Carbonette 6 Catapult Glider

(2 customer reviews)




Carbonette 6 is the result of Joshua Finn’s 20+ years of free flight glider experience. Featuring strong, lightweight construction and hand selected balsa, the Carbonette 8 is the final answer in small free flight gliders. With a modern Buddenbohm airfoil and a coat of minwax varnish, it will launch over 100′ high and glide for over 60 seconds with only an AMA catapult for launch energy. Even a strong throw will provide a satisfying glide.

These are great for the annual 6 inch glider postal contests hosted by and local small field competitions. You might want to order more than one–they thermal out of sight quickly!

Please note that this model uses very thing balsa and an advanced construction technique for the wing construction. If you have not built a free flight glider before, please consider purchasing an Aleda first to get you feet wet so you can get the most from your Carbonette 6.

Build video for the Carbonette 8 (all Carbonettes use the same instructions):

2 reviews for Carbonette 6 Catapult Glider

  1. Henry Forster

    Launches up like a bullet and glides super well! Shame I didn’t know how to trim it right at the time. I guess the trees wanted their balsa back =P

  2. Ross Jahnke (verified owner)

    A surprisingly great glider given its size. I built one, my daughter built another, and a my Friend Rudy built a third. My daughters needs some tweeting (wing is slightly crooked) but mine trimmed out beautifully and launches well. Rudy lost his in a thermal on the first catapult launch, a testament to its glide. I like the built in washout in the wing and the carbon fuselage is beautiful. Excellent balsa in all three kits.

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