r/c side-arm-launch glider
forward-swept "fly anywhere" R/C glider! This organic design is a light and
buoyant flier. The unique and refined bird-inspired wing design facilitates the
sidearm launch method and maintains maneuverability, even at very low
airspeeds. Molded EPO hybrid foam airframe provides a stiff and lightweight
structure and makes assembly a snap. We call this our "urban glider", due to
its ability to soar in the most unconventional of locations. No high-starts,
motors, or spinning propellors required... just fling and fly. Its as close to
an R/C boomerang as it gets!
*Kit Price: $68.00
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popular accessories for your Alula
Flight Characteristics: Light and buoyant
flier for flatland and small slopes.
Wingspan: 35.4 in
Wing area: 259 sq.in (16.7 sq.dm)
Weight range: 5.8
- 6.5 oz (164-184 gm)
Wing Loading: 3.2-3.3 oz/sq.ft (9.3-10.2
Wind Range: 0-15 mph
Skill level: Novice to
Kit building time: 1 - 2 hours
requirements: 2 channel, elevon mixing with dual rates and/or ATV
(Adjustable Throw Volume), sub-micro radio components (see below for
assembly. Kit Includes complete hardware package for basic lightweight
assembly. Radio gear, tools, and adhesives not included. Read below for more
All foam airframes are white foam. Colors
shown are for demonstration only.
- Durable, quality molded EPO* foam airframe
manufactured in the USA! Ensures fast, consistent, and easy assembly.
No covering material required. *EPO is an acronym for Expanded Polyolefin.
Generally EPO foams are a hybrid foam blend of polystyrene and polyethylene.
- Thermo-formed belly skid for
- Quick-assembly kit can be built in one evening with little
glue. Say goodbye to the taping blues!
airframe can be built as one piece for maximum durability or collapsible
with our original magnet lock system for easy travel and storage.
molded control surfaces for minimum weight and building ease.
- New wing design
with fully encapsulated carbon-fiber joiner rod and easy-install
carbon-fiber wing spars.
hardware package includes ultra-light linkages, carbon-fiber pushrods,
decals, and more!
construction manual (of course, if you've built a few of these, you may not
even need it!)
ACCESSORIES FOR THE ALULA:
||Includes / Description
(2) BMS-306BB sub-micro servos, (1) 4.8V 300mAh NiMH battery,
Tips on using NiMH
300mAh AAA NiMH (1/3AA flat pack)
6-Channel 2.4GHz AFHSS Micro
|Hitec's new full-range 2.4GHz micro receiver.
FOR USE WITH HITEC 2.4GHz RADIO SYSTEMS
32x21x11 mm Size
Smart Scan Mode
Hold and Fail-Safe Function
module or transmitter with firmware version 3.01 installed.
||Three Piece Wing Add-on Kit for Alula
||Add-on kit allows for easy removal of wing panels for
travel and storage. Includes magnets, aluminum couplers, and hex key. Adds 8
grams (0.25Oz) weight to basic design, but ensures secure attachment of
removeable wing panels during launch. We recommend this option to die-hard
travelers only. For minimum weight and best light air performance, the basic
kit is best.
lightweight sub-micro servo with ball bearings. Great precision and durability
for the price!
|Horns & Screws
||Belly Skid for
|Part "E" from
Plastic "belly skid"
(i.e. bottom protective
can be painted on interior surface to eliminate paint scuffing.
Required during assembly of both the Weasel
and Alula evo-series gliders.
|Standard tape supplied with our kits for airframe
||Lightweight Strapping Tape
(1/2" x 60 yards)
wide fiberglass reinforced tape for strengthening foam airframes.
ITEMS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION:
||Elevon or V-Tail mixing and adjustable rates (i.e. control throws).
Hitec Optic 6 Sport 2.4Ghz transmitter is a good programmable entry-level
Blue-Bird BMS-306BB or similar size/weight servos.
||Hitec Minima 6E 2.4GHz micro receiver or equivalent.
||Rechargeable 4.8V Battery Pack
||4.8V 300mAh 1/3AA-size NiMH pack or equivalent.
||Thin instant adhesive
||CA glue (cyanoacrylate)
||Use paint sparingly to keep the weight down. We like Tamiya's Color
For Plastics TS series spray paints in small 100mL cans (less waste). Great
colors and available at most hobby shops that carry R/C Car accessories. Safe
for EPO. Acrylic paints and permanent markers can also be used for easy
||Tools and Extras
||Painter's masking tape
Sharp hobby knife or razor
Small screw drivers
Coins and/or small weights for balancing
Sanding block and sandpaper (220-320 grit)