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Buy from the Company that invented Topless, Reduced Span, Folding Strut, 100% Detached Double Surface Wings
 that are now copied the World over.
We beat all domestic and imported pricing
Made in the USA!


Manta Aircraft & Gibbo do it again!
RST + 100% Detached  Double Surface 

Everyone  knows what RST does, now combine it with 100% Detached Double Surface  and you have the finest flying Flex Wing on the Planet....

 Introducing the all new 2014 Mako 15 RST Trike Wing 

*  100% Detached D/S lowers the stall speed (40 mph) at max gross weight by creating  more lift at a lower angle of attack.
*  100%  Detached D/S  makes for a more efficient airfoil resulting in improved low end, more efficient mid-range and higher top end. 
* 100% Detached D/S allows the top and bottom surfaces to shift independently of each other resulting in "effortless" roll control.
*  100% Detached D/S allows you to view your entire airframe for a safer pre-flight inspection.

World class speed range 40 to 80+ mph, high MGW 1060 lbs. EFFORTLESS handling, RST, topless with folding struts $6500.

The Mako is the fastest shark swimming the seas and is known to fly out of the water chasing prey, its also a relative of the Manta.


Nine years ago the Manta RST Wing revolutionized the Trike World with its superior performance and handling.The average pilot could now fly all day long comfortably in various wind and thermal conditions and enjoy doing it!  The Manta evolution continues with the  Manta "H" RST , now sporting more double surface the bottom end performance is even better, lower stall speed, higher lift, improved power off glide. We also introduced the Orca 12 RST in 2009, its an 80% double surface speed Wing that can only be described as a Manta "H" on steroids! Fast and smooth in BIG AIR! 

                                                                                              Factory built two seat Trike Wings  

Mako 15 RST 100% Detached Double Surface High Performance Trike Wing

 

Topless with folding struts
Wing span 28 ft 6 in.
Wing area 15 sq. meters/ 170 sq ft.
Double surface 100%
Wing Weight 130 lbs
Max gross weight 1060 lbs
Stall at max gross weight 40 mph
Stall at 3/4 max gross weight 35 mph (1 up)
Cruising speed 62 mph (hands off/trim) 50 hp Trike
Cruising speed 69 mph (hands off/trim) 65 hp+ Trike
Top Speed 80 mph
VNE 85 mph
Operational G loads +4 -2
Ultimate tested strength +6 -3
Standard Colors:  BlackBlue, RedYellow, Orange
Price:  $6500  
PX10 High Performance Sail Cloth leading edge  standard feature (no charge).
*New* Trimmer Hang Block  $600


Orca 12 RST enclosed crossbar speed Wing



Topless with folding struts
Wing span 26 ft
Wing area 12 sq. meters/ 140 sq ft.
Double surface 80%
Wing Weight 125 lbs
Max gross weight 950 lbs
Stall at max gross weight 38 mph
Stall at 3/4 max gross weight 29 mph (1 up)
Cruising speed 55 mph (hands off)
Top Speed 75 mph
VNE 80 mph
Operational G loads +4 -2
Ultimate tested strength +6 -3
Standard  Colors:  Black, Blue, Red, Yellow Orange
Price:  $5500 
Custom color option:  $20 
PX10 High Performance Sail Cloth leading edge  $250 
Faired batten pockets:  $350
New Option removable downtube and strut fairings $400
 


Manta H 12 RST exposed crossbar high performance Wing



Topless with folding struts
Wing span 26 ft
Wing area 12 sq. meters/ 140 sq ft.
Double surface 50%
Wing Weight 120 lbs
Max gross weight 950 lbs
Stall at
max gross weight 38 mph
Stall at 3/4 max gross weight 29 mph (1 up)
Cruising speed 50 mph (hands off)
Top Speed 70 mph
VNE 75 mph
Operational G loads +4 -2
Ultimate tested strength +6 -3
Standard  Colors:  Black, Blue, Red, Yellow Orange
Price:  $4900
Custom color option:  $200 
PX10 High Performance Sail Cloth leading edge  $250 
Faired batten pockets:  $350
New Option removable downtube and strut fairings $400 

