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Old Nov 11, 2006, 08:33 PM
Jose E Bruzual is offline
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New Product
Apogee Sport – A New DLG Kit from ECM

update: 4/6/2007

THIS IS NOT THE BUILDING MANUAL, THIS FORUM SHOWS THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OF THE APOGEE SPORT - FOR THE BUILDING MANUAL PLEASE VISIT http://www.flyecm.com/Documentation/AS/default.asp

USE THIS FORUM TO SHARE YOU BUILDING EXPERIENCE, SHARE IDEAS AND CLARIFY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUILD...
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Enduro Composite Models (ECM) is exited to announce a new kit that is in final development, the Apogee Sport. The Apogee Sport is a 40” span micro-DLG with balsa pod and built-up D-Box wing. This will be a complete kit, and although we have not finalized a kit cost yet, it is already apparent that it will be quite affordable.

Scheduled for release in mid to late December, this fully laser cut balsa model is a unique adaptation from the original Mark Drela Apogee design. Much like the Apogee 400, it has been adapted for full DLG or SAL with a slightly longer pod to accommodate gear, carbon reinforcement for added strength, a wide D-Box for increased torsional strength, and a higher rib count to maintain airfoil integrity. The original deign has also been re-engineered for laser cutting and rapid building. The structural design is based on in-house expertise, standard practices, and collaboration between the original designer, test builders, and business partners.

A good friend and accomplished hobbyist, Jack Stephens, will be building the prototypes in this forum. Jack and ECM have been collaborating on this model for the past five months. To help make the Apogee Sport a better product, I really hope that you will participate in this thread.

Included are a few diagrams of the new Apogee Sport. With that, I’ll let Jack get started on the build.

Thank you,

Jose E. Bruzual
ECM
www.flyecm.com


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