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Sessanta 60" 1.5m

Product Code: SESSANTA
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The Sessanta 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
Wing span 1.53 m 60 in
Wing area 22.5 dm2 349 sq in
Length 97 cm 38.0 in
Flying weight from 1165 g 41.1 oz
Wing loading 51.8 g/dm 17.0 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 10.3
Wing airfoil JH3680 JH3675, JH3670
EDA (dihedral) 0.0º
Centre of Gravity 68 - 70 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Ailerons, flaps, rudder, elevator

Recommended Servos
Elevator (10-12mm) MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, Blue Bird BMS-126WV, Blue Bird BMS-127WV, KST DS145, KST DS215MG, KST X10-710, KST MS320
Flap (9mm) 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
Aileron (8mm) 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 240 g 8.5 oz
Wing 430 g 15.2 oz
Tailplane 45 g 1.6 oz
Wing joiner 100 g 3.5 oz
Ballast tube 45 g 1.6 oz
Accessories 40 g 1.4 oz
Total structure 900 g 31.7 oz
Wiring 40 g 1.4 oz
Pushrods 15 g 0.5 oz
Receiver 10 g 0.4 oz
Tail servos (2) 16 g 0.6 oz
Wing servos (4) 34 g 1.2 oz
Battery 100 g 3.5 oz
Nose weight 50 g 1.8 oz
Flying weight 1165 g 41.1 oz

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

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