Tech Talk: the raceplanes

Jim 'Jimbo' Reed looks at the machines of the Red Bull Air Race

Reed inspects Hall's raceplane

There are two types of raceplane that fight it out for the World Championship in the Red Bull Air Race. The Edge 540 and the MXS-R. Only Matt Hall and Nigel Lamb flew the MXS-R in 2016, every other pilot in the Master Class flies a version of the Edge. They are both excellent aircraft, but what are the differences? Red Bull Air Race's Technical Director Jim Reed explains...