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Sunbird Electric Glider Laser Cut Balsa Kit 1500mm (Kit)

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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 1500mm, 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: 1500mm
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, sandpaper etc)

Build manual is listed under the 'Files' tab below

  • Wingspan(mm) 1500.00
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Γιαννης | Verified Buyer

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Feb 04, 2019

I do not have a plan (I'm a model old), the guides are a hell

Martin | Verified Buyer

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Sunbird from ELERC Version 2

Oct 30, 2018

I get the Sunbird from HK - inside there is the Assembly-Plan from ELERC - at this Side you can see, that this Model is the Older Version of itself.
Wingspan: 1600mm
Length: 850mm
Flying Weight: 450-650g
Suggested Equipment:
Motor: 1908-2212 KV1500-1000
ESC: 20A (or more if Motor needed)
Prop: FOLDER Prop from 7 to 8 inch
Servo: 9g 4times
Battery: 3S 1300mAh (2-3S 800-1500mAh)
Radio: min. 4 Channel
Assembly Instructions on 4 DINA4 sides with 23 pictures, which show you the ready assembled pieces - you have to try to see what an how it is to build.
Hope i will get it ready to fly...

Sander | Verified Buyer

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Great deal

Aug 15, 2018

You get ALOT of plane for the money - but you wont be in doubt that its cheap when you build it!
The laser cut vary in quality alot, some are cut perfect, some are burned out and some are barely cut!
The wing is the real headache since the lacer cut pieces does not fit, and need modifications before you can assemble it.
I have completed my build and incorporated my own modifications - overall i am very happy with how it turned out

GILLES | Verified Buyer

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Easy build, but requires attention to details

Jul 26, 2018

Nice kit, got it today and 60% done in 6 hours. One must take his/her time in cutting the parts with an Xacto as the laser cut pieces are still attached in some area and you could break or split the balsa. Plans are terrible. Luckily I have 25+ years in building, but for a novice, get the coffee pot going and be patient, you will make mistakes, so trial fit the pieces twice before applying the glue. Parts are identified in the booklet with numbers, but are not on the balsa, so start matching and guessing. This kit should be a great flyer. Looking forward to the maiden :-)

Tony | Verified Buyer

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One needs skills to build this plane, but it's worth it.

Sep 01, 2017

There are a few errors in the wing design. I managed to work around. May be a challenge for a novice though. The instructions are the bare minimum. Not a single front view to show the dihedral. The web balsa sheet is cut the wrong way, fibres along. No big deal though as the wings seem stable. Haven't tested a bungee start though.
It does help to print the drawing in the file section. Use poster print on several sheets and stick them together. Cover with clear foil when working. A bit tricky to get the mirrored print for the left wing.
Once you managed all the building you'll be rewarded with a very well flying light glider. Mine (no motor) weighs 420g and thermals well.
Not perfect but good value for the price.

Derrick | Verified Buyer

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caring and sensitive,

Dec 12, 2016

This is a bird of time copy

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Oct 21, 2016

bonjour, recu mon colis en un temps record, commande le lundi soir recu le jeudi plateforme europe. kit bien arrive sans dommage le bois a l'air de bonne qualite le prix tout petit, je trouve les frais de port un peu cher sur le colis ecrit 2. kg apres avoir peser 560gr

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Aug 20, 2016

This gets 5 stars just for the price! You will need traditional modeling skills to build this model! Great stuff!

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Aug 17, 2016

ik wil deze eens bouwen heb vroeger stick gebouwd van hk en vlieg goed

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Jul 24, 2015

I was very surprised/pleased with the quality of the wood and the laser cutting. The package arrived fast with included instructions. The instructions could be a bit better but with prior building experience, it should not be a problem. This has excited me because I'm relatively new to electrics and love them but I have to admit that I don't care for the foam stuff. This provides thebest of both worlds in a neatly packaged box.
I hope to see more kits offered in the future and start collecting them.

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