Click to viewMaverick, schmaverick. Here's a Red Bull Air Race pilot showing that, to participate in these races, you don't only need to know how to control these perfect flying machines-handcrafted and engineered with the latest technologies-while doing 12 g turns. You also have to be absolutely nuttastically crazy. And while these airplanes are not rocket powered, their weight-power ratio is scary.There are three kinds of aircrafts in these races. The MXS, with only one prototype and two production models in the world; the Extra 300SR, only two worldwide; and the Edge 540, with 40 units produced. MXS Reminder: Red Bull Air Race Pilots Are Absolutely Nuts • Length: 6.28 m (20.6 ft) • Wing Span: 7.31 m (23.9 ft) • Weight: 590 kg (1300 lbs.) • Power: 350 hp • Top Speed: 426 km/h (265 mph) • Roll Rate: 450 °/sec • Max G: +/-12 • Motor: AEIO 540 EXP • Wing design: Symmetric, carbon fiber • Propeller: Hartzell "Claw" • No. aircraft worldwide : 1 prototype, 2 planes (for the Red Bull Air Race), 6 more in production. Reminder: Red Bull Air Race Pilots Are Absolutely Nuts Extra 300SR • Length: 6.70 m (21.9 ft) • Wing Span: 8.00 m (26.2 ft) • Weight: 550 kg (1212 lbs.) • Power: 340 hp • Top Speed: 407 km/h (253 mph) • Roll Rate: 340 °/sec • Max G: +10/-8 • Motor: AEIO 580 • Wing design: Asymmetric airfoil • Propeller: MTV 9-B-C-198-25 • No. aircraft worldwide: 2 Edge 540 Reminder: Red Bull Air Race Pilots Are Absolutely Nuts • Seats: 1 • Length: 6.30 m (20.7 ft) • Wing Span: 7.43 m (24.4 ft) • Weight: 530 kg (1168 lbs.) • Power: 340 hp • Top Speed: 426 km/h (265 mph) • Roll Rate: 420 °/sec • Max G : +/-12 • Motor: AEIO 540 EXP • Wing design: Symmetric, carbon fiber • Propeller: all Hartzell "Claw" except Dell: MTV9-203 • No. aircraft worldwide: 40 The next race is on November 1st in Perth, Australia. If you are around, go see it. You will love it. [Red Bull Air Race]