Racers (How to order the DVD)

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Beech-Staggerwing

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Very few pre-war biplanes had enclosed cabins and fewer still had a retractable undercarriage; the four-seater Beech-17 'Staggerwing' had both. It was something of a misnomer as many biplanes had upper and lower wings staggered but the Beech reversed the usual layout by staggering the upper pair behind the lower.
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Bull Dog

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This second race plane designed and built by Bob Hall was a beautiful gull wing design. It was a single place speedster which was expected to be the equal of any other ship entered in the Cleveland National Air Races. This, of course, meant that an exciting rivalry was shaping up in Springfield between the Granvilles and the new Hall group.
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Cessna CR-3

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Clyde Cessna created the C.V. Cessna Aircraft Co. that specialized in building diminutive, custom racing airplanes. The most successful of these was the CR-3 owned and flown by the great air-racing pilot Johnny Livingston.
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Chester Goon

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The ship was named the "Goon" (Chester named his ships from characters in the "Popeye" comic strip) and it packed a six cylinder Menasco Buccaneer engine as the powerplant. The lines were sleek and every portion of the plane was completely streamlined.
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Crosby CR-3

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A sour engine, exposed wheel wells and an open cockpit restricted performance to just 226.075 mph entered the Thompson race and finished in sixth place. While recuperating from-very serious injuries that included a broken back, Crosby designed a much more refined racer, the CR-4.
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Deperdussin-Racer

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Designed as a racing aircraft, the Deperdussin Monocoque was a slim, single-seated plane with a sleek aerodynamic build that was the first of a large range of similar designs that would come in later years. The design is noted for winning the Gordon Bennett Trophy in 1912.
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Eight Ball

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Keith Rider had at least one more racer up his sleeve as in 1938 the R-6 appeared. This was all plywood covered and perhaps departed in portions from the Rider design but the heritage could not be mistaken. It was powered by a six cylinder Menasco Buccaneer engine and, as the rest of the Rider racers, had a retractable landing gear.
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Gee Bee R1 Racer

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The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster (also known as the GB Sportster), sometimes nicknamed The Flying Silo due to the short, fat fuselage resembling that type of farm storage building, was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Gee Bee Z

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At the 1931 National Air Races, this Gee Bee Model Z, (City of Springfield), cleaned up, first winning the $7500 Thompson Trophy prize with an average speed of 236. miles per hour , then the Shell Speed Dash with an average of 267 miles per hour.
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Howard-Ike-Mike

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Both Howard MIKE and IKE are in this folder. The successes of Pete, the DGA-3 convinced Benny Howard that there was money in racing aircraft. Benny and his partner, Gordon Israel, started work on two new aircraft, the DGA-4s-a pair of look-alikes named Mike and Ike, both low wing, wire-braced monoplanes.
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Hughes H-1

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Comes with TWO sets of wings. This is the plane you saw in the movie. During his work on his movie Hell's Angels, Howard Hughes and Glenn Odekirk hatched a plan to build a record-beating aircraft. The plane was given many names, but is commonly known as the H-1. It was the first aircraft model produced by the Hughes Aircraft company.
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Laird Super Solution

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Model in two sizes includes a little cutout of Jimmy Dolittle. The Laird Super Solution was a racing biplane built in the early 1930s by Matty Laird. It had a large radial engine and an extremely faired windshield. It was an advanced design for the time because of the relatively clean aerodynamic construction and tight engine cowling.
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Laird Turner Meteor

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En route to the races Turner flew through a hail storm. He repaired the damage and entered the Thompson Trophy Race and was running second behind Steve Wittman and his D-12 "Bonzo". Wittman developed trouble on the 17th lap and Turner slid into the lead.
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Me-209 Racer

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Messerschmitt's designation Me 209 was used for two separate projects during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The first, described below, was a record-setting single-engined race plane for which little or no consideration was given to adaptation for combat.
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Mr Mulligan

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The Howard DGA-6 was a pioneer racing plane, nicknamed Mister Mulligan. The plane was designed and developed by Ben Howard and Gordon Israel, who later became an engineer for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. Mister Mulligan was designed to fly the entire length of the Bendix race nonstop and at high altitude.
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North American P-51 Racers

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Massive collection of Racing Mustangs by designer John Dell.
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Ryder-Firecracker-racer

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Keith Rider's earlier racers were monocoque construction and the R-4 was steel tubing, with a wood fairing covered with fabric. The plywood covered wing used a symmetrical airfoil and the landing gear had a wide tread and folded inwardly with a manual retracting mechanism.
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Seversky Racer

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Seversky RacerThe Seversky Sev-S2, a powerful, low-wing racing monoplane, was virtually identical to the Seversky P-35, which was undergoing trials in 1937. It dominated the last three Bendix Trophy air races, beginning in 1937 when Frank Fuller won at an average speed of 415.51km/h.
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Travel Air Mystery Ship

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The Travel Air Type R "Mystery Ships" were racing airplanes built by the Travel Air company in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were so called because the first plane of the series (R614K) was built entirely in secrecy and kept under cover for the 1929 Cleveland Air Races.
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Wedell-Williams

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The Wedell-Williams landing gear had no shock absorbers and the shock of landing was absorbed by the tires. The aircraft had very little forward visibility, and this has been confirmed by pilots flying replica's. The #121 had the gear set at an angle.

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