Mini Challenge #632: Motorsports

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Digital Nigel Forum Pro • Posts: 14,269
Re: Red Bull Air Race exhibits

greenmanphoto wrote:


Some nice shots, there! Was the plane damaged, that you know of, from that last shot where he hit the pylon?! And you don't want to enter any of these? So far, we don't have any air races entered, AFAIK!

No, the plane wasn't damaged — they may have reinforced wing leading edges. The inflated pylons are designed to rip easily and collapse. There's a crew on standby, ready to rush out and quickly replace damaged pylons. I'll see if I can dig out some pictures of them doing it

It was my first DSLR (only 6mp), and I don't think the quality of the images is all that great (I was still shooting JPEGs back then) . I wish I'd managed to capture a shot of the plane actually hitting tbe pylon — that would have been worth an entry!

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