Shaka RC Slope Glider

(24 customer reviews)

$94.00

Updated V2 Kit. Includes laser-cut balsa & plywood parts, carbon fiber rods & tubes, accessories pack (wing bolts, ball links, servo clevises, etc.), and a full-size printed plan.

10 in stock

Frequently Bought Together

Shaka Top View+F5K Spinner & 6x4 Prop+Shaka Stickers
Price For All:   $153.00

Description

Take a break from the real world and hang loose with Shaka – a portable 1-meter slope glider. It is a flying wing, that is designed for endless joy on a windy day or on a flat field.

Shaka RC Slope Glider Kit features a classic balsa/plywood construction, reinforced with carbon fiber spars and a leading edge. The updated kit can be built as both electric-powered and pure glider with no major difference in the AUW.

It is reasonably easy to build in approx. 6-10 hours.

Check the assembly guide to learn how to build this kit.

For more build and setup tips please check the related thread on RC Groups

A Portable RC Slope Glider

Shaka Slope Glider is collapsible for transportation and storage. Simply unscrew 2 bolts and take the fuselage and both wings apart. It’s as easy as that.

The fuselage has a hatch for easy access to the interior and electronics. 2 servos, there is a room for almost any ~10g servo, are glued onto the dedicated plates in the wing and drive 2 elevons.

In addition, you can easily install any 14XX or 15XX series drone motors to make your Shaka powered for flat-field fun or emergency rescues on the slope. The fuse is designed to fit both 30mm and 25mm spinners for your convenience.

This Slope Glider Kit comes with a complete accessory set that includes M4 plastic wing mounting bolts and a pair of M4 nuts to be glued into the fuselage during assembly, control horns, ball linkages, and servo horn clevises for pushrods, etc.

Note: a covering film is not included in the Kit.

Tehnical Data

Wingspan: 965mm
Wing area: 16.3 sq. dm
Flying weight: ~200-220g
Controls: Elevons – 2 channels (+ an optional throttle)
Skill level: Intermediate
Flight style: Thermal and Slope Soaring

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24 reviews for Shaka RC Slope Glider

  1. Kerns Tom (verified owner)

    Excellent kit, outstanding quality and the Shaka is a delight to fly! I have been flying in a park, looking forward to slope flying soon.

  2. Roydon Mapleson (verified owner)

    Easy build , zippy flyer it’s good fun

  3. TrevorB (verified owner)

    The kit arrived without much delay and was well packaged. The laser cut parts were of very good quality and finely cut. I can not comment on the building process but look forward to assembling it and of course flying it. I’m very pleased with my purchase.

  4. Jon Hussey (verified owner)

    Service from FlightPoint was top notch. Although I haven’t begun building, we have all seen the build and flight videos, so I’m assured the build and flying will be awesome!

  5. Alois Matějka (verified owner)

    Good job for sure, Gene. Good easy design, I like the shape. I sprayed the construction of the wings black. Compatible with carbon tubes :-). It looks nice with the Oracover transparent film :-).

    • Evgen

      Great move with black spray over the structure and transparent film!

      Thanks for sharing and happy flying!

      Gene
      Founder at FlightPoint

  6. Falko Winkler (verified owner)

    The construction and the parts of the kit we’re very good. I had a lot of fun to build the gilder. I decided to build the gilder without motor. I have to look for a ESC and a battery for the very small fuselage. I hope the weather would be better for the Maiden.

    • Evgen

      Hi Falko,

      Thanks for your honest feedback!

      Glad that you like the kit and hope the weather will allow you to maiden it very soon!

      Thanks,
      Gene
      Founder at FlightPoint

  7. Richard (verified owner)

    The Shaka glider kit by FlightPoint is excellent. The selection of wood used in the kit and the laser cutting are both superb. The supplied fittings, the full-size colour plan and the detailed downloadable photo instruction, together with excellent You Tube build videos by Joyplanes and BavarianRC, ensure that this is a straightforward, accurate, build. I’ve built mine as a pure glider and decided to modify the fuselage so that it has a slightly longer nose within the same overall length. I’m using a 4.8V AAA Eneloop Pro receiver battery and King Max 9.4g 1002MD Super slim servos. Overall, I am delighted with this model and would recommend it to anyone who wants a stylish 250g ‘plank’ flying wing that flies really well.

    • Evgen

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for such great words!

      Happy to hear that Shaka has met your expectations 😉

      Gene

  8. Doug (verified owner)

    The Shaka is a joy to build and a BLAST to fly! It’s quick, nimble and precise. After losing my first one in a sloping mid air, I promptly ordered and built a second one and now have a 3rd kit on my work bench that I plan on giving to my son. Thanks, Gene!

    • Evgen

      My pleasure, Doug!

      Glad that Shaka offers you so much fun. Hope you will keep enjoying it together with your son now;)

      – Gene

  9. William Aniuk (verified owner)

    Quality, and in some small way I feel like I’m helping support Ukraine.

    • Evgen

      Hi William,

      Thank you, your support is well received and highly appreciated!

      Gene
      Founder at FlightPoint

  10. Mike (verified owner)

    The Shaka Glider is an excellent high quality kit. Fits together accurately and precisely. Detailed construction photos and build tips shown on the Flightpoint website. Looking forward to my next purchase.

    • Evgen

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your feedback, appreciate your input!

      Have fun in the air with Shaka.

      Gene
      Founder at FlightPoint

  11. Lorne Cherry (verified owner)

    Haven’t had a chance to fly yet as it’s winter here, but my electric version arrived fully assembled and built well. This is a good value if you need something to fly that’s under 250G.

