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Reno Race #90 "Crazyhorse" ~ 35% Off ~ Free Shipping

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Frame Size: 21" x  23"

 Reno Race #90 "Crazyhorse"

 The series of the fighter plane, P-39 AiraCobra and its modified P-63 King Cobra which arranges the engine of Bell Aircraft at the center of the fuselage is few in the history of long Reno Air Race, and P-39 It is a minor model that only two aircraft and three P-63s were in existence, all of them were active only in the '70s. # 90 "Crazyhorse" is one of them and a remodeled machine of P-63C. The race history is old and goes back to the # 30 "Flying Red Horse" which wore the design of the Red Temp horse, participating in the 1946 National Air Race / Bendix Cup since the end of World War II. It has been kept for a long time since the air race in the US entered the quiet period due to the accident happened in the Thompson Cup in 1949 and the outbreak of the Korean victory Grumman F8F Bearcat remodeling It was Darryl Greenamyer who updated the world speed record of the reciprocating machine with the aircraft # 1 "Conquest-One“ and won the fifth consecutive victory in Reno and wanted the fastest name. In 1969, Greenamyer retired # 1 and was planning to fight the race with a new aircraft. The remodeling of P - 63 was advanced by Pylon - Air, Inc. which is adjacent to Long Beach Airport south of Los Angeles. This was the name factory that is working on # 87 "Signal Sea Fury" and the remodeling of ED Wayner's P-51, which was proud of victory at the then cross-continental race. The content of remodeling aiming at the successor of the world's fastest racer is thorough and applying "Horner wing tip" with the concave side of the lower side to the trimmed wings, the cockpit section with the door which is the characteristic of the bell fighter aircraft is shaped And the canopy was replaced by one with a very small water drop shape. The supercharger air intake protruding at the back of the cockpit behind was also removed and shaped, and the intake was moved to the front border. Around the engine are handled engine of a number of racing machines, entrusted to Dave Zuoi shell which is renowned as a name engine builder, the boil cooling type oil cooler is mounted in the engine gunbox of the nose, and an aircraft profile with extremely few projecting parts Has been realized.  However, Greemamyer served as a secondary promoter of the durable pylon air race which was planned at the time, considering that by participating in Reno '70 inevitably by all means and decorating a spectacular victory and attracting attention It was. However, when you realize that the progress of the P-63 racer being remodeled is not likely to be in time for Reno '70, you decided to make # 1 Bearcat, who had decided to retire once, come back to Reno, P-63 will be sold to Larry Havens. Even if the owner changed, the work did not get stuck, and the finished Heavens P - 63 racer was given a new registration number N 9009 and a race number 90. "Crazyhorse" nicknamed the aircraft was sponsored by Campy Resort called Crazy Horse Campgrounds on the lake of Lake Havasu on the Arizona border of California - Arizona border, a pink polka-dotted horse drawn on an unpainted silvered airframe The trademark of this campground. This is the famous nightclub of the same name in Paris, it is derived from being performing a show projecting a pattern on the daughter's sister. It is also a mischief of destiny that the aircraft that was a red heavenly horn is a red tiny horse and it turns into a crazy horse with a pink polka-dot pattern after a large remodeling.  The debut of # 90 was a United Cup race held in San Diego, California in July 1971. This is a 1,000-mile endurance pylon race following California 1000 which was held in Mojave in the previous year, and the emergence of the unprecedented advanced remodeling P-63 racer attracted attention. But # 90 has caused engine blowing during qualifying attack. Although Heavens succeeded in a hot and emergency landing, the rear part of the aircraft was covered with dark oil and it was forced to retire. In September two months later, # 90 appeared in Reno Air Race. The speed measured by the qualifying was 351.4 mph, which was a result that was still unsatisfactory compared to the time of 11th among 17 entries and the top class well exceeded 400 mph  #90 who was unable to advance the piece to the final race in the heat race participated in the silver race and finished 4th in the season. On September 7 the following year, Havens was on a test flight on the Pacific Ocean near Long Beach in preparation for the nearly imminent Reno '72 race. At that time a large backfire occurred in the air intake system of Allison V 1710-135 engine which is the heart of the aircraft, the control system was damaged by the influence, and Havens bailed out from the machine which lost control, and thereafter the ship in the vicinity I was saved by # 90, but it was sunk in the Pacific Ocean.  # 90 is an aircraft that makes you feel strongly that its potential as a racer, such as aerodynamic sophistication and operational advantages of the collar type, is strongly felt, and Havens is working on a plan to replace the engine from Allison to RR Merlin, 1972 There was also a story that we had already acquired Merlin at that time. Coupled with a powerful appearance that can be taken as strange or creepy as a result of advanced remodeling is one of the aircraft that can not keep on thinking about what would have happened if we were fighting the race longer.

 


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