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Flying on the Edge

How the series' most successful raceplane continues to undergo development
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Updates from the Race Airport – Indianapolis

With less three weeks between the final race in Europe and the beginning of the US double header most teams had very little time to make any modifications, but there w...
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The magic under the cowling

When the Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned to our skies in 2014, it brought with it several rule changes – one of which was a standardised engine for all t...
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Designed to win – behind the look of the raceplanes

Every team in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship wants to stand out, right down to the visual motif of their raceplane. In the first of a two-part series, we loo...
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Flying on the Edge

How the series' most successful raceplane continues to undergo development
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Winglet refresh

When the Red Bull Air Race returned in 2014 there was only one pilot that had winglets on his raceplane: Nigel Lamb. He'd added them 2010, but very few people too...
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Updates from the Race Airport – Indianapolis

With less three weeks between the final race in Europe and the beginning of the US double header most teams had very little time to make any modifications, but there w...
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Getting race ready – a gruelling task

The Red Bull Air Race is a true test of both pilot and machine. For the pilots, race weekend is all about focus, precision, strategy and peak performance. For the team...
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Data is king in the Red Bull Air Race

Competition is fierce in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship and the pilots will take any advantage they can to be on top of the podium come the end of Race Day. ...
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Fitness in the cockpit

To be the best at anything you need to train, you need to know where weaknesses can occur and where you need to be tough and fit. In order to be competitive, the pilot...
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What exactly is a winglet?

2015 saw race teams try out many different winglets to gain that split-second advantage over their rivals. At the start of this season we saw even more pilots with the...
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Dynamic duo step up for 2016

Two of the most experienced team technicians in the Red Bull Air Race have moved over to the Aviation Team of the World Championship for the 2016 season.
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Unlocking maximum power

When it comes to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, every advantage counts. And with the standardised engines (meaning the teams can't modify them), the pi...
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Second-by-second engine data

Every pilot in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship hungers for even the slightest of advantages over their rivals. They want the most from their team, maximum per...
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Winglets: the final word

Over the last month or so we've heard a lot about winglets and wingtips. Each pilot has their own preference and we've seen a lot of variations in design. Ul...
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A master class in winglets

When a raceplane is in flight there is high pressure below the wings and an area of low pressure above the wings created by the airflow. The area of high pressure will...
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Goulian: We’re thinking of winglets

For the start of the 2015 season, Michael Goulian invested in a new aircraft that had been specifically built for air racing – but he knew he still needed to make some...
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Lightening the load of the raceplane

The teams in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship work exceptionally hard to save as much weight as possible in their raceplanes. It's difficult work and it t...
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Optimum flying conditions

There are many variables in the world of motorsport. Most of these can be controlled or corrected by the pilot or a team member, but the one thing that nobody has any ...
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