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gliders

  1. Robyle3

    The revival of a forgotten legend.

    About six months ago now, i was surfing kijiji for any rc planes for sale in my area. I scrolled past about 15 gassers, a few gorgeous balsa gliders (i came SOO close to buying them), and a very tempting offer on a 2000mm electric supercub. But i stopped cold when i chanced upon a used Multiplex...
  2. G

    Gliders

    Hey Flite Test, I am a big fan and absolutely love what you guys are doing, just curious if Josh Bixler is planning on showing how he modified the Dynaflite Bird of Time with a motor? I absolutely love that episode and i can't get enough of it and was planning on rebuilding the same thing. (i...
  3. D

    feather based airfoil

    This design was made back when I was making paper airplanes so I don't know how well that will transition to foam but I dug it out of a storage box and after getting most of the wrinkles and creases out of it, it still flew just fine so the design does work even if it is fidely. Take a look at...
  4. davereap

    Small slope/bank soaring

    How about doing some more slope soaring... Ive seen in a lot of your videos a raised oval track... The banks around the oval are high enough in places to get some slope lift.. my dunes where I sometimes fly are about the same height... so please give it a go.. a small glider like you've already...
  5. T

    Chuck gliders?

    Alright, so Im 14 and am in boy scouts. I am working with my dad to teach the Aviation merit badge. For this we need to build a plane/glider. I was wondering if anyone could point me to some kind of design or something with plans. For budget reasons it needs to be half a sheet of foam board or...
  6. 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...
  7. A

    spectrum receiver voltage

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if the spectrum receivers can take a 2 cell lipo battery. Can I plug the lipo directly into the into the reciever or would i have to use a uBEC? This is going to be a sailplane setup so there will be no ESC or motor. I want the setup that produces the best...
  8. A

    Discus Launch Glider Electronics Setup

    I am going to get the Dream Flight Libelle and don't want to use the receiver battery for it because of its 31-gram weight. I assume that I can get a lighter set up (in terms of weight) then that by using a lithium polymer battery and a uBEC. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should...
  9. A

    Good cheap ($100 range) DLGs? and Dream Flight Libelle vs Supermini Topsky DLG

    Hello. So i am just getting into discus launch gliding and have found two affordable rc DLGs: the Dream Flight Libelle and the Supermini Topsky DLG. The reviews for both of them seem good and I'm curious as to which one would be a better choice to buy. I am mainly looking for the best...