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Discussion The I’m going out flying thread 2018

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Buddy5303, Jan 1, 2018.

   
  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator


    Yes sir. DLG or Discus Launch Glider. You can see the peg in the left wing tip. Hook it in your fingers, spin really fast, and let it go.
     
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  2. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    What’s a good “entry level” DLG?
     
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  3. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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    They are cheaper until you get to the 2M size I think. You'd think a glider would be cheap.... think again.
    https://www.soaringusa.com/DLG-HLG/

    Just to get the idea....
    https://www.horizonhobby.com/umx-whipit-dlg-bnf-basic-eflu3150

    I have a mini dart from soaring models need to put together. 1.3M $200 but I got mine for about half that at a swap meet.
    http://www.soaringmodels.com/minidart/

    HobbyKing has one too. $130
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingtm-1-0m-mini-dlg-v2-composite-1000mm-arf.html

    I should really put my mini dart together and start trying it out.
     
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  5. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    For entry level it all depends on what your willing to spend and what kind of performance you want out of it. If your just looking for something to toss around every so often and is pretty inexpensive then the Elf or whatever the one hobby king sells are decent choices. The whipit is fun as well but if you want something that performs well I suggest looking at a 1.5m ship. I have a couple 1m ones and they are fun but the smaller planes take a lot more work to find lift and stay in thermals. Now for a cheaper 1.5m I would suggest the Longshot linked below. All said and done you can probably have it RTF for under $450 depending on shipping cost to get to you. I also recommend watching the classifieds of RCG for used ones if your willing to buy used. That route you can normally find a competition level ship from between 500-800 bucks. For reference the vortex3 I just got I paid $600 for used RTF but the guy I got it from probably had close to $1200 invested setting it up new.

    https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=LONGSHOT-4&name=longshot-4-dlg
     
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  6. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Thanks gents! Great info. No joke on the pricing on these things though. Used just might be the way to go!
     
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  7. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Yes it is good info. Got me thinking...........................
     
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  8. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator


    Don’t think. Just go buy. They are a world of fun. Been a whole new skill set for me to learn. Learning to properly launch is only a little of it. Then learning to read the air, know where to go for possible lift, learning how the plane signals lift is all just good fun. I will say I have learned a glider is not forgiving to the cg being off. You need the plane to move efficently through the air and the best way to do that is with a very neutral cg. If not you will be chasing trim as in in dead calm conditions you have it flying nice a true but in a little bit windier conditions it will be completely different
     
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  9. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    It was just about as good of weather one could ask for today (Sunny, Wind light and variable, nice cool 60 degrees) so I load up the Alien in my beater 92 F-150 and guess what? o_O….:mad: Engine would not crank :face-palm:. So after watching a good hour and a half of my flying time fade away I finally found the problem (open ground connection on the battery clamp itself and not the battery post) . The ground wire was firmly attached but corrosion/copper oxidation formed an electrical barrier/insulator inside the clamp. So with a little elbow grease and lithium grease all was made good and off to the strip I went. I was starting to think I was cursed by this DJ72 but it fired right up and ran like a champ. Flies the Alien extremely well even being choked down a bit with the air filter. And the new AX3000 flight system works great. My plane is a real "Floater" now and rock solid in harriers/elevators and high alpha KE. Feels so good to handle and flies like a totally different plane. I only got two flights in. One to check engine performance and reliability and a nice long (for me) 15 minute one playing with the new flight system. I put the gain and stabilization mode on the rotary knob on my transmitter and easily transitioned from "stabilization" to "heading hold". What a hoot it is! Held a High Alpha KE pass hands off! Hovers hands off too! Kept it high in the sky whilst learning this thing but in short time (Long as the truck starts lol) will have it to the deck.

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  10. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Flew to St Maartin yesterday, does that count? :banana-dance:



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