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The Bluto has the distinction of being in research and development longer than any of NCFMs world-famous models. Conceived by legendary designer Harris Nelson and built first in 2001 it is literally the precursor to all "Deta Nose" planks in production.
Ironically The Bluto was never released for sale in it's original form.
You heard it right! The Blutos you might have owned seen or heard about were not the original Bluto. They were either a Bluto56 or a Bluto48 the smaller single fin variants that quickly became popular with the racing crowd.
After 10 years The Bluto is ready for primetime in it's original format: A 60" span straight leading edge twin fin racer. The Bluto has the same tapered carbon spar system as the HP60 and uses the same familiar building techniques common to all NCFM models. Whats new is a fin mounting system that is effective strong and versatile.
Far from compromising the strength and rigidity of the wing it adds to it and allows the twin fins to be mounted in a position away from harm during landing and impossible to twist in the circuit.
The Bluto is a 3-servo plank that gives you flexibility in setting up the controls:
The thorough and clear instructions make quick work of the build and soon you'll be standing on the edge ready to toss your new pride and joy!
If your intended mission is relaxed flying youve probably built it light around 38 ounces and covered it with Ultracote. But if youre standing at the near-pole of the Man-on-Man race or on the saddle of your secret DS spot youre most likely holding a 60 ounce monster thats covered in plastic laminate and has a belly full of lead!
Either way The Bluto will show you top speeds youve never before experienced in this class and energy retention that puts more sophisticated gliders to shame.
This plane is intended strictly for medium to heavy air. Although a lightly built Bluto can fly on small slopes an average built one will need strong lift to perform it's magic.
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Span: 1524 mm
Wing Area: 29.16 dm2
Typical Flying Weight: 1190 g (Unballasted)
Control Channels: Two (2)
Transmitter: Digital proportional