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Electra Flyer Nimbus
 
Electra-Nimbus
 
The Nimbus series is an intermediate advanced Rogallo. It was the first production glider to incorporate full length battons.
 
No tools are required for set-up or take-down. All rigging bolts and kingpost wires are removable in the event of damage.
 
The airframe is made from 6061-T6 1.5in x .049 (.058 for towing) clear anodised aluminium throughout. The tubing ends are capped with solid aluminium plugs to prevent crushing.
 
The rigging is 3/32in 7x7 stainless steel coated double nico swedged. The outrigger cables are 1/16in 1x19 stainless steel. The kingpost wires have a cam operated quck release system.
 
All nuts and bolts are aircraft quality and all parts are gold and black anodised.
 
The sail is mde from 3.8oz stabilised dacron in a choice of 11 colours. The 1/4in x 3/4in plastic battens (total weight 1 lb) are held in place with industrial elastic and take 75 seconds to install. A swing seat came with seated/prone adjuster.
 
19x16
Leading edge: 19 ft
Keel length: 16 ft
Wing span: 27.5 ft
Wing area: 180 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 4.2
Nose angle: 91˚
Sail billow: 2.95˚
Weight: 36 lb
Pilot weight: 110-145 lb
Takeoff speed: 12 mph
Stall speed: 12 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6.1-1
Best L/D speed: 23 mph
Min sink: 350 fpm
 
20x17
Leading edge: 20 ft
Keel length: 17 ft
Wing span: 29.5 ft
Wing area: 195 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 4.46
Nose angle: 91˚
Sail billow: 2.95˚
Weight: 38 lb
Pilot weight: 140-180 lb
Takeoff speed: 12 mph
Stall speed: 12 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6.1-1
Best L/D speed: 23 mph
Min sink: 350 fpm
 
20x19
Leading edge: 20 ft
Keel length: 19 ft
Wing span: 29 ft
Wing area: 215 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 3.82
Nose angle: 90˚
Sail billow: 3˚
Weight: 39 lb
Pilot weight: 150-210 lb
Takeoff speed: 12 mph
Stall speed: 10 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 5.5-1
Best L/D speed: 22 mph
Min sink: 375 fpm
 
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