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Old Oct 04, 2011, 01:46 AM
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October 12 Meeting - Building a Discus Launch Glider

BUILDING A DISCUS LAUNCH GLIDER
by Greg and Aaron
October 12th 7:30pm, Saratoga, CA Fire Station

They say DLGs are the crack cocaine of the model glider hobby. The only problem is without building them, they can be an expensive habit. We are fortunate to have two DLGers who are can share some insights into trying to build a plane that can withstand an 80mph launch but weight about 8 ounces. Come hear about:

Building Considerations
Weight
Stiffness/Strength
Ailerons vs Rudder/Elevator
Buying vs Making
Portability (wing bags, split wing, removable stab)

Design Considerations
Free Designs
Kits
East bay build project
Design yourself/Airfoil selection
Servo placement, control wires/rods/lines
Radio Interference

Wing Building
Fiberglass, Carbon, Kevlar
Foam Core (cutting/types of foam)
Balsa (Mimi)
Molded

Fuselage Building
Pod and boom
Molded

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Old Oct 19, 2011, 11:46 PM
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