1.5 Meter

SoaringUSA  offers a wide range of 1.5 meter gliders (about 60 inches), for many forms of glider flying, including handlaunch, slope, and Dynamic Soaring! 

In addition to hand picking quality planes from all over the world, SoaringUSA maintains replacement parts for the vast majority of our products. 

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  • The NRJ is a new competition model, built by OA Composites, (Anton Ovcharenko and his team), from Ukraine, designed by Christophe Bourdon from France. 

     

    Reaching the excellence in a DLG concept is for our actual times very difficult if one wants to be original and durable on this sensible market. Our goal was to put in the project all the best choices for aerodynamics, for handling, flight abilities using the actual best technology and building skills. There is more to discover yet, but for now, here is a bird that we are proud to present :

The NRJ F3K 

Its characteristics are :
19 dm², Aspect ratio of 11.9 , 150mm root chord and an average chord of 130mm, which allows a good cruise speed and a a good L/D. The main difficulty about this type of design is to keep the wing performance at slow speed and High AOA. The wing has been developed specifically to address this issue. 

The airfoil series is going from 6% to 5.2%, keeping a reasonable camber and a good elliptical lift management along the wingspan ( without tip twisting ) . Chris made the choice to keep good acceleration characteristics and the average momentum of wing reasonably low and smooth to give to the model an easy speed-changing and a global ease, very appreciated in uncertain flight situations.

The good dyhedral allows small inputs on the radio sticks to keep the circle while thermalling , with the minimum drag.
The special tip shapes are wanted to mark a different style during flight and to make the model more recognizable.
Launch abilities are up in the modern ranking, our small 4 in nose thin fuselage will help in low drag and speed flight modes.

The RTF weight would start from 190 gr for light version , giving the possibilities of great minimum sink rate flights, 210 gr for the standard version, (Textreme 60gr!!) and to something like 230 gr for the strongest layup.
The NRJ is a very “hands off” flying aircraft, with excellent L/D, and exceptional stability at lower speeds. 

    • $747.95
  • Alien 1.2M, Slope/DLG, Standard, Multicolor/Carbon 

    All new for 2022, the Alien is all about fun! 

    Designed by Christophe Bourdon and manufactured by OA composites. The Alien is a flying wing slope soaring model that can also be used as a DLG glider. Get the standard version if you are leaning towards slope soaring in moderate conditions and DLG flying. The strong version is recommended if you will be flying primary slope and even moderate DS soaring. 

    The Alien is quick to build and has a high level of pre-fabrication. Many 3D printed parts are included with the model. Trays for the wing that fit servos that have a X08H footprint. A08, X08, HS08, X08 plus, and MKS 6120. There is a 3D printed servo mount for the rudder servo which is designed for the KST X06 (vertical mount). A ballast tube is also included, however you must fabricate your own lollipop style ballast that has a 19mm diameter. 

    Extensive hardware package with all horns, rudder spring, cable, wire, throwing peg, etc. 

    Consider using a standard rudder pushrod if you are going to build the strong model and fly it with ballast or light DS. 

    CG and elevator neutral positions are very critical with this model! Please read the manual before flight! 

    Download assembly and setup manual here.

    • $699.95
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  • Alien 1.2M, Slope/DLG, Standard, Multicolor/Carbon 

    All new for 2022, the Alien is all about fun! 

    Designed by Christophe Bourdon and manufactured by OA composites. The Alien is a flying wing slope soaring model that can also be used as a DLG glider. Get the standard version if you are leaning towards slope soaring in moderate conditions and DLG flying. The strong version is recommended if you will be flying primary slope and even moderate DS soaring. 

    The Alien is quick to build and has a high level of pre-fabrication. Many 3D printed parts are included with the model. Trays for the wing that fit servos that have a X08H footprint. A08, X08, HS08, X08 plus, and MKS 6120. There is a 3D printed servo mount for the rudder servo which is designed for the KST X06 (vertical mount). A ballast tube is also included, however you must fabricate your own lollipop style ballast that has a 19mm diameter. 

