This model is a 1:5 scale replica of the full-size Max Brügger Colibri that Mike Benwell built from drawings between 1981 and 1988. He subsequently flew it for twenty-five years to rallies all over northern Europe with a backpacker’s tent on the rear shelf and a sleeping bag replacing the seat cushion. Low-wing models with one-piece wings have an inherent weakness where the fuselage is cut out to receive the wing. A two-piece wing with an aluminium dowel through the fuselage permits a full-depth fuselage, making it significantly stronger.
- Designed by: Mike Benwell
- Scale: 1:5
- Wingspan: 1219 mm (48”)
- Name: Max Brügger Colibri
- Wing area: 0.33 m 2 (517 in 2 )
- Fuselage length: 959 mm (37.75”)
- Flying weight: 1.81 kg (4 lbs)
- Wing loading: 17.8 oz/ft 2
- Functions (servos): Ailerons (2), Rudder (1), Elevator (1), Throttle (ESC)
- Motor: Airtek Airmax AM/3536/910
- ESC: 40A
- Prop: 12 x 6E
- Battery: 3S 2200mAh XS LiPo
- Plan code: RC2242
- Magazine: Featured in RCM&E September 2022
- Ailerons: full rate +/- 20mm, low rate +/- 15mm
- Elevator: full rate +/- 15mm, low rate +/- 10mm
- Rudder: full rate +/- 25mm, low rate +/- 20mm
Check out the Video showing a pictorial of the build. Video is provided by Mortons Media the publishers of RCM&E Magazine available from: https://www.modelflying.co.uk
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What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack? – A CNC or laser-cut wood pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheets.
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Plan RC2242 Laser Cut Wood Pack WPRC2242 Additional Wood Pack AWPRC2242 Short Kit SETRC2242