- Jul 30, 2014
- KWHP, Los Angeles CA, USA
Define successful... didn't they P-38's and F7F's in the old Cleveland days ? Clay Lacy raced a DC-7 at Mojave one year. The Pond Racer was not successful because it crashed, but it did have the clear potential to be successful.Have there ever been a successful twin engine pylon race plane?
That David Rose thing I'm not even going to bring up
I'm guessing the wide engine spacing was to allow larger propellers and not have the propeller flow interfering wi th the fuselage/wing root flow. I would not want to be the test pilot charged with investigating the minimum single engine speed on that design however.