Tech Talk: forces of flight
Former team technician Jim 'Jimbo' Reed is now the technical director of the Red Bull Air Race, and renowned as one of the most experienced technicians in the World Championship.
He first became involved in the Red Bull Air Race when he worked under Wade Hammond for Team Bonhomme, assisting with modifications to the team's raceplane. In 2010 Reed became the technician for Team Besenyei, and when the series returned in 2014, Reed made the move to Nicolas Ivanoff's team for the last three races as well as the following 2015 season.
In this first in a series of Tech Talks, Reed takes a closer look at wing design, and explains how the forces of flight make raceplanes fly...