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Baton free in the water next to KEPMDuenna to followSven Sorensen, EKCH

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Guys, do not post here - use Mike's Race start thread instead. If someone can move my first messages to there, I would be glad!ThanksSven Sorensen, EKCH

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Please disregard previous post re. Mike's Race Start thread.This thread WILL hold my posts, but I'll have to post the next Baton Free in Mike thread as well.Sven Sorensen, EKCH

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I have the baton KMVY-KEWR P-38And to those of you wondering how I got to Martha's Vinyard, the missing posts are in Mike's "Race Start" Thread.SorryBRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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I have a baton KDCA-KCRW, P-51HLets see if I can still fly the pony :)Sven Sorensen, EKCH

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Baton free at KCRWBut I didn't *really* need: OVC 700ft...And it's been a while with the pony...Sven Sorensen, EKCH

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Taking the baton KDCA-KSLC, Lear35 (JET CORRIDOR)Sven Sorensen, EKCH

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>Taking the baton KDCA-KSLC, Lear35 (JET CORRIDOR)>>Sven Sorensen, EKCHSven,Couple things:1 ) I believe you mean you're departing from KCRW. Please advise. You last dropped it at KCRW and that's the start of the corridor.2) Can you please do me a favor and set the subject lines of your posts with the baton info? It's hard for me to figure out which was the last post I've logged without digging through them all because they all have the same subject line.3) Finally, do me a favor (to help me with the bookkeeping), in your duenna posts, mention if you're landing in a new state (and which state it is), and if it's one of the bonus, 9000 ft, amphib or helo legs. Just makes it easier for me to do the bookkeeping. I'm going nuts here with trying to track everyone.Otherwise, carry on! Looking good so far!--Mike

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Hi MikeRoger, wilcoand sorry about the subject line - I forgot how we used to do exactly that in RTW.And yes, of course I stated from KCRW - momentary lapse!Thanks again for a fun race, even if it got a bit late today!BRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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>Hi Mike>>Roger, wilco>>and sorry about the subject line - I forgot how we used to do>exactly that in RTW.>>And yes, of course I stated from KCRW - momentary lapse!>>Thanks again for a fun race, even if it got a bit late today!>>BRGDS>Sven Sorensen, EKCHNot a problem man! Part of the point of this race is to jog the memory so we're all ready for the RTW in Feb. BTW, a number of the folk over on SOH have been taking this race as an opportunity to fly a lot of different aircraft in their stables. There's talk that the Shockwave P-51 will be banned from the 2008 RTW because of the non-stop high manifold pressure issue, so you might want to do the same to get used to some other possible contenders.Personally, I'm going to fly a few of the other Shockwave ** planes, maybe take the Avanti for a spin, and maybe try a couple others as well. Since there's no prize for "winning" this race, it's as good a time as any to experiment...And no big deal on the late start. Glad you could join in regardless!

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Well, the thing is: I don't have that many aircraft to choose from.And if they ban the P-51, they must also ban the P-38 since that also is capable of flying full throttle = WEP for extended time...If that should happen, then I'm out of options, since I never really liked the Avanti :-(BRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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And if they ban the P-51, they must also ban the P-38 since that also is capable of flying full throttle = WEP for extended time...Not to mention quite a few other aircraft that don't have damage modeling. And I'm like you, Sven, I don't have much use for the Avanti.Maybe we should just use stock aircraft? (Oh wait... they don't have DM either).

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dcc's P-38 *should* lose manifold pressure if the WEP is left on too long... I've had it happen several times... At least, the model of dcc's P-38 I've got does it, which I think is the J model....I'm just as happy in the Avanti as the P51 anyway (Avanti's a bit slower, but easier to takeoff and land....)But, yeah, I got the impression from 2007's rules that 2007 would be the last year for the ** P51 being allowed....

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The P-38 loses power after 5:00 min of WEP. Make sure you turn it off after 4:55 to be sure. The clock on the panel is handy - provided you don't get distracted and forget how long it's been running.Also - the 5:00 min is for the whole time the aircraft has been loaded. If you make one short flight and use WEP for 4 min - then fly the next leg - the damage modeling will go into effect after 1 additional minute.I have set a key combination to reload the user aircraft - and make reloading the aircraft part of my pre-takeoff checklist.

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Reggie,Does the WEP feature engage when you firewall the throttles, or does the P-38 have a WEP switch? I can't remember, and I am at work now :)I have never seen this power loss occur, but that may be because I only use full throttle at take-off (and then not always), and if there is a WEP switch, I've never used it.Maybe we could save the P-51, if we had the Duenna check for power setting/time in full power. I for one would *HATE* to see the P-51 banned. Not that I mind flying the P-38 all the race, but the P-51 is so much more fun - and challenging!BRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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DCC's P-38J I have is an on/off switch... So, full throttle is full throttle with no WEP.. :)Dunno about the other variants, though....

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