Pike Perfection the next step
in F3J from Samba
Some years have gone since we released the Pike Perfect.
It has been a fantastic success for pilots all over the world and we have yet to
see a design that will perform under such wide variety of conditions.
Now we are pushing the boundaries again.
AND it is available as electro version - HERE
SSL for dead air 1560-1660 g (deppending on
equipment) without any guarantee
for stiffness, no claimes accepted (9 g servos MKS 6100 for ailerons
fuselage) SL can be used for wind up to <4 m/s AUW 1750-1800 g LS can be used for wind up to <6 m/s AUW 1850-1900 g C 68 can be used for wind up to <6-10 m/s AUW 1980 - 2050
g ST 76 can be used for wind <10-12 m/s 1980 - 2050 g extreme double carbon ST 76 / c 55 with 120% spar 2140 g NEW
we make special F5J version AUW from 1300 g - 2000 g.
you use light equipment (FAI type light equipment). This version is for
Color design and rohacell/herex have impact on weight and reason for difference in
- Contest Eurotour F3J 2013 Very successful Eurotour F3J total for Tobias
and a lot of other Pike Perfection pilots.
Congratulations!! See results and pictures HERE
After careful tweaking on the Pike Perfect and getting
input of what is needed we have gone a path that has been tested and
We released the
Pike Precision with 2 piece wing and already it shows that we know how
to build strong and light with that concept. The airfoil of the new
model is a variation of what all know from the Perfect and the Perfect
ET so you can be sure that all conditions are covered but with even more
consideration on what is needed to do low altitude soaring after very
So what is the
benefit of the new Pike Perfection?
The new planform ensures even better penetration and tighter circles
A new tail ensures extreme power in the elevator with even harder pings
off launch and precise turnovers to hit those vital landing points.
Lower positioned nose helps in the landings.
New shape and airfoils of the tail together with
better cross section of the fuse ensures both better strength and lower
drag and better penetration.
Fuses and wings are lighter because of the new planform but also new
materials in the skin ensures that weight is coming down and centers in
the model. This ensures improved circling and especially at low speeds.
Tail parts is 1/2 compared to Perfect. Together with ailerons to the end
of the tip you get an even more agile model.
Moulds are completely new and we can now use building
techniques that was not possible with the old moulds. This ensures not
only lighter and stronger parts but also better finish. Stiffness and
resistance of parts is stronger thanks to new materials and high
pressure production technology. Wing, fuselage, rudder and elevator are
full carbon for all versions.
The following carbon materials is used in
SPAR - highmodulus carbon roving Tenax UMS 40
WING - carbon fabric 68 g/m2
- carbon fabric 80 g/m2
- spread tow carbon fabricn Textreme 76 PW M30 SC
- spread tow 40 g/m2
FUSELAGE - highmodulus fiber Toray M 40J (2.4 friendly front section)
Weights for single carbon versions start on 1770g for SL version
and up to +/-2000g.
Extreme version will be around 2200-2300g.
Ballast is located only in the wing with 2x24cm pieces of 16mm diameter
Be sure this is not a Perfect copy but we have tried to keep the best and
develop further. All pilots can be sure that they get the version they choose
and all versions are available for everyone not only for competition pilots.
First models fly all over the world as you read and are already doing well in
competitions. Look out for the fantastic new generation Pike's
Here is one of the first models on the ice spring of 2012
This wing is strong version ST 80. Total weight 1995g