Ok, up for sale is one of my Shark XL's. Imported by www.SkipMillerModels.com
. Pro built by Lenny Keer all new parts went into this Sailplane. This big beauty has all the smooth characteristics of a scale Sailplane in flight, smooth, fast and graceful with high energy retention. But the Shark XL has more, with the six servo wings coupled it is very nimble and has an exceptionally fast roll rate (15 feet of control surface) and loop rate (full flying stab) to do all the stuff I do with my Espada R's on the slope. This same layup has been DS'd to 200MPH.
At 12.5LBS AUW it carries energy a long way but still the wing loading is low. I have flown it in as little as 6-8 MPH winds at Torrey pines. Fully ballasted to 17.5LBS it hauls the mail! In fact, even though I am just a sport flyer not an F3F Racer, I took it out on one of the So Cal Slope Racing (SCSR) practices and ran a solid 38XX with my Shark XL and it was the second fastest time of the day running against FS3's Aris's Ceres's etc... BTW I was flying it at 15LBS that day. These are very rare to see and they dominate their flying environment when they are in the air. The fit and finish is "A" quality.
It is built by StratAir in Austria (makers of Stiegiesen, Europhia etc..). These are very rare to see and take a while to order. It also has a tow hook installed in case you have the USA Bobsleding team to help you launch it!. :-0 It is truly a masterpiece of a Sailplane. See the list and information below for more. BTW StratAir has an E-fuse for this plane you can get from www.Skipmillermodels.com
There is a video of my other Shark XL below. In the clip below the Shark XL is on maiden flight in 13-15MPH wind with no ballast. You can here Marty Dine, John Vance and Aaron talking about my ballast kit. Thanks to Mark Canfield for the video footage. You can also hit the HD and see it in high definition.