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Dynaflite Bird of Time Sailplane Kit (GPMA0570)

SKU: 403160
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Regular Price: £109.99

Special Price: £104.95

Manufact: LogicRc

Product Description


As graceful in design as it is in flight Put your sailplane experience to use on a model that time has proven to be a winner. The unlimited class, 118" span Bird of Time pairs refined looks with superior performance-for example, its thin wing and light wing loading that provides a super-low sink rate, as well as near-legendary lift to drag rate. Its engineered as gracefully as it performs: the slender balsa/ply fuselage tapers toward a full-flying stabilizer, while the 2-piece wing features a large, 1/4" wing rod and fully-sheeted "D" tube.The Bird of time is the quiet beauty of sailplane piloting. Originally designed by Dave Thornburg, the Bird of Time ranks among Dynaflite's most popular kits.With its broad wingspan and beautiful MonoKote finish, the Bird of Time is easy to see at high altitudes—a must for experienced pilots aiming for maximum altitudes and flight times.

The 108" wingspan of the Bird of Time Sailplane was designed by glider guru Dave Thornburg in the early 1970's for F3B competition, and the plane did quite well in overseas competition. In the original RCM construction article, Dave described the design evolution which led to the configuration first kitted by Mark's Models, which became Dynaflite several years ago. Dave designed the Bird of Time with a thin 9.5% airfoil for low drag in F3B speed and distance tasks, and paid particular attention to cleaning up the airframe to eliminate excess drag—still excellent design practice today, by the way! The distinctive pre-WWII "Wolf" German-style wing planform came about because Dave liked the looks, not for any theoretical reason. And the Bird of Time was designed with light extremities, light wing tip panels and tail surfaces to provide responsive handling at all speeds.

The assembly manual has been redone to provide additional details for novice builders. The die-cutting and wood material is excellent quality for this "building intensive" kit.

With its large wing area and light wing loading the Bird of Time is a real "floater" and thermal hog.The 118" span Bird of Time is very competitive in club contests against other rudder/elevator sailplanes.

* Excels at 2-channel thermal and duration soaring.
* Airfoil draws maximum performance out of a wide range of conditions—from slow thermal riding to faster-paced thermal chasing.
* Adjustable towhook position maximizes launch angles and altitudes.
* For convenient transportation to and from flying sites, the large 118" span wing disassembles easily into three sections.

* Wingspan:3metre
* Length:1270mm
* Wing Area:69 dm²
* Wing Loading:17 g/dm²
* Weight: 3.75lbs

* Die-cut balsa ribs and formers for wing and tail assemblies
* Control linkages
* Building plan decals and building instructions

Required to complete
* A selection of building tools
* A selection of glues
* Requires 2-3 channel radio
* Servos and extensions

Please note:
This model is in kit form and requires building


Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU 403160
Weight 2000.0000


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