BAMF 2 SN, 2-Piece Wing
You can place an order directly through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to order the exact layup and graphics you want. Customers outside of North America can also consider using email orders for the BAMF 2 SN for cheaper shipping from the factory direct. Custom and email orders have a wait time of approximately 6-8 weeks (updated Dec 27, 2021)
The SN (Short Nose) version of the BAMF 2 has a 30mm shorter nose compared to the regular BAMF 2. This trades a slightly higher all up weight
From the experience flying the BAMF for the past several years and taking a look at the events on the world stage... it seems that higher heights and higher penetration are always required to keep pushing forward. It seems that competition is biasing towards planes that penetrate very strongly with less disturbance from turbulence.
Aerodynamically, the wing shape was modified to be less affected by turbulence while the lift is slightly increased closer to the root. All cross-sections on the fuselage are decreased and the pushrod exits are further refined for a tighter install. In terms of flying philosophy, we feel there are two ways to tackle high winds: fly extremely fast with a lower L/D so you can reach somewhere faster, so even though L/D is lower you will reach the target area quicker and less affected by the outside forces (wind & turbulence), or secondly slightly slower than extreme but retain very high L/D so even though it may take you a few seconds to get back you should get back with a little extra height.
Personally I am not an extremely aggressive pilot with 40 hours of stick time per week, so I have always preferred the second method of tackling wind. As such, the Vibe was designed that way and if you've flown it, you will know it's not the fastest out there but comes back home with height to spare. Think of the BAMF 2 as taking what the Vibe had but further increasing the L/D and with a very strong launch height ability.
Mechanically, I have always wanted/needed a model that can really break down small. As such, the BAMF 2 comes with a center split 2-piece wing with a fat carbon joiner, with the option of a very simple removable fin that will be strong enough for *most* pilots. For extremely powerful launchers, it's probably still safer to glue the fin on. The nose is extended to reduce the need for nose weight and to make gear selection, install and maintenance extremely easy.
Of course, the BAMF 2 will continue to be made in Ukraine where we have had an incredible few years of production success. All models are made with solid Rohacell cores, carbon shear webs, and high-quality finish.
Images shown are a representation of the model only and may differ slightly due to the handmade nature of the model.
- Solid Cascell moulded wing and tails
- Light: CW30 skin
- Standard: CW40 skin
- Strong: Co-axial CW60 skin
- Tails: CW20 skin
- 1-piece fuselage
- 2-piece wing (centre split)
- Right-handed launch (please message us for left-handed version)
- Removable wing
- Removable horizontal tail
- Removable vertical tail (optional during build)
- Incredibly high launching
- Cuts through wind and turbulence at low weight
- Wingspan: 1495 mm
- Wing area: 18.55 dm²
- Wing airfoil: modified Synergy 2
- Light AUW: ~205-210 grams
- Standard AUW: ~215-220 grams
- Strong AUW: ~225-230 grams
- Left wing panel
- Right wing panel
- Horizontal tail
- Vertical tail
- Wing joiner
- Pull-string wire
- Crimp tubes for pull-string
- Springs for tail
- ArmSoar 3D throwing blade (light)
- Tail screws
- Wing screws
- Wing control horns
- Elevator control horns
- Rudder control horn
- Wing pushrod wires
- Wing pushrod sleeves
- BAMF2 assembly manual
- BAMF 2 throwing blade installation template (PDF)
- BAMF 2 RC Groups discussion thread