Daedalus Apex 2
Single-seat single-engined high-wing mono-plane with hybrid control. Wing has unswept leading and trailing edges, and constant chord; cruciform tail. Pitch control by eleva-tor on tail; yaw control by fully flying rudder; no separate roll control; control inputs through weight-shift for pitch/yaw/roll. Wing braced from above by kingpost and cables, from below by cables; wing profile 100% double-surface. Undercarriage has two wheels with tailskid. Aluminium-tube framework, without pod. Engine mounted at wing height driving tractor propeller.
The Daedalus Apex 2, is similar in concept to the Quicksilver E, in that it uses weight-shift allied to a rudder and elevator to give hybrid control, a formula which is popular in North America but unusual in Europe.
The obvious difference between the Apex 2 and the Eipper product, however, is the choice of power unit and the use of a tractor propeller. Marco uses the Konig SC430 three-cylinder radial engine, allied to a three-blade propeller, a combination which has proved highly effective. Not only has Marco flown extensively in the Alps with the Apex 2, but he also competed in the 1982 London-Paris, where he got a special award for having the quietest aircraft in the competi-tion.
Engine: Konig SC430, 24 hp.