The Nimbus 4D
is the current open class super two
seater design in production by Schempp-Hirth in Germany. It is the
successor to the earlier 24.6
m Nimbus 3D. The six piece (26.5 m span)
Discus plan form wing has full span camber changing flaperons. It has a
glide ratio of about 60. It's particular look with the triple taper
leading edge and forward swept wings is really graceful in the air. We
at ICARE are very proud to
offer different models starting with this one at 1:8.5 scale (3.3 m span) with sheeted
foam wing, super scale
TM reproduction of this very high performance
1:8 scale this should be a small scale glider, but the high aspect ratio of the
wing makes it still a comfortable sized plane of 3.3 m span. Designated for the intermediate
pilot this is not the easiest plane to fly. It can be pitch sensitive at high
speed. But heck what a great look in the air. Not suitable for aerobatics, it
has hence a realistic wing flex in the air. The wing does not have flaps. It can
be histarted, winched, aero towed or electrified with FES. Also nice on the slope.
This glider comes completely built, and
ready for radio installation. Only a few hours are required, before you
go to the field.
The wings are sheeted foam and already covered with Oracover.
installed and ready to be connected by the mean of a micro servo. The
gloss, gel coated Fiberglas fuselage has the wing joiner carrying tubes
and the rudder
control tube installed.
The cockpit comes with all main components like
the instrument mushrooms,
seats, head rests done. Retract and tow release are optional and can be
ordered installed and functional.
A small package hardware and
building instructions are completing the kit.
For the electric conversion enthusiast, it is possible to have a motor mount installed in the nose.
For easy conversion, we offer complete power and servo package upon request.