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If you are a beginner and this is your first introduction to the RC flying hobby, what you’ll quickly learn is that not all kits are equal.  Perhaps you’ve bought RC sailplane kits in the past and became frustrated during the build because the instructions were severely lacking.  Maybe you made some mistakes because of it and were turned off to the whole project because you got a bad taste in your mouth.  It was no longer fun.  The kit sat on your bench unfinished for a long period of time until you finally decided to scrap it and start over.  Maybe this isn’t you (yet) but this is your biggest fear. We provide you featured RC sailplane kits that we have put together ourselves and feel that we can recommend them to you!

 Featured RC Sailplane Kits of the Month


-Hubsan SpyHawk FPV RC Plane & 3.5 inch LCD Monitor/Controller with video recording and auto-pilot system-

Traditionally, First Person Flying was complex, costly and time consuming, but with the new SpyHawk FPV all the hard work is done. Simply glue on the tail pieces with the included glue, charge the battery, and go flying! The SpyHawk is made of crash resistant foam and it’s built in stabilization system makes it perfect for beginners and experienced R/C Flyers alike. Version 3 includes updated servos, larger elevator, better cooling, selectable video frequency, remote arming of gyro, and the ability to control recording from the transmitter.

  • Built in 5.8 Ghz FPV system with recording module and 4GB SD card
  • State-of-the-art 3 axis flight stabilization system
  • 2.4Ghz radio with build in 5.8Ghz video receiver and high resolution 3.5″ Color LCD
  • 7.4v 450mAh LiPo battery and balance charger
  • Spare prop, user manual and glue
  • 4-Channel Aileron, Elevator, Rudder and Throttle Control
  • EPO Molded Foam Airframe
  • Autopilot Feature
  • Brushless Motor, Brushless ESC and 2S LiPo Battery
  • Includes 5 Megapixel Camera Installed in the Nose With Live Video Feed

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Specs:

  • Wing Span: 843mm (33.1″)
  • Overall Length: 617mm (24.3″)
  • Flying Weight: 180g
  • Motor: C1404 Brushless 3000kV
  • Battery: 2S 7.4V 450mAh LiPo
  • ESC: 6A Brushless
  • Transmitter: 4-Channel 2.4G with 3.5″ LCD Color Monitor
  • Video Transfer Frequency: 5.8GHz
  • Servos: 3.7g / 0.12sec/60
  • Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • Live Video Distance: 400 Meters

-Goldberg Gentle Lady RC Glider Kits-

Here is probably one of the best RC sailplane kits designed for beginner to intermediate pilots. Released around 1980, the original Gentle Lady RC glider kit has introduced countless sailplane pilots to the art of thermal soaring. Still popular today, the Gentle Lady has seen use in design contests, sailplane competitions, and slope soaring training. One could hand launch and catch a Gentle Lady before hand launch sailplanes were available. It has encouraged countless RC sailplane kits to be assembled by novices and pros alike. It has a simple design, which is what makes it so amazing! Simple yet exactly what one needs to get the glider in the air and enjoy soaring!

  • INCLUDES: All wood to construct the airplane, pushrods, / photo-illustrated instructions, full-size rolled plans.
  • REQUIRES: 2 channel system with 2 standard size servos / Two rolls of covering material / One box of #64 rubber bands / One sheet of ¼” foam rubber / Servos: 45 oz-in standard servo / (1-elevator, 1-rudder,)

Buy the Gentle Lady NOW!

