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The Rest of the Story: Hoover AR-6

August 2016 - The AR-6 was built and raced by David Hoover at the Reno National Air Races in the Formula 1 class from 2005 to 2007, finishing first in the Gold race in 2007.

It is now owned by Steve Senegal of San Bruno, California. In 2008, Steve piloted the AR-6 to victory in the Gold race and won again in 2010.

In 2012, Steve set a new race-lap record of 260 mph, and won the Gold race. In 2014, he set a new qualifying lap record of more than 267 mph and won the Gold race in the Formula 1 class.


Designed By: Mike Arnold
Built By: David Hoover, Mike Arnold (fuselage plug), Craig Catto (wings), Robby Grove (landing gear), Steve Hill (carbon fiber prop)
First Flight: March 2005
Empty Weight: 600 pounds
Engine: Continental O-200, 4-cylinder, 4000-plus rpm redline
Fuel Capacity: 5.4 gallons
Wingspan: 24 feet, 4 inches
Wing Loading: Approx. 13 pounds/square foot
Prop: Carbon fiber, 54- by 68-inch pitch
Top Speed: 310 mph at 3,000 feet MSL
Final Approach Speed: 90 mph
Cockpit: 6 feet (two pilots fit okay!)

The Rest of the Story:

David Hoovers: AR-6 Endeavor.

Formula One: Getting 260 mph out of an 0-200 Continental just for fun 

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