OLYMPIC II
Sky Bench is your source for the original Olympic II design from Lee Renaud.  The quintessential RC sailpane!  The OLY ll is a favorite of thousands of new and experienced pilots. It is so easy to build and fly, very sturdy, easy to repair and goes up in the lightest of lift.

The OLY II has been the best beginners R/C Sailplane for years and has taught thousands of r/c sailplane enthusiasts how to fly successfully. The OLY II will stay up on the slightest of thermal activity and produce long flights for the beginner, but don't be fooled into thinking it is only for beginners. The OLY II is still winning contests, Tom Kellevang flew his OLY to first place in the 2000 AMA/LSF Nostalgia NATS and the wind was fierce all day.

The kit was originally designed to build fast and now Sky Bench has improved on that with laser cut wing ribs that are stacked, and ready for immediate use with out needing to be punched out like a die cut kit. The fin is now a one piece laser cut part that saves building time and more importantly makes a much stronger tail section to better withstand a flip over landing. Both the stab and rudder also have laser cut parts to save building time and create more accurate and stronger flying surfaces. The fuse top and bottom are now laser cut and this will also save building time.

The wing leading edges are pre shaped and require minimal sanding, spoilers are optional, but installation is shown on the construction plan. All hardware to complete the model is furnished except the adhesives and covering materials. The 5/16" steel wing rod that joins the two wing halves is a competition level wing joiner. Separate plans are furnished for the wings and the construction manual is illustrated with lots of photos to make building a snap.
  1. Scott's Oly II
    I built mine to look just the way Airtronics showed it on the cover of their box and advertising. Transparent Monokote covering.
  2. Oly II Kit Review
    Sky Bench Olympic ll kit review published in Flying Models magazine December 2004 issue.
  3. The real deal.
    Lee Renaud must have known he designed a great sailplane. But do you think he ever dreamed it would be the most well known of all?
  4. Ray Hayes and his Olympic II thermal sailplane.
    Ray took the Olympic II design and made a few improvements to make it stronger and lighter. He was proud of his Oly as many have been. It is the quintessential RC sailplane.
  5. Dave's Oly II
    Dave Garwood's photo for his OLY ll kit review published in Flying Models magazine December 2004 issue.