Specs:

  • Wingspan: 78.3″ (1988mm)
  • Wing Area: 663sq in (42.83sq dm)
  • Flying Weight: 22-25oz (623g – 709g)
  • Wing Loading: 4.77 -5.42 oz/sq ft (14.6 – 16.5 gm/sq dm)
  • Fuselage Length: 41″ (1041mm)
  • Airfoil: Flat-bottom airfoil
  • Center of Gravity: 3.5″ – 3.75″ (89mm – 95mm) back from leading / edge of wing at fuselage sides.
  • Control Throws -

    • Elevator: Up & Down 3/8″ (9mm)
    • Rudder: Right & Left 1½” (38mm)

-ParkZone Radian PNP Electric Brushless
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Large 2-meter wingspan makes Radian easy to see from the ground and provides great lift-to-drag ratio. The Plug-in wings come off the body for easy transport and storage. A Powerful 480-size, 960Kv outrunner brushless motor for efficient power, and the rudder and elevator provide true 3-channel flight and maneuverability. E-flite Pro 30A Brushless ESC with Switch-Mode BEC for amazing performance. Durable, lightweight and repairable Z-Foam construction.The ParkZone Radian gives the best opportunity for RC Sailplane pilots to experience the true feeling of flight. Although a powerful 480 brushless motor assists with the initial launch, the prop folds back to reduce drag once throttle is brought down to 0, allowing the glider to utilize thermals of air to remain aloft, instead of batteries. This means flight times are much longer than they are with traditional electric or gas aircraft, making a great day at the airfield even better. Like all of ParkZone’s innovative and high-quality aircraft, the Radian looks great straight from the box. The plane’s large 2-meter wingspan and elliptical dihedral design improve flight performance, while detachable wings provide for easy transportation and storage. Not only does the Radian’s lightweight Z-Foam construction offer the perfect balance of weight and durability, it also makes repairing the glider easy and fast. With the PNP plane sold here, just purchase and install your battery and receiver, and you are mere minutes away from the ultimate soaring adventure.

Buy Your Parkzone Radian PNP NOW!

 

 

 

Specs:

RC Glider Kit Specs:

  • Wingspan: 78.7 in (2 m)
  • Overall Length: 44.7 in (1140mm)
  • Flying Weight: 30 oz
  • Motor Size: 480-size, 960Kv brushless outrunner from ParkZone
  • Radio: Minimum 4-channel recommended (not included)
  • Servos: 3-wire servos (included)
  • Trim Scheme Colors: White with blue and green
  • CG (center of gravity): 62mm behind the leading edge of the wing
  • Speed Control: E-flite’s 30A brushless ESC with Switch-Mode BEC (included)
  • Recommended Battery: 11.1V 1300mAh Li-Po (not included)
  • Approx. Flying Duration: Flight times in excess of 30 minutes when using the ParkZone 1300mAh Li-Po battery and limited motor run

Must Have Items

-RealFlight 6.5-

If you are a beginner and haven’t flown any type of RC gliders or RC planes, I suggest that you get a simulator and practice! In the long run it will save you much more than the cost of this software in lost RC kits and (especially) time you spent building them. I suggest spending at LEAST 5-10 hours of flight time before even attempting to control any RC plane on the field, and 10-20 hours ideally.

Practice makes perfect. Start on the Simulator and take what you’ve learned to the field. Make those beginner mistakes on a plane that is virtual instead of crashing your newly build kit! I have used Real Flight for years and I absolutely love it. It has RC sailplanes as well as gas and electric motorized planes. Think of all the money you will save in crashed planes with this! Any RC pilot will tell you that this is a no-brainer, just buy one.

  • Superior Flight Dynamics and GraphicsRealFlight 6.5 Flight Sim
  • Saves you money on parts by letting you do your crashing virtually!
  • Includes Interlink Controller
  • Includes Airplane Megapack

Buy RealFlight NOW!

 


We are confident that a builder of any level of experience can and will benefit from these RC sailplane kits and RC glider kits because:

  • No matter your skill level, we recommend only the best kits for you
  • We have experience building and can anticipate questions you have before you even ask them!
  • We have gone out of our way to include very detailed reviews that will help you decide between all the RC Sailplane Kits and RC Glider Kits out there
  • You can reach us anytime on the website to ask specific questions regarding your build or any aspect of flying your newly built RC glider kits and RC sailplane kits