Odyssey HM

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Jonathan Wells holding the prototype Odyssey HM

Introducing the new Odyssey HM (hollow Moulded) 60 inch glider.

There's a picture of Ron Broughton holding the EPP version and Me Jonathan wells holding the moulded version.

The Odyssey was designed by Ron Broughton for 60" slope pylon racing in the early 2000's, the construction was EPP with golf shaft spars, covered with bullet tape for torsional strength and Solartex.

Ron approached me to help make a hollow moulded version. I secretly worked on the project (it did take quite a long time due to workload and life getting in the way) I met up with Ron at a slope called Curbar Edge and surprised him with the prototype Odyssey HM, it sure put a smile on his face

Odyssey HM airfoils are custom designed to emulate the original foils with improved efficiency.
The energy retention of the Odyssey HM is amazing with its nice clean airfoils, but also harnesses the same characteristics as the EPP version.

Model info: -

Wing area - 475.8 sq inches (30.7 dm/2)
Wingspan - 60 inches (1520mm)
Maximum chord - 13.5 inches (343mm)
Removable fin - Secured by two cap head screws or you can tape it on
Maximum servo thickness 12mm.
Servo Pockets - 50mm x 42mm
Model weight - from 1200g


Available layups: -
Glass - £350
Carbon -£426
Double Carbon - £541

 

+ postage.

Colour options - Standard scheme is the picture below (Blue with Yellow & Orange) Custom schemes are available but require a non refundable deposit.

Ron Broughton is here witnessing the Odyssey HM for the first time, he was taken ill days after this flying session. Ron has had a rough time recently but he's doing well now.

The CAD was sent to my manufacturer and was machined directly into aluminium moulds, the fit and finish is amazing.


 

Ron with the Odyssey EEP on the Left and me (Jonathan Wells)with the moulded version (Prototype) on the right. 

The pre production Odyssey HM

During its maiden flight in very high wind -

A snippet from video above: -

Footage taken during Ron's surprise: -