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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   IN STOCK



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

    Combo Price: $8.91   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 1300mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $7.56   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.
  • 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

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Total of 89 discussions.
erwin p  14 points - 6/25/2015
 
Once more the link of my Video Sunbird - Bau des Segelflugmodells
Korish  56 points - 6/25/2015
 
Sunbird - Bau des Segelflugmodells - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hUU_8771cM
erwin p  14 points - 6/1/2015
 
My video presents some flights of my Sunbird in weak wind. By some exercise you can fly the sunbird from small fields.
Robert  25 points - 5/28/2015
 
Not a kit for the beginner! Its not terribly difficult to put together but I wouldn't recommend this kit to someone who has not built a couple of other airplanes.
Robert  25 points - 5/26/2015
 
Some mentioned to use carbon fiber on the leading edge instead of the stock provided. Any reason for this?
 mikejr83 12 points
.110" carbon rod fits the notches in the ribs pretty well. In my opinion it makes the leading edge look very nice and provides better structure than using the balsa sticks that are in the kit. Plus it is less shaping you'll need to do to get a good airfoil.
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 Greg 43 points
The leading edge is flimsy and a little difficult to shape.Carbon is a good replacement.
 Ferdinand 9 points
I used the original leading edge and I didn't shape it at all…* it is strong enough, but I reinforced the wing with extra 'web' between each rib, 2mm extra balsa on each side, that made the wing much stronger, and only a few grams more in weight.
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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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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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Udderchaos
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my setup C20/1400mah 3s/6x4 folding prop. build was straight forward but the instructions terrible... followed the "half a guide" in the file section which was handy :) parts all fitted well compared to the old balsa kits I used to build 25 years ago.. quite a twitchy thing to fly I thought. glides magic though. cant wait to try it sloping.. enjoyed building this.


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