|Malibu Pro DLG Specifications|
|Wing span||1.0 m||39 in|
|Wing area||13.2 dm2||205 sq in|
|Length||85 cm||33.5 in|
|Flying weight from||140 g||4.9 oz|
|Wing loading||10.6 g/dm||3.5 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||70-75 mm from wing leading edge|
|Malibu Pro DLG Typical Weights|
|Fuselage||32.0 g||1.1 oz|
|Wing (glass)||64.0 g||2.3 oz|
|Wing (carbon)||59.0 g||2.1 oz|
|Fin||4.1 g||0.1 oz|
|Tailplane||5.1 g||0.2 oz|
|Accessories||3.5 g||0.1 oz|
|Total structure (carbon wing)||103.7 g||3.7 oz|
|Glue, mounts etc||2.0 g||0.1 oz|
|Receiver||5.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Elevator servo||4.5 g||0.2 oz|
|Aileron servos||9.0 g||0.3 oz|
|Battery||10.0 g||0.4 oz|
|Noseweight||5.8 g||0.2 oz|
|Flying weight||140.0 g||4.9 oz|
|Recommended R/C-nano gear only|
|Elevator servo||Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100|
|Aileron servos||Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100|
|Receiver *case removed||Spektrum AR6260*, AR6100e, AR400, Futaba R6004FF*, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*|
|Battery||HyperLipo 2S 175 mAh LiPo, 150 mAh 4.8V NiMH, Radient 1S 500 mAh LiPo, Radient 1S 600 mAh LiPo, Cellevia 1S 250 mAh LiPo|
|Malibu Pro Control Throws|
|Elevator||8 mm up / 8 mm down|
|Ailerons||7 mm up / 6 mm down|
|Thermal 1||2 mm down|
|Max thermal||4 mm down|
Review by: ole denmarkmy very first build malibu pro
this is the first plane i have ever build. it is basically glueing stuff together and make servo linkage. built it over 3 days, can be done faster but wanted stuff to dry up properly before moving to next step. it was pretty simple. had a carbon rod for the elevator pushrod. one thing i do want for this is some form of pullspring system for the elevator. its not so easy to figure out..at least for me as i am not very experienced. normal spring pull i could have handled,,but cant really figure out how to make the spring for the v-mount,,,so if anyone has an idea for that?
Review by: MichaelMalibu Pro
As this is my first DLG build, i must say it was easy. Everything fitted nicely together, came out ~160Grams so not that bad. Very nice flyer. Now I do not have anything to compare to, but first flight was in ~5-6 M/S it handled it with ease!
I designed a 3d printed servo tray and canopy magnet holder, the designs may not be perfect or what you like, but they work - feel free to use them :).
What more to say? It's just great fun! Oh yes, and a great swift service from Hyperflight - Thank You!
Review by: Herbert ReichMalibu Pro
Just a quick follow up on my Malibu Pro. The Malibu was easy to complete including placing the Blue Bird servos into the wing. Flying the Malibu of a shallow beach dune was a delight. The aircraft is very responsive and response positively to any lift. I have flown the Malibu now in conditions up to 16 knots and I am surprised how well the plane handles and penetrates. Another plus is the low power consumption, three Bluebird servos and receiver consume +/- 35ma per 30min. All in all I would recommend the Malibu Pro to anyone seeking a dlg that is inexpensive but has a wide performance envelope.
Review by: Dan Black
easy to build and fly. Great service. Will order again
Review by: Herbert ReichMalibu Pro
The Malibu Pro arrived today packed in bubble wrap and a very sturdy cardbord box. Delivery time was extremely short considering the item was shipped to Australia from the UK, in fact it takes longer for items to arrive that have been dispatched locally.
All parts were accounted for and the quality of the kit components are of very high standard.
The customers service of Hyperflight is excellent and as a result I will deal with this organisation more frequently.
The Malibu Pro will be fitted out with 3 Blue Bird servos, LemonRX receiver and a 700ma 1S LiPo.
Review by: Ian Williams
Well packed and fast next day delivery.
I have been flying a Stiletto Hot off the slope for a few years, without a throwing blade fitted, and wanted something similar I can DLG when there's zero wind.
Well pleased with the quality and particularly the 'low drag' texture of the glass wing surface and translucent pod so you can check the alignment of the servos.
I have kitted out with 3 Blue Bird BMS-101AMG servos in the pod and a 1S round LiPo (650ma) which balances up near perfect.
Review by: Wim H
Not finished with servo linkage yet. So far: arrived in about one week (way ahead of what I expected), well packaged, excellent workmanship, on-line directions VERY helpful!
Review by: Dave Tmalibu
very well packaged assembled and tested in no time i am a pensioner and was happy with the height i could launch to second model from hyperflight will buy more
Review by: PYvesMalibu Pro
This is my first DLG. First glider with carbon wing. So good quality product. And it flies great.
I have added rudder control. All the controls are inside the fuselage = elevator with 0.36mm wire in tube and rudder with torque spring and a pull cord.
I used a Radient 1S 600 mAh LiPo Battery with JR connector, 4 Blue Bird BMS-101AMG Servo and a Graupner GR12 receiver without box. The total weight is 160g with 12g/dm2 wing load.
Only one bad thing : the package was made with bubble wrap and tape. I would have liked to receive it in a box with division for each parts.
HyperFlight Comment: The model *was* of course sent in a very strong cardboard box. We find wrapping the components in a generous layer of bubble wrap, and then suspending them with tape and void-fill is the best way of ensuring the model arrives safely.
Review by: KeithMalibu Pro
Very well done 1m DLG with beautiful flying surfaces. It has a wide speed range and is
very responsive using just ailerons and elevator. Built up with D-47 servos, a Lemon DSMX receiver and 240 ma Shread RC smart LiPo the AUW .... 146 g. Balanced out at 72mm from front lead edge. Quick service to the US, thank you Hyperflight!
Review by: Steve UnderwoodMalibu pro...
Excellent quality ....flies great.
Like to see carbon rod and guides for elevator in kit as standard.
Review by: PeterMalibu
Experienced modeller, first DLG.
Kit arrived promptly well packed. Faulty blue bird servo replaced by Neil with no quibbles. Plenty of room for gear installation (hi tech mini rx). Detail pictures on web site helpful as a rough guide to assembly. Flies well with surprisingly long battery life.
150 mAh nimh.
Review by: Mike SMalibu Pro
Just received my new DLG. Delivery was really fast and it was packaged perfectly. The quality of the components is outstanding and I cannot wait to build this beauty. I will let you know how she peforms at a later date. Thank you Hyperflight
Review by: LesMalabu
Pleased with the service and delivery, happy with the quality and finish apart from the paint lines in the aileron hinging but can put up with it, overall a very nice looking model
Review by: Paul
What a great dlg for the money lovely finish great way for a quality first dlg entry model