Sky Dynamics Spotlight
Anequim Project - UFMG (Brazil) - Fastest 4 cylinder equipped aircraft in the world.
The Anequim Project has now officially met it's goal as the fastest 4 cylinder equipped aircraft in the world. We traveled to Brazil to help the team with the record flight attempts and over a three day span we were able to set five new world records in the FAI C1A class.
The new records are as follows:
1. Speed over 3 km with restricted altitude
Previous record: Nemesis DR-90 - 466.83km/h (Jon Sharp)
New record claim: 521.08km/h
2. Speed over 15 km
Previous record: Nemesis DR-90 - 455.8 km/h (Jon Sharp)
New record claim: 511.19 km/h
3. Speed over 100 km closed course
Previous record: W.Air Race - 389.6 km/h (Richard Young)
New record claim: 490.14 km/h
4. Speed over 500 km closed course
Previous record: VariEze - 387.4 km/h (Klaus Savier)
New record claim: 493.74 km/h
5. Time to climb up to 3,000 meters
Previous record: Pushy Galore – 3 minutes and 8 seconds (Bruce Bohannon)
New record claim: 2 minutes and 26 seconds
The aircraft is using one of our AEIO-360 engines with the full compliment of our products.
The aircraft is truly impressive in that it is a fixed gear, normally aspirated design.
You can keep up with the project by going to their Facebook page.
David Windmiller - Edge 540
One of our favorite people and another incredible pilot from the northeast US, David Windmiller's Edge 540 uses a few of our products. His AEIO-540 built by PennYan Aero features our Lightweight Maxi-Sump system, 6/1 Exhaust, and Lightweight Flywheel (for LSE Ignition). In the next few weeks he will also be installing our new Top Cylinder Girdle kit and Air-Fuel Ratio monitor.
Official Manufacturer of 2014 RBAR Exhaust Systems
We are proud to have been chosen as the official manufacturer of approved exhaust systems for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race.
We are looking forward to working with Red Bull, Lycoming/Thunderbolt, and each of the teams throughout the season.