Sky Bench is your source for the original Olympic II design from Lee Renaud.  The Olympic II is arguably the most recognizable and popular RC sailplane of all time.  The Olympic design was kitted by Airtronics for many years.  It sparked many to get into the fun hobby of RC soaring.  Even today, the "Oly" is still flown successfully in RES and Nostalgia competitions all over the word.  It is a 100-inch high performance R/C standard class winner.  It is easy to build, beautiful to look at and goes up in the lightest of lift.

The kit was originally designed to build fast and it still does.  Sky Bench has improved on the design with laser cut parts for precision construction and internal construction improvments to add strength.  We now include a one piece laser cut balsa fin that saves building time and makes a stronger tail section to better withstand a flip over landing.  You can still make a built up fin if you prefer of course.  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 fuselage has additional internal doublers to strength it for many years of use.

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" super strong wing rod joins the two wing halves and is a competition level design.  Separate full-size plans are furnished and the building instructions have been updated and include photos to help you with building.   Olyy

Olympic II Kit - $175.00 plus shipping

Background photo by Perry Bell Photography

  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.
  6. We are shipping Olympic II kits. Lee Renaud's classic design.
  7. Updated Building Instructions!
    We have a new instruction booklet that reflects many years of wisdom starting with Lee Renaud at Airtronics to Ray Hayes then on to present day.
  8. Lee Renaud's original drawings
    We worked from Lee's actual drawings to insure that the Olympic II you receive matches his intent and engineering.
  9. A full box!
    Beautiful laser cut parts, full size plans and more inside!