Simple building, high performance sub-meter glider. Comes complete with pre-cut & printed balsa and stripwood parts, tissue, plans and easy to follow instructions. Great project for the "out of the ordinary" model. We stock this primarily for it's potential to make a great micro size RC sailplane. Of course with it's 890mm (35") span it makes an excellent free flight glider.
The Flair releasable tow hook is suitable for tow line, bungee and aero tow operation. The simple design makes for very positive operation making "hang ups" a thing of the past. Servo operated. May even be operated by main function servo by momentary full throw of the servo. Instructions with several mounting options included. Hardware weight: 5g/0.18oz. *Special Order, delivery could take more than 30 days.
The full size K8, from the famous Alexander Schleicher factory, first flew in 1957 and was a derivation of the K6 but with a structure similar to that of the two seater K7. It is a robust 15 m glider ideal for club use with good flying characteristics and is particularly useful in weak thermal conditions. We have chosen to model the K8b, believing that the larger canopy on this variant makes for a more stylish looking glider.
The model is accurate in profile having been scaled using works drawings from Schleicher, but deviates from the scale wing section. We opted to use a Quabec 15% thick, 3 % camber section. The tip section of the wing, (from the inboard end of the ailerons outward), incorporates a transition from 3% camber to 5% camber with washout. This ensures that the whole wing works all the time and that the stall is well behaved.
We have flown the model at the basic weight 9.5 lbs, as built with Solartex covering, and also with 3.5 lb of ballast. In both cases the handling is superb but with greater penetration ballasted.
The model should be ideal for those looking for a large scale glider with character as an alternative to the more modern glass ships.
The wing is conventional, separating on the centre line, with sheeted D box and hardwood webbed spar. All ribs and additional shaped parts are die cut from liteply.
CNC machined parts are supplied for scale double acting airbrakes.
The fuselage is a self jigging construction made from die cut liteply parts to which stringers and longerons are added. The nose is a glass fibre moulding.
The tailplane is bolted on to enable removal for transport if required.
All necessary hardware is supplied including 2 releasable towhooks, (aerotow and winch), flat strip/brass tube wing joiner, cockpit canopy, wheel, and CNC machined airbrakes. The airbrakes will be also available as a separate catalogue item for other models.
Type: 1/4 scale glider, Alexander Schleicher K8
Span: 3.75 m (148")
Weight: 4.3 kg (9.5lb)
Radio: Standard Size Equipment
Servos 1 Rudder, 1 Elevator, 2 Ailerons*, 2 Air Brakes @, 1 Tow Releases @ (* mini servos are easier to fit for the ailerons but not essential)(@ optional but parts for brakes and 2 tow releases are supplied in the kit).
Die stamped liteply components
Extensive strip wood and cut components
Fibre glass nose cone
Complete hardware pack
2 Releasable tow hooks
Pre-formed main skid
Closed loop control for rudder
Only adhesives and covering are required to finish the airframe.
SORRY! This kit is out of production at this time and we are out of stock. Send us an email to be placed on our back order list, and we'll email you when they become available again.
SKU Number: FL1051
Albatross 100 inch Glider
The Albatross 100 is designed to the 100" glider competition specification and employs the very highly regarded Selig 7037 airfoil.
Wing Span 99.5"
Wing Area 794 in. sq.
Radio 2-3 channels.
Built up wing version.
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Pictured to left is one of Garrett's competition ships, to right .... Dave, Here is a picture of my second plane. This is a 3W Extra 330 40%. The plane is flying great. Thanks so much for all your support in this hobby. I really like using your products. My friends as well are very happy with the equipment & fast-friendly service that is coming out of your company. Let's keep in touch. -Garrett Morrison