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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.

Span: 1600mm
Length: 850mm

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 Quantity: 
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Price $29.93

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Total of 70 discussions.
Hagay  1 points - 8/27/2014
I am comparing between several kits for a model airplane club for kids. I am considering this model Idol 890mm, Big Stick 1060mm, and Cloud Dancer 1600mm, as wel as a glider, the Sun Bird 1600mm. Can anyone recommend a first model for kids who have alraedy built some unpowered gliders, and would like to move up to building an flying their first powered RC plane?
 Destelant 22 points
The question is, what they wants to be - if they wants to be an "acrobat pilot" or "glider pilot"... If glider, the Sun bird should be a good "next step". If they wants to be an "acrobat pilot" , then the Cloud dancer as trainer motor model should be a good option... But this is my opinion only...
i like pie  1 points - 8/27/2014
what brand
A  4 points - 8/3/2014
A few questions from a absulute newbie and Aerospace enthusiast: -are the rods supplied to actuate the rudders and ailerons? -is it easy to build for someone without balsa experience, but who is a skilled diy-er? -how easily does it break? And would it be easy to fix (tape. glue, recutting out of new balsa)? -how many load can it carry, or: would it be possible to add a camera or something? Thanks in advance. Andrew
 Destelant 22 points
If you have no experience in building balsa model, I would not recomend to you this plane. Try to start with model for beginers.
gary  1 points - 7/30/2014
Tried that and that when I got the total of £*34. and I have now missed out on the offer ,,,,, Oh well wait for the next one
gary  1 points - 7/28/2014
I wish to buy the sunbird for the sale price of 17.36 but when I get to the checkout it wants to charge me an extra 17.40 for delivery and I live in the UK where the warehouse is ... what am I doing wrong
 Destelant 22 points
You have to switch your warehouse in the uper left corner of the menu bar to the UK warehouse. Then find the sunbird again and buy it.
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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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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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Excellent Build quality, Going with FC2822 motor, Hobbyking 30A ESC, 8x4APC style prop, Zippy 1800 30C LipO, HXT9g servo....

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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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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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