Mystery racer

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    I accidentally find very weird looking racer picture. Looks like that builder use Questair? fuselage and two V8.... Does anybody know anything for this?

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    I dont know the name but has been posted before.
     
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    Rose and the project dropped out of sight in 2011. No record of it ever having flown, or even done an engine run.
     
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    Probably a good thing.


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    Thank you! It is too interesting (read weird) to ignore completely! Heavy out of box thinking and unconventional approach....
     
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    Weird is is a good description.

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    It was originally designed and built by then Californian Bill Montania (SP) and was called 'Mach Buster'…probably built before the Questair Venture …..late '70s, early '80's …...Ed
     
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    Always hate to see abandond dreams, so much money, time and thought just gone, sad.
     
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    When Bill, Not David Rose, designed it, the aft fuselage was a bit different than the photo shows. During the course of construction, it changed over and over. I sat in it in Bill's Driveway, possibly around 1980…..Ed
     
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    Forgot to mention….most notable change was tractor engines rather than pusher engines…….
     
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    I never realized the two projects were the same. I remember the MachBuster as a T-38'ish pusher, whereas I remember Rose's incarnation as the tractor we see in this thread. Never knew of the association. IIRC, wasn't one of them being built at Chino?
     
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    The one project 'morphed' into the other, Probably one or two changes at a time…..I 'think' the wing planform remained thruout however, although its position on the airframe changed a bit, and it got lower. The unique gear remained 'similar', but had changes as well.
    This is the same evolution that David Rose's Mong Sport Racing biplane had, starting out as a pretty stock Mong, built by Dan Mortensen, and Joe Priblo, N3NG, serial #101, gradually but consistently turning into a serious racing biplane, hardly looking like a Mong any more..It became 'Rags / Frightful' N13NG, serial #101, with builder listed as David Rose…..
     
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    Ed, you have seen, build and involved so many racers, and overall interesting planes that you should write a book... I will buy first copy!
     
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    Thanks, 4trade…..Funny you should mention a book….I actually started to write a book years ago, and after about 10 chapters, I, for the most part, lost interest, or I got involved with other things. It was fiction based on facts, of a young boy's view of aviation and homebuilding in Middle america….Most of it was based on my own experiences……. The title was 'The real Homebuilders'…….
     
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