Design and Building High Performance Composite Experimental Aircraft
Speaker: Paulo Iscold
September 28, 2018
Paso Robles (KPRB) Airport Terminal
Paulo has developed three composite experiment airplanes, among other projects, with university students including two race planes that hold nine FAI world records and an aerobatic airplane. He will discuss some details of these airplanes and the challenges of involving young students in this type of activity. He is an Aeronautical engineer who is currently working at the Aerospace Engineering Department at Cal Poly SLO, and previously worked in Brazil at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is also working has also worked as a race engineer for Red Bull Air Race teams since 2008. He will present more details about this work as well and the developing a new high performance sailplane wing while working on the X-57 project. See articles about some of his work from the September 2015 issue of the EAA Sport Aviation magazine, and January 2016 issue of Flying magazine.
Just months after its first flight, Anequim CEA-311, a Brazilian speedster built by students and professors at the Brazilian technical school Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, has achieved multiple world records at the Santa Cruz Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro. The sleek single-seat carbon fiber airplane broke no less than five world records. While the numbers have not yet been confirmed by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the preliminary numbers released by the airplane’s designer, Paulo Iscold, indicate that Anequim shattered the previous records in each category. In the category of speed over a 3 km course, the Anequim flew at 521.08 km/hr (281 knots), about 55 km/hr faster than the previous record, set by the DR-90 Nemesis. Another previous Nemesis record, speed over 15 km, previously set at 455.8 km/hr, was increased by Anequim to 511.19 km/hr (276 knots). And in two additional categories, the speed over a 100 km closed course and a 500 km closed course, Anequim blasted the previous records by more than 100 km/hr, clocking in at 490.14 km/hr (265 knots) and 493.74 km/hr (267 knots) respectively.