Goulian modifies plane for first-ever Red Bull Air Race in Japan

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Ever since the introduction of standardized Lycoming racing engines in 2014, the Red Bull Air Race teams have focused their engineering efforts into the aerodynamic performance of their airframes.

Any possible drag reduction is now more important than ever. The more aerodynamically sleek the airframe, the more speed the race plane will carry around the track.

Team Goulian’s new 2015 race airplane incorporates shorter gear legs with state-of-the-art wheel pants, and a wing with slightly different dimensions than the previous season’s aircraft. These changes help the #99 Edge retain more energy around the tightest corners, carrying that extra speed during the run and through the start/finish gate, officials note. [Read more…]

Red Bull Air Races return in 2014

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The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies beginning in February 2014, with a seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents.

Two of the races will take place in the U.S.: In the Dallas/Fort Worth area at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 6-7 and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 11-12.

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