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Sunbird Electric Glider Laser Cut Balsa Kit 1600mm (Kit)

Sunbird Electric Glider Laser Cut Balsa Kit 1600mm (Kit)
Sunbird Electric Glider Laser Cut Balsa Kit 1600mm (Kit)

Here's another of our superb Laser Cut Balsa Kits for the traditional R/C hobbyist and builder who enjoys constructing models from kit form.

The Sunbird is an all built up 1600mm, 4 channel, electric powered glider - with a little 'old timer' flavour mixed in!

the Kit features sharp accurate laser cut parts that simply slot together with little fuss and the wing looks fantastic when covered with transparent covering to show of the construction and your handywork.

The power system can be a simple small outrunner and 2s battery, using micro servos to keep her nice and light.

The resulting model is a great little park fly electric glider that performs well and has aileron/elevator/rudder/motor control. The Sunbird is tough enough to handle the odd 'oops!' moment from novice flyers and compact enough to be transported easily.

Specs:
Span: 1600mm
Length: 850mm

Requires:
4 Channel radio system and 4 x micro servos
1550kv 15amp Outrunner
15Amp Esc
2 or 3s 1300mah Lipo battery
Propeller (8 x 4)
CA glue
Covering film
Basic hobby tools (knife, sand paper etc)

Build manual is listed under the 'Files' tab below



PRODUCT ID: 099000031

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4 Channel 1600mm (62.99in) 850mm (33.46in) 0g (0lb)

Weight: 850g
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esc
  • H-KING 20A Fixed Wing Brushless Speed Controller

    Combo Price: $8.86   IN STOCK



motor
  • C20 brushless Outrunner 1550kv

    Combo Price: $8.71   BACKORDER



battery
  • ZIPPY Compact 1300mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $8.91   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 1300mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $9.95   IN STOCK

  • ZIPPY Flightmax 1300mAh 3S1P 20C

    Combo Price: $6.66   IN STOCK



servo
  • HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo

    Combo Price: $2.65   IN STOCK

  • HXT500 6.2g / 0.6kg / .08sec Micro Servo

    Combo Price: $2.45   IN STOCK



acc.
  • OrangeRx R615 DSM2 Compatible 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver

    Combo Price: $5.95   BACKORDER

  • Insta-Cure Plus Gap Filling CA Glue 2. oz

    Combo Price: $7.95   IN STOCK

  • Slow-Cure 30 Min Epoxy Glue 4.5 oz

    Combo Price: $7.95   IN STOCK

  • OrangeRx R620 DSM2 Compatible Full Range 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver w/Failsafe

    Combo Price: $12.91   BACKORDER

  • OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 6CH Programmable Transmitter w/10 Model Memory (Mode 1)

    Combo Price: $64.95   BACKORDER

  • OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 Comp. 6CH Programmable Transmitter w/10 Model Memory (Mode 2)

    Combo Price: $59.95   BACKORDER

  • iMAX C-403 Super Simple Balance Charger (Genuine)

    Combo Price: $17.91   BACKORDER



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erwin p  6 points - 3/6/2015
 
Video from my built under erwin beizeiten
 MR. Tamas 2 points
Wow! I'm impressed. Your video made it clear that I don't yet possess the skills required for this model :) Excellent work!
 Greg 22 points
Very nice video. I was half way through building this when I saw it and have made some of the corrections that you have done. Yes, a little fantasy is needed for this kit, but lf it were too easy, it would be boring. The plane actually flies quite good when finished. Mine is without motor - glider only.
erwin p  6 points - 2/24/2015
 
You must have Your own realisation to build this glider. Under the files tab you see some of my photos from my built .On my YouTube-channel erwin beizeiten You find this video and others.
 Destelant 44 points
In the file section one can find detailed build log - how to build it.
mauemmel  29 points - 2/6/2015
 
yes, that´*s the idea. but witch values should I expect?
 Destelant 44 points
Yuo shouldnot exceed the value of A written on your ESC, when you "use" the full throttle. Basicaly. And to calculate power of your motor you can use: P=U*I (power = voltage * ampers).
mauemmel  29 points - 1/30/2015
 
mine is now complete and maiden flight was done. I used the recomended motor C20 with 3s battery and 8x4,5 folding prop. Fried the motor in the first long flight attempt. were did I go wrong?
 Destelant 44 points
It's hard to say... The glider is designed to use the motor only to get up and then turn it off. Probably the openings in the fuselage for fresh air will be helpful as well... How did you fly it ?
 mauemmel 29 points
i was fliing with about 50% throttle because of strong wind, but even in the flight thas I was using throttle just to get up and then reducing to 0% the motor and ESC were supper hot. I Think maibe the 8`prop is too big for this motor in 3s battery.
 Destelant 44 points
Hmm... I'm sorry, in this area I'm not so good... Now it's too late to do some measuring of current consumption while the motor is on... Maybe anyone can answer to you...
 mauemmel 29 points
I´*v rewinded the motor, but I have no wattmeter. I have a good multimeter that can measure up to 20A, but I´*m not sure about what to expect from this measure
 Destelant 44 points
I'm not sure if 20A will be enough, but if you will carefully measure the current, then should be OK... You can measure the consumption with various propellers to choose correct propeller which will fit for the motor and which does not burn your ESC.
SARAVANAN  1 points - 1/12/2015
 
I require airplane model only the airframe and no electronics, product is SUNBIRD 60" SLOPE SOARER ( FULLY COMPOSITE GLIDER MODEL). I LIKE TO KNOW THE PRICE IF THE ORDER IS DELIVERED TO INDIA. ALSO THE PRICE IT DELIVERED TO HONGKONG ADDRESS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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rob
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I am still awaiting delivery of the sunbird, but you guys can't seem to agree on much some say great others infer a load of rubbish. Does HK not take notice of all the comments you guys make about their shortcomings or is it a language thing!!


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Stevefromoz
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I dont recommend this kit for the main reason that half the pieces were not cut through. The advertisement stating "sharp laser cut parts" is completely misleading. I normally dont mind cutting out balsa when I build from a plan but not when I have bought a kit for a quick build that states "simply slot together with little fuss". If I dont bin the lot then I will have to cut most of the parts out by hand and its not soft balsa. The second and minor reason I dont recommend this kit is that there is no plan to help line up all the angles. The well printed colour build photos are very useful but inadequate.


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anoopv
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Excellent Build quality, Going with FC2822 motor, Hobbyking 30A ESC, 8x4APC style prop, Zippy 1800 30C LipO, HXT9g servo....


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Gerard
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The Sunbird is the second plain I made. It was realy a pleasure to find out how to realise it, as the instructions are "not allways clear". I uploaded 14 pictures, so I hope that everybody can see my black/red Sunbird result soon.


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nagsky
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Since the accuracy of the laser cut was bad, difficulties were required for building a plane. However, flight performance is wonderful. Easy circling, easy flight control. It was a disappointment in the good meaning.


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