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H-King Raven 990 Mini DLG
The H-King Raven is a 1M class wooden built-up DLG that is great for checking out what discus launch gliders are all about.
Vladimir's Model PLUS F5J
The PLUS is a beautiful twin-boom glider with a pusher propeller to decrease drag while thermalling. Let's take a closer look at this F5J powered glider.
1.5m Chrysalis Electric- Pod and Boom
Jim T. Graham
This is the latest of the "Chrysalis" line of sailplanes and electric powered sailplane kits. It was developed along with the 1.5m Chrysalis E with the wood fuselage.
Best Discus Launch Gliders (DLG) for First Timers
There are plenty of great DLG's available that you can have fun with and not blow your hobby budget. I wanted to highlight a few of the planes that I've recommended in hopes that other might see this
ArmSoar Composite Gliders Go Mini DLG
1M DLG's are on the rise as they are much more affordable than their 1.5M brethren. ArmSoar Composite Gliders have been developing a new 1M ship called the Go Mini...
San Felasco - 2017 Discus Launch Glider Event Coverage
On February 17-19, DLG (Discus Launch Glider) pilots traveled down to Alachua, Florida for the 10th Annual San Felasco Hand Launch Glider Competition. It's the first contest of the year and no one
DJ Aerotech 1.5m Chrysalis (Electric)
Jim T. Graham
The folks at DJ Aerotech have spent the last 12 months getting the 1.5 Chrysalis just right. Check it out!
AXI 5345 HD Sailplane Outrunner Brushless Motors
If you have a large electric sailplane project, you don't use cheap questionable quality components to put it together. No, you want the best stuff that will last...
San Felasco 2017 F3K Contest
It's a new year and that means it is almost time to kick off the new F3K season. It all begins in Alachua, FL and this year marks the 10th annual San Felasco HLG Festival...
RCG Place of the Month - Orlando Buzzards
This month's featured Place is the in Orlando Buzzards in Oviedo, Florida. This is a soaring club, but you'll also find electric powered models being flown from time to time...
Axi Cyclone Motors - Coming Soon
Esprit Tech shows us some new sailplane motors from Axi with the Cyclone line...
2016 F5J in the Desert
On December 3-4 the East Valley Electric Flyers are having the F5J in the Desert contest...
Quick Turns - F3K Skills to Learn
Get tips and tricks for radio setup and throwing techniques for quick turn around tasks...
Top Model Marabu Coming to Esprit Model
The Top Model Marabu is a popular European designed and manufactured F5J ALES sailplane. It has a 2.75M wingspan and weighs in at around 1250-1400g depending on your gear selection...
RCGroups 2016 Punkin Chunk Coverage
The annual Punkin Chunk F3K contest held by the North Atlanta Soaring Association went down on November 4-6...
Thermal Master Class 2 - Radio Carbon Art Productions
Jim T. Graham
More great videos from the folks at Radio Carbon Art are avialable!
ASW 28 V2 Electric Sailplane
This V2 ASW-28 is a hybrid foam and plastic model with a few nice upgrades over the V1. The wings and tail are EPO foam while the fuselage is blow molded plastic...
2016 Atlanta Punkin Chunk is Almost Here
The North Atlanta Soaring Association is hosting the 2016 Atlanta Punkin Chunk DLG Contest on November 4 - 6
E-flite Radian XL 2.6m BNF - RCGroups Review
Jim T. Graham
The Radian's big brother is here and RCGroups took it to the field to see how this big bird flies.
RCGroups Coverage of the 2017 US F3K Team Selection
Mean Joe Vermillion
Mean Joe ran across the Team Selection event for the 2017 US F3K event at the AMA. Lets check out what he found!
HobbyKing Cumulus 1500mm Balsa DLG (PNF)
A great introduction to to the world of DLG at an affordable price. The Cumulus is an easy way to enter the DLG world.
ArmSoar Composite Gliders GO 2 DLG
Get the full DLG experience with a composite glider...
HobbyKing Hall Cherokee - RCGroups Review
An cool take on a classic American homebuilt glider from Hobbyking.com.
Hacker DLG 1000 ARTF
Now here's a cool new model from Hacker that is perfect for your first entry level DLG or just for fun...
Flyzone Rapide Sport Glider
The Rapide is a 60" brushless glider with aerobatic prowess.
The AMA NATs F3K RCGroups Coverage
The Hand Launch portion of Glider Camp has concluded after two brutally hot days and challenging weather conditions...
Sigma 2 Meter Electric Sailplane ALES (ARF)
Available through Hobbyking, the Sigma is an overgrown DLG.
Horizon Hobby and E-flite's Radian XL is Available
The Radian XL motor glider has a flying horizontal stabilizer for better pitch control. The entire stabilizer rotates up or down to provide extra aerodynamic force. The result is a big glider with
Flyzone Micro Calypso
FlyZone announced the Micro Calypso this month adding a tiny companion to the popular electric glider...
HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner
The Russell is a 2M sailplane designed to be a great first hotliner or sport model. The fuselage is fiberglass with carbon fiber tow reinforcements and a bell crank system to control the full flying
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Dynamic 80 Build Thread
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1/3 scale Cherokee Build-N72DG
Family Photos - Post 'em here!
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Florida DLG Happenings
For anyone who ever built/flew a Drifter II.....
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What did you do with your DLG today?
Ober Foot Switch Connectors
Dynaflite Bird of Time ARF Sailplane
GO 2 - 1.5m solid core molded entry DLG
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F3J & F5J in the Desert - Vegas 2017
Bulero Pro - Fuselage ReDesign
WoodCrafters 2017 Build thread
Limit EX ISA mass build
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Colorado DLG Happenings...
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Pacific NW Hand Launch Contests 2017
LEG Fat Albert, Take 2
IHLGF 2017 - 24th Annual International Hand Launch Glider Festival
Detailed Blaster 3 Build
Feigao 1867 KV <<<<<<<<<<<NEW
ReaFlight - Software only
24v 1800w Charging Case
Validol at IHLGF
Hacker E3-49 Brushless Inrunner Motor, 4900Kv
DJI TB48 Battery
4 chargers in great shape
Hitec X1MF Charger
2 30amp esc 1 18amp Eflite and AR500
Stark D-Box DLG
RCM Midget Sailplane 48"
Radian Wing 2m and Folding Prop/Spinner & Canopy
Graupne UHU 75" Sailplane Wings
Craft Air SD-100 Sailplane Wing
E-flite Adagio 280 BNF Basic Airplane (like new) ***LPU***
ThunderPower G6 12s 65c 4400mah stick
RealFlight 6.5 7 and 7.5
A123 26650 cells
Wheels, Axles, Wheel Collars, Tailwheels, Tailwheel brackets, etc.
Deans style T Connectors 5 pair $7.00 shipped
Phoenix flight simulator with transmitter
2- Pulse Ultra 5000 45c new / 2-3300 35c new
Trade for 360° action camera
HUGE Brushless motors (30cc size)
Firts Gen DX18
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New HD power switches with LED $8 shipped!
vintage combat models f-16 sloper LPU
E-Flite Power 360 Motor
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AXi 2212/34 and Phoenix 35A ESC
Spot On 1.75"V2 M3 fo JR Servo Arm set of 4 $28 Shipped
new TS100 portable soldering iron
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