Produced from CAD design and CNC generated moulds, this little/big sailplane was designed with a range of possible flyers in mind from novice to expert.
It was designed to be very
transportable – basically, disassembled it can
fit on a car parcel shelf, so it is very
convenient to carry around, but at the same time
it is an
airframe that in expert hands can really
The aerofoil section is probably quite advanced for this kind of plane and gives a very wide speed range and possibility of operation in a wide range of wind conditions.
Sunbird flying panels and control surfaces are large enough to be effective in almost any conditions, while the flaps make it possible to land the plane slowly and safely even at small flying sites.
Added to that, the radio bay is large enough to enable installation of the servos and radio pack without resorting to micro surgery, while the fuselage and in fact the whole plane still has a pleasing and balanced shape. Remember: “If it looks good, it flies good” – and that really is true with this little whizzer.
Flight tests in a wide range of conditions have revealed a very good turn of speed, high manoeuvrability, no bad habits, and very controllable landing characteristics.
For the expert and novice alike the Sunbird represents a lot of “big” sailplane features in a small attractive package.
Kit comes very complete, two piece wing system with a square carbon joiner and hardware is completing this kit. Detailed kit content:
- Hollow molded wings, fibreglass/epoxy, carbon reinforced
- Sturdy square Carbon wing joiner
- Fully molded fuselage, carbon reinforced
- Hollow molded tails surfaces
- Cross-tail bellcrank – installed
- Servo tray, ballast tube
- Complete hardware package