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    Default New Wasabi Video

    Hey Guys

    We just released this video out our new airplane.

    See you soon!
    Elliot


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    Default Re: New Wasabi Video

    Elliot,

    Great video editing, fun to watch, looking forward to seeing Wasabi next month.

    Its great to see teams that come here and post/share their progress.

    Its a great way to get new fans and create interest.

    Keep em coming.


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    Default Re: New Wasabi Video

    Awesome and congratulations.

    She looks like the little sister of NXT.

    Are there any plans for a wing root fairing?

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    Default Re: New Wasabi Video

    Cool airplane, cool video, looks like a fun time. It is rare to be able to share all the behind the scenes with those that only see the finished product. Congrats and looking forward to seeing it at Reno.

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    Excellent! Thank-you!

    Air racing is ALIVE!

    - Joseph

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    Default Re: New Wasabi Video

    Thank you.

    We're just some hillbillies in the desert. Hopefully we'll get some wheel pants and a carbon prop in the next couple weeks.

    Thanks for the support.

    -Race 68

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    Default Re: New Wasabi Video

    Great looking airplane It really looks like the small sister of NXT.
    How many hours do you have on this airplane? Can you already estimate what speeds you expect on the course?
    With your building skills it shouldnīt be a problem building a pair of wheel Pants within a few days

    Anyway, looking forward to see it in Reno in person. (Flights and Hotel booked for my son and me )

    Franz

    PS: Those kind of videos or information is it what keepīs us race fans alive
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    Quote Originally Posted by glider69 View Post
    Great looking airplane It really looks like the small sister of NXT.
    How many hours do you have on this airplane? Can you already estimate what speeds you expect on the course?
    With your building skills it shouldnīt be a problem building a pair of wheel Pants within a few days

    Anyway, looking forward to see it in Reno in person. (Flights and Hotel booked for my son and me )

    Franz

    PS: Those kind of videos or information is it what keepīs us race fans alive

    Franz,

    Thank you for the kind words and enthusiasm, this can be a long road.

    You mention the plane looks like an NXT. Jenn and I met crewing for the Sharps on the NXT, we wouldn't have gotten here without them, as a result we can't help but be influenced by all their awesome, luckily their stuff is also pretty quick.

    The airplane currently has the FAA mandated (for new aircraft designs) 40 hours on it. We also complied with the new flight test rule that was a response to the NTSB's report on the Ghost crash. This rule requires demonstrating the aircraft in the race environment and writing a report about that test before June 1st of that race year (link). Our definition of the race environment for that test was 285 mph, 8 gs and 4200 rpm simultaneous. We did this with our cruiser motor and prop in a dive (the configuration shown in the video). This was a dynamic test point to hit, but from a safety standpoint made us very confident about Reno. Since that report was filed with the FAA we have been focused on the performance side of things (speed mods).

    The airplane is a prototype racer, designed to be kitted, or adopted to other missions or whatever the market can bear. We come from nemesis, so we know what it takes to win at Reno (it takes a lot). We are just a couple builders in the desert figuring this out as we go.

    In short we will be excited to have the airplane at reno, but beyond that our expectations are limited.

    Thank you for the support!

    Elliot and Jenn
    Wasabi Air Racing

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    Airpigz.com posted the video!

    I hope this inspires interest in the sport!!

    -Race 68

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    Made the EAA cover page!!

    Maybe we can get some last minute EAA attendees at the races!!

    -Race 68

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