RC Glider Kit – Micro Radio Control

Feather ultralight radio control DLG RC Glider micro mini squared microbirds

Feather² Squared
UltraLight Micro F3k DLG RC Glider Airplane | Radio Control

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).

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.

Feather Flight Videos
Click here to watch more more videos of the Feather²




Specifications:

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
Manufacturer :MicroBirds
Fuselage :Carbon Tube
Wings :Balsa Wood
Version :Kit
Battery :150mAh 1s
Receiver :2-4ch micro
Assembly :Easy
Skill Level :Everyone/DLG +
Wind Cond :0-10mph
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.

 

Kit Contents:
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

Electronics:

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 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.japanese tissue dope covering film rc glider airplane radio control glue wing

1. Medium CA glue ( thin CA glue optional but helpful )
2. gorilla glue ( expandable)
3. painters tape
4. sand paper ( 100 medium to 300 )
5. scissors
6. Xacto blade
7. 30min or 24hr epoxy
8. scotch tape
9. needle nose pliers
10. Ruler
11. One free afternoon 🙂

Feather² Squared Micro DLG Glider Kit

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Full Package includes 2x Servos, Battery and DSMx Micro Receiver



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 only package is lost or not delivered

by Kris Westerberg on RC Gliders Radio Control DLG Glider Kits
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.

by albert on RC Gliders Radio Control DLG Glider Kits
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.

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!

by Mike on RC Gliders Radio Control DLG Glider Kits
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.

by Pat on RC Gliders Radio Control DLG Glider Kits

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 Kris Westerberg on RC Gliders Radio Control DLG Glider Kits
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.

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