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Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Looking for a good first DLG

Hey guys,
I have never owned a DLG before, and would love to get one. I would like to keep the cost down and most of the ARF's out there are quite expensive. I am not against building from plans. I have built many planes before, and fly mostly IMAC/Freestyle and would like somthing to just throw up and have fun with, without all the prep work. I have flown friends DLG's, and have had a blast with them. I would definantly like it to have alerons. It doesn't have to be aerobatic, but I think it would be fun:-)

What would you guys reccomend for my first DLG? Thank you in advance for any/all input!

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:12 PM
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I'd say grab a TopSky 1 kit for ~$230, that's a great first DLG.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Where in Washington are you?
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:35 AM
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The Topksy 2 as also a great durable DLG
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Where in Washington are you?
I am in High Prairie, but fly in either Goldendale, or Dallesport. Monroe is about 4 hours away from us.

The topsky looks pretty good. Are there any plans for them (or somthing similar)? I could lay up my own for less than $230.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 11:53 AM
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There are lots of free plans for DLG's out there. The SuperGee is the most copied

http://www.monkeytumble.com/dlg/supergee.htm
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 11:55 AM
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I am in High Prairie, but fly in either Goldendale, or Dallesport. Monroe is about 4 hours away from us.

The topsky looks pretty good. Are there any plans for them (or somthing similar)? I could lay up my own for less than $230.
If you have the expertise to bag wings and do composites I highly recommend following the path of many others and build at supergee two. There is a sickening amount of info to help you and the design is really what all other DLG have been modelled after.

The plans are here: http://www.charlesriverrc.org/articl...SuperGeeII.htm

There are FIVE threads just full of info that will transform you into a expert builder . If you can build a supergee from scratch you have the ability to build most any glider outside of going fully moulded.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246671

The SG threads are incredible if you pride yourself in building.


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Old Jan 24, 2012, 02:20 PM
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I'd recommend not doing the Supergee-II... very nice plane, but too much work! I almost consider the suggestion the equivalent of hazing (don't take me too seriously)! Look up the Tabooish threads. The construction is simpler. Then, use whatever aero design you want. There are several published designs. People here can provide links to them if you want.

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Old Jan 24, 2012, 03:35 PM
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hazing! Thats not far from the truth ,,,good one GT. lol
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