Now at Soaring USA all the way from Fermo, Italy, comes this beautiful, highly aerobatic, “MDM-1 Fox-like” 3-meter sloper that we know will impress!
Graecalis: (from Late Latin) a strong, cold northeast wind of the central Mediterranean. Just arrived at Soaring USA all the way from Fermo, Italy, comes this beautiful, highly aerobatic, “MDM-1 Fox-like” 3-meter sloper that we know will impress and delight you. Hallmarks of the Graecalis are energy retention in extreme aerobatic maneuvers, “like-it's-on-rails” handling, and wide speed range. This graceful model has been flying the mountainsides of Europe for years, and soon, we expect all over the slopes of America. (Which is not to say you couldn’t modify for aerotow or electrify if you so desired! There is plenty of room for extra equipment up front.)
All parts of the Graecalis are painted in the mold composites and have a flawless, glass-smooth finish. Graecalis is highly pre-fabricated. It has 2-piece wings with a stunning, swept-back look, large chord flaps and ailerons for amazing aerobatic control response, slow and easy landings, and a hefty 14 millimeter stainless steel rod joiner that will withstand the most severe flying loads. Graecalis’ composite molded fiberglass + carbon wing skins and carbon wing spar assure you of the stiffest, strongest wings for high stress maneuvers and less than gentle landings. Entirely designed in CAD-3D, it has a wing with a fast but forgiving BEX1809 profile, the result of Claudio Becchetti’s commitment to the Graecalis project.
The all-molded fuselage is fiberglass reinforced with carbon fiber and Kevlar in high stress areas. The canopy is a beautiful, unpainted, glassy-smooth carbon fiber cloth finish.
The horizontal stabilizer is carbon reinforced fiberglass. The rudder is hollow molded fiberglass. The cockpit base is fiberglass with plywood servo base.
The “Glass” version has fiberglass wing skins, carbon spar and reinforcement, and a lower price point.
Watch the video and you will get a glimpse of Graecalis’ prowess! At one point in this video below, you will see a ballsy knife-edge pass over a ridge-top that might make you gasp!
Video by Giammarco Piunti