Manta H 15 RST exposed crossbar high performance Wing



Topless with folding struts
Wing span 28 ft 6 in.
Wing area 15 sq. meters/ 170 sq ft.
Double surface 50%
Wing Weight 125 lbs
Max gross weight 980 lbs
Stall at max gross weight 35 mph
Stall at 3/4 max gross weight 26 mph (1 up)
Cruising speed 47 mph (hands off)
Top Speed 68 mph
VNE 73 mph
Operational G loads +4 -2
Ultimate tested strength +6 -3
Standard Colors:  Black, Blue, Red, Yellow Orange
Price:  $4900
Custom color option:  $200 
PX10 High Performance Sail Cloth leading edge  $250 
Faired batten pockets:  $350
New Option removable downtube and strut fairings $400  
 
Manta H 17 RST  exposed crossbar high performance Wing



Topless with folding struts
Wing span 28 ft 6 in.
Wing area 17 sq. meters/ 187 sq ft.
Double surface 40%
Wing Weight 128 lbs
Max gross weight 980
Stall at max gross weight 33 mph
Stall at 3/4 max gross weight 24 mph (1 up)
Cruising speed 44 (hands off)
Top Speed 65 mph
VNE 70 mph
Operational G loads +4 -2
Ultimate tested strength +6 -3
Standard  Colors:  Black, Blue, Red, Yellow Orange
Price:  $4900
Custom color option:  $200 
PX10 High Performance Sail Cloth leading edge  $250 
Faired batten pockets:  $350
New Option removable downtube and strut fairings $400 
 

Manta H RST's 
and Orca RST's are now flying the World over mounted to practically every Trike, if its time to replace your Wing upgrade to a Manta H RST or Orca 12 RST. All Manta H RST and Orca 12 RST two seat Wings are load tested and built to ASTM standards, are topless with folding struts and can be transported while attached to the Trike.
 
 


Factory built single seat (103)  Trike Wings
 
There isn't a 103 Trike and Wing combination produced in the World today that comes close to the performance of the Manta H RST 103 Wing and BB Nanolight (no fairing) or BB Sport (full faring) Trike. If your fooled into buying our competitions 103 machines you'll be so sorry the first time you met up with a Manta H RST Pilot....The Manta 103's reduced span technology (RST) allows it to fly through out the day when thermals and wind make flying a powered hang glider type 103 uncomfortable. You'll get more airtime for your investment and feel safer doing it!
 
The Manta H RST 103 Wing comes in three sizes 12,15 and 17 to fit your style of flying....Want to go fast? The Manta H 12 RST 103 Wing is your personal rocket-ship....Want speed but slower take offs and landings? The Manta H 15 RST 103 Wing has a little more cushion....Want to just putt around but have RST handling? Float with an Manta H 17 RST 103 Wing. Remember all Manta Wings are topless with folding struts making set up and transport so easy!
 
Manta H 12 RST 103 Wing
Topless with Folding Struts
Double surface area 50%
Wing Span 26 ft.
Wing Area 140 sq. ft.
Wing Weight 84 lbs.
Max useful load 650 lbs.
Stall Speed 26 mph
Cruise Speed 50 mph (hands off)
Top Speed 63 mph
Standard  Colors:  Black, Blue, Red, Yellow Orange
$4900
New Option removable downtube and strut fairings $400 
 
Manta H 15 RST 103 Wing
Topless with Folding Struts
Double surface area 50%
Wing Span 28 ft. 6 in.
Wing Area 170 sq. ft.
Wing Weight 88 lbs.
Max useful load 650 lbs.
Stall Speed 24 mph
Cruise Speed 47 mph (hands off)
Top Speed 62 mph
Standard  Colors:  Black, Blue, Red, Yellow Orange
$4900
New Option removable downtube and strut fairings $400 
 
Manta H 17 RST 103 Wing
Topless with Folding Struts
Double surface area 50%
Wing Span 28 ft. 6 in.
Wing Area 187 sq. ft.
Wing Weight 90 lbs.
Max useful load 650 lbs.
Stall Speed 22 mph
Cruise Speed 44 mph (hands off)
Top Speed 62 mph
Standard  Colors:  Black, Blue,  Red, Yellow 
$4900Orange
 New Option removable downtube and strut fairings $400 

Factory built single seat Trikes
 
Our BB 103 Trikes are "Light" and "Tough", unlike our competitions who's 103 Trikes are just down right "light weights"....If you want to "hang out in the breeze" then the BB 103 Nanolight is your choice...If you want a true XC 103 Trike then the BB 103 Sport Trike with its full fairing will make the miles go by quicker. Both Trikes are powered by the reliable and well serviced Hirth 2702. Other engine options are available.

