UltraLight Micro F3k DLG Glider
Take fanciful flight with this ultra-light-weight micro radio control RC DLG glider. Experience the unique pleasure of taking full control of this slim 43+- gram balsa and carbon fiber model directing flight straight into thermals effortlessly. The Feather² was designed with simplicity in mind, using under chambered airfoil section, super thin trailing edge reversed d-box design to make the model more sensitive to weak thermals . Using 10 airfoil ribs along each wing panel, with the last two foils slightly modified for a slight wing twist change (washout) allowing for better lateral airflow, this improves energy retention and over all provides a floaty aircraft, putting a whole new meaning to “rising to the occasion”. Practically unbreakable, the Feather’s ultralight signature weight and carbon fiber reinforcements allows for even the hardest crash landings without a single scratch or dent.
The Feather² Squared glider comes with laser cut ribs, laser cut tail feathers ( rudder & elevator ), laser cut control horns and launch peg housing. Main boom is carbon fiber, with carbon fiber pushrods, carbon fiber leading edge and carbon fiber main wing spars. Both tail feathers have pre-cut control horn slots and hinge line.
No other radio control glider this size and scale will perform like the Feather² Squared. At a tender weight of 43-47 grams, attractive design with built-up wing ribs, catching thermals at your local park has never been easier. Flying the Feather² glider can be a very peaceful and relaxing experience. Gliding at slow speeds gives stability and plenty of time to react.
To cover the balsa ribbed wings on the Feather² Glider, light weight colored tissue paper is used. Included in the kit you will find 4 white pieces to cover both wing panels and random trim colors for counter balance and esthetics. These are .8 grams per sheet ( 4x = 3.2grams ). Your other options are Esaki Japanese Tissue or Gampi Japanese Tissue, these are .6 grams per sheet ( 4x = 2.4grams).
If you live in a humid environment, tissue covered wings might be an issue. Two optional steps can be taken. To prevent the tissue from wrinkling due to dew, clear acrylic spry can be sprayed over tissue or using dope on the tissue. The second option cane be to cover the wings using light weight lamination e.g Solite film. This will increase the weight of the glider by +- 3 grams. You can purchase Solite Film here.
The Feather² Squared is a high performance discus launch micro F3k glider packed into a micro size floater. The perfect size trunk glider easy to carry that will soar in virtually any terrain. Over 40 minutes of continues flight on a single 1s 150mAh lipo battery.
|Wing-span :||28.5″ (736mm)|
|Wing-area :||113 sq/in.|
|Wing-loading :||1.89 oz./sq.ft|
|Weight :||43-47 grams+-|
|Control :||2ch rudder/elevator|
|Fuselage :||Carbon Tube|
|Wings :||Balsa Wood|
|Battery :||150mAh 1s|
|Receiver :||2-4ch micro|
|Skill Level :||Everyone/DLG +|
|Wind Cond :||0-10mph|
Laser cut balsa airfoil ribs | Laser cut tail feathers | Laser cut control horns | Laser cut launch peg housing | 2x thin balsa sheets | Balsa secondary d-box spar | 2x Carbon leading edge rods | 2x Carbon fiber wing spars | 2x Carbon fiber push rods | 3x Carbon fiber tow strands | XPS foam pod/carbon tissue | Glass Fiber sheets | Carbon boom fuselage | Various | small parts for linkage | 4x Shrink tubes | 3x battery and servo plugs | Micro Tip CA glue nozzle tip | 4x white tissue for covering | Glue stick | 1x Mini brush | Step by step video build guide | Blueprint layout plan
For optimal performance, 1.7 gram micro servos should be used coupled with 1.5 to 2 gram micro receiver, making sure receiver and servo connection are micro JST 1.25mm socket. If using Spektrum DSM radio system and JR, proper electronics are listed below. For all other radio systems, contact me for more information.
Required to complete:
|2x Micro 1.7 gram servos Click here for more info|
|Micro receiver 2.4GHz 4 Channel DSMX DSM2
for Spektrum and JR transmitters Click here for more info
|150mAh 1s lipo battery Click here for more info|
|Solar-Film Ultralight Lamination Film. Click here for more info|
Tools to finish glider:
The Feather Squared come with a step by step HD video build guide so this makes it easy for anyone to follow directions, including kids.
1. Medium CA glue ( thin CA glue optional but helpful )
2. gorilla glue ( expandable)
3. painters tape
4. sand paper
6. Xacto blade
7. 30min or 24hr epoxy
8. scotch tape
9. needle nose pliers
11. One free afternoon 🙂
|Feather² Squared Micro DLG Glider Kit
US shipping: $6.89
International shipping: $19
All orders are shipped within a two day period of placing order.
All US shipping include tracking number
International shipping includes customs number
Full refund will be issued if only package is lost or not delivered
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very light weight glider and it would work great as a slope sorer too, i want to purchase another one to modify with ailerons. Where your on a cliff say at the beach, with a good wind in your face would be a dream, thank you for great design MB
I just finished assembling the Feather. A fun build and surprisingly fast. A great kit of excellent quality.
Simple build for the experienced builder and very fun for the beginner, my son and i had a blast building our 2 feather gliders and these gliders are practically unbreakable, I will have to order a few more just to hold on to thank you for a great design
Ive been flying birds for most of my adult life, and when I got married that came to a hault. Recently our son turned 13 and I decided he venture in on the beauty of birds and joy of flying them. I got the new Feather and couldn't be happier. Im mostly a DLG Glider guy and this bird really amazed me when I was out with my son at the park and I let him try it. The thing wasn't coming down, until he crashed it and to my surprise, not a single dent so back up we went, flew it and with very little wind if any I had complete control over the glider. She flew like a champ. Thank you MB and can't wait on your future ventures.
Big fun in an amazing compact package,very light weigh discus launch glider, a thrill to not only fly but to build with super simple step by step video guide, thank you for such a beautiful micro glider. I 'm very pleased with my purchase of this model Feather Squared
I wanted to let you know my Feather kits arrived today just fine. They really look beautifully crafted and looking forward to putting it together this weekend if my wife gives me the go 🙂 . great job on the build video, makes this an easy way to build by following your directions. thank you a great deal.
Your gliders are exceptionally designed and i'm more than sure this new feather is just as exceptional, i am looking very much forward to finishing mine for this summer
I was lucky enough to bump into your site. You make exceptional hand made custom gliders. Simply put, it does the air justice. Ive crashed mine couple times and it wont break! Im thinking about getting the FireFly 2 now as your craftsmanship is bar none top notch from my first experience. Thanks again for your service to the RC community.