The second generation Moyes Malibu2 has arrived!
Malibu2 166 now available.
Originally designed for beginner and intermediate pilots, the Malibu was soon adopted as the perfect "dune-gooning" wing and warmly welcomed by experienced pilots, due to its exceptionally slow speed and quick roll handling performance.
Now in it's second generation, the Malibu2 sports a streamlined exterior incorporating a new reinforced trailing edge that blends seamlessly into the leading edge panel for not only a more sophisticated appearance, but also to boost the sail's durability.
This improved sail cut design has created an unmistakable family resemblance to the Moyes high performance gliders with its homogenous and distinct coloured rim tracing around the core sail.
However, the new Malibu2's innovations are in the details. The trailing edge planform allows the wing at speeds nearing stall to redistribute the load, which, frees the wing tips from excessive load burden. The result? Guarantees improved control during take off and landing.
We have also developed a unique low-friction ball bearing tip. This improves the glider's renowned easy handling by allowing the wing tip to rotate freely.
The Malibu2 gives pilots the ability to experience the improved stall characteristics, roll response, pitch stability and performance aspects encompassed in this second-generation single surface hang glider.
Pilots of all levels will love the responsive handling – whether you're looking at a fun dune flight or challenging cross-country adventure, the Malibu2 has the versatility to take you.
1) Reinforced Trailing Edge
Redistributes the load nearing stall speeds for improved control and boosts the sails durability
2) Improved Sail Cut
A smart new look which incorporates new core and rim design for improved stall, roll, pitch and performance characteristics
3) Ball Bearing Tip
Allows low-friction rotation of the wing tip to enhance handling characteristics
Available in two sizes, Malibu2 188 and the NEW Malibu2 166
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The F2 still retains all of the good features of the original Fun being the lightest in its class. Although the glider is very similar to look at the F2 has the following improvements:
The Sail has been reworked to include a new luff curve which pre loads the leading edge and enhances performance. The other significant advantage is the increase in trailing edge tension therefore eliminating flutter at normal operating speeds.
The panel layout is “rim and fill” style like the Rev which allows coloured main sail with reinforcing cloth around the higher loaded “rim” area.
A light weight nose cone has been added which improves the overall look of the glider.
The leading edge incorporates a leading edge pocket, which improves airfoil definition and allows fitment of optional mylar inserts.
Batten pockets have been modified to accept the hinge fittings giving a high performance trailing edge.
Many other minor changes have been made to the sail to achieve the final result, which is improved sink rate, reduced pitch pressure, improved glide performance whilst retaining the Fun handling.
The frame has some changes including new cross bar leading edge hardware to allow for better sail fit at the junction.
A new round down tube knuckle has been developed to allow fitment of optional speed bars such as Round, Faired and Carbon as available on the Sting 3 and Rev.
An optional faired control frame is available.
Hinged Battens are now standard on the F2. A curved tip strut has been added which is located in the sail pocket rather than a hook on the leading edge. The main advantage is the ease of installation especially in windy conditions.
The reflex bridle attachment has been moved forward, which improves pitch stability and improves ground handling.
The F2 has the following options available:
Faired Control Frame Alternative
Round Speed Bar, Faired Speed or Carbon Speed Bar
Panel Layout to have a 3rd colour option on the undersurface
Mylar leading edge inserts
Flying the new Sting 3, the things that stand out about the flying characteristics are:
The very much improved glide performance.
Ease of steering with the VG on.
Great handling at low speed and maintaining manoeuvrability & controllability making it a very nimble yet stable glider to climb in thermals.
The Sting 3 has an increased range of travel on the VG system. Landing the Sting is fun, with great low speed handling authority right up to an easy flare and touch down.
• Carbon / glass tip wands
• Carbon rear leading edges
• Carbon transverse battens
• Wills Wing crossbar leading edge
junction, which is very light and minimises leading edge torsion thereby allowing lower sprogs.
• Al Daniels sail has shed over 10% of its weight compared to the C4.
• The VG system has been changed to a traditional moving crossbar system resulting in significant simplification and therefore reduction in parts and weight. The VG pulley system is within the double surface and requires very low activation loads.
• Optional light weight battens
• Carbon leading edge inserts
• Carbon fibre sprogs