This topic has 18 replies, 8 voices, and was last updated 4 years, 3 months ago by greg grouleff.
August 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm #1465John LyonParticipant
We used to race each other at Fly-Ins. The late Doc Morgan usually won the “Scenic Route” award, in our long x-country (not pylon) races. For the benefit of the FAA and the insurance companies, we called them “proficiency exercises.” The most proficient pilot crossed the finish line first. One of the little secrets learned was that with a 2-bladed prop, the ship is fastest at 2500 rpm; any faster and the tips are too close to Mach 1.November 23, 2018 at 6:19 pm #1566Jamon PruittParticipant
HappyThanksgiving to everyone, its been a good year for Meyers Racing, 259M took the sport air racing leagues Factory Championship this year, and Ashley Wade the third place factory overall. I have run 10 race over the last 4 years and have won 9 of 10, Nin George knows the only 2nd place finish, using the sport air website and database have some numbers for the races. Round course avg. speeds (7 races) 214.471mph 186.496 knots.. All 10 races avg 213.183mph 185.377knots. the Fastest speed was the Galveston Texas race (Ashley Wade) co-pilot this was great race against a fiery competitor Charles Cluck in a very fast V-tail, This race had 10 turns and we were on the deck at sea level running all out 222.87mph 193.80 knots around the course. Thats 30 inches of manifold and 2850 rpm and a very hot cockpit with the vents taped shut 🙁 Im running a completely stock 520 A case cont. with 2 bladed mccauley with a lightweight starter and alternator GAMI injectors and fine wire plugs have tried some different timing but believe it or knot haha the factory guys have it right at 22 degrees Drag is where i have gained the most speed with flap and horizontal stab adjustments and generalized waxing and clean up. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.November 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm #1567Dean SiracusaKeymaster
Greg, it’s been many years since the last fly-in at the Grouleff airport. How about another one sometime soon!December 21, 2018 at 12:55 am #1571greg grouleffParticipant
Hi Dean, Yes it has been many years since the last fly-in at our airport (CA32). I have been thinking about another one and it will probably be late April or early May 2019. I will check with some other Meyers owners and see what works for them. Would you be coming out for it? What time would work for you? I would love to see/fly the 200 Matt Jackson is developing. Perhaps he and the owner could come show it off and answer the many questions we all would have. Happy Holidays! to all and blue skies. Best Regards, Greg
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