Technology behind Red Bull Air Race Pylons – A minute with ClicksandWrites

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Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi
Friday, 11th March 2016
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Made with a special lightweight nylon, the pylons for Red Bull Air Race are designed with maximum safety and efficiency in mind. While they define the course, they are not there to get in the way; quite the opposite actually.
If a plane makes contact with a pylon, it is designed to breakaway or tear, with the air-pressurized structure falling away immediately. From there a specialized team kicks into action, and the ensuing few minutes are poetry in motion, not unlike watching a Formula 1 team perform a pit stop.

Text Source and opportunity thanks to: Red Bull Air Race Team