Designing the Flex Innovations Mamba 60E+ was no easy task. However with many decades of aerodynamic designs and having won F3A and 3D world championships with his biplane designs, Quique Somenzini strives for the utmost in flight perfection. Starting with a Model 12 from Jim Kimball Enterprises, Quique has made various aerodynamic and geometric design changes over the years to further refine the performance of the Model 12, and perfect it as a 3D and aerobatic model biplane. These years of design experience and astute attention to every aerodynamic detail allow an aerobatic biplane experience not available anywhere else! The Mamba 60E takes that core design a step further, combining a stiff, yet light weight structure with massive amounts of wing area for the lightest wing loading possible. Quique has also minimized control coupling and matched this modern airframe design with explosive power to unleash to incredible 3D performance.
The foam EPO structure is highly optimized using various materials in key locations like carbon fiber and plywood to create an aircraft that is stiff and strong, yet light in weight. The Mamba 60E’s motor and aluminum landing gear is mounted to its plywood sub-structure, keeping everything rigid and lightweight.
Each of the four wing panels are easily removed by one screw to make transportation to the field a breeze. The interplane struts use retention pins to be secured to the wings.
The Aura 8 Advanced Flight Control System brings out the best of every airframe. It makes the aircraft fly as if it is larger and more stable and minimizes the effect of the wind. Pilots also rave about its direct and true feeling and its ability to NOT feel 'in the way'.
All of this combines to make the Mamba 60E an unbeatable performer in a massive yet convenient size!
The Mamba 60E is fully licensed by Jim Kimball Enterprises.
Factory programmed and installed Aura 8 Advanced Flight Control System (AFCS)
Incredibly light wing loading for easy flight handling and performance
Amazing aerobatic capability
Two-piece top and bottom wings with metal interplane strut retention pins for quick assembly and easy transportation
Hollow EPO foam construction with carbon fiber and plywood reinforcements in key areas for light weight and easy repairs
Innovative plywood sub-frame securely connects the motor, lower wing tube and landing gear
Large control surfaces with extreme amounts of deflection to excel in 3D aerobatics
Large removable top hatch for easy access to the battery
Ball Link connections on all control surfaces for precise control
Rudder and elevator servos are mounted in the rear of the fuselage for precise push-pull control