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Red Bull Air Race Tech Talk: Forces of Flight

August 09, 2016

In this first in a series of Tech Talks, Red Bull Air Race Technical Director Jim 'Jimbo' Reed takes a closer look at wing design, and explains how the forces of flight make raceplanes fly.

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Red Bull Air Race Tech Talk: Forces of Flight
In this first in a series of Tech Talks, Red Bull Air Race Technical Director Jim 'Jimbo' Reed takes a closer look at wing design, and explains how the forces of flight make raceplanes fly.
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