Boomerang XL Version II - Thunderbird Color Scheme
So far the XL2 flight testing has had us absolutely stunned. The speed range is just at the point of being hard to believe. Fast as h*** and yet able to fly so slow you won't believe it will stay up there. With a totally new design approach, for 16 to 30 lbs thrust turbines, the XL2 retains the slow flight and short take off and landing ability of the old Boomerang, but you'll be surprised at the higher top speed of the new clean, low drag design.
At 94" span, the measured top speed is 175 MPH with a 30 lb thrust turbine. Using optional crow braking some of the tricks an experienced flyer can do with the XL2 have never been possible with a jet before now. Knife edge flight, snaps and spins, (upright or inverted, of course) and hovering in a breeze etc. etc. At the same time it is so easy to fly that it is an ideal jet trainer! Customers have been flying the XL2 with a range of turbines from the 17 lbs thrust JetCat P70 giving smooth and easy aerobatics, right up to the P160 with 35 lbs and the Kingtech 140 to 170 turbines from 30 to 38 lbs for stunning vertical performance.
The XL2 is a quick plane to assemble at the flying field. It also breaks down easily and fast to go in your car. Construction is unusual in that the fuselage and booms are fibreglass, but to keep the weight down to achieve the staggering aerobatic performance the wings and tailplane (stab.) surfaces are built up with a Profilm (Orocover) finish all round. Two carbon fibre wing spars and use of carbon fibre in the built up structures gives massive strength, but the bare airframe weight is only 7.7Kgs. (17 lbs.) giving an all up dry weight of around 26 to 28lbs. depending on the Turbine/Radio & servos/Retracts installation used. With the big wing area, the wing loading is between 2.0 & 2.4lbs per square foot, which helps to explain the performance. As with all Boomerang designs, there is complete access to the entire fuselage interior from the nose to the turbine via the virtually full length top hatch, so it is easy to carry out any maintenance required.
Breaks down easily to fit in a car
Weight: 25lb ~ 30lb
Turbine: 18lb ~ 30lb Thrust.
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