Monday, December 9, 2013

Electric Long EZ Mod Nomination

Mojave Experimental Fly-in
Award Nomination

Title: Electric Long EZ Mod Nomination
Experimenter: Chip Yates, Zach Reeder, Byron Young
Category: Design/Build/Test
Aircraft: N89CY
Date: May 2012-Oct 2013
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.

  Photo: Two clowns. This clown has saved me more than once and I owe him!

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