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Old 10-22-2004, 11:59 AM
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i am looking for a dlg that i can fly in a small area for around $150
Old 10-23-2004, 09:16 AM
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

There is a list of dlg’s (and other popular sailplanes) at www.fatlion.com. That’s how I found mine. I have a Bobolink dlg from Arthobby. It’s a 1 meter dlg with foam-core wings, fiberglass fuselage, and carbon-fibre boom for less than $100.

I would recommend the dvd from radiocarbonart.com Hand Launch Pro Clinic. This has invaluable information on choosing equipment, building and flying the plane.
Old 10-23-2004, 09:55 AM
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

I flew with Ed Berg in Kansas this spring, and watched him fly one of his DLG's. I think it was called the Spinner. It's his own EPP design and could be what you're looking for:

http://www.upslopesailplanes.com/Spinner.html

The home page looks like it's under construction. Most of the menu links didn't show up when I tried to load it.

http://www.upslopesailplanes.com/

Slide your cursor over the menu items and read the descriptions in your browser's URL chooser bar. That's the only way I found I could navigate the site.
Old 10-23-2004, 11:00 AM
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

Check out:

http://www.wrightbrothersrc.com/

Take a look at the Gambler+. For your $150 you might even get the kit, covering, and radio gear.

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Old 10-23-2004, 07:41 PM
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

thanks that is helpful. Vol, how does your Bobolink fly? I really want one that will thermal, we dont have any hills in north west georgia.
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

I received my plane late in the season so I never had a chance to fly it in warm enough weather to know if thermals well. I think that the 1.5m is a more optimum size for a dlg, large enough to thermal and small enough to hand launch. Arthobby also sell a 1.5m dlg, Hyper-DL. Gambler+ looks like a nice plane if you want to spend the time to build a kit. Whichever plane you get build it light as possible!
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i think i found a winner. the great planes fling its is 48.75" wingspan weight 6.5-8 oz. and it comes with a mini highstart. i have read all kinds of stuff about dlg mods like a peg in the wing i want to know how it would do with ailerons though.

anyone have a fling, have you seen one with ailerons/ flaperons?
Old 10-25-2004, 11:51 AM
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

I had an Art Hobby Hyper DL and it was too heavy to thermal well. I hear the EPP foam spinner is heavy too. I've seen the gambler fly and it seems to thermal OK. Apachee from North East sailplanes is OK.

A little more money will get you a LOT more performance. The Longshot form Hobby club is a great mid priced plane ($250) that will put all the previous mentioned <$150 planes to shame in performance. In my openion, the next level to the $350 planes like XP4 does not buy the sport flyer that much more. If you are serious about getting a good flyer you can thermal out frequently consider shoping in the $250 range. I know it's painful - been there.
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

i am 15 and unemployed so i dont have that much money. i have heard that the art hobby planes have paper thin fuselage pods and they bust real easy. how about the supergee by mark drela it looks good
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how about the mini floh? it looks interesting any flight reports?
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

Take a look at the mountain models DL50. The kit is $70. Their reputation for making easy to build models that are great flyers is well known. I have been looking at this one for myself.

http://www.mountainmodels.com/DL50.php

There is a video on the lower part of the page.
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

the zip from hobby-lobby is another possibility, but it comes with a balsa tail boom, that did not even last the first day out. i substituted a carbon fiber boom for it, and it works great. inexpensive ($79) but a good plane to see if you like dlg.

r.
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Any plane by Mark Drela is great. Easy to build. I think the newest Appogee is discus.

Search for Charles River Rc
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ORIGINAL: hillbillyflyer

i think i found a winner. the great planes fling its is 48.75" wingspan weight 6.5-8 oz. and it comes with a mini highstart. i have read all kinds of stuff about dlg mods like a peg in the wing i want to know how it would do with ailerons though.

anyone have a fling, have you seen one with ailerons/ flaperons?
The fling is not a DLG, it is a hand launched glider. Differnt launch method.

Here are a couple of interesting ones I have been considreing. Different!

Boomer DLG flying wing
Looks like fun, but will it thermal well - the maker says yes.
http://www.rcgroups.com/links/index.php?id=4524

Red Herring - DLG Flying wing
Very light wing loading
http://www.liftworx.com/pages/redherring.html
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Default RE: wanted: dlg glider for an beg/int pilot

i dont really want a flying wing, i have been looking at the mountain models dl50 and it looks good. has anyone built a supergee? if so how much is building supplies? is it hard to build?

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