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Sky Sports Inc Bobcat
 
Skysp-Bobcat2
Bobcat II
 
Circa 1972, the Bobcat II was suitable for beginners ad advanced pilots, built with strong construction for training. It met USHGA and Harker World Cup rules and, with deflexers folded, met FAI/CIVL rules. The Bobcat II has two nose angle settings.
 
The airframe is made from 6063-T832 1.75 x .058 in tubing in both model sizes. Dowelling is not used, strength coming from stainless steel bushings and inside sleeving. Deflexers are used normally, but may be left folded.
 
Marine stainless steel 3/32 in 7x7 rigging is used throughout with protective vinyl coating on the bottom wires. Quick links and pins are used.
All hardware is of stainless steel or aircraft quality aluminium. Nuts, washers, bolts and turnbuckles are aircraft grade. The sail is 3.8oz stabilised dacron with double zig-zag stiching with five colour choices.
 
Either a ‘bikini’ training harness, a swing seat, or supine harness were available.
 
Two nose angle positions are available for selecting billow. One for the best L/D and one for the minimum sink. Rounded nose plate helps prevent sudden stops during landing. Rigging can be adjusted easily for either prone or seated flying. The centre of gravity is adjustable. It can be packed down to about half the leading edge lengths.
 
Bobcat II 19x14
Leading edge: 19 ft
Keel length: 14 ft
Wing span: 26.8 ft
Wing area: 204 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 3.48 / 3.4
Nose angle: 90˚ / 89˚
Sail billow: 3.0˚ / 3.5˚
Weight: 42 lb
Pilot weight: 125-165 lb
Stall speed: 16.5 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6.1
Min sink: 330 fpm
 
20x15
Leading edge: 20 ft
Keel length: 15 ft
Wing span: 28.3 ft
Wing area: 230 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 3.48 / 3.4
Nose angle: 90˚ / 89˚
Sail billow: 3.0˚ / 3.5˚
Weight: 44 lb
Pilot weight: 150-210 lb
Stall speed: 16.5 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6.1
Min sink: 330 fpm
 
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