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  1. Crawford Bros. Aeroplanes

    Aeronaut 2m Sailplane

    My latest design, a 2m sailplane. It was inspired by Tony Mellor's Alto saiplane, found here: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11611 I wanted a glider with well-rounded capabilities that could handle a variety of wind conditions. We'll see if it succeeds in that regard, but I have...
  2. cdfigueredo

    Help! New project. DLG flying wing

    Hello, guys. I've been looking for a model for flying in the wind for a while. Many have advised me to fly wings like the FT versa wing. But I'm really excited about the idea of building a DLG. I was really worried about the fact that I couldn't find carbon rods here to build the fuselage, so I...
  3. bracesport

    thread links - bracesport

    projects flight log - my flying log NEW - Vista v2 (pitcheron) - something slippery NEW - DLG v3 - a low-end mouldie Fusion Restoration - an indestructible learners glider pylon racer - converting a classic for the slope slopemaster build - my first balsa build slope soaring - my journey...
  4. F

    Homemade DLG Build log

    Hi guys! I am Fran from Argentina and i have just started building a homemade Discus Launch Glider. I am creating this thread to show you the building process. I will be very thankful if you help me through the build, i would love to hear from you any piece of advice. I have always wanted to...
  5. F

    Help! Homemade DLG CF tail boom and construction

    Hi everybody! I would really like to build a homemeade dlg but i dont know which diameter of carbon fiber tube should i buy to make the tail boom. Do you think a 6mm diameter tube would be thick enough for a 1 meter wingspan dlg? (thats the only one i can get for a reasonable price) The wings...
  6. I

    Another guy joined the forum to milk it for secrets.

    I haven't been "new" for a few years. I have been flying RC off and on, since 2001. I started with balsa gliders, and moved into foamy warbirds. I still have gliders but now they climb up on props, and lipos instead of a spool of line bolted to a car starter. I enjoy building as much as I...
  7. SuperFrodo

    Wonky Libelle DLG flaperon throws

    For the record, I did centre my servos. I'm 90% sure I did anyway... So I just got my Libelle in the mail along with the servos and other bits Dream-Flight recommends, and I finished putting it together with barely enough daylight left to give it a few javelin throws to satiate my desire to fly...
  8. M

    2nd post: My Mini DLG is broken. (How) can I fix this?

    Hi guys, I have posted here once for help "building" my Mini DLG from Hobbyking, and got great answers. Now after 2 flying sessions (which were a learning process and a complete blast!) the boom is split right under the wings and I am not sure (how) I can repair it. :( Maybe you can offer some...
  9. M

    Hi guys! Noob question about dlg "build"

    Hi guy, Noob from Vienna, Austria here. I have a quick nooby question concerning my plan to buy and "build" the Hobbiking Mini DLG: I am planning to bind my MLP6DSM transmitter (from a HH Sport Cub S) to the OrangeRx R410X DSMX Compatible reciever I am planning to use. I learned that you can...
  10. S

    Getting started with DLG

    I have been hooked on sailplanes for a while now, and am looking to head into DLG gliding. Can anyone provide suggestions as to what air frame to start with? I have considered the libelle and HK alternatives. I'm not afraid of spending 150-350 likely about the limit on this plane, but I don't...
  11. S

    DLG / Sailplane episode

    It has been quite a while since we have had a episode on non-powered rc (well aside from the sparrow as a chuck glider). A getting started in gliding showcasing DLG, powered/unpowered gliders and warmliners would make for a great episode. Helping to get people prepped as the spring weather...
  12. Magilla

    EFlite UMX WhipIt: My entry into fixed wing flying...

    With a bit of experience with contra-rotating helis and an AR Parrot drone, I decided that I wanted to start flying fixed wing. Being in a remote town, with nothing in the way of local flying contacts, I figured that 2 channel flying is the way to start, so I bought a WhipIt. For those who...
  13. N

    DLG Show

    Hi Guys, you all make an amazing show. Love to watch it. I was thinking, no one out there seems to have come up with a good DLG out of DTFB. It is something that I am trying to figure out and I think might be a very fun project. In terms of the plane, I am trying to figure out a short bodied...
  14. Croom

    DLG Flying at California Beach

    A fun day at the beach with my UMX Whipit.
  15. J

    dl fling no work(dlg) need help

    when i launch it it goes up and down like a rock. how do I make it work. it goes ten feet then stall (not a tip stall) how do i make it work?
  16. P

    Cheap DLGs

    Hello Fellow Hobbyists, Some of us out there cannot to buy a Discus Launch Glider, I know I can't, but I started scratch building DLGs and it has been great. I was thinking of bringing balsa and foam DLGs, letting people try them, inspire people, and sell them for $25-40. (not sure yet) Is...
  17. P

    40$ Receiver Ready DLGs at Flite Fest

    Hey forum members, My friend and I have been bouncing around the idea for cheap receiver ready discus launch gliders with a balsa fuselage and foam/balsa wing. We would sell the planes receiver ready at Flite Fest. Is anyone interested? Not really looking to make a profit, but I don't want to...
  18. A

    DLG Newb Problem (altitude loss while turning)

    Hello. So recently I purchased my first Discus Launch Glider; a dream flight libelle. After much practice I was finally able to launch it high enough in the air to catch thermals. However, I seem to be encountering a problem when I fly. Even though the Libelle is very nice and floaty, I...
  19. G

    UMX Whipit DLG

    I think that Flite Test should do a review on the new UMX Whipit DLG from E-flite. I am looking into getting a dlg, and when the Whipit came out, I was really excited because of how cheap it is. The low price would allow me to see if I want to get into dlg's so I don't spend too much money on a...
  20. S

    How about a scratch built discus launch glider?

    I have puttered around trying to use the Flite Test foamboard technology to come up with a discus launch glider, but haven't had much (well, any) success. Have you guys thought about that? I have built and modified several Simple Soarers (love that plane) and I keep thinking there ought to be...