Libelle 1:4 Scale
A timeless classic sailplane at 3.83-meters wingspan! And this model is a breeze to fly! You will be surprised at how well it penetrates, even without ballast. Features a wide speed envelope and flaps to aid in landings.
Wingspan151 in. (3.83m)
Wing Area1051 sq.in. (67.81dm2)
Wing loading21.26 oz sq./ft. (64.87g/dm2)
AirfoilHQW 2.5 / 12%
Length61.5 in. (1.56m)
Weight155 oz (empty) (4.394kg)
3.8m, 1:4 Scale Sailplane
The Libelle from Valenta models is another example of the finest models available today.
As with all the Valenta models, she is a breeze to fly.. The mild dihedral gives stability while also maintaining vertical lift when spiraling up with a thermal. The cross tail is very efficient, as well as lifting the horizontal planes up a little from the ground to provide protection for landing in "alternate landing zones" (just in case you miss your "primary LZ"!)
If you have never flown a scale ship from Valenta, you will be surprised at how well they penetrate, even without ballast. Combined with a wide speed envelope, scale ships are very unique feeling planes.
The wing is hollow molded with fiberglass skins and carbon fiber reinforcements on the spars. The fuse is all glass with carbon tows.
Video by Harry Melick van