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  1. JimCR120

    RocHobby V Tail 2200mm Owner's Thread

    When I bought the UMX Radian several years ago my intention was merely wanting to spend a relatively small amount of $ that was about to burn a hole in my pocket in the not-so-local hobby shop. On the ride home I was frustrated to find it didn't even have ailerons. "What had I done?"...
  2. Wingman04

    How to Glider Tow

    I've been wanting to tow a glider with my E-Flite Timber 1.5m. I've been wandering how and where to attach my tow string. From what I hear, the tow plane has the string tied somewhere between the CG and trailing edge. I know how to make a simple release for the glider but have no idea where...
  3. A

    2m sailplane fail

    As a project last summer, I made a balsa 2m sailplane. It was very nicely built and finished, all blue and white. I hand-cut all the pieces with an exacto knife. Then, I used CA to clue it all together. I finished it off with a blue solarfilm heat shrink covering. I tested the CG in the living...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. A

    A Scratch Built Sailplane

    It would be awesome if you guys could do a scratch built sailplane I'm sure a lot of guys here would love to see one.
  7. 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...
  8. D

    Adagio

    I recently got the Radian. Is the Adagio a good step up from it???? I definitely want to stick with gliders/Sailplanes.
  9. PlaneAddicted

    Simple Storch Aerotow Ka-8 sailplane

    Challenge: Setup the Simple Storch for aerotow the Ka-8 I would love to see the Simple Storch set up to aerotow the Ka-8 sailplane. I have a ParkZone SportCub which works ok for aerotowing the Ka-8 but it is a little underpowered. I am thinking that the Simple Storch could be setup as a very...
  10. K

    Radian Pro or Bixler or Flyzone Calypso or other?

    Hi guys! I'm looking to get a new plane, I've had/got 2 FT old speedsters and 2 FT Mustangs which have been awesome apart from my lack of skill with the mustang, have been awesome. I've also had some stick time on my friends Bixler 2, not much though. I'm kind of looking to get into the powered...
  11. R

    Slope Soaring with motorless Radian Pro Glider

    My first RC motorglider was a ParkZone Radian Pro. During the early months of my RC flying experience it suffered some severe damage to one of the wings and the fuselage after the earth jumped up and hit it a couple of times. I purchased some spare wings and a fuselage but ended up just...
  12. H

    radian pro gliding

    this is me and my radian pro out for a scenic fly yesterday. met some great people and had lots of fun. hope you guys enjoy. and as i am new to the filming side of things please give feedback?! 100 % shot with the Drift HD Ghost