    • Evgen

      Thanks for the kind words, Lorne!

      I bet you will enjoy flying it!

  12. Michael (verified owner)

    I received the Shaka V2 Glider in California. The packaging was perfect and the kit content and printed instructions are excellent.

    • Evgen

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for your feedback, enjoy flying this little bird!

      -Evgen

  13. Phil Paramore (verified owner)

    My ARF Shaka came to Alaska in perfect condition. It is beautifully made and covered with film of the colors I chose. Communication with Evgen was a pleasure and he was quick to respond and accommodated all of my requests.
    The craftsmanship was flawless and the covering perfectly applied.
    I have many high end gliders and several flying wings. The performance pf the Shaka is as good or better than any of them. It is a great flyer!
    I am super happy with this purchase as I feel the quality of the product is first rate the price was reasonable. Evgen is awesome and the customer service was excellent. I highly recommend this company and this product.

    • Evgen

      Hi Phil,

      Thank you very much for the extensive review!

      Glad that there is another Shaka Glider floating around the greens of your beautiful area!

  14. Luc (verified owner)

    Good value kit. Well protected in the post. Good communication with vendor.

    • Evgen

      Thank You!

      Evgen
      Founder at FlightPoint

  15. James (verified owner)

    Kit came in a timely fashion, well packed and no damage. Instructions easy to follow and builds quickly. Very light waiting on film for covering going with laminate 20 micron. Plan for it to be a beach plane. The great Lakes in Ontario Canada have a very consistent wind which makes for great soaring. Not sure how I will ballast the plane at present, some fun for the future.

    • Evgen

      Thanks, James!

      At least from the second take we got it right 😉

      Evgen
      Founder at FlightPoint

  16. Duane (verified owner)

    A beautiful, precision-cut kit with color plans! Well thought out, top quality.

    • Evgen

      Thanks, Duane! Enjoy!

      Evgen
      Founder at FlightPoint

  17. Paul (verified owner)

    !!!!!!!!!!

    • Evgen

      Thanks!

      Evgen
      Founder at FlightPoint

  18. Greg (verified owner)

    Excellent design and parts are fully cut out except for tabs. This is a top quality product. This is a winter project for me. Very well packaged for shipping.

    • Evgen

      Thank you, enjoy the build!

      Evgen
      Founder at FlightPoint

  19. Arthur Withy (verified owner)

    Hi All, I have ordered 2 kits. I’ve built one and flown it…Mine has about 3 hours of flying time now with maybe 8 landings over a 2 day period. Kit was easy to build…it took more time than 7 hours of build time as the plan states…however I put extra effort in….mine is 214 grams ready to fly. The balsa selection for the kit is superb….both kits were weighed…with a variation of 4 grams.!!! How good is that… I have fibre glassed the fuse the fin and the elevons. Fuse and fin are painted yellow enamel paint..the elevon are plastic film covered. I am running HV servos…and a 2 cell 450mah battery direct to receiver. I lengthen the nose by 15mm to a point..after all the web site is flight point..!!! LOL. The model is fast…roll rate is fast….lands slow if you want too. It is very manoeuvrable and easy to fly..on low rates its a docile model…on high rates if just super fun. My flight was in 18 knots..which is alot for a 214 gram model..and it handles it easily if you have experience. check out this… take a look at my second flight..
    https://vimeo.com/628821712
    This model is alot of fun and Im sure it will also be fun in light conditions due to its forgiving nature…this is a “spitfire” not a “DC3” ..regards Arthur…PS…I gave my second kit to Allen so we can dogfight..or do formation flying in the future..he filmed the video..my advice is just get one..great value…very good price…good clever design..you wont regret it.

    • Evgen

      Thanks, Arthur!

      I was excited following your build and seeing another bird in flight is hilarious!

      Enjoy flying your Shaka and keep sharing your pictures, they are beautiful! Almost feel like I’m there with you!

  20. Rob van Duin

    A very enjoyable build!! Took her for her first proper flight today, slope soaring on one of Holland’s many dikes. Extremely fun to fly. Top marks!!

    • Evgen

      Hi Rob,

      Thanks for your feedback! Glad that you like it!

      Enjoy!

  21. Douglas Slayback (verified owner)

    Hasn’t been built yet, just arrived. Beautifully cut kit, looking forward to construction soon. Also enjoyed the many Ukrainian stamps on the box, which survived the long trip well due to its shape. Looking forward to another project from you in the future!

    • Evgen

      Hi Douglas, thanks for your kind words. There are a few interesting projects in development, so stay tuned and enjoy the build!

      Best,
      Evgen

  22. Andy (verified owner)

    Hi Evgen,
    Just letting you know that all went well with the kits, and they truly are a great flyer, not needing much lift to fly, I’m absolutely loving it, the shaka lives in the car as I often find a place to fly in my travels, short throws and expo are needed, as she’s very responsive, great model mate, nice work…

    • Evgen

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for writing this up! Glad you liked the KIT and making such great use of it, enjoy!

      Best,
      Evgen

  23. Jonathan Neuhaus (verified owner)

    Really nice kit, easy to build and great for beginner.
    Instructions are very clear, plane flies great and on top of that great contact with Evgen in case you have any questions.
    I highly recommend it !

    • Gene

      Thanks, Jonathan!

      Hope you are having a great time flying with your mates. Enjoy!

  24. Craig Jones

    awesome little flying wing, very good laser cut kit
    easy to build- and it flies even better , 2 mates and i
    bought them we love them

    • evgen

      Pleased to hear from you, Craig. Thanks for your feedback, and enjoy flying your Shakas! Hang Loose!

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