that it not exposed to salt water has an extremely long life.

Frankly, racing of any sort is hard on an engine. Running a powerplant that was only built for 40 inches of boost at over 150 inches is asking for a blown engine. Most of these engines are over sixty years old, and irreplaceable. Once they are all gone, they are gone for good. We have no modern piston engine of such size or power to replace them with. Turbine, at least, we can make more of, but the big V-12s and radials are a dieing breed.

Air races are just as bad, but that only happens once a year.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 04:23 AM
HarryVoyager wrote:
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- Air races are just as bad, but that only happens
- once a year.

Yep, I just got home from Reno-Stead. . .Rare Bear is back, and made a strong showing, of course Dago Red was in no danger of anything touching her. . . The unlimited bronze race was won by a Griffon powered double proped P-51 named precious metal. . .that was a tripy bird.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 04:49 AM
Why can't they just copy the fancy airplane engines and reproduce them? Seems like anyone who did that would get rich quick. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 05:39 AM
How many DB or Merlin engines win boat races or aircraft races today? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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