Feather² Squared Micro F3K UltraLight DLG RC Glider Kit
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).
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.
Feather² Flight Videos Click here to watch more videos of the Feather² Squared DLG Glider
Optional wing covering method
If you live in a humid environment or simply want stronger structural wings, alternative method to cover your glider wings can be light weight lamination e.g Solite film. This will increase the weight of the glider by +- 3 grams but will provide additional protection and strength. You can purchase Solite Film here.
To 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 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.
Wing-span : 28.5″ (736mm) Wing-area : 113 sq/in. Wing-loading : 1.89 oz./sq.ft Weight : 43-50 grams+- Control : 2ch rudder/elevator Manufacturer : MicroBirds Fuselage : Carbon Tube Wings : Balsa Wood / Carbon fiber Version : Kit Battery : 150mAh 1s Receiver : 2-4ch micro Assembly : Easy Skill Level : Everyone/DLG + Wind Cond : 0-10mph
Laser cut contest grade 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.
|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 Feather² Squared come with a step by step HD video build guide, providing simple and easy way to learn and follow directions, building your glider from start to finish.
1. Medium CA glue ( thin CA glue optional but helpful )
2. gorilla glue ( expandable)
3. painters tape
4. sand paper ( 100 medium to 300 )
6. Xacto blade
7. 30min or 24hr epoxy
8. scotch tape
9. needle nose pliers
11. One free afternoon 🙂
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
Submit your review
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
without a doubt, i have had an exceptional experience with microbirds, one respectful/helpful designer, incredible simple design with the feather dlg and what a joy to fly, with my old age and poor eye sight reading conventional rc build guides has been arduous, microbirds offers a step by step easy to follow video guide to build my feather glider, i must admit it took me a month to finish due to my shaky hands but i am now enjoying a feather weight of a glider, to every glider pilot looking for a very light weight smaller size glider, this is it. thumbs up from Colorado RR
After four months, the shipment finally arrived after a long journey. The box was quite destroyed, but due to the precise packaging of the goods inside, everything arrived in order. Thank you. Martin
An absolutely beautiful plane, weighs next to nothing and is a joy to fly.
I have truly enjoyed flying this floaty Feather^2 glider that thinks and acts like it is a real sailplane. Well done, MicroBirds!
Ordered the kit for UK delivery. Upon delivery I was very impressed with kit quality, how it is boxed and presented- very well thought out and complete. You really do only need tools, epoxy, CA, hinge tape and sandpaper. The feather was great fun to construct and goes together very quickly- accuracy of laser cut parts is, again, very good.
Test flights demonstrated the Feather is very stable, easy to fly and really is a little floater.
I will be covering my feather in Oralight as the tissue sagged after about 10 minutes- here in the North of England it’s quite wet so Oralight will permit flying in wet/ damp conditions.
Overall very pleased with purchase which I believe represents good value for the money. Hats off to the designer!
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.
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.