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Posted by Timmy rc | Dec 31, 2012 @ 08:05 AM | 1,579 Views
I have built some cheap 50" scratchbuilt dlgs and wanted to get into a 1.5m ship. I decided to build the supergee 2, but kevlar is too expensive and I don't have vacuum bagging equipment. I plane to try out a fiberglass d-box and fiberglassed flaperons only to try to keep the weight down and try to avoid vacuum bagging. I'm not sure how well a fiberglass d-box will work as i've only seen carbon d-boxes before. my pod and tail surfaces are balsa because they are easy to make and have worked reliably on my other dlgs.

I'm waiting on parts orders, so here are the parts I've made so far:
Posted by Timmy rc | Dec 19, 2012 @ 04:58 PM | 1,340 Views
I am looking for a cheap 1.5 meter DLG. Preferably composite construction with flaperons. Looking specifically for good thermalling performance and good value.

I am not neccesarily looking for durability/ a beginner plane. I have scratch built 50" DLGs and have flown them for many hours so I have have plenty of experience.

Also, since I have scratch built DLGs before is the SuperGee a good choice? Is it possible to make the wings w/o vacuum bagging, because I don't have that equipment.

Currently I am looking at:
Supergee 2
Topsky 1
Hobbyking Versus

Any input?
Posted by Timmy rc | Nov 27, 2012 @ 06:49 PM | 1,731 Views
I have built 5 extremely inexpensive DLGs with balsa and dollartree foam wings, a carbon arrow shaft as a tailboom, and balsa pod and tailfeathers. I named these cheap DLGs Hawks.

I decided to finally build a hot wire cut composite wing. I used the Supergee 2 dimensions and scaled down all the aspects to a 50" wing. This was my first hot wire cut wing and my first time using carbon fiber.

So combining my Hawk fuse and tail with a Supergee wing made the SuperHawk....Continue Reading