Maverick F5K Electric Glider

(11 customer reviews)


Includes laser-cut balsa & plywood parts, carbon fiber rods & tubes, accessories pack (mounting bolts, pushrods, CNC control horns, pull-cables, crimping tubes, etc.), and a full-size printed plan.

2 in stock

Frequently Bought Together

RC Electric Glider - Maverick F5K+F5K Spinner & 6x4 Prop+A Pair of M3x10mm Aluminum Bolts [Blue+Yellow]+Maverick Stickers+Maverick Warmliner Conversion Kit+BLD8 Connectors
Price For All:   $273.00


RC electric gliders in a form of F5K models have gained a lot of popularity in recent times thanks to the compact size and great performance they provide.

The only drawback of the most molded carbon F5K gliders is their high price point.

Maverick is here to change this!

It is a full-house 1.5-meter balsa kit that you can build yourself in a workshop and join your local F5K competition!

The assembly guide is available online.

A Kit Contains

– All balsa and plywood parts
– A colored 1:1 scale assembly plan
– Accessories pack that includes wing mounting bolts, nuts, pushrod material, GF control horns, pull-cables, torsion spring material, etc.
– Carbon tubes and rods required for assembly.

Covering film and 2x 450mm+ JR-style servo extensions are not included and should be purchased separately.

For more details and building tips, please check an RCGroups thread on Maverick

A Potrable RC Electric Glider

Maverick features a 3-piece wing with a central section and removable wingtips. The Fuse is one piece with a classic cross tail that is also fully removable.

So, you can take your glider apart and pack it for easy transportation or storage.

Tehnical Data

Wingspan: 1492mm
Length: 1065mm
Wing Area: 25.2 sq. dm
Tailplane Area: 2.7 sq. dm
Airfoil: AG45ct mod
Dihedral Angle: 2° & 6°
Flying weight: ~300g
Controls: Elevator, Rudder, Ailerons, Flaps, Throttle
Skill level: Intermediate
Flight style: Thermal hunting and F5K competitions

Recommended Gear

Recommended Settings

Wing Camber settings are described in detail in the assembly guide.

Maverick F5K Control Throws and Camber Settings
CG 85-87 mm from wing leading edge
Rudder +/- 15mm
Elevator “Touch-the-boom” down, ~13mm up
Ailerons 12mm up & 12mm down
Ail-to-Flap Mix 6mm up & 6mm down
Launch & Speed Flat bottom of the wing airfoil
Cruise Flat top of the wing airfoil
Thermal 1 3mm down from Cruise
Thermal 2 5mm down from Cruise
Brakes (Flaps) 60°-80°down
Brakes (Ailerons) ~45°down/20°up for crow
Brakes (Elevator) 5-15°down

Maverick F5K Videos

11 reviews for Maverick F5K Electric Glider

  1. John C (verified owner)

    Kit quality is very good. Color assembly plan is excellent and clearly identifies which parts go where, as well as differentiating between the various carbon tubes and rods to be installed.

  2. Alexander Everitt (verified owner)

    Very enjoyable build with lots of thoughtful design features. Model flies fantasticly and I’ve learnt alot from it!

  3. Dave (verified owner)

    Nicely put together kit. A little tricky to assemble, I am no expert.
    Very light and loves to fly. Flew it again yesterday and had to eventually bring it down from a 250 meter thermal, it just wanted to keep on climbing. I did that a few times before I got worried about battery power.
    With 1.5 meter wings it fits easily in my car without removing the wings.

  4. Gregory Testerman (verified owner)

    Great glider, excellent build.

  5. GAD (verified owner)

    Top quality kit, looking forward to build. This is a winter project.

  6. Jason Barry (verified owner)

    Simple build, light balsa, flys great.

  7. Parvez (verified owner)

    Maverick – The best laser-cut kit I’ve ever had. Extremely well designed and light. I haven’t put that sailplane together, however from the videos I’ve seen it goes together rather nicely.

  8. Greg Potter (verified owner)

    It is awesome. A really nice, well thought out design. I have finished one kit in blue and yellow (in support of Ukraine) but have not had a chance to fly it yet.

    • Evgen

      Hope you will have a chance to maiden it soon.

      Thanks for your support!


  9. Mr M K Jones (verified owner)

    I am still building this model, so I have no comment on how it flies.
    Service from Flightpoint is very good, the kit is of high quality, the laser cutting is excellent and parts fit together with ease. Some of the parts are quite small and need delicate handling.
    I decided to run the servo linkage cables through the fuselage before fitting the bottom sheeting as I thought it would be easier than following the instruction.

    • Evgen

      Thanks for your feedback. Smart move!

      We’ll see how we can optimize this in future kit updates.

      Hope it will satisfy your flying expectations as well 😉

      – Gene
      Founder at FlightPoint

  10. Rick Lindstrom (verified owner)

    Very nice and compete kit with high quality materials. I haven’t built mine yet, but it looks like it’ll be a great model. Shipping excellent too- arrived in Florida from Ukraine without a mark on the box. Thank you Gene.

    • Evgen

      Hi Rick, thanks for choosing FlightPoint 😉

      Hope you will enjoy building and flying it as well!

      – Gene
      Founder at FlightPoint

  11. Ben (verified owner)

    Great quality, light weight balsa wood and easy to build !

    • Evgen

      Thanks, Ben!

      Appreciate your feedback!

      Founder at FlightPoint

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