Pure glider or electric power!
The Sunbird is an all moulded composite glider with remarkable quality finish. It features ailerons and flaps allowing many mixes for better performance.
Sunbird represents all the things we love about the bigger models, in a more convenient package. Sunbird is part of a new generation of compact, precision, full composite, hollow moulded hotlines racers. This new generation of fast airplanes is designed and built to be extremely lightweight with great strength and full competition capabilities. From its super-efficient X-Tail, to its generous nose area, this little Sunbird was built for fun! Like it's larger siblings, the Sunbird sports ailerons and flaps on its two piece wing. 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. 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.
Sunbird 60” – a lot of sailplane in a very portable and attractive package.
Produced from CAD design and CNC generated moulds, this little-big glider was designed to deliver a performance to please all potential flyers - from novice to expert.
Sunbird is easily transportable – quickly de-rigged or assembled, it can fit on an average car parcel shelf. Convenience, with no compromise on performance.
The aerofoil section is comparatively very advanced for this class of glider, and gives a very wide speed range in an equally wide range of wind conditions.
Fully kitted out with Flaps, Ailerons, all moving Elevator and Rudder, Sunbird's control surfaces are optimized in size for excellent authority and precision throughout aerobatic madness, right down to CROW braked, tippy-toe landings in the tightest of landing areas.
Sunbird is an easy fit-out too. The easy access radio bay is large enough to enable installation of the servos, radio and battery pack without having to resort to micro surgery, but the aethetic isn't compromised with this and the Sunbird design maintains a pleasing and balanced shape.
Remember the old adage: “If it looks right, it flies right”? Well that is really true with this little pocket-rocket.
Flight tests in a wide range of conditions have revealed a very good turn of speed, high maneuverability, 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.
Wing span: 60” (1.52m)
Wing section: RC series
Controls: Ailerons, Flaps, Elevator and Rudder.
Hardware set supplied.
T9 servo tray and ballast tube set available here: Sunbird Accessories
There is a manual here: Sunbird Assembly