ICARE Sailfish 1M F3K Sailplane

The ICARE Sailfish is a 1M class DLG suitable for intermediate and beginner sailplane pilots.

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Entry Level DLG

The ICARE Sailfish is a 1M class DLG suitable for intermediate and beginner sailplane pilots. It comes as a kit or as a PNF that is receiver ready. The kit version will take 7-10 hours to build and the PNF can be ready to fly in less than an hour. It's built with a blend of wood and composite materials and features a simple two channel design with the only controls being elevator and rudder. The flying weight is right around 4oz and it should go up in very light lift. The kit version is selling for $129 and the PNF is listed at $289.

Check out the Sailfish F3K Kit Here

Check out the Sailfish F3K PNF Here

Specifications

  • Wing Span: 900 mm (35.4")
  • Length: 680 mm (25.8")
  • Wing Area: 10 dm2 (155 sq. in.)
  • Wing Loading: 11.4 g/dm2 (3.7 oz/sq. ft.)
  • Flying Weight: 115 g (4.05 oz)

Sailfish F3K 900 (1 min 51 sec)

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Jun 01, 2018, 02:28 PM
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Really cool looking plane, I like that the kit comes with the covering and glue and an assembly jig!

Also some of the pictures here don't show that the wings have sheeting on the leading edge.
Jun 02, 2018, 08:46 PM
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0.9 meters. When models get this small, it makes a difference. Per the specs, the span squared loading is a bit on the high side, equivalent to a 13 ounce 1.5 meter dlg. I wonder if some part is extra heavy or if there was a mistake in the quoted weight.


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