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RC Gliders


RC GLIDERS – SOARING LIKE EAGLES


RC gliders are the slow conquerors of the sky. Using every updraft and thermal, these remote controlled gliders glide majestically and relaxed through the air. Especially their low speed compared to the higher velocity of powered aircraft make them the ideal RC model for beginners. If you have little or no experience with flying model aircraft, the slow speed gives you enough time to get acquainted with the controls and the imponderability’s of flight because controlling the elevator, rudder and aileron at the same time can become a real challenge for a beginner.

RC Gliders are also the ideal platform for aerial video using FPV (First Person View) technology. Many models are already designed to carry the one or more cameras you need. Read more »

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ART HOBBY Evolution-EV 2500mm
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ART HOBBY High Aspect-ES 3100mm
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353,64 GBP
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ART HOBBY Orion-EC 2500mm ARF
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ART HOBBY Orion-EV 2500mm
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ART HOBBY Sky-EV 2000mm
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ART HOBBY Tigra Nurflügler 1420mm
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ART HOBBY Tigra-E 1420mm KIT
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ART HOBBY Zuni-DL 1200mm
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HORIZON E-flite Radian XL 2600mm BNF
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E-flite
254,54 GBP
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HORIZON E-flite Radian XL 2600mm PNP
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E-flite
199,99 GBP
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MINIPROP Felix iQ Flexipor
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Miniprop GmbH
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MINIPROP Felix iQ XL Flexipor
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Miniprop GmbH
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PICHLER ASK 14 3000mm (blue) ARF
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PICHLER ASK 14 3000mm (red) ARF
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Pichler
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Reichard ALADIN 3950mm ARF
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Reichard
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Reichard ALSEMA SAGITTA 3000mm (painted)
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Reichard
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Reichard ALSEMA SAGITTA 4000mm (painted)
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671,82 GBP
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Reichard BORA 3950mm ARF
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Reichard CIRRUS F5J 3370mm
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Reichard CLUB LIBELLE 4000mm (brushed)
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YOU WILL FIND THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF RC SAILPLANES IN OUR ONLINE SHOP:


  • Gliders: They don’t need a motor and are thrown into the air or down a slope. Alternatively they are aero-towed to height by a motor aircraft (“tug”) or are catapulted upwards by a launching chord.
  • Electric RC gliders: These models usually have an electric motor to bring them up to height. They are either started by hand or from a trolley. When the desired altitude has been reached, the throttle is cut and the gliding fun begins.
  • Scale-gliders: These models are scaled down replicas of (famous) full scale sailplanes.
  • Hotliners: Due to their high speeds in comparison to the other classes, these models can be described as the racers among the RC gliders.
Many gliders are already prepared to be converted from a normal to an electric glider.


RC GLIDERS COME IN VARIOUS KITS


The decision on which RC glider to get is not only based on the model itself but also on the configuration of the model. If you are a beginner it is best to look at a glider kit where there are not too many preparations to be done between unboxing and flying. You can usually choose between the following configurations:

  • RTF (ready to fly): The RC model is completely ready to fly. All you need is batteries and a charger.
  • BNF (bind and fly): The model in this kit is also ready to fly but still needs to be bound to a RC transmitter (radio) that has to be purchased separately. You will also need to purchase batteries and a charger.
  • PNP (plug and play): Models in plug and play kits usually need a radio, receiver, battery and charger, sometimes also an ESC (electronic speed controller) for completion. Apart from that, they are ready to fly.
  • ARF (almost ready to fly): ARF kits are designed for you to complete the final steps of the assembly yourself. You have to provide the motor, speed controller, servos, batteries, charger and the radio equipment.
  • ARF Combo: The ARF combo is basically the same as the ARF kit but the appropriate motor, esc and servos are already included.
  • Kit: A kit will give you the opportunity to build your model the way you want it right from the start because it only contains the individual components you need to build the glider.
When choosing your new model, you should also consider the wingspan. A shorter wingspan will result in a higher speed and the low weight will make the model more vulnerable to wind compared to models with a larger wingspan.

You can find RC gliders, accessories, tuning- and spare parts in our online shop.


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