That was powered by a Jabiru engine and set several world records.
From the same designer - Paulo Iscold - comes this latest machine the Anequim (meaning Mako Shark in Brazilian/Portuguese).
At first glance I thought this was a development of the CEA308 - but no - it is a completely new airframe. Built by students again - same as the CEA308.
They are going for the fastest 4 cylinder aircraft record - which stands at 260 knots. They are predicting 310 knots from this little beast.
You wouldn't bet against them - that thing looks tiny and so streamlined. The canopy has an explosive charge in it in case of emergency exit (the same as some military jet aircraft do).
They are using the canopy shape to control (minimize) the interference drag between the wing and fuselage.
Some videos of it are on this link: https://vimeo.com/58597107
|They must have a skinny pilot...|
|Paulo at right. Note: Fences on the prop (built by Craig Catto).|