Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shark XL, the 4.5m electro-F3B/F

The Shark XL is not really a new item, but remains a reference of the 4-5m fully moulded category. It has been designed few years ago by the Logo Team (Switzerland) who was very active in F3B in years 2000. 
Last week-end, I had the opportunity to see the Shark XL belonging to Philippe Lanes. The flight is very impressive. It can climb almost vertical, dive deeply and reach very high speed, always with elegance and class. The perfect plane to fly on large mountain slopes and do thermal hunting, then aerobatic, then speed, all in the smae flight. This is a 4.5 m F3B with amazing perfomances. Its characteristics are the following.

  • Wingspan: 4500 mm 
  •  Area: 97 dm2 
  •  Ratio: 21 
  •  Section: WO-8D bis G
  •  Lenght: 2050 mm 
  •  Weight: 5,3 - 7 kg
Here are some pictures taken at Laurac slope last Thursday. I have some material to prepare a short video about it. So Stay tuned !


2 comments:

  1. Where the pictures are?

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  2. Hi Pierre, yes the Shark XL is a lovely model, I was lucky to shoot some video of Paul Jubbs Shark XL last year, although in very light conditions, look forward to seeing your video.

    https://vimeo.com/48300296

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