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Jul 05, 2011, 11:32 PM
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The blaster 3 is great for what it is, but I wouldn't consider it a beginner plane. DLGs, in general, are prone to breakage, and fixing a moldie can be a little trickier than a bagged plane.

If you've got a little money to spend, the Topsky 2 from http://www.themonstr.com/ is a great beginner plane with the ability to compete, though many will tell you you should start with something a bit more simple like a gambler to the DL50. These are also good planes, but are two servo (R/E only)and a little smaller. The best part about them are that they are quite a bit less expensive and considerably more rugged.
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Jul 06, 2011, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by carlsoti
The blaster 3 is great for what it is, but I wouldn't consider it a beginner plane. DLGs, in general, are prone to breakage, and fixing a moldie can be a little trickier than a bagged plane.

If you've got a little money to spend, the Topsky 2 from http://www.themonstr.com/ is a great beginner plane with the ability to compete, though many will tell you you should start with something a bit more simple like a gambler to the DL50. These are also good planes, but are two servo (R/E only)and a little smaller. The best part about them are that they are quite a bit less expensive and considerably more rugged.
Amen - start with a DL50. Building it will teach you some of the skills you WILL eventually need to repair a DLG. Then move on to a Topsky - Version 1 is fine, it has placed really well in contests. After that, consider a Blaster, which can be repaired, albeit using different methods.

Or buy a used bagged DLG.

Jul 06, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for the info guys!
Jul 06, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Wrong thread!
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Jul 07, 2011, 02:23 PM
Im flying... don't talk!
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Holy molly... George is in the fly-off. Time to start some voodoo ceremony.
Jul 07, 2011, 02:50 PM
are we there yet?
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Way to go George!!!!
Jul 07, 2011, 11:52 PM
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Holy molly... George is in the fly-off. Time to start some voodoo ceremony.
What will Vu do?
Jul 08, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Way to George!
Your the best!
Jul 08, 2011, 06:44 PM
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Good luck in New Mexico John, Donnie, Doug and whoever else is heading that way for the competition
Jul 08, 2011, 11:56 PM
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thanks greg were here temps are nice lift was good today j
Jul 09, 2011, 12:36 AM
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place high there guys from AZ wish we could be there.
Jul 09, 2011, 10:32 AM
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results are in from the worlds
Jul 09, 2011, 12:27 PM
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George is on the podium in Sweden at the first ever FAI F3K (DLG) World Championship!

He placed second behind Joe Wurts, who is often cited as "The Master", "He who walks on water", and other glorious things. Joe has been flying sailplanes longer than I've been alive, and has numerous World Class soaring championship titles to his name. He's a good guy, to boot. I'm sure George is excited to be standing shoulder to shoulder with someone of Joe's renown.

Lest we not forget Charlie Morris. Charlie went as a team helper, which is like being a co-pilot. F3K/DLG is very much a team sport, as the information the helper provides the pilot can have a huge effect on the decisions the pilot makes. IDK if the pilot's helper gets named in the record books, but you can be assured he certainly deserves to be.

Way to go, MoBros!!!!


EDIT: DERP DERP DERP.... I thought this was the "regular" CB thread, which is why I explained all that. Obviously unnecessary for this group.
Jul 09, 2011, 01:39 PM
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George and Charlie congratulations!
Charlie next year you will be up there too!
Last edited by clearvisionscott; Jul 09, 2011 at 05:26 PM.
Jul 09, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Woot Congratulations George and Charlie


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