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The Bladder Grabber is held every year in Snohomish, Washington, a few miles north of Seattle. It was the first first place I ever watched combat.
This is Bob Carver, combat flier. He also designs high-end stereo equipment for his company, Sunfire, and has generously sponsored the Bladder Grabber for lo these many years.
Chuck Rudner, Mitch Cleveland, Mike Willcox, Lee Liddle, Mike Petri and a nice assortment of planes
Bob Smith (left) and Jeff Reichel (right) examine one of Mel Lyne's (center) diesel-powered Warlords
One of several father-son teams. These are the Jensen's.
Chuck Rudner cleaned up, winning first place, some cash, and the high-zoot equipment from Sunfire
A Maywald shutoff
This shutoff was adapted from a Fourmost product
Things to especially notice include the neat workmanship, the Fox engine (a Mark IV in these days of Nelson dominance!), the remote needle valve, the leash around the cylinder, the wooden prop, the fuel filter, the aerodynamically clean installation of the line-pull shutoff, and the wire retainers for all the bits of fuel line.