|Micro Bird of Time Specifications|
|Wing span||1.200 m||47 in|
|Wing area||11.2 dm2||174 sq in|
|Length||510 cm||200.8 in|
|Flying weight from||110 g||3.9 oz|
|Wing loading||9.8 g/dm||3.2 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||35-40 mm from wing leading edge|
|Micro Bird of Time Typical Weights|
|Fuselage||20.0 g||0.7 oz|
|Wing||50.0 g||1.8 oz|
|Fin||6.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Tailplane||6.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Total structure||82.0 g||2.9 oz|
|Receiver||4.0 g||0.1 oz|
|Rudder servo||4.5 g||0.2 oz|
|Elevator servo||4.5 g||0.2 oz|
|Battery||15.0 g||0.5 oz|
|Flying weight||110 g||3.9 oz|
Review by: Anthony RobertsNIcely scaled down version of the 3M Classi
This is more of a first impressions review as the kit only arrived a couple of days ago and is destined for a winter build.
No need to say much about delivery turnaround times an packaging. Neil has again lived up to his fabled superfast turnaround times and sensible packaging.
A couple of things to note. There are several small parts in the kit, including motor mounts and pre-bent z bends, (itís worth putting these carefully to one side or taping to the fibreboard sheet supplied to protect the balsa sheet.
There is no plan in the kit. Not really a big deal as J & H build log is very detailed. There is a detailed part list and useful links included as well. In addition to the official build guide there is also an insightful build series by Steve (A470RC Soaring) https://youtu.be/Sr71OPbKaS0, this goes from unboxing, build and flight.
The kit comes with a roll of lightweight covering that seems very similar to the Angel wings Featherlight.
The quality of the wood is good and the laser cutting very reasonable.
The kit has the option as being built as a motorised or sailplane version.
Itís good to see this as a kit available in the UK, and at 1.2M a very manageable proposition.
As a final recommendation of the really good flight videos on YouTube on of my favs is from John Woodfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQwKy8WIrxA