Radio Control RC GLider DLG HLG Hand Launch Discus Launch Bungee FireFly 2.0

Radio Control RC glider – Nature Inspired Precision UltraLight Airplane

After a very successful launch of the original UltraLight FireFly, the much-awaited FireFly 2.0 is finally here. With some major airfoil adjustments, an aerodynamic inline fuselage that will guarantee a much smoother flight with incredible slow speeds and virtually zero stall characteristics, the perfect recipe for caching thermals with ease. The combination of the root chord and tip chord airfoil design and enhanced reflex, (auto stable airfoil) allows for a more hands off level flight without the need for heavy ridge lifts or any headwind for that matter. Total weight of the glider is around 80 to 100 grams depending on the types of servo used and material used to cover the wings.

The wings can be left uncovered as well to save 10+- grams of weight. The FireFly 2.0 is powered by a single cell ( 1S 300mAh ) Lipo battery to actuate the servos and receiver.

Two sub micro 5gram servos with adequate torque of at least 0.82kg.cm on a 4 volt battery is optimal. Click here to see a list of recommended servos.

The FireFly 2.0  is a 32″ inches wingspan DLG, HLG, bungee launch or hi start, slope soaring, thermal catching RC sailplane, designed for ultimate hang time due to its ultralight frame, improved wing area and low reynolds number, taking note laminar boundary at low reynolds numbers. Gliding at low weight range and greater wing area means you have better minimal sink rate, this simple concept has been lost in RC modeling due to heavy molded foams and composite material.

The FireFly 2.0 glider can be flown in 3 different variations.
1. Park DLG glider
2. Slope soaring glider
3. Bungee launch glider
FPV equipment can be added for first person soaring as well

Features
Construction: light weight EXP foam, Carbon Fiber
Radio: any two channel radio with elevon mixing
Motor: no motor required ( motor can be attached for power flight if desired)

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 32″ (812mm)
  • Length: 19.5″ (444mm)
  • Wing Area 212 sq.in.
  • Wing Loading 2.04 oz./sq.ft.
  • Flying Weight 3.31oz (94grams) +-
  • 2 channels (elevon mixing)
  • skill level – DLG or Slope gliding a plus/everyone
Includes:

  • Both wing panels ( spar slot pre-cut)
  • 2x Carbon spar for wings, 2x pushrods, 1x carbon tail spar
  • Pod panels & tail ( carbon fiber slot pre-cut)
  • 4x earth magnets ( for hatch)
  • Molex 2.0 2Pin Cable Male Connector ( for Molex female battery lead, see below )
  • glass fiber tow
  • 2x laser cut control horns
  • shrink tubes
  • z bends
  • aileron lamination film
  • bungee launch hook with carbon fiber
  • one evening of assembly time ( step by step video build guide )
  • very simple and intuitive build

Required to complete:

Covering your FireFly 2.0 wings

lamination covering film for rc glider airplane wings ultracoat monokote soliteBest covering film to use on your FireFly 2.0 wold be Solar Film. There is limited quantity of Solar Film Lamination in stock. Click here.
You may also use UltraCote, UltraCote park lite, MonoKote or TowerKote, monokote being the heaviest film and ultracoat being the lightest of this group.
Clover Mini iron ii, Mini plancha para patch, Mini-Bügeleisen MB-3415, Ming Yang sealing toolTo cover the wings of your glider, a heat iron can be used. Mini heat irons work best with variable heat adjustment. Few brand names to choose from that may be purchased from ebay or amazon are:
Clover Mini iron ii, Mini plancha para patch, Mini-Bügeleisen MB-3415, Ming Yang sealing tool
hanger 9 iron covering film heat monokote ultracote Large heat iron/sealing iron will work as well, make sure to use low heat. Both irons must have cloth sock on head to prevent iron from sticking to lamination film. Regular cotton sock can be used.

Required to complete:

2x 5 to 7 gram servos with at least .85kg/cm (4.8V) of torque  Click here for infometal gear MG blue arrow micro servos rc glider airplane
2 to 4 Channel receiver with max. width of 17mm & servo leads facing outward   Click here for infomicro receiver rc airplane 4ch 6ch spektrum dsm dsm2 dsmx JR
250 to 300mAh 1s lipo battery Click here for more info1s 300mah lipo battery for dlg hlg glider
Solar-Film Ultralight Lamination Film. Click here for more infolamination covering film for rc glider airplane wings ultracoat monokote solite green

temporarily out of stock

FireFly 2.0 DLG RC Glider Kit

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Full Package includes 2x Servos, Battery and Battery Plug



Shipping:
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 package is lost or not delivered

Customer Reviews and Feedback



Feather Squared

I share MicroBirds’ ethos and enthusiasm for small, light weight model gliders. I am typically a scratch builder; however, I really enjoyed watching the Feather Squared development process on You Tube and I wanted to support MicroBirds continuing efforts by purchasing the kit. I found the materials provided in the kit to be complete and of high quality. I also appreciated the comprehensive build video. This kit can be built per the plans by a builder of almost any skill level; however, it can also serve advanced builders who may want to add their own touches. I was able to build the kit within the specified weight budget and have had great experiences with the initial, and continuing, flights.

Feather Squared

Presently working on completing my kit. I’m based outside the US and had no problems ordering and getting my order shipped to my country. It was a smooth, trouble free transaction. My kit arrived well packed to ensure it would survive international travel from the US and the rough handling of my local country’s package delivery service. It’s everything I want to find in a kit - it contained all of the necessary materials to assemble and cover the plane excluding of course the receiver, battery and servos. The kit seller is great to deal with, easy to communicate with and promptly responds to all inquiries. I’m looking forward to completing and flying my Feather.

by Phil Paramore on FireFly 2.0 UltraLight DLG RC Glider
Great fun!

Feather2 was fun to build and is even more fun to fly! The kit is really nicely packaged and the video instructions make for a pleasant build. I have two Feather 2s and I couldn't be more happy with these purchases. They are a joy to fly and Micro Birds has been very responsive to my inquiries about various aspects of flying gliders, 3 thumbs up!!!! Keep up the good work!

Feather

Although I have not yet been able to start the build of my Feather I am completely satisfied with the provided kit, it's completeness and the available video instructions. I hope to complete this build soon.

Great little glider kit.

I did carry out some modifications.

I made a fuselage pod from foam and balsa and fitted everything inside including the servos.The control rods now run down inside the carbon fibre boom.

Covered wing with Oracover - Oralite. Worked very well and all up weight only a few grams over quoted figures.

Overall very pleased with result, now waiting for the right weather to fly !!

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by Phil Paramore on FireFly 2.0 UltraLight DLG RC Glider
Great fun!

Feather2 was fun to build and is even more fun to fly! The kit is really nicely packaged and the video instructions make for a pleasant build. I have two Feather 2s and I couldn't be more happy with these purchases. They are a joy to fly and Micro Birds has been very responsive to my inquiries about various aspects of flying gliders, 3 thumbs up!!!! Keep up the good work!

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