Sailplane Articles, News, and Reviews
Armsoar Built-Up Balsa F5K Model Coming Soon

Armsoar Built-Up Balsa F5K Model Coming Soon

Article By Jason Cole
This is going to be pretty sweet! Armsoar has been busy working on a new entry level F5K model and it doesn't have a carbon wing.
ArmSoar Cyber Monday Sale

ArmSoar Cyber Monday Sale

News By Jim T.
Act fast for the Cyber Monday deals!
Stream Team Launches F5J Plane - Phoenix DF!

Stream Team Launches F5J Plane - Phoenix DF!

News By Jason Cole
Ooooh boy this is some exciting news! Concept, the makers of the amazing CX5 F3K glider, have been hard at work for years to bring us a larger F5J model.
New CCM Toy 2M X-Tail Version

New CCM Toy 2M X-Tail Version

News By Jason Cole
This month CCM announced that they are coming out with a more traditional X-Tail version of the Toy 2M.
Stream Team Workshop Fire - Help Needed - Fundraiser

Stream Team Workshop Fire - Help Needed - Fundraiser

News By Jason Cole
Super sad news about a fire last night at the Stream Team workshop. This is where the CX5 DLG's and other projects are made...
Scratch Built DLG - FREE Plans

Scratch Built DLG - FREE Plans

News By Jason Cole
If you are interested in scratch building a glider from straight up drawings with no instructions or wood, then this DLG could be the project for you.
CLM Pro - Electric HLG Trotter

CLM Pro - Electric HLG Trotter

News By Jim T.
CLM has some new Trotter news!
Bluesky Airmodels Sailplane Kits

Bluesky Airmodels Sailplane Kits

Article By Jason Cole
BlueSky Airmodels slogan says "We offer a new EXPERIENCE in wooden kit assemblies, providing ACCURACY, FAST and FUN."
Armsoar - BAMF 2 DLG Build Log 1 and 2

Armsoar - BAMF 2 DLG Build Log 1 and 2

Article By Jim T.
Here is a great build video for the BAMF 2!
New Futaba S AG-300 F3K Servo

New Futaba S AG-300 F3K Servo

Article By Jason Cole
Futaba really took the time to think about how to pack the best performance into a servo specifically made for DLGs.
Aviation Toys CX RES Mini 1M RC Glider

Aviation Toys CX RES Mini 1M RC Glider

News By Jason Cole
Here's a cool little project from former World Champ Vincent Merlijn and his company Aviation Toys.
SVSS F5J Fall Fling /F5J USA TOUR EVENT September 18-19

SVSS F5J Fall Fling /F5J USA TOUR EVENT September 18-19

News By Jason Cole
Get ready for the SVSS F5J Fall Fling this weekend in Northern Cali!
Huge Majestic Sailplane - Video

Huge Majestic Sailplane - Video

Article By Jason Cole
This sailplane is huge, gorgeous and certainly invokes majestic vibes as it soars along the mountainside in the video below.
Unlimited TD National Championship Coverage 2021

Unlimited TD National Championship Coverage 2021

Article By Jason Cole
Today kicked off the 2021 F5J National Championship competition in Muncie, Indiana.
F5J National Championship Coverage 2021

F5J National Championship Coverage 2021

Article By Jason Cole
Today kicked off the 2021 F5J National Championship competition in Muncie, Indiana.
F3K National Championship Coverage 2021

F3K National Championship Coverage 2021

News By Jason Cole
Check the photos and results of the 2021 F3K National Championships here.
New From CLM Pro - Element 2 kits

New From CLM Pro - Element 2 kits

News By Jim T.
We are adding something new and long-awaited to our lineup: unassembled kits of the Element 2 model with a 2-meter / 78" wingspan.
Explorer 5 GPS 4.0M Electric Sailplane

Explorer 5 GPS 4.0M Electric Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
The NAN Explorer 5 GPS 4.0M is optimized for “GPS-Triangle-racing” and is a solid choice to get into the discipline.
Homemade Micro Winch for Small Sailplanes

Homemade Micro Winch for Small Sailplanes

News By Jason Cole
OK, this has got to be one of the coolest things I've seen in awhile. LiveFlightRC shared a video on YouTube showing a homemade winch he made for his Wasabi micro glider.
The NEW E-flite Night Radian 2.0m – Gliding Light, All Day and All Night!

The NEW E-flite Night Radian 2.0m – Gliding Light, All Day and All Night!

Article By Jason M
The E-flite® Night Radian® 2.0m motor glider shines at soaring day or night with its integrated high-visibility LED lights. Now new updates and upgrades, including Smart technology, telemetry
New CN Universal Pro Spinners

New CN Universal Pro Spinners

News By Jason Cole
CN-Models is producing a new universal 32mm spinner system to replace their older version.
Come Try a DLG Event at BMFA National Flying Center in the UK

Come Try a DLG Event at BMFA National Flying Center in the UK

Article By Jason Cole
If you are in the UK and have been curious about DLG's or the F3K contest format, then you'll want to make plans to attend the Come Try a DLG event at the BMFA National Flying Center.
Multiplex Lentus Thermal RR - Made of Elapor

Multiplex Lentus Thermal RR - Made of Elapor

Article By Jim T.
MrMPXHobbies presents the Lentus! The model is designed as a club glider with a focus on thermal and slope flight.
Vogel Fly BOO Micro Slope Glider

Vogel Fly BOO Micro Slope Glider

News By Jason Cole
The BOO Micro Slope Glider from Vogel Fly is just too cool not to talk about. It's got an 800mm wingspan and weighs in under 200g.
What the Heck Wednesday - Landing Crash to Take-off???

