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.
“A glider with the least amount of weight has the potential to gain altitude with ease.”
Discus Launch RC Gliders ( DLG )
Mechanics 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.
The Lazy Bee, a name just about every RC pilot is familiar with. This cute Micro Lazy Bee originally designed by Andy Clancy has been around for decades in this hobby we call RC. This super stable micro lazy bee is knowing for its touch and goes and super slow flying characteristics. With short stubby wings and fuselage, this version of the Lazy Bee has gone micro. At only 10″ inch wing span and a tender wight of 19 grams, large wing area resulting in low wing loading contributes to maximum air time allowing slow graceful flights. Click here for information and images of the Micro Lazy Bee
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.
With 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.
Another fantastic product form microbirds. They really stepped it up with their micro line of RC. This is a great little back yard flyer indeed, Great customer support and spares availability ( I crash a lot). If this is the future of the company, they are going in the right direction with their unique air ships.
After the initial setup it’s flight is easy and responsive. It flew very stable in a light wind but prefers no wind at all and remember to use as little travel adjust on rudder especially because the controls are very sensitive and you need very little joystick movement to make the owl turn. in fact too much travel and your owl will be out of control, just a side note.
i am almost 80 years of age with a life time of radio control experience. I am very pleased with your beautiful design of the feather glider. Although i can not launch this glider very high due to my lower back lumbar pain, but i am having extensive and long flights over at the embankment right next to our home here in Tennessee.
a gem of a glider, i no longer have the fear to fly at the park due to the nature of its light weight design, very easy to assemble. balsa tail fins are super light weight, Flight is very graceful, just remember that tiny movements to turn is enough. no need for extra batteries just charge battery right within the fuselage. well done micro birds *****
I am thoroughly enjoying my feather dlg, i have crashed this little bird many times with hardly a scratch. A very well thought out little glider, a true floater, thank you for offering such a wonderful kit. cheers from NYNY
The Micro Owl for Microbirds was great fun to build. The the Ultra Pak option was attractively packaged and meticulously assembled. It included everything needed to complete the electric powered 3 channel fun flyer. Motor, propeller, receiver, battery, covering materials and step by step video instructions make this kit about as complete as one can be. Quality, laser cut balsa and separately packaged components made it easy to identify and properly assemble the parts. . I have had the pleasure of building and flying several Microbirds kits and can’t wait for the maiden voyage for this one.. I highly recommend Microbirds. Quality products and outstanding customer service make it a pleasure to do business with them and the airplanes perform excellently. I enjoyed this build so much that I am actually a little sad that it ended! Now another kind of fun begins!
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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
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
thank you Lee for such an amazing light weight glider, waiting anxiously for summer to slope with my firefly, cheers from Main JimBee