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Old Apr 02, 2002, 04:43 PM
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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.
Thanks; Adam
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Old Apr 02, 2002, 04:46 PM
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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.

Taboo DLG;

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!
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Old Apr 04, 2002, 12:13 PM
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You can get a lot of pretty good links from Andrew Mileski's site with anything from building tips to Aeronautical engineering

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Old Apr 23, 2002, 06:16 PM
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HLG Link!

Radio Carbon Art

Producers of the HLG 2000 video tape featuring Phil Pearsons Discus launch how-to segment.


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Old Nov 30, 2002, 04:45 PM
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Check out ICARE Sailplanes and Electrics HLG/DLG listing at http://www2.jonction.net/~icare/koleos.htm or for their homepage check out http://www2.jonction.net/~icare/icare.htm
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Old Feb 15, 2003, 08:28 PM
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Here is another that I completly forgot about untill a recent "reminder"

The Side arm launch Yahoo group; lots of good building info.
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Old Feb 17, 2003, 12:02 AM
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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".

Re: SuperGee

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.


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Old Apr 16, 2003, 02:31 PM
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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.

Many thanks,
Ed at
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Old Apr 28, 2003, 01:25 PM
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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...

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Old Jun 09, 2003, 04:52 PM
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Two pages with a lot of HLG related links



F3K Sweden´s homepage. Mostly in english.

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Old Jun 13, 2003, 04:44 PM
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One more DLG from Star Flight
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Old Jun 13, 2003, 11:09 PM
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There's also our entry level D, The Gambler+ at
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Old Jul 28, 2003, 10:16 PM
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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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Old Sep 16, 2003, 01:37 AM
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Hi Adam and others,
Outstanding, Thank You.
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Old Oct 04, 2003, 03:59 AM
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Have a look at the HLG section of the BARCS web page.

You are welcome to any of the links there that you don't yet have.

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