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Monday
Jan282013

CoolPix: 1970's Reno Biplane Racer Sorceress At The Udvar-Hazy Center 

(click pic for hi-res)  Over 40 years later, the biplane racer Sorceress still looks hot!


 I returned from the AirPigz NASM MeetUp about noon today after driving back from the Washington DC area... what a fabulous adventure it was meeting up with 15 other avgeeks at the National Air and Space Museum facilities! I hope to post many more photos before long, including the bacon salute at breakfast on Sunday, but for now I'm sharing a hi-res CoolPix of the 1970's era biplane racer known as Sorceress. The aircraft is on display at the Udvar-Hazy NASM facility in Chantilly Virginia. 

 Since I'm tired and preparing for a full week of regular work yet to do, I figure the easiest way to fill you in on this unusual and very interesting aircraft is to point you over to my post; Sorceress: Radical Sport Biplane Racer At Reno 1970 that I put up just over a year ago. I've got three pix in that post that show you how the airplane looked at Reno in !970 along with some history on the design. Be sure to click the pic above to see it hi-res and enjoy!

 

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Reader Comments (1)

Good post, Martt. It also made me think about Burt Rutan's Model 68 Amsoil Racer, which had negative stagger and wing struts which served only to define it as a biplane under the racing class rules.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterairpigz lurker

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