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Offline RandySmith

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Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« on: July 31, 2009, 03:19:34 PM »
Anyone know about this ship, it was the Ares -2  from the mid 70s

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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 04:49:51 PM »
It looks  like what is refered to as the 62 Ares.  But I am probably wrong.  D>K  I'll bet you know and are just baiting us.  LL~
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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 07:54:52 PM »
It looks  like what is refered to as the 62 Ares.  But I am probably wrong.  D>K  I'll bet you know and are just baiting us.  LL~


well it had a  chainsaw FOX on it that smelled like a fuel dragster when running and a airfoiled muffler  ;D

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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 09:39:20 PM »
I have heard that ol' Billy was not above tipping the nitro bottle up to 25% at times. Makes me wonder how many Fox engines he went through in a season. D>K
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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 08:58:56 AM »
I have heard that ol' Billy was not above tipping the nitro bottle up to 25% at times. Makes me wonder how many Fox engines he went through in a season. D>K

In his USA-1 article he said he had K&B 45s running on as much as 45% Nitro fuel.  Wouldn't want that raw gas getting on the plane.

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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 10:56:17 AM »
Hmmmmm.... has a strong resemblance to the Perroquet he used at the WCs..

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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009, 08:23:27 AM »
I took the photo in Lexington KY and am pretty sure it was 75. Cant' remember much about the airplane other than it was beautiful.

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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2009, 09:11:03 AM »
Hi Bob

Yes it was either 1974 or1975 I was there along with Ron Farmer, The plane was the "chainsaw fox" Ares  :-).  It was hard to believe the motor hung in there, I think Bill also was running  20 to 25% nitro as it had a unique smell too when flying.

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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2009, 10:36:51 AM »
Seem to think Ron was either flying or had a Very pretty Gypsy?? Seem to remember him not being happy about it's weight. Wished my memory was better...

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Re: Billy Ws Ares-2 1975
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2009, 11:54:52 AM »
Seem to think Ron was either flying or had a Very pretty Gypsy?? Seem to remember him not being happy about it's weight. Wished my memory was better...

Yep he had his design Gypsy powered by an OS 35S, I don't remember it being overweight, but he was very very weight conscious then

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