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Elliot Seguin and Jenn Whaley's Formula One class air race team based out of Mojave, California. Pylon racing at the National Championship Air Races in Reno Nevada. Eight airplanes racing head to head around telephone poles in the desert. Mojave is the best place on the planet to build and modify a race plane, and Wasabi is lucky to have the best support in the business.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Jackson Harbor Freight hack

Hey Guys

I am sure everyone is already aware the Wildfire Air Racing Team has been working very hard on getting the airplane flying for a little while now.  Most recently they have made significant (and impressive) modifications to the underside of the aircraft.  This effort has been headed up by Unlimited race pilot Matt Jackson and the project lead Bill Statler.

The last few times I have been by the hangar I have noticed that Matt doesn't seem to get too far from a certain little red cart.  The cart appears to be a combination toolbox and work stand with all the necessary implements for fabricatiing, drilling, jigging, clecoing, and finally riveting on an airplane.  Matt modified a standard Harbor Freight Two Shelf 16" x 30" cart.  Chopping it down to a good working height (~20") for working on a short stool under the aircraft.


Go Wildfire!

What are you working on tonight?

-Elliot Seguin