Sunday, February 15, 2015

No Strings Attached IF1 Racer Nomination

Title: No Strings Attached IF1 Racer
Experimenters:  Justin Phillipson, and Josh Phillipson
Category: Design/Build
Aircraft: Race 79
Author: Elliot Seguin

Argument: Justin and Josh are two brothers focused on the dreamed of building something awesome, a IF1 pylon racing aircraft.  The project started in late 2013 when they purchased a Shoestring project.  They have been aggressively pursuing the dream ever since.  Their Facebook Page (link) documents their process, showing all the details both on the airframe and engine sides of the project.  Two standouts are the well documented design of a cowling which led to plugs and finally tools.  All documented with enough detail to inspire other builders but not so much as to be giving away their secrets.  The other standout is the recurring challenge of how to remove the head from an o-200 cylinder.  This is an old process that many claim to know how to do but many fewer have done, Josh and Justin show their attempts with just the right amount of humor.





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