Monday, January 6, 2014

Anequim Nomination

Photo: Raphael Brescia (link)

Mojave Experimental Fly-in
Award Nomination

Title: Anequim Nomination

Experimenter: Paulo Iscold, Craig Catto
Category: Design/Build/Test
Aircraft: Anequim
Date: 2010 - 2013
Author: Elliot Seguin

Argument: Paulo and his team of engineering students at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil unveiled their aggressive (and aggressive looking) record setter project back in January (link).  The project intends to take speed records; the team has talked about going for the title of world's fastest 4 cylinder aircraft and setting records in the C1A category.  If they plan on taking the C1A they would be challenging the 3km record held by Jon Sharp of Team Nemesis in the DR-90 (link) with an IF1 legal airframe and engine at 290 mph in Nov of 1998.  On the Facebook page they have mentioned interest in the title of "World's Fastest 4 Cylinder Aircraft" referencing the C1B 500km record set by Richard Keit in the Polen Special (link) at 303 mph in 2001.  Either record would put the airplane in the 300 mph range, which would be fantastic to watch.  The name Anequim is the Portuguese word for great white shark, the man eater.  The team posts regular updates on their facebook page (link) showing CAD lofting, CFD, manufacturing, and assembly of the vehicle.  The enthusiasm this project inspires within the online community is worth a nod on it's own, but coupled with the aggressive performance that the airplane is projected to be capable of, there is certainly a lot being offered by the team.  We all look forward to seeing how the project progresses.  Also be sure to check out Paulo's previous record setter the CEA-308 (website) (article).

Fuselage Model in the windtunnel Photo: Paulo Iscold (link)

Photo: Paulo Iscold (link)
Photo: Raphael Brescia (link)
Propeller CFD Photo: Paulo Iscold (link)


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  2. I respectfully disagree with fucking Nadiha.

    PS They DID it !
    five world speed records over four set distances (3 kilometers, 15 km, 100 km and 500 km) plus a time-to-climb record up to 3000 m, with all flights piloted by Gunar Armin in Rio de Janeiro.
    LESS than maximum capable speed but still a record of 324 mph straight and level.
    Time to climb up to 3000m
    Previous record: Pushy Galore - 3min and 8sec (BruceBohannon)
    New Anequim record : 2min and 26sec