ParkZone Ka-8 Plug-N-Play Electric Sailplane

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This is the ParkZone Ka-8 Plug-N-Play Electric Sailplane. Since its introduction over 50 years ago, the full-scale Ka-8 has smitten thousands of sailplane pilots with its friendly flight characteristics and impressive thermal performance. Even in today’s era of composite designs, it remains a favorite of soaring clubs around the world.

The ParkZone Ka-8 sailplane is a marvelous reproduction of this German classic that will win the heart of any RC pilot eager to experience scale soaring. It comes equipped with elevator, aileron and rudder control, as well as wing spoilers that look and operate like the real thing. You can launch the model using an E-flite® Hi-Start launch system or equip it for aerotow operations with the E-flite Servoless Payload Release (both sold separately).



  • Superb scale outline and detail
  • 2.25 meter wingspan
  • Two-piece wing design for easy transport
  • 4-channel control out of the box
  • Rudder, elevator, aileron and spoiler servos installed
  • Compatible with E-flite® Hi-Start launch system (EFLA650 – sold separately)
  • Accepts E-flite Servoless Payload Release for aerotow operations (EFLA405 – sold separately)
  • Durable Z-Foam™ construction
  • Fixed main wheel
  • Requires a full-range 4+ channel aircraft transmitter and receiver (5 channels required for Servoless Payload Release)
  • E-flite 2- to 3-cell Li-Po voltage regulator recommended for Li-Po flight packs (EFLA120 – sold separately)
Wingspan: 88.6 in (2250mm)
Overall Length: 41.0 in (1065mm)
Flying Weight: 27.7 oz (785 g)
Radio: 4+ channel radio system (5+ channels for optional tow release), required
Servos: (5) servos included
CG (center of gravity): 2.95 in (75mm) back from the leading edge of wing
Recommended Battery: 7.4V 2S 1300mAh LiPo (required)
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 12mm up, 11mm down; High: 17mm up, 15mm down
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 11mm up/down; High: 16mm up/down
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 22mm right/left; High: 32mm right/left
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes

Needed To Complete:

  • 4+ channel full-range transmitter and receiver radio system (5+ channels for optional tow release)
  • Receiver pack
  • Voltage regulator (not required if using 4- or 5-cell NiCd or NiMH receiver pack)
  • Charger for receiver pack

This product was added to our catalog on July 1, 2013.