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Both with the flight simulator and the racing simulator (JG1RT) - the main advantage is that hundreds of hours of rebuild work never result in a car packing up mid-event or an Aircraft losing power or having a major systems failure mid-flight. I think I'll stick to the squadron flyouts going forward since the real machines are rejecting my guiding touch so firmly! 😁😅

Edit: Also the water temp gauge only starts at 140F - 60C. So I can't call 4-0 Charlie when warming up the race car - it disappoints me greatly. 

 



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4-0 Charlie. The only call you need.

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6 hours ago, Vonrd said:

Damn... that's got to be disappointing! But how much more disappointing (terrifying) if it was a Pitts at 50 feet AGL over desert scrub and arroyos at Reno... 😲

All I'm saying is I wish Light single and double engines/LSA's etc had roll cages the way race cars do sometimes! Hehehe

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Really sorry to hear that, Ted.  That sucks.

12 hours ago, TedOnMeds said:

Edit: Also the water temp gauge only starts at 140F - 60C. So I can't call 4-0 Charlie when warming up the race car - it disappoints me greatly. 

It would be amazing if you could!

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It's always a disheartening experience, especially if you've put a lot of work into making sure the car is ready for the track. I'm sorry bud, gonna drink one to your car's health tonight. 

What kind of engine is that? If it's a Mazda BP then you have plenty of options. Perhaps a high compression build using a 1.8 litre block and a 1.6 head would work (is the cylinder spacing the same though?). Skim the head a little bit, use a thinner head gasket, add some mild cams... ;) Unless of course your racing class demands the use of production components. 

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56 minutes ago, Firefly said:

It's always a disheartening experience, especially if you've put a lot of work into making sure the car is ready for the track. I'm sorry bud, gonna drink one to your car's health tonight. 

What kind of engine is that? If it's a Mazda BP then you have plenty of options. Perhaps a high compression build using a 1.8 litre block and a 1.6 head would work (is the cylinder spacing the same though?). Skim the head a little bit, use a thinner head gasket, add some mild cams... ;) Unless of course your racing class demands the use of production components. 


It's a 1993 Escort GT w/ the 1.8 that has mechanical injection. It's back from when Ford still majority owned Mazda and they kept swapping the 1.8 between each other. I'm not ***100%*** sure it's identical to a BP but it might be close enough. People love to tune these things over here. Improved Touring-A is the regional (local area) only class I'm running it in - which means the car is extremely limited on performance adding mods. I'm not as good at building them as I am at driving them so I'm one of the few people I know who doesn't cheat - BUT - the rulebook doesn't outlaw performance chips or port and polishing heads, intakes, rod bearings etc etc. So I might look into trying to squeeze a little more out of the car with some attention and love if I can still keep the cost down doing so without sacrificing reliability! 

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It's always a heart sinking feeling to hear silence...

Hopefully the engine can be rebuilt.

As for calling 4-0 Charlie lol the Mercedes I had before I got the Challenger had a water temp gauge in it that read 40c, and yes I definitely did "call 4-0- charlie" in my head to myself when it came up to temp.

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On 8/24/2020 at 4:37 AM, TedOnMeds said:

All I'm saying is I wish Light single and double engines/LSA's etc had roll cages the way race cars do sometimes! Hehehe

The Pawnees, Citabrias, Cub, and Decathlon I’ve flown, do. I love holding onto the rails when I’m cruising. I do it in the UAS control shelter’s monitor handle, too, lol.

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54 minutes ago, Britchot said:

The Pawnees, Citabrias, Cub, and Decathlon I’ve flown, do. I love holding onto the rails when I’m cruising. I do it in the UAS control shelter’s monitor handle, too, lol.

That's awesome, haha! I love holding onto the cage in my cars when I'm sitting on the grid. Makes me feel so safe compared to when they're moving. 

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