Covers come off the #TeamMHR Edge 540 V3, check out the engine
For the second event of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race, Matt Hall Racing will debut a new Edge 540 V3, an aircraft the team have been working to make race ready since it was completed on March 23, 2017.
While the aircraft might be new, the engine is not and is the one used to take Matt to second place in the 2015 and 2016 world championships.
However with the change from the MXS-R to the Edge, an opportunity presented itself for the team to take the engine out of the plane and place it on a dynamometer to test its capabilities. Primarily the team have looked at how to maximise performance, and how the engine can be used most efficiently.
With the testing done, the team now have data to compare a secondary test to at the end of 2017. This will assist in determining if the engine will need maintenance prior to 2018, or if it will be able to continue.