Tech Talk: raceplane balance

Jim Reed explains how to balance the aircraft for racing conditions

Jimbo on the weight and balance

The pilots of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship often talk about being able to change the CofG (Centre of Gravity) as it can help them in the racetrack. But what exactly is the CofG, and how can it affect the handling of the raceplane? Technical Director of the Red Bull Air Race, Jim 'Jimbo' Reed is on hand to explain...