On the 23d and 24th of July, 1960, at the Swiss Airfield Dübendorf (near Zurich) the very first Radio-Controlled Aerobatic World Championship Contest was held (back then RCMM, now F3A).
Two young Swiss R/C pilots, Emil and Bruno(+) Giezendanner took an immediate liking to this event and wanted to compete in future championships. Their first aerobatic design was the Pelican. The younger brother, Bruno, succeeded in winning the World Championship in 1969 and 1971 with their aerobatic model “Marabu”.
In 1969, he won the RC1 contest in Bremen Lemwerder (Germany), and in 1971, he won the World Championship RC1 again in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (USA).
Emil Giezendanner with his Marabu at Retro Meeting 2016
In cooperation with the Swiss company Leomotion, using original drawings, we designed the ARF version of the Marabu.
Our goal was to exactly reproduce the flying characteristics of original Marabu.
With the uncovered version you are able to design your own finish.
Our Marabu is an ARC (Almost Ready to Cover) package, produced with the latest CNC technology.
The Marabu is constructed mainly of balsa and plywood.
The Marabu is delivered complete with all accessories, but without electronic systems, retractable gear and engine. The customer can install a 10 cc. combustion engine or an appropriate electric motor.
You can decide between: the original Giezendanner retractable landing gear and our own CP landing gear.
The flying characteristics replicate those of the Marabu in the 1970’s. Our customer were very enthusiastic.
(everybody can be happen, included the worldchamp..)
Wingspan: 169 cm. (67 inches)
Fuselage Length: 148 cm. (54 inches)
Flying Weight: 3.3 kg.
Recommended Electric Power Unit: Leomotion Outrunner 4120 710 KV
Recommended Glow-Engine: 10cc
Battery: Lipo 5-6S
Retractable Gear: CP Design A-2 Retract F3A Complete Set
Scope of supply:
Strong Light Weight Construction
Pre-Mounted Fiberglass Cowl
Laser Cut Nitro Engine Mounting Templates
Laser Cut EP Mounting Templates
Removable Canopy Hatch for Radio Install and Maintenance
One Servo Aileron
One Servo Elevator
Prepared for retractable landing gear
Additional Mounting Templates for fixed Landing Gears
Complete International Standard Hardware Package Included
Printed and cutted Vinyl Graphics (from German JR-Foliendesign)
Complete and Detailed Instruction Manual
CP Design Landing Gear Set
Leomotion Outrunner 4120 710 KV
Ultracote™ Color Codes:
#866 True Red
#840 Pearl White
#910 Carbon Black