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.
The assembly guide is available online.
For more building tips please check Shaka Thread on RC Groups
A Potrable 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, but you can add it to your order
Flying weight: ~200-220g
Controls: Elevons – 2 channels (+ an optional throttle)
Skill level: Intermediate
Flight style: Thermal and Slope Soaring
Recommended Gears For Slope Builds:
- 1s 600mAh LiPo battery if your servos work at 3.7V.
- Two ~10g servos, HXT 900 or similar
- 2CH Rx
- Radio Tx with delta mixing features
Recommended Gears For Powered Builds:
- CNHL ministar 450mah 7.4v 2s 70c
- Two up ~10g servos, JX DPI DHV56MG or similar
- 3300+kv Emax 1407, T-Motor F1507, or a similar outrunner.
- ~20A ESC
- 30mm or 25mm Spinner and 6×3 folding prop
- 3+ channel recever
- Radio translmitter with delta mixing features