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Apr 05, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Hope you like it James! Still planning for RDS?

Thanks Jason Yeah, I think there's more and more people coming out with kits since the WC last year, hopefully it can help spur more advancement in DLG design and construction.

Thanks Nick, I will! I finished packing all my planes already, hohohoho Great, 毒 more Guangzhou pilots into DLG!
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Apr 05, 2012, 11:35 PM
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I will post the critical measurements when I arrive in Vancouver.
Still haven't had time to work on the 3-view yet...
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Apr 06, 2012, 11:40 AM
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For the sake of getting it in the air, I will probably skip on the RDS and just do top drive. I did notice on your website you mention putting the servos in the pods, what is the recommended position for the aileron servos?

Apr 06, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Just got mine this afternoon. Looks great! Fuse is seriously the best i've seen and i've handled plenty of them. Tails are great weight and seem plenty strong. The wing i got was second quality but still better then some first quality i've seen. The kit comes with all the bits you need to get started. I'll try to take/post pics tomorrow, just need to clean off the workbench!

Apr 08, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Awesome! Can't wait to see your progress on the kit!
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Apr 09, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Here's some of the measurements I promised. The build is very straight forward, very similar to other bagged wing kits, but I've also wrote some notes for reference during building. A lot of this is actually covered when I did my build.
I will try to get a proper instructions manual out as soon as I can after I arrive back in Hong Kong next month.
I'll post this into the first post as well for easier reference:

-Wing LE to H. Tail LE: 680mm
-Wing LE to V. Tail LE: 765mm
-Dist. Servo arm to wing root: 50mm
-CG: 65mm - 75mm
-Wing LE to forward bolt c/l: 35mm
-Wing LE to rearward bolt c/l: 120mm
-Wing dihedral: 5.5 degrees

-For V. Tail installation:
I like to cut the vertical itself to accept the boom. I also notch the end of the boom slightly so that it fits into the V. Tail and goes on either side of the front carbon spar. Glass the tails to boom connection with light glass. Also, please note, while the vertical planform is symmetrical, the airfoil is not. Install the vertical with the 'top' of the foil facing the launching blade.

-Blade installation:
Install the blade ~1cm in of the tips. The 3K carbon reinforcement should be enough for most pilots, but if you are an extra strong thrower, you may add some carbon tow around the joint and use epoxy to laminate it together.
Make sure the tip clears the web of your fingers for safety and to increase launch height.

-For H. Tail installation:
Mark the bolt locations and drill through the tail. Use a small piece of wire to scrap the foam out of the surrounding area, and then place a piece of tape on 1 side of the holes. Fill the void using a mixture of microballoons mixed with epoxy, and let cure. Redrill the holes, and you have made the hardpoints for the tail.
The tail is hinged at the top for easy spring installation. I like to use small lengths of toothpicks of aluminum tubes for the spring housing, which I glue in with epoxy. Use the in-line method of the spring to prevent surface warping. The middle section of the spring should be 25mm long.

-Wing bolt hole:
forward hole is just in front of the forward wing spar, and hardpoint should connect with the wing spar to increase strength.

-Servo installation in fuselage:
The fuselage can accept JR285 servos, and is the recommended servo for the tails (and wings, if you choose to put all servos in the pod.
It fits perfectly with the correct installation.

If I missed anything, please ask, and I will answer and update it into this list before I make the manual.
Last edited by ThomasLee; Apr 17, 2012 at 03:43 PM.
Apr 10, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ThomasLee

Thanks Nick, I will! I finished packing all my planes already, hohohoho Great, 毒 more Guangzhou pilots into DLG!

Leave it to me, at least 3 guys will have their 1.5m dlg before you back to HK .
Apr 10, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Whats the distance to the servo from the LE of the wing? Behind the spar?

Apr 10, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by hohensej
Whats the distance to the servo from the LE of the wing? Behind the spar?

Hey James,

Yeah, just right behind the spar. Keep the servo horn at the thickest part of the wing.


Great! I can't wait to come back and fly
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Apr 10, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Fuse hasn't arrived as yet.... We had Easter break here, Its no doubt hiding with some easter eggs So full carbon wing yet ?
Apr 10, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Hi Kane, I just checked the tracking and it is being processed for delivery, maybe you'll find some easter eggs in there!

Those are all gone, but we will work on some spread tow full carbon wings after I get back to Hong Kong next month
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Apr 10, 2012, 06:53 PM
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MMMMMMmmmmmm Spread tow ... Be sure to post pics and PM me some prices please
Apr 11, 2012, 07:49 AM
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It arrived today and I am very impressed with how light and stiff it is
Apr 12, 2012, 01:37 AM
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I'll be sure to keep you updated on the spreadtow toys once we get going on them!
Glad you like the fuselage, it sure is nice, isn't it?

Can't wait to show off the kits this weekend in Seattle.
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Apr 15, 2012, 02:14 AM
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Flew a very fun contest with the SASS crew today, mostly using my Neos.
Early morning flights were very soft to start with, and thermals were very light. The Neos didn't let me down at all, and I was able to float very well with no ballast and 7mm of camber, and even climbed in lift that I wouldn't have tried before. Became even more fun just before lunch when the sky was filled with thermals, just climbed like a rocket using ~3-8mm of camber (cruise and float modes, with added snap flaps), even helped me get my highest score yet in a poker round!

Broke it after lunch with a flat battery pack (okay, my tx showed me the rx battery was getting low, but i was really hoping it would finish the round... stupid!) and a long fall from the sky, so wasn't able to get much stick time on it in high wind conditions.

I can't wait to get more flight reports from the guys building theirs!
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