Great Planes Dynaflite Bird Of Time Sailplane ARF GPMA1052

Great Planes

Item # GPMA1052
$249.99 $179.99
(You save $70.00)
Status: In Stock
Build Type:
Almost Ready to Fly
Power Type:
No Motor
Skill Level:
Skill Level 2
Vehicle Type:
<span style="color: #D70200;"><strong>Unavailable</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #D70200;"><strong>Sandy, Utah</strong></span>
Great Planes Dynaflite Bird Of Time Sailplane ARF GPMA1052

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This is the Great Planes Dynaflite Bird Of Time Sailplane ARF.

Enjoy the quiet beauty of sailplane piloting and some of the simplest model assembly ever! Originally designed by Dave Thornburg, the Bird of Time ranks among Dynaflite's most popular kits—and this ARF version supplies the same soaring performance in prebuilt form. With its broad wingspan and beautiful MonoKote finish, the Bird of Time ARF is easy to see at high altitudes—a must for experienced pilots aiming for maximum altitudes and flight times.

Includes: Prebuilt sailplane, installed pushrod guides, pushrods, complete hardware package, dark tinted canopy, decal sheet, fully-illustrated manual.


  • Radio: 2 Channel
  • Servos: 1 Micro/Mini Servo, 1 Standard Servo
  • 24-30 (610-765mm) Servo extension wire
  • Receiver battery pack with at least 500mAh capacity
  • Misc. items: foam rubber padding, high start, glue, building and field equipment, .050 hex wrench

Note: The 4 pushrod is not required. The MonoKote used is White and Orange. The Dynaflite Bird of Time ARF & kit versions do not have spoilers.

  • Wings: Built up wood, disassembles quickly into three manageable sections for easy transport.
  • Fuselage: Hand laid fiberglass construction
  • Radio compartment: Ample room for full or micro size receiver, room for a ballast box for increased wind penetration if desired.
  • Dedicated upper antenna tube.
  • Canopy: Dark tinted plastic canopy
  • Covering:The fuselage is gel coated in White with a Red pin stripe.
  • The main wing is covered with MonoKote White and Orange film covering.
  • Tow hook: Adjustable position to maximize launch angles and altitudes
  • Hardware: Complete hardware package for the plane
  • Assembly time: 2-3 hours
  • Warranty: Dynaflite Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this ARF to be free from defects in both materials and workmanship at date of purchase.

Wingspan: 118” (3000mm)
Wing Area:
1050 sq in (67.73 sq dm)
Weight: 3.75lbs (1700g)
Wing Loading: 8.2 oz/sq ft (25 g/sq dm)
Length: 50" (1270mm)
Airfoil: Semi-symmetrical high wing
Center of Gravity: 3.75" (95mm) Back from the wing's leading edge at the fuselage sides.

Control Throws
Low Rate
Elevator Up & Down:
3/8" (9mm)
Rudder Right & Left: .75" (19mm)

High Rate
Elevator Up & Down:
9/16" (15mm)
Rudder Right & Left: 1.5" (38mm)

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