The #longnosethunder was a fun program. This photo was during the second low speed taxi of the airplane by Wasabi. We had some questions about thrust levels at idle commanded and full beta in reference to landing especially. The builder said the airplane needed to be put in beta to get stopped in reasonable distance, but with beta commanded the airplane would lose a significant amount of directional stability. This low speed taxi was a chance to explore that space, as well as get comfortable with the idle stop (rolling throttle grip). With the airplane in idle and brakes released on level ground the airplane would taxi at 20-30 mph. In full beta the airplane would taxi at 10-15 mph on level ground. The brakes were not particularly strong and had a tendency to overheat on a long taxi. All very interesting from a testing perspective. Photo @tkinaz93.