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Old Aug 01, 2014, 11:10 AM
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ive been looking for a complete guide for building a dlg glider. from the very start to flying field. i don't know much about laying out a wing to shaping a fuse. and im still confused how you cut te wings and then have hinged ailerons. im a gotta see it to understand it guy so vids are my preference. thanks for any help.
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 11:20 AM
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This might be a good start point

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2195383
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 11:54 AM
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awsome

thanks this is awsome wish i would have found it long time ago planing on buying his 3 dvds
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 12:55 PM
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1) Read the entire Hand launch thread from about 12 years ago to now

2) Try the Paul Naton Videos. They are often in the classifieds.

3) Charles River RC website has a lot of construction articles from some of the most knowledgeable people out there, especially the SuperGee series for DLG.

4) Polecataero.com - the Handlaunch University and other pages.


These will keep you up late!

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Old Aug 01, 2014, 04:57 PM
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Might not be a bad idea to get a DLG of some sort and try it out. It'd be a shame to go through all the rigamarole of building one from scratch only to find that DLG isn't your cup of tea.
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 05:46 PM
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I started with the Tabooish thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634176 Lots of good no nonsense info on getting a plane in the air.
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 11:00 AM
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i have been flying dreamflights libella dlg i really like how it preforms. ive been researching dlg gliders and ive been leaning on the XXLite and ive been wodering if anyone here has flow this dlg and what they think of it
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 12:15 PM
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Search & yee shall find:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1531670
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 12:50 PM
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i did run a search but found mostly repair threads but thanks for pointing me in the direction of the design thread.

other thought glendale az huh i use to live on 63av and peoria miss that dry heat
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 01:22 PM
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1) Read the entire Hand launch thread from about 12 years ago to now

2) Try the Paul Naton Videos. They are often in the classifieds.

3) Charles River RC website has a lot of construction articles from some of the most knowledgeable people out there, especially the SuperGee series for DLG.

4) Polecataero.com - the Handlaunch University and other pages.


These will keep you up late!

BP

i bought some of the paul naton vids awesome really thank you
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 07:36 PM
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I used to be the US distributor for the XX and the Helios for a while they were all I flew. I didn't realize you were so close. If you want to get up and fly and get into the very minimal VA DLG scene (pretty much just me ) let me know and we'll have you hooked in no time.
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 08:30 PM
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Is there not a sailing club near Smithfield via at the fair grounds
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Old Aug 02, 2014, 09:28 PM
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Yes, the TMSS is in Isle of Wight on the fairgrounds, but none of them dlg. They are a wiser bunch that pretty much stick to TD. Anyhow, if DLG'S really interest you, I'd be willing to help out. I don't scratch build, but I've built a lot of them and fly a lot of contests.
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Old Aug 03, 2014, 02:16 AM
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I will keep this in mind when I get that dough saved up
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