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FAI realigns records and old records invalidated.. 5 years 2 months ago #35

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New rules for 3km and 15km World speed records have been established and Frank Taylor's 15km and Lyle Shelton's 3km records are now obsolete! A menu of new classes are now open and the rules in which to set these records are significantly relaxed. This will make it less expensive and easier to establish new FAI speed records in our favorite categories for the Unlimited air racers. The NAA and FAI hope that more records will be challenged with these new rules and regs.
We'll see.
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FAI realigns records and old records invalidated.. 4 years 7 months ago #69

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I haven't been following air racing too closely but the only records i've seen set are less than absolute, like the very ones that were made obsolete. I guess it's expensive and labor intensive to set records no matter what the format?
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FAI realigns records and old records invalidated.. 3 years 8 months ago #129

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Rare Bear and Strega teams have announced their intention and withdrawal from record attempts over the last two years, I guess it still takes the same amount of planning, time and preparation to set record flights still as it always did.
Making the old records obsolete was a major insult to Lyle Shelton and Frank Taylor. Lyle is gone, but Frank's comment was that he guessed that was the only way someone would be able to break the records, to eliminate them.
Surely those in the know would only accept a new one if the speeds exceeded the prior flights. NAA, while trying to stay relavent, seems to have failed in their bid to attract new record breakers in the biggest record arena.
Perhaps a legitimate attempt and result will still come? By my observation Bob Button and Stevo Hinton are the only one's in a position of legitimately attempting it, and succeeding if they do.
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