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Jan 26, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Old fashion parkflyer "Marabu" - new replica


Here is replica of one old model that was in stores in mid 80's in eastern Europe. It was manufactured by Czeh company Igra, the kit was rubber band free flight model with wingspan of 23.6". I was 10 years old when I put this kit together and had lots of fun. Recently i come up with the original plan of the model and decided to build it for the sake of the old times. I went for enlarged replica (twice the original size), redesign the entire plan keeping only the general outlines. 3 weeks after receiving the laser cut sets of parts the model was in the air.
Wingspan is 48", AUW - 28 oz. It have option to be powered by electric motor or IC engine in 0.09 to 0.15 range. For first flight i chose the electric power - 140W motor is in use.


Here is short video from the maiden.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=K7XUCv6e0W8
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Jan 26, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Nice model. Could be a good idea to post even the plan! .
Jan 27, 2013, 07:07 AM
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plan here http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=589

you can also buy a enlarged kit for RC here http://www.letadel-modely.cz/letadel...1-RC-El-Marabu
Jan 27, 2013, 12:04 PM
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Thanks janyx. Appreciate it.
Jan 29, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Attached is the report of building process. I guess can be used as manual if some one decide to repeat this model.
Jul 04, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by LZ23
Attached is the report of building process. I guess can be used as manual if some one decide to repeat this model.
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Originally Posted by janyx
In about 2007, we purchased part of the former production company Igra. Currently still produce an upgraded model Marabu also increased RC version.
All parts of both kits are cut by laser.

http://www.letadel-modely.cz/letadel.../3/5/24-Marabu
http://www.letadel-modely.cz/letadel...ERIE-El-MARABU
el marabu 2013 (5 min 32 sec)

marabu 2013 (0 min 26 sec)


wingspan 1085 mm cca 42"
electric power - 180 W
AUW 520 - 700 g cca 18,3 - 26,5 oz

I'm sorry I do not speak English

RH
Jul 04, 2013, 10:49 AM
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El Marabu


In about 2007, we purchased part of the former production company Igra. Currently still produce an upgraded model Marabu also increased RC version.
All parts of both kits are cut by laser.

http://www.letadel-modely.cz/letadel.../3/5/24-Marabu
http://www.letadel-modely.cz/letadel...ERIE-El-MARABU
el marabu 2013 (5 min 32 sec)

marabu 2013 (0 min 26 sec)


wingspan 1085 mm cca 42"
electric power - 180 W
AUW 520 - 700 g cca 18,3 - 26,5 oz

I'm sorry I do not speak English

RH
May 13, 2017, 02:48 PM
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Mr. Hiesbök produces also bigger El Marabu, so enjoy my video about the bigger El Marabu XL :-) It is also made from plywood.

2017 - Rudolf Hiesbök - El Marabu XL (1 min 16 sec)


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