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Raspet Award Winner Announced

July 27, 2016 - The 2016 August Raspet Memorial Award is to be presented to Paulo Iscold, EAA 589488, tonight at the Homebuilders Dinner for his work at Brazilian technical school Universidade Federal de Minas Gerias on his Anequim CEA-311 design.

Iscold generated the idea for the Anequim using SolidWorks software as part of an aircraft design class he teaches at UFMG. With the hands-on work of five of his students, the Anequim’s build was completed from 2011 to 2014. (EAA members can get a free version of the Solidworks software, see www.EAA.org/solidworks)

The Anequim has since set five speed records, pending confirmation by FAI. Those records are: speed over 3 km with restricted altitude, speed over 15 km, speed over 100 km closed course, speed over 500 km closed course, and time to climb up to 3,000 meters.

“Despite the wonderful result of setting five world records, the Anequim Project’s main objective is to improve the quality of UFMG’s aerospace engineering students, and we are sure this project will be a mark for the rest of their lives,” Iscold said.

Once these records are confirmed, the Anequim is expected to be considered the fastest four-cylinder airplane in the world.

August Raspet was instrumental in developing of one of the nation’s top aero-physics research centers, the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University. EAA has presented this award commemorating Raspet annually since 1960 to those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of light aircraft design.
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