BB 103 single seat Sport Trike     
Hirth 2720 (40 hp)
IVO 3 Blade composite ground adjustable prop
CHT, EGT, Tac and Hr meter
5 gallon gas tank / optional large tank
Full frontal fairing and wheel pants
Front wheel drum brake
Parking Brake
Folding mast
Foot and hand throttle
Trike weight 160 lbs
$12000 without Wing
$16900 with Wing 
 



BB 103 single seat Nanolight Trike
Hirth 2720 (40 hp)
IVO 3 Blade composite ground adjustable prop
CHT, EGT, Tac and Hr meter
5 gallon gas tank
Optional Full frontal fairing and wheel pants $600
Front wheel drum brake
Folding mast
Foot and hand throttle
Trike weight 150 lbs
$11000 without Wing
$15900 with Wing 


Experimental Amateur Built (EAB)
Your invited to come build your dream Experimental Amateur Built Trike (EAB) with master-craftsman Mark Gibson, Mark's attention to detail and unsurpassed knowledge of Flex Wing design will ensure your Weight Shift Aircraft looks and flies like its factory built. The learning experience will be worth its weight in gold, you'll know your aircraft from the inside out and the pride of  building your own is off the scale.
Manta Aircraft/GibboGear is the only Weight Shift Aircraft manufacturer in the world offering this service.

Advantages to EAB
1) Knowledge of your Aircraft.
2) The most affordable way into an N numbered Light Sport Aircraft.
3) Freedom to do your own annuals and aircraft modifications.
4) Learn to fly in your own Aircraft.
5) Fly with a Sport Pilot license.
 
EAB Aircraft
Your Manta Aircraft/GibboGear EAB Aircraft is built and registered using the "plans and miscellaneous parts category" not the 51% FAA approved kit category. The advantage to this is its "scratch built"  and the owner builds far more then the 51% making DAR approval a breeze.
 
Builders Assistance
Advanced bookings necessary, space limited to first come first serve.
Manta Aircraft/GibboGear  assistance includes the following
1) Builders Log
2) Aircraft Log
3) Building your Wing
4) Building your Trike
5) FAA paperwork
6) Acquiring your N number
7) Labeling
8) DAR inspection
 
Manta H/Orca  EAB Wing Kit
Manta H RST Wing 12, 15,   $4400
Manta H RST 17  $4400
Orca 12 RST Wing $5000
Wing kits include: Factory sewn sail, factory fabricated airframe, complete set of AN nuts and bolts, folding strut hardware, factory fabricated wires, factory fabricated battens, easy to follow plans, no special skills or tools needed.
Any construction step can be done at the factory for an extra charge.
Complete builder assistance of the wing at factory $1500.
 
Manta EAB Trike Kit
Bolt together two seat Trainer  Trike Kit $4500 (full fairing)



Bolt together, single seat 103 Sport  Trike Kit  $4150 (ful fairing) 




Bolt together, single seat 103 Nano Trike Kit  $3600 (no fairing) 




Bolt together, single seat 103 Nano Trike Kit  $4100 (full  fairing) 



Trike fairing color choices




No special skills or tools needed just uncrate and bolt together!
Trike features: 10 gallon tank, full fairing, wind shield, wheel pants, dual rear drum brakes, foot and cruise throttles, remote choke, parking brake, folding mast, Wing and Trike transportable as one unit.
 

 
Factory built two seat Trike
 

Manta 582 Trike
Your choice of standard Manta H 12, 15 ,17 RST Wing
Orca 12 RST Wing add $600
Mako 15 RST Wing add $1100
Trike Features:
582 Rotax DCDI E Box
3 blade IVO adjustable pitch composite prop
10 gallon fuel tank
Fuel shut off and drains
CHT/EGT
RPM/Hobbs meter
Water temp
Electric start
ELT (emergency location transmitter)
Full fairing
Wheel pants
Dual rear drum brakes
Foot Throttle
Cruise Throttle
Remote choke
Parking Brake
Folding mast
Wing and Trike transportable as one unit
N numbered (assist)
Inspection (assist)
$33000
 
OPTIONS
Instruments
Prop
BRS
Strobe light
Wing Options (see Manta, Orca or Mako wing  spec)
  
TRIKE INSTRUCTION
Manta Aircraft/GibboGear has joined forces with Houston area Weight Shift Control CFI's  Gregg Ludwig and Steve Burns (www.austinairsports.com). Both Gregg and Steve are high hour Trike pilots with outstanding credentials and pleasant demeanor's. Local weather allows for year round instruction,so come to Houston and learn to fly the Texan way!
2500
 
 flytiburon@yahoo.com  Phone Number: (832) 434-2642

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