I've always wanted a DLG, but I don't like flying expensive airplanes. It's simply because I don't have as much fun when I'm concerned about the replacement cost if I dumb thumb. Needless to say I was very excited when a learned about the Libelle and ordered it almost immediately.
On to the build...around 10am
All the parts were packaged well and undamaged. The instructions are done very well and are easy to follow. The hardest part is joining the wings, and I would have liked more detail regarding the amount of dihedral. Maybe the information was there and I just missed it. I built it pretty much stock except for a bit of stripping tape on the bottom. I also had to remove some foam in the nose for my battery. I used 3 HS-35HD servos with a GWS Pico servo on rudder. I would have used 4 hs-35's, but one failed out of the box. I used a 6100 RX, a 3 cell 300 lipo, and a small BEC I had laying around. The right wing tip is decorated with colored packing tape. Final balance added 14g of lead to the nose to hit the rearward CG recommendation. Flying weight for the maiden was 270 grams (9.5 oz).
Where I'm coming from- I've been flying RC for 14 years. Most of my experience is with indoor and park flyers, but I've flown everything from helicopters to glow planes, and even a turbine once. I've never owned a DLG.
The HLG's I have owned are:
Liftworx Seeker 42" SAL <5oz
Liftworx Swyft 42" SAL <5oz
2 Dream-Flight Alula Evos 35.4" SAL 6.25oz
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