is a new 1.5m (60") highly aerobatic sports slope soarer from James Hamond. This very pretty model flies as well as it looks, with sweet handling, a great speed envelope and easy landing thanks to its large flaps.
Continuing technical development of previous designs which have gained him a worldwide following, Dr. James Hammond is very pleased to announce the latest entry into the 60-class slope racing sailplane market.
James designed as a modern, sleeker, and higher performing replacement for his first 60 design, the ever-popular Sunbird; one of the best selling all–moulded 60” models ever. Refined in every way and incorporates all of the great things about the original design – and a lot more.
With a single piece wing incorporating completely new and radical wing planform, new aerofoils, new, sleeker and stronger fuselage and the game-changing sine wave spar, the new “Doc J” weapon is extremely quick, yet has all of its older Sunbird brother’s great flying characteristics.Layup Options
L = Light = Lowest weight, reduced strength
S = Sport = medium strength & weight
SS = Super Sport = strongest strength & higher weight
|Sessanta 60 Specifications|
||349 sq in
|Flying weight from
||17.0 oz/sq ft
|Centre of Gravity
||TBA mm from wing leading edge
||Ailerons, flaps, rudder, elevator
||MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, Blue Bird BMS-126WV, Blue Bird BMS-127WV, KST DS145, KST DS215MG, KST X10-710, KST MS320
||KST HS08A, KST HS08B, KST X08H Plus, KST X08 Plus, KST A08H, KST A08, KST X08H, KST X08, CHA DS09, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6110, Blue Bird BMS-125
||KST HS08A, KST HS08B, KST X08H Plus, KST X08 Plus, KST A08H, KST A08, KST X08H, KST X08, Blue Bird BMS-A10V
The wing is very thin and 8 mm servos are required for the ailerons, and ideally 9 mm for the flaps. 10 mm thick flap servos can perhaps be used but the servo covers will need adjusting.
Extension leads required:
4 pcs 20-30 cm ext leads (for receiver)
2 pcs 10-15 cm ext leads (for aileron servos)
2 pcs 25-30 cm ext leads (for flap servos)
|Sessanta 60 Sports Layup Typical Weights|
|Fuselage inc pushrods
|Tail servos (2)
|Wing servos (4)
Light layup - approx 50g lighter lighter than Sports layup (above).
Super Sports layup - approx 100g heavier than Sports layup (above).Due to packing difficulties we prefer customers collecting this model in person if possible