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Nimbus III


The Nimbus III was developed in 1956 by Don Mitchell from the earlier I and II models. Mitchell produced nine kits, of which four were completed. The prototype Nimbus III has a Gottingen airfoil and considerably less performance.

Nimbus III
Wing span: 12.19 m / 40 ft
Wing area: 9.85 sq.m / 106 sq.ft
Empty Weight: 204 kg / 450 lb
Payload: 100 kg / 220 lb
Gross Weight: 304 kg / 670 lb
Wing Load: 30.86 kg/sq.m / 6.4 lb/sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 14.7
Airfoil: Wortmann FX-05-191
L/DMax: 39 106 kph / 57 kt / 66 mph
MinSink: 0.73 m/s /2.4 fps / 1.42 kt
Seats: 1
Structure: all-wood, 3-piece wing

 

 

 

 


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