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Old Nov 12, 2013, 06:22 AM
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The Victorian DLG Group....

This thread is to help promote DLG in Victoria, Australia and give a central point for anyone who is interested in sharing information or looking for others to fly with.

The RCGA (www.rcga.com.au) has some information about events and you can pm me to be included in the mail out group, but we want this thread to capture all aspects of DLG in Victoria.

Knock yourslves out!
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Old Nov 13, 2013, 04:45 AM
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Hi everyone

We hope to put information here regarding upcoming competitions, fun flying days and promotion of international events. Also let us know if you have any questions, hopefully we can meet up and help out any newcomers.

Hugh
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 01:47 AM
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I'm still away out bush but got a little connection to the interwebs - Will be subscribing to this thread and hopefully it gains some interest!

Will message you guys when I'm back in civilization..
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 12:53 AM
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Here is our contest schedule for the remainder of the 2013-2014 FY.

F3K #4: 08 December, Diggers Rest
F3K #5: 28 December-04 January, Albury/Wangaratta, VMAA Nationals
F3K #6: 09 Feburary, Diggers Rest
F3K #7: 02 March, Diggers Rest
F3K #8: 04 May, Longwood
F3K #9: 07-09 June, Jerilderie

You can find this information embedded in the RCGA glider calendar (together with other RC glider classes) at

http://www.rcga.org.au/documents.html

We will also be hosting the Trans-Tasman F3K competition next year. Tentative date/location is the weekend following Easter (26-27 April), Longwood. We will update soon.

Hugh
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 02:27 AM
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Definately keep us informed on the Trans-Tasman
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 04:00 AM
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Bummer about the TT date... Just bought airline tix a couple of days ago for a trip that conflicts with that schedule.
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 05:32 AM
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Nothing firmly set yet. Can we hook up a Skype session with you guys?

Hugh
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 05:17 PM
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G'Day All!!
just starting out with the DLG.. have gone and bought myself a R2 Hobbies SPECTRE which is quite fun.. but I really need to get myself a nice foam cored DLG like the Topsky or similar.
Any suggestions??
I was leaning towards the TopSky 3.0 but have to set myself a budget so cannot go too silly on composite just yet (bloody kids and new house gettingin the way of toys)

I shall rock over the the Diggers Rest contest on the 8th Dec to see what it is all about!!!

Cheers

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Old Nov 17, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Topskys are good planes. There have also been good reports about the Versus DLG (Hobbyking - said to be much the same as a Topsky 1) though damage in shipping has been an issue. Check out the versus thread.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=versus

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Old Nov 17, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Topskys are good planes. There have also been good reports about the Versus DLG (Hobbyking - said to be much the same as a Topsky 1) though damage in shipping has been an issue. Check out the versus thread.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=versus

Hugh
yeah.. was checking those out.
Am I better off spending the extra on a v2 or v3 topsky or just go for the versus??

Does anyone have a 2nd hand DLG they want to part with??

Nich
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Not sure - but if they are not too much more expensive and you can buy in Aus, I would go top sky.

Sorry - I sold a bunch of DLGs recently (6 in the last 6 months). Maybe other people have some?

Hugh
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 04:40 PM
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I'm down for the 8th - diggers rest is my side of town!

Will build the elf and not fly til I can get you guys to check in - look forward to saying high!

PM'd you Marcus..

Back to work today.. Life could be a dream!
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Old Dec 02, 2013, 01:44 AM
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Hi Guy's,
The RCGA has an event on this Sunday 8th Dec at Diggers Rest (just North of Melbourne). There will be a fun competition in the morning and then a fun fly in the afternoon, so it gives newer pilots a chance to learn from the more experienced pilots, both during the competition and after it

We will run launch and thermalling tutorials throughout the day so it is a great chance to come along and learn.

More details are here.. www.rcga.org.au / f3k

I hope to see you there.
Cheers,
Marcus
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Old Dec 02, 2013, 04:21 AM
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Hi Guy's,
The RCGA has an event on this Sunday at Diggers Rest (just North of Melbourne). There will be a fun competition in the morning and then a fun fly in the afternoon, so it gives newer pilots a chance to learn from the more experienced pilots, both during the competition and after it

We will run launch and thermalling tutorials throughout the day so it is a great chance to come along and learn.

More details are here.. www.rcga.org.au / f3k

I hope to see you there.
Cheers,
Marcus
I'll be there.. but typically I have no plane to bring as the R2 Hobbies Spectre decided to die a horrible death the other day.

The fuselage must have had a hairline crack just in front of the wings and when I was launching it folded over.. just missing my head. (Probably wouldn't have felt anything mind you)

I pressed the button on a HK Versus the other day.. which was shipped today.. but it won't be ready by Sunday.

Will just have to come and drool over someone else s model instead.
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Old Dec 05, 2013, 01:14 AM
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I'm interested but can I just front up? Not a member of any clubs.
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