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The very first in its size and class, the Opteryx Micro DLG RC Plane stands at 1.3oz ( 36 grams ) with a wing span of only 22″ inches, its the smallest balsa DLG glider that will take new heights, Literally .  Small enough to fit in  your palm, yet strong enough for the hardest throws, the Opteryx DLG glider is a streamlined design with reinforced carbon fiber running across the wings all the way to the launch peg.

Easy assembly is the beauty of this micro rc bird with very few parts, it should take no more than an hour to assemble. All parts are laser cut using the finest balsa wood and birch plywood, carbon fiber pushrods, peg and  reinforced carbon fiber tubes within each wing, you can hand launch this micro RC bird like glider over 100 feet and glider her right in your palm or catch thermals and fly for 30 minutes, yes 30 minutes with just one battery which is included in the kit.

With detailed instructions, you simply lay each peace on the plan and use think CA glue to join all the parts like a puzzle.

The Opteryx DLG has  incredibly tight handling with low wing loading which performs beautifully from 30 minute constant thermal flight to slope gliding.
Launch Peg can be installed for left handed or right handed throws.

22″ inch wing span
AUW ( total weight ) 1.4oz or 40 grams
100Mah 1S lipo
2X Micro 1.7gram servos
4Ch Micro 2.4Ghz Receiver 2 grams

Kit Includes:
Laser cut balsa and birch wood
Hollow Carbon rods 2x for the wings
Carbon push rods
Launch Peg
4x Shrink Tubes
4x Z bends
2x control horns
Coverite Microlite Transparent Covering sheet ( choose  your color below )
Step by Step instructions ( total installation time 1 hour, depending on experience )

2x micro servos
1x Micro Receiver/Transmitter
Medium CA glue (crazy glue)
100-130Mah 1s Lipo Battery
Trim Iron ( heat iron to cover wings ) http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?I=LXB365&P=8
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Coverite 21st Century Microlite Transparent Yellow covering, For more colors, send us an email.
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Kit requires assembly

(RTF) Ready to fly version comes with servos built in, receiver, Lipo battery, DSM2 ready, entire kit is covered ready to fly.


Kit requires assembly

(RTF) Ready to fly version comes with servos built in, receiver, Lipo battery, DSM2 ready, entire kit is covered ready to fly.

NOTE: Tracking number is not included on international orderes due to the high price.

Any return for a refund may be subject to a 20% restocking fee on RTF versions (only) due to building time. This fee may be waived for the following reasons:

  • Received incorrect product
  • Product was an extra item not ordered
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I will start this post by admitting, i not only wasn’t a fan of slope flying or gliding, but i actually bashed a thread in rcgroups few years back proclaiming motorless planes are “boring”.
3 years later, having flown fast planes, 3d planes and sport planes, i shamefully admit slope flying which is planes typically having no propulsion and producing lift from thermals or wind hitting a slope, is by far in my opinion, a pretty damn fun and challenging dynamic soaring when it comes to this world of radio control in which we are so addicted to. (sorry for the run-on sentence )
Dynamic soaring is another popular way of providing energy to gliders via wind.

I have always been fascinated with flight, especially that of our feathered friends. You can read my post on Archaeopteryx, the most primitive bird known as of date.

Alula” a sweet DLG (discus Launch Glider ) radio control flying bird, “urban glider” is what dream-flight.com calls it. I call it a stress reliever, not that i have any stress here in smoggy city of angels.

And i thought that 8 minute of flying powered rc planes was a relaxant…try flinging an Alula into the wind over and over again, and perfecting that exact control back into your hand, boy not only my shoulder is soar,but 2 hours of super duper one on one with the wind, talk about a dream flight.

Most DLG glider kits look like a plane, with a dash of dihedral wings, usually a carbon boom as a fuselage and full elevator and rudder controls that is packaged with a hefty price tag. The Alula on the other hand, comes in a beautifully designed 3 piece kit, center fuse, and its two wings held together by carbon rods. It took me about 40 minutes to assemble the Alula, no gluing required. ( i did end up gluing the tail rudder to the fuselage using CA, but gluing is not required )

The Alula was beautifully packaged, came with all the essentials such as the control horns, rods, and even a strong roll of stretchable 3M tape to fasten the wings.

Alula Glider package

The effortless side arm launch of the Alula is absolutely a blast. I flew the Alula at the park with steady 5mph winds which i find is the least amount of wind needed for a 10 second lift. Flying over at the beach would be optimal, so i will be heading over to Zuma Beach for few hours of dream flight 🙂 Video coming soon!!

The Alula is made from lightweight and strong EPO (Expanded PolyOlefin ) foam which is essential, so even if you land hard or stumble the bird into the ground, most likely nothing major will happen, and if by chance you do end up breaking the nose or wing tips, foam safe CA can be used to bond in seconds.

One other suggestion, every time you land the alula on grass ( giving you have not yet perfected the art of the mid air catch ), i noticed the tail section right under the joint slowly starts to break, so 2 strips of tape right under should prevent the foam from breaking.

I painted my Alula with foam safe hobby spray paint and kept the top blank to keep the bird light weight. Here are some pictures below.

The C.G is right at the given marks as stated in the book, but i find it slightly tail heavy, so my suggestion would be to keep it slightly nose heavy to balance the Alula Evo.

Alula DLG

Alula Evo glider

Dream Flight Alula Evo bird dlg glider

Here is a video of the Alula Evo in action over at a local park, there was practically no wind and i was able to keep the bird up for 45 seconds.

The Alula can also be modified with a micro brushless motor, which i am sure has been done already.

I seriously suggest heading over to http://dream-flight.com and purchasing the Alula Evo, you will not regret it. Super affordable, hours of fun and great exercise as well.

I will be posting a video of the Alula sometime this week, so do come back to watch this bird in flight. Continue reading

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