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Product Description

1200mm (47") span EPP foam RC flying wing slope glider kit.

New version released May 2005!


The Booby is a RC flying wing glider designed for slope soaring. Our new 2005 design update with modified planform and new specially designed airfoil section has improved it's all-round performance significantly. It has a broader speed range and improved turning performance. It can now be slowed down a little easier for landings and lighter lift conditions but it's awesome top speed has still been maintained, if not increased!

The Booby is a very fast flyer and retains speed through turns very well. It will fly fine in around 10 knots of wind on a good slope but 15 to 20 knots is ideal. It can comfortably handle up to around 30 knots of wind without any additional ballast weight. It has been designed for intermediate to advanced flyers seeking a top performing wing that will stand out from the crowd. With it's very unusual appearance and impressive flying performance it's sure to grab everyone's attention!

The Booby kit features:

  • CNC cut EPP foam wing panels for incredible durability
  • 9mm (approx. 3/8") diameter fiberglass spar for in-flight rigidity
  • Wide (up to 60mm, or 2 3/8") balsa elevator and ailerons with tapered cross-section for superior integration with airfoil
  • Pre-marked coreflute for fins
  • Quality Dubro pushrods and connectors
  • Detailed construction manual with photos

Specifications:

  • Wing span: 1200 mm. (47 inches)
  • Typical flying weight: 840 grams (29.6 ounces)
  • Typical wing loading: 30.7 g/dm^2 (10.1 oz/ft^2)

Radio requirements:

  • Transmitter and receiver (minimum 2 channel)
  • Receiver battery pack in flat configuration
  • Two (2) standard size servos (eg.BlueBird BMS-621 or Hitec HS-322)
  • One (1) mini size or metal geared micro size servo (eg. BlueBird BMS-380MG, Hitec HS-85MG)
  • One (1) 300mm (12") servo extension lead
  • One (1) “Y” lead.

Kit construction requirements :

  • 48mm (approx. 2") wide cross-weave filament tape
  • 48mm (approx. 2") wide coloured covering tape or iron-on covering (eg. UltraCote or ProFilm)
  • 3M Super 77 ("multi-purpose") spray adhesive
  • Various glues (eg. 5 minute epoxy, goop/goo, hot-melt glue)
  • Utility knife (large disposable retractable variety is ideal).
  • Sandpaper and basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers etc.)
  • 1mm (approx. 1/16") thick lead flashing for nose weight

The Booby construction manual in MS Word format can be found HERE.

NB: There are significant CG location differences so ensure you are viewing the appropriate manual for your kit version.

More photos and video footage of Boobies can be accessed by clicking on the "Gallery" tab towards the top of your screen. Likewise, please click on the "Reviews" tab if you'd like to read some unbiased reviews and comments about the Booby.


Product Videos

The Booby at the Cheese Factory. (02:13)
Great day for flying the Booby on the Sunshine Coast.
  • The Booby at t...
    Great day for flying the Booby on the Sunshine Coast.

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Product Reviews

  1. Funny looking but hey it goes.

    Posted by Stan Higgins on 16th Dec 2013

    Just wanted to say thanks for the Booby, it flies great and boy does it turn without loosing speed.


  2. I love Boobies :))

    Posted by Johno on 13th Jul 2013

    This is a Fast !!! good fun Glider.
    The more wind more fun lol.
    One of my favourites :))


  3. Great to fly

    Posted by Peter Marsellos on 5th Feb 2013

    "Just wanted you to know that this model is so nice to fly, I can't believe how easy it was to setup. My first flight was so easy, just launch it and away it went... it does fly fast, I was amazed, cannot believe how smooth this model flies. This would have to be the best foamie I have ever flown on a slope.


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