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Bird of Time 3-Meter Sailplane EP ARF

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Bird of Time 3-Meter Sailplane EP ARF
$319.99 CAD    
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118 in
1050 sq in
Wing Area:
10 oz/sq ft
Wing Loading:
49 in
3 or more Channels
Radio Requirements:
Great Planes RimFire .32
Brushless Motor Requirements:
60A with BEC
ESC Requirements:
14.8V 3300-3600mAh
Battery Requirements:

  • Strong and convenient EP power.
  • Strong wood and fiberglass construction.
  • 3-piece wing for easy transportation and storage.
  • Removable full-flying stabilizer.
  • Superior thermal and duration soaring.
  • Beautiful, easy-to-see MonoKote trim scheme.

Introduced as a kit in 1981, the Bird of Time has proven to be timeless. The easy-to-assemble ARF version joined the original kit so that all sailplane enthusiasts could enjoy its relaxing, inspiring flight with less building time. Now this electric-powered Bird of Time EP ARF offers even more convenience, reaching soaring altitude in seconds — no hi-start, tow plane or large launch area needed.

  • The Bird of Time EP ARF includes a low-drag folding prop, spinner and prop adapter. With the recommended motor, one full battery charge can power many aggressive climbs to altitude.
  • A removable hatch in the Bird of Time EP ARF fuselage allows quick LiPo battery pack changes between flights.
  • Compared to smaller sailplanes, the 3-meter Bird of Time EP ARF flies well in breezy conditions and remains easy to see at high altitudes.

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     This is the Electric Powered, Radio Controlled, Almost Ready to Fly       
Great Planes Bird of Time Sailplane.
For fliers 14 years of age and older.

FEATURES: Fuselage: Painted fiberglass, removable wooden stabilizer
Wing: Balsa and ply, two piece for easy transport and storage,
assembles with two aluminum and two wooden dihedral braces, aligns
with metal anti-rotation pin
Covering: Covered in white and orange Top Flite MonoKote
Hatch: Plastic, updated to provide easy battery access
Motor Mount Templates: Two supplied, one for the Great Planes .32
RimFire motor, and one blank template for other brushless motors
Propeller: 5x7" folding, low drag design, plastic construction,
black in color
Spinner: Black plastic 2" (51mm) diameter
Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this
kit to be free from defects in both materials and workmanship at
date of purchase.

INCLUDES: Prebuilt Wing, Fuselage and Tail assemblies, Prop, Spinner, two Motor
Mount Templates on Instruction Manual Addendum and Instruction

REQUIRES: Radio: At least 3-channel
Servos: One standard size for rudder (Futaba S9001 Aircraft Coreless
BB Servo recommended, FUTM00750)
One micro high torque for elevator (Futaba S3154 Digital Micro
High Torque recommended, FUTM0654)
Brushless Motor: Great Planes RimFire .32
Electronic Speed Control: 60A with BEC
Battery: 14.8V 3300-3600mAh LiPo
6-Minute Epoxy, Medium CA, Hook and Loop Material, Field &
Maintenance equipment

SPECS: Wingspan: 118" (2997mm)
Length: 49" (1245mm)
Wing Area: 1050 sq in (67.7 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 10oz/sq ft (31g/sq dm)
Center of Gravity: 3-3/4" (95.3mm) back from the leading edge of the
wing measured at the fuselage sides
Control Throws; High Low
Elevator, up & down: 9/16" (15mm) 3/8" (10mm)
(high rate)
Rudder, left & right: 1-1/2" (38mm) 3/4" (19mm)

COMMENTS: Following are the colors of Top Flite MonoKote used to cover this
model and order numbers for 6 foot rolls;
Orange, TOPQ0202
White, TOPQ0204

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