Mojave Experimental Fly-in
Title: Electric Long EZ Mod Nomination
Experimenter: Chip Yates, Zach Reeder, Byron Young
Date: May 2012-Oct 2013
Contact:Author: Elliot Seguin
Argument: The electric Long EZ (link) is the first electric aircraft to set records to the new FAI standard. Chip's enthusiasm and ability to gather the best talent around is very visible in the team's success. From sourcing COTS components from other industries, to designing new hardware when none could be found, to finding experienced flight test types to get the systems sorted, this is a great example of a multidisciplinary, small team with an aggressive goal on a tight schedule.