22 Feb 2020 18:40 - 06 Mar 2020 19:27#45139by geed
Gentlemen, you got a race!
Here we go again! FGUK goes Reno Air Race!
It time for big engines and lots of horse power unleashed on a tight course around Reno Stead Air Field.
This time we will do these races in a unsorted order and I will call them out. We will start with 30 minutes of warmup and then start with one of these races, allthough the Unlimited Class is our main event:
Here at FGUK we go nuts for helicopters so we will race helicopters. Choose wisely as you need to go as fast as possible and stay in the air. Remember to not to cut any marker.
Choose from what the FGUK hangar has to offer here. Unfortunately we do not allow planes from other hangars as it is too much of a hassle to download everything up front and make it work for the video. Thanks for your understanding.
This time we will use the Yak-130 from the FGUK hangar for the race. Get it from our hangar
We will do the staging phase together with me trying to do the lead plane. T/O is at RWY 08 We will fly a 360 degree course until everyone has gathered and everyone flies in a line formation. I will then call out the race and leave the formation. From that time on you will fly the course three times and try to be the fastest plane around the course. After overflying the race line for the third time, you will exit the race area and land on RWY 08. Turn SOUTH after overflying the RWY and fly the southern pattern for FINAL RWY 08.
As always we'll meet at 8PM London Time, at ICAO KRTS.
I can try and re-add them back in TS but since the servers are not accepting entries (I've submitted several object updates almost 2 months ago and still haven't been included) it won't help for this FlightNight.
I just hope my work doesn't get lost as it's already happened that submitted models didn't got a confirmation email and never became available.
Breakin' the sound barrier every day! Oh God, that's EGOD!
02 Mar 2020 16:56 - 02 Mar 2020 16:58#45269by Vodoun da Vinci
Sorry Geed, I'm all fired up....
Rare Bear...possible/arguably the baddest ass Reno Racer of all time - Built on Grumman F8F it boast 4500 horse power. The above video, just the sound, makes me crazy. Saw Rare Bear do a flyby a few years ago locally and the pure sound pressure level along with the bumble-bumble-bumble of the huge engine and prop as it went past at almost 500 MPH was enough to literally make me cry.
Like being overwhelmed by a thunderstorm. There is that much power....