Malibu II (oz10393)


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Malibu II. Radio control slope soarer model. Wingspan 76in, wing area 436 sq in.

Quote: "Malibu. World Record Holder R/C Sailplane. 76 inch span. Thermal, Slope, Power Pod [for Cox TD .049].

The Malibu is a deluxe radio controlled sailplane designed for two channel digital radio gear. Its highly efficient aerodynamic design provides excellent glide ratio for towline gliding, and good wind penetration for slope soaring. The Malibu set a new world record of 1510 laps, 302 kilometers (189 miles) in Hawaii in August, 1970.

The airframe utilizes rugged all balsa Monocoque construction, and weighs only 2 lbs. with Kraft KP4B equipment installed. The model features a large tapered wing of 76 inch span and 460 square inch area with over 12 to 1 aspect ratio. Tested and approved by R/C Modeler magazine."

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The Monterey (oz8705) was the evolution of the Malibu II, adopting a 100 in wing. Read the article of Monterey considering it's quite similar. R Boucher was the founder and owner of Astro Flight. You can read the interesting history of Astro Flight on Wikipedia.
Pit - 31/08/2018
Excellent, thanks Pit.
SteveWMD - 31/08/2018
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