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Jun 05, 2012, 09:47 AM
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DLG and Me


I was able to get my DLG higher than usual at Joe Nall. Josh Price offered to throw my DLG on Friday during the afternoon. Prior to this I thought maybe I needed a lighter plane but deep down I know it was just my throwing ability. Josh proved that on the first throw. He must have put her up around 150 to 180 feet. Cruising around at that altitude really showed me what I have been missing out on with my low throws. Unfortunately he was throwing it so hard he ripped out the pegs but evidently the style of pegs on my DLG are prone to ripping off. I went to Skip Miller Models and ordered the Steigeisen Power Peg. I'll have to get the Dremel tool out and do some wing work but I'm anxious to get the plane back in the air and see if I can get better altitudes!

Here are some DLG photos from that day...
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Jun 06, 2012, 08:57 PM
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sorry hehe but you have to admit, it is so much more fun when you can throw it one or two times and fly for as long as you like almost on a good day
Jun 06, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Jim,

It was your post about flying DLGs last summer that made me finally give it a try. Today, I fly DLGs to the exclusion of nearly everything else. Late this month I'm headed to my first big contest, The Bruce. It would be really cool if you managed to head down there and cover the event for RCG... It would be even more cool if you flew with us.

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Jun 07, 2012, 01:56 PM
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I really want to go to the Bruce. I will find out if I can later in the week.
Jun 07, 2012, 03:53 PM
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That would be way cool....
Jun 09, 2012, 10:37 PM
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JimT,
Hope to get a chance to meet & fly DLG with you some day.
Mike.
Old Jun 11, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Jun 21, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Jim,

You ought to have that peg in there by now. If you don't have one, I have a spare.

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Jun 21, 2012, 12:23 PM
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She isn't fixed yet. The Steigeisen peg was on back order. It's here now. All I have to do is muster up the courage to cut into my wing!
Jun 21, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Jim,

The Bruce is in 8 days.... You coming?
Jun 21, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I'm will be there!
Jun 21, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Cool!
Jul 03, 2012, 01:30 PM
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He came. I saw. I shook his hand. It was really cool seeing you there at The Bruce, Jim. Well, it actually was very hot but I did enjoy getting the chance to meet you in person. I hope next year you'll consider flying with us.

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Jul 03, 2012, 01:36 PM
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It was great to meet you Mr. Wiz! I did manage to grab a new DLG before I left. It was Oleg's back up plane when he competed - Taboo GT. I thought I would get to throw it today but my rx won't fit! DOH! I'll do a post on that when I get it going. Sorry I didn't get to fly but it took all the time I had to get my photos.
Jul 03, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Don't apologize... It was just nice to see The Bruce get some RCG recognition. Not many DLG events get any coverage at all. To me, having you there means that F3K is now on the greater R/C community's radar. That's great! I saw my ugly mug in a couple of your photos. That was cool too.

The Taboo GT is an excellent plane. In fact, that was my very first DLG last year. Mine was considerably beat up and it still flew great. That one you bought looked to be in perfect condition. I think you'll find that it's an amazing "light air" plane. That being that it signals light lift like no other. That's a plus for somebody just learning to read the air with their plane.

Thanks and good luck with that Taboo GT.

Mike

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