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Old May 27, 2014, 02:54 PM
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Mibo Electra2 3.5/3.9 F5J/ALES

Mibo has been hard at work revising the already stellar Electra which is wildly popular in Europe.

Some of the key features-

-New Fuse, shorter nose and longer tail boom
-New Tail group, slightly smaller in dimensions and lighter
-New Tip panels with more efficient tip design
-New construction method of wing resulting in large weight savings.

In addition there will be all new graphics and more visible stripes on bottom of wing.
This will be available in 2 spans, 3.5 and 3.9
Development of the larger span wing was started for a model called the Hydra, but now will be renamed Electra2 3.9

So here it is, the all new Mibo Modeli Electra 2. Available soon in the USA at Flight Comp.

All new wing tips that are flat and rounded as is the current trend. This particular model has ailerons that do not extend all the way out but Mibo tells me they will go all the way out to the tips on the next models.

Smaller/thinner/lighter tail group.

All new lamination on wings, this is the glass/disser version which is lighter than previous all glass wings.

I believe this model is a 3.5m version, 3.9 available as well. Rough estimated flying weight of this model is 55-58oz.

The only part that this model shares with the Previous Electra is the center panel, everything else is all new. Tail group is not compatible with previous version.

More info on specs, pricing, and availability coming soon. I can tell you that we will be getting the first batch of models off the production line.
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Old May 27, 2014, 05:14 PM
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Any info on the airfoil, sq. in., wing loading?
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Old May 27, 2014, 05:44 PM
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Airfoil is the same as previous model, MT-25750-L. Very thin foil and works better for a light model. Tail is HT-13.

I'll get share more info as soon as I get it from Mibo.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:50 PM
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Yeah, I need this like I need a third test**le. But it sure do look sweet.
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Old May 28, 2014, 06:01 PM
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Yeah, I need this like I need a third test**le. But it sure do look sweet.
It couldn't hurt either.

Or you could do what I do and try to convince a friend they need one and then help them with the build and test flight..



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Old May 28, 2014, 06:12 PM
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I needed an RC car like a third test**le, but I just bought one anyway.
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Old May 28, 2014, 08:41 PM
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I already got three in need a fourth!!!!!!!!!!

I'm in line!!!
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Old May 28, 2014, 09:14 PM
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How much IS this badboy???
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Old May 29, 2014, 12:18 PM
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Not sure of price yet, I'm hoping to be able to offer the glass 3.5 version for around 1400.00, have to wait and see.
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Old May 30, 2014, 04:02 PM
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hello, i beleive that we are at the last round and very soon we have all the informations for the new plane.
But i would like to ask you about the flight speed of the plane? Is this plane slow or high speed plane?
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Old May 30, 2014, 05:35 PM
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$1400 sounds reasonable
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Old May 30, 2014, 06:09 PM
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hello, i beleive that we are at the last round and very soon we have all the informations for the new plane.
But i would like to ask you about the flight speed of the plane? Is this plane slow or high speed plane?
The Electra is not a "high speed" plane. Although it has a very thin airfoil it is also very light so it can be slowed down very well for thermal-ling and landing. I would put this model against any modern F5J design.

The thin wing also helps with penetration in active conditions.
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Old Jun 08, 2014, 11:44 AM
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Its not a "high speed" model, like its not in high speed mobe to be availiable soon.!
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Few more pics. Mibo says this model is less than 1500 grams ready to fly or slightly less than 52oz.
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 11:31 AM
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I have seen the photos on facebook but till now information for the new models are limited.
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