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40$ Receiver Ready DLGs at Flite Fest

#1
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 make 10 if no one is interested.
 
#3
I'm interested. Can you give specifications of size and maybe pictures or video? I'll be attending FliteFest 2015. Haven't tried DLG yet, but for $40 it would be an opportunity to give it a try.
 
#7
Well, thanks so much for showing interest. These are 40 inches now, and I plan to keep them this size for ease of transport. Keep in mind this is prototype 1. It weighs 130 grams, has a 40 inch wingspan, just rudder and elevator for simplicity. For flitefest I plan have more wing reinforcement and take out some dihedral. Currently it is possible to gain over 100 feet of altitude from a throw, but I worry that I could break things without more reinforcement. The total cost may get down as low as 25 dollars, 11 for electronics, 5 for balsa, 1 for boom, 1 for foam, 1 for various other things, and 6 as a cost for assembly and small profit. Assembly is 2-3 hours per glider.
 
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#9
Test flights have been good, I will try to get a video but weather here is pretty bad. I will bring the DLGs to flitefest, and will let you try it out if you want, I am really just selling them to cover costs, I am more interested in meeting people and helping people get into dlg.
 

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#10
Kudos to you for the development! I'm not a DLG person at all but I know there are many in this community who are interested. The cost thing is a big hit for many wanting to get started. I suspect that if you were to just bring them you would sell them all. Word will get around.