Bluto

Bluto is a new design by Harris Nelson who is well known in sailplane design. His famous creations include Spyder, Shrike and Moth. Bluto's design follows the tradition of Moth, however, the  fuse is replaced by an extended centre wing section; the result is less drag and hence faster in speed. The handling characteristic of Bluto is excellent,  it is currently  the fastest EPP foamies ever designed and yet it is very stable in a wide range of lift condition. On a recent MoM race in Torrey Pines, Bluto stood up the challenge to win the race in the first and third places. The DSing performance of Bluto is as good as those molddies and definitely much better than other foamies. With full ballast in strong  wing, it can carve the air with amazing speed and of course with the added advantage of being EPP - that is indestructable, it is certainly a fun fly sloper worth keeping no matter you are a racing enthusiast or DS screamer.
Wing Span: 48"
Airfoil: Proprietary
Manufacturer: North Country Flying Machines

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This 48" EPP sloper looks a bit unusual

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No fuse and not a flying  wing lookalike!

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Wow! look nice but how about the performance?

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Invert flight, no problem!

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High speed fly pass - not invert flight

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The wing profile is so thin

Bluto tours  of Fei Ngo Shan (3660943 bytes)
Aerobatic is an easy job

Bluto on DSing in Fei Ngo Shan (3647567 bytes)
DSing is even better!

Soaring against the silhouette of Mariner Cove (3968127 bytes)
Soaring against the silhouette of Mariner Cove

Last soaring after sunset (2136771 bytes)
Last soaring after sunset

Bluto on a tour of Hong Kong (2683611 bytes)
Bluto on a tour of Hong Kong