Nimbus III Mitchell   

General Details
Manufacturer: Mitchell
Plane Name:

Nimbus III

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Don Mitchell
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 4
L/DMax: 39 106 kph / 57 kt / 66 mph
MinSink: 0.73 m/s /2.4 fps / 1.42 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
12.19 40 9.85 106 204 450 100 220 304 670 30.86 6.4 0 0
Aspect ratio: 14.7
Airfoil: Wortmann FX-05-191
Structure: all-wood, 3-piece wing

In the 1930’s, Mitchell assisted Hawley Bowlus on the prototype BA-100 Baby Albatross and in the 1970’s was the designer of the ultralight Mitchell Wing, U-2 and P-38. The Nimbus series represents the other end of the spectrum. The Nimbus III was developed in 1956 from the earlier I and II models. He produced nine kits, of which four were completed. The prototype Nimbus III has a Gottingen airfoil and considerably less performance.


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