Micro RC Gliders & Airplanes

Radio Control Gliders Airplanes Micro Size & Ultralight Fun

RC Discus Launch Gliders (DLG) are usually small to large sized radio control sailplanes that are propelled using a discus launch method from the wing tip of the dlg RC glider. Gaining altitude without the use of a motor is a feeling hard to describe. Mother nature provides us with all the tools from thermal lift to wind power granting us hours of relaxation in nature.

What is the purpose of lift? It is to hold an airplane up in the air by countering the effects of weight (gravity). The simple fundamentals of weight (W = mg) for efficient flight has been lost and overlooked in today’s model RC gliders and RC airplanes. The weight of an airplane plays a crucial role not only when it comes to the thrill factor of soaring but something as basic as fight time and thermal lift. Most models are manufactured using molded EPO foam, which is extremely durable but at a cost, its mass.

“A glider with the least amount of weight has the potential to gain altitude with ease.”

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Discus Launch RC Gliders ( DLG )

Learning the art of catching thermals and understanding wind flow/direction, the use of rudder to control yaw, air speed,  increasing lift increases drag, fundamentals of flight.
The difference in pressure between the top and bottom surface of an airplane wing results in the force we call lift. Aerodynamics divide the force produced by a glider’s wings into two parts.  They call these “Lift” and “Drag”.
Lift: The aerodynamic force produced by the wings perpendicular (at right angles) to the on coming airflow.
Drag: The aerodynamic force exerted on the wings parallel (in line) with the oncoming airflow.

Micro Beetle

The Micro Beetle is a super slow micro size radio controlled model airplane. This super small, super adorable micro beetle has been designed for ultimate slow flying characteristics. With short stubby wings and fuselage, this little beetle is equipped with a 10″ inch wing span and a tender flying wight of 20 grams, large wing area resulting in low wing loading contributes to maximum air time allowing slow graceful flights.
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Fly On

Every single human being has a level deep inside their mind that will bring total calmness. Meditation gives you that space between you and your body, between you and your mind. Flying RC Gliders has been proven to bring forth tangible benefits, in particular a more restful and focused mind. I have found myself able to concentrate deeply on the task at hand, to better adjust the volume on distracting background noise of ever growing stressful lifestyle we all encounter day by day.

If you are new to this wonderful RC hobby, here you can find some helpful information on building a hand launch glider or DLG. Find out what the best DLG glider is for beginners.

Delta Wing RC GLider Radio Control Hobby Airplane kitWith RC gliders, the fun factor starts with the knowledge to utilize  environmental forces of mother nature such as wind, thermals, trees, altitude, the heat and the cold. Being mindful of your surrounding, taking in a deep breath of fresh air and dancing with nature.  The art of gliding might take years of practice for some to fine tune, but the experience and journey is quite meditative and breathtaking.

RC Thermal Soaring – Thermal lift is when warm air rises from the earths surface due to the suns warmth. Similar to hot air balloons as hot air is less dense than cool air, the heated air causes the balloon to rise. Buoyancy is an upward force that the air exerts helping in the lift factor.  As long as warm air is constant, your rc glider will be able to sustain continuous lift.

RC Slope Soaring –  Slope Soaring or Ridge Lift is when wind hits the face of a cliff side or the side of a hilltop.  When wind hits a slope surface, the direction of the wind is forced upward generating lift.

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i am enjoying flying my little beetle in the back yard, thank you MB for a great design and hoping to build the bigger version of the beetle in the near future, please 🙂


genius simple design that works, truly light weight fun, do be careful if you will be using lamination film for wing covering to use low heat to prevent the wings from bending, using tissue covering you will be just fine

an absolute joy to build fly and add to my micro fleet

Just found a Micro falon kit.Ill build it soon….Great company.!

this feather glider is a gem

This feather dlg is by far the best glider plane yet considering it has no ailerons. Most glider planes have both ailerons and rudder , but this ultralight dlg needs no ailerons, she says afloat days on end. this feather is incredibly light weight and super easy to control, even easier to build, what a gem.

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 3 reviews
 by Lorenso Fetam
Love my Feather

I live in Australia shipping did take 2 weeks but arrived in excellent condition, i am now building my feather and truly enjoy the step by step build technique used, thanks much from down under can not wait to get skybound

 by Armen
Feather Squared, my nephew is hooked.

My nephew is only 14 and I am 42 and have no flight experience but have some knowledge. I bought a Feather DLG Glider from MicroBirds and my nephew got a nice spektrum controller with ton of range and good battery life.  I received my feather dlg rc glider in 2 days after order. The package came so nicely done and everything was in tact. I along with his dad began the building process and it was a success thanks to the step by step videos tutorial. We went to the park and it was a windy day but humid and hot as well. He was so excited to fly this new bird and boy did he fly it. He gain much altitude and was able to keep the bird up in the air for about two and half minutes. I was shocked he is only 14 and his experience is not that much. We we all happy that day ate some sandwiches and called it a day. Thank you MicroBirds for your exceptional service and shipping and quality of the kit. You have my business for life. Thank you

 by Jim
Love my FireFly 2.0

thank you Lee for such an amazing light weight glider, waiting anxiously for summer to slope with my firefly, cheers from Main JimBee