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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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Propeller Fence Questions

As soon as we posted the last post of our wicked new propeller for the upcoming non-stop flight attempt we started getting questions.  The questions revolve around the fence that Catto installed on the leading edge of the propeller.  It turns out it is so much cooler than just the fences.

Below are two pictures of the in flight propeller flow visualization system Catto has been using to test his fences.  It is a machined crank extension that holds a Go Pro camera which looks back at the blade face which is tufted, while in flight.

Yes that is the coolest thing you will see today.


Go work on your airplane.

Elliot and Jenn