Thermal model for categories F5J, or good ol' fun at the field!
We are pleased to offer the VP Models as they are true masters of the XPS bagged wing construction methods. The results of this method are very competitive models with a very attractive price point. With a focus on the competition pilot but priced in a range where non-professionals can enjoy them too.
The NOBODY is a great model with a 3.8 meter span and is intended to be a solid performer in the F5J category. The goal was not to build a super light and fragile model, but to create an easy flying ship that can take some abuse and still work as a great model for F5J competitions. All this while keeping some cash in your pocket!
The ship can handle some speed too. The NOBODY is stiff enough longitudinally and torsionally, that there is no need to worry about it falling apart at 5m/s. Testing also took place at 10m/s, as well as impact testing 15m/s, fully loaded with ballast (640g) with no damage. (We don't suggest this at Aloft, but it is great to know that VM tested and adjusted their methods to reach this goal.)
The NOBODY is the perfect aircraft for anyone who does not want to take out a mortgage to fly F5J.
The secret sauce airfoils give the model absolutely perfect flight characteristics in calm thermal conditions, penetration against the wind and controllability. Full camber control of the wing in the hands of an experienced pilot can ensure a wide range of settings for different climatic conditions.
The wing and tail surfaces are vacuum laminated to an XPS core. In a color variant on a pre-dyed XPS core, the color is under the laminate surface and looks great. Longitudinal rigidity is ensured by a carbon D-box with a web. Torsional stability is ensured by high-quality glass fabric laid at an angle of 45°.
The wing is attached to the fuselage from the side via a carbon joiner, no screws. The nacelle is made of carbon fabric with reinforcement in exposed areas. A hand-wound carbon tube connects to the tail. The longer nose of the fuselage allows mounting of the new smaller light weight motors without balance problems.
Motor: Sizes 2830 and longer, KV 1300-1600
Propeller: 10/6, 12/10 - according to KV of motor
Spinner: 32–34mm ( 32mm for geared motors)
Batteries: Li-pol 1000 - 1300mAh 3s
Controller: 60A or more with BEC 6A or larger
Servos: KST X10 or servo with similar dims. speed and torque.
Aileron servos: KST X10 mini, or servo with similar dims. speed and torque.
Tail servos: KST DS 213MG, or servo with similar dims. speed and torque.
Basic model settings:
Aileron: -18mm / +25mm
Rudder: -/+50mm with aileron to rudder mix: 30%
Basic model settings:
Flaps 80° brakes / 3° up for speed
Basic center of gravity: 95-100mm from the leading edge.
Flight weight: 1650g - 1850g - depending on variant and equipment
Wing Area: 99.8 dm2
The NOBODY includes wing bags and a 550g ballast kit. Very complete offering.