    Extensive hardware package with all horns, rudder spring, cable, wire, throwing peg, etc. 

    Consider using a standard rudder pushrod if you are going to build the strong model and fly it with ballast or light DS. 

    CG and elevator neutral positions are very critical with this model! Please read the manual before flight! 

    Download assembly and setup manual here.

    • $428.95
  • The Vortex 4 now has flaps.2 flaps and 2 ailerons making it a 4 servo wing system. Aileron servos in the wing and flap servos in the fuse.

    Based on modified Synergy 2 high performance airfoils, the Vortex 4 has been optimized for high launching and easy handling, having an incredibly flat glide and low sink rate. Reacts very well to both camber and ballast.

    • $979.95
  • We offer the Boom DLG now in a F5K Electric version with foam Rohacell RHC core.

    • $699.95
  • A very clean and fast 1.5-meter electric. Highly prefabricated. A 2-Piece wing that comes with either a 2 servo or 4 servo wing option. Ailerons or Ailerons and Flaps.

    • $729.95
  • The latest CX F3K DLG on the market. The CX5 Pro. A complete redesign over the CX4 with a slimmer fuse.

    • $999.95
  • Based on modified Synergy 2 high performance airfoils, the Vortex 3 has been optimized for high launching and easy handling, having an incredibly flat glide and low sink rate. Reacts very well to both camber and ballast.

    • $949.95
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  • Progress DLG is a highly successful, high performance competition discus launched sailplane that SoaringUSA is importing from Europe. 

    • $729.95
  • The Vice is designed specifically for FAI/F3K and other hand launch glider competitions. It has the ability to travel large areas of the sky in a short time while not sacrificing low speed flight and thermalling ability, and it is easy to launch high!

    • $899.95
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  • The Athena offers high end DLG performance, quality molding, and plenty of lightweight carbon fiber at an affordable price.

    • $579.95
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  • We offer the Boom DLG with foam Rohacell core.

    • $769.95
  • Super lightweight D-box wing structure keeps strength up and total weight down. For sport or competition!

    • $599.95
  •  Brko's design will take you to a new level of performance previously unseen in F3K competition.

    • $639.95
  • 39" High Speed Electric Pusher

    • $349.95
  • Updated version in the Fireworks series, the ultimate in DLG performance

    • $625.00
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  • High quality model uses double carbon fiber in the wings and kevlar in carbon fuse. All control surfaces have wipers. Slippery HN 354 airfoil. Known to reach 192mph!

    • $550.00
  • The Mini Destiny is the 45-inch wingspan little brother of the proven Destiny sloper. This little plane uses the same fuse, and tail, but a shorter 45-inch wing. 

    • $220.00
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  • The Mini Blade is an outstanding all purpose glider. Featuring a one piece wing with flaps, this plane has great potential as a DSer, Man on Man racer, and sport flyer.

    • $364.95
  • Stout, heavy, carbon DS version of the popular 60-inch Mini Blade. Speedy! Flaps added for slower landings!

    • $449.00
  • High quality model uses carbon fiber in the wings and kevlar in carbon fuse. All control surfaces have wipers. Slippery HN 354 airfoil. Known to reach 192mph!

    • $485.00
  • Exceptional quality! Made from CNC molds using fiberglass with carbon reinforcement in all the right spots. All control surfaces have wipers. The airfoil is a very slippery HN 354.

    • $400.00
  • Excels on the slope in all conditions from light air to "rip it up" strong winds! Lots of carbon. One-piece wing.

    • $389.00
  • This 1.4 meter bird is a fun little sloper! Strong but light!, 1-pc wing. Bring it with you on road trips!

    • $289.00
  • The Fredy offers great performance and clean, aggressive looks. This sloper features flaps for easy landings in those tight LZ's common on the west coast.

    • $360.00
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  • The 60" Mini Blade is an outstanding all around plane. Featuring a 2 piece wing and 2 piece removable v-tail, this little screamer travels great and tares up the Slope!

    • $329.95
  • This is a fully built sailplane needing only the attachment of the tail to the fuselage and radio installation.

    • $349.00
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