What the Heck Wednesday - Landing Crash to Take-off???

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have an ordinary sailplane landing that turns into the most insanely lucky save I've seen in a long time.
ArmSoar RC Glider Basics: Video Series

ArmSoar RC Glider Basics: Video Series

Article By Jason Cole
I am pumped to see Thomas from ArmSoar producing videos that cover the basics about these amazing RC gliders we get to play with.
Tom Siler's Razor F3K DLG

Tom Siler's Razor F3K DLG

News By Jason Cole
Tom gives us some insight into his new super high aspect ratio plane, the Razor. Watch the video and tell us what you think.
Concept E-CX5 Electric F5K Glider Review

Concept E-CX5 Electric F5K Glider Review

Review By Jason Cole
Let's see what this F5K E-CX5 can do! It's a 1.5M electric sailplane from Concept and it can use your CX5 DLG wings!
CLM Pro HLG Trotter Kit

CLM Pro HLG Trotter Kit

Article By Jim T.
CLM Pro Classic HLG Trotter has 1.5m / 59.1" wingspan, total model weights is approx. 200 grams / 7 oz. All parts of the kit are cut on laser to achieve very easy and fast assembly. This kit is
House Mountain F5J - June 26-27

House Mountain F5J - June 26-27

News By Jason Cole
Jim McCarthy and the House Mountain RC club is once again playing host to this fun 2-day contest in Middle TN.
Armsoar - Applying a Gap Seal on a Discuss Launch Glider

Armsoar - Applying a Gap Seal on a Discuss Launch Glider

Article By Jim T.
Here is a great how-to from Armsoar...
4M Flying Wing Can't Turn - What Went Wrong?

4M Flying Wing Can't Turn - What Went Wrong?

Article By Jason Cole
This 4M flying wing is a custom build and it looks awesome, but it's having trouble turning. Can you spot what's wrong?
RCGroups Place of the Month - Southwest Soaring Society Silent Wings Ranch

RCGroups Place of the Month - Southwest Soaring Society Silent Wings Ranch

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Southwest Soaring Society Silent Wings Ranch located in Maricopa, Arizona.
CLM News and Update!

CLM News and Update!

Article By Jim T.
After 30 years of experience in RC modelling and numerous first places won in competitions in free flight categories (e.g. F3K, F3J and F5J) CLM has decided to focus on the market for composite parts
Armsoar - Exclusive BAMF 2 Promo

Armsoar - Exclusive BAMF 2 Promo

News By Jim T.
Armsoar composite gliders has a promotion to make your spring springier!
J&H Aerospace Micro Bird of Time Unboxing

J&H Aerospace Micro Bird of Time Unboxing

Article By Jason Cole
The Bird of Time is a classic sailplane with unmistakable lines and fond memories for nearly all RC sailplane pilots.
Delta Models G-Blink Wooden Slope Kit

Delta Models G-Blink Wooden Slope Kit

News By Jason Cole
With cold rainy days ahead you might be looking for something to put on the build table. The G-Blink could be just the thing to take your mind off of the poor conditions and let you have some fun
Soaring USA to Stock Stream Team Models!

Soaring USA to Stock Stream Team Models!

News By Jason Cole
Here's some great news from Stream Team and Soaring USA. You will soon be able to order all Stream Team models from Soaring USA
Cheap Electric Winch for Small Gliders

Cheap Electric Winch for Small Gliders

Article By Jason Cole
YouTuber Lord Chasleton posted a video this month showing an electric winch he made using a drill.
F5J Glider Setup Video

F5J Glider Setup Video

News By Jason Cole
Let's admit it, F5J sailplanes are pretty complicated machines to get running with 6 or more servos and a power system to control.
Alpha 2M RCGroups Review

Alpha 2M RCGroups Review

Review By Jason Cole
Jason Cole puts the Alpha in the air and finds out what this 2M composite thermal duration plane has in store for pilots.
GliderKeeper F5J Timing Device Review

GliderKeeper F5J Timing Device Review

Review By Jason Cole
Jason Cole tests out the GliderKeeper and plays with all the cool features available.
Wingnut Tech Night Radian LED Controller Review

Wingnut Tech Night Radian LED Controller Review

Review By Jason Cole
This LED controller is a replacement for the stock controller in the Flite Test Night Radian. It allows control over the LED lights from your RC transmitter.
Concept X5 DLG Review

Concept X5 DLG Review

Review By Jason Cole
Jason builds and flys a Concept X5 in preparation for the 2019 World Championships. Check out the build and his thoughts on this competitive DLG.
Jim Aero Neutrino 4M F5J (Strong) Review

Jim Aero Neutrino 4M F5J (Strong) Review

Review By Jason Cole
Jason Cole takes the Neutrino to the skies for some F5J soaring. Check out the full review below to hear his thoughts.
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