Hand Launch Info
Hello everyone; I thought I would try something different here. Im going to try and compile a listing of links here for info on Hand Launch gliders. Either places that sell planes. Places with online plans like the Charles River RC site or whatever.
Im going to try to keep this as condensed as possible so feel free to post a link if you have something available just keep it on the topic of Hand Launch only.
If you post a link I will add it to the list and remove your post to keep this from getting to lengthy.
This will be a work in progress so bear with me and we will all try to get a solid base of info here.
Northeast Sailplanes; A little of everything from Micro to Discus.
Charles River RC. Online plans for The Apogee and Terminator HLG and the Kahu DLG
Polecat Aero; HLG and DLG's.
Cyberdyne DLG; Thanks to Group member Gavoss for this one.
Texas Twister DLG;
Maple Leaf Design, Encore DLG.
Art Hobbies; Nice selection of HLG's. Thanks to rakm for the link.
Thanks to Dave Seay for the following links. A couple in there I hadnt seen before
DLG Construction tips and Supergee plans. Thanks to Soarneck for the link.
Lots of good general info here. Thanks to Gliderguy for the link.
Thanks to Ric Duley for these next ones.
DJ Aerotec's Chrysalis traditional built up HLG. Also their "Ask D&J" has lots of good info.
Thanks to Don C for the link to the Avenger 2 DLG
Thanks to John Gallagher for this one on the Little Nipper Group
DNA gave us a good one here. Lots of nice pics and some good Videos of some launches. Thanks!
United States, AZ, Arizona City
Joined Sep 2001
The website for the New Zealand HLG is:
The bird (chuckle) is called the Raven. Their are a couple of reviews of it which can be found by searching on "Impact airframes".
There is a lot of good info on the SG tucked away in the YahooGroups "Allegro" site. Many comments by MD himself.
Learn why he thinks a flat peg is better than a round one.
Adam: I'm not sure of the etiquette of blowing one's own horn, here, so let me know if I'm out of place! But there are several newbie postings looking for handlaunch selection info, and I've just started making a kit for an EPP foam handlaunch that is fully discus-launchable. It ain't a contest ship at 14+oz., but it is easy to build, hard to damage, and easy to repair. It doesn't need transmitter presets or gyro, but it's designed for camber and flap mixing into the ailerons.
I don't have a website up yet, but one is coming soon. Please let me know if I should post more info.
Joined Apr 2002
Adam, I've really appreciated your contacts through this page... I've finally moved up to an XP3 Pro (used) (on order)... question for you, (from an OLD novice at best)... Where can I get the Official HLG rules and typical Task for an event? (if you know of one, I need a specific website, phone number of address) I've looked everywhere even the AMA page... I have nobody that flies or even knows anything about HLG in middle Georgia...
again, many thanks for all you do...
For photos and a description of the Discus Launching technique:
A launch is broken down into steps (showing the four footsteps).
Each photo has written instructions for each step.
There's also an animated gif made up of the five photos.
The animated gif takes a while to load - about 5 minitues on my computer.
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