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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:51 PM
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i want to get into gliding i was thinking about getting the alula evo.
Yeah the Alula is a great plane! But it's not for thermalling. More for very light slope flying and just for fun.

If you want to thermal or have REAL fun with gliders you NEED a DLG

But, electric gliders are lots of fun too!



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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Yeah the Alula is a great plane! But it's not for thermalling. More for very light slope flying and just for fun.

If you want to thermal or have REAL fun with gliders you NEED a DLG

But, electric gliders are lots of fun too!



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what do you think would be a good one to start with but it has to be cheap my mom won't let me spend to much.
Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:54 PM
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what do you think would be a good one to start with but it has to be cheap my mom won't let me spend to much.
Go for a Radian. Or one of those from NitroPlanes, I forget what they're called... you can get one from HK too if you want for like $70 PNP



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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Go for a Radian. Or one of those from NitroPlanes, I forget what they're called... you can get one from HK too if you want for like $70 PNP



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well i already have a powered one that has a 60 something inch wingspan but i want something unpowered
Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Oh.... really? What's it called?

Unpowered? Well do you want one that you discuss launch (DLG) or that you'd need a bungee/high start system to launch?



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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Oh.... really? What's it called?

Unpowered? Well do you want one that you discuss launch (DLG) or that you'd need a bungee/high start system to launch?



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airwing ASW28 from nitroplanes. i was looking at ether the alula or the great planes fling. and i kinda want to get a dlg but it's so expencive
Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:02 PM
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The Great Planes Fling can be bought at HK for $45...
That requires a bungee launch BTW! You can't discuss launch that.



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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:04 PM
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The Great Planes Fling can be bought at HK for $45...
That requires a bungee launch BTW! You can't discuss launch that.



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yea i know i might wait and see how much HK's new micro dlg is but bigger dlg's are so expensive
Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:07 PM
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No don't get that new HK Micro DLG... it's not going to be that great. You won't be able to really do a full discuss launch with it in the first place, it's not that strong. The original design was made more for lighter launches. Bigger DLGs... yeah they're expensive.

Binary 900 is only like $170, though, compared to $300+++ for a 60'' WS one.



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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:14 PM
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No don't get that new HK Micro DLG... it's not going to be that great. You won't be able to really do a full discuss launch with it in the first place, it's not that strong. The original design was made more for lighter launches. Bigger DLGs... yeah they're expensive.

Binary 900 is only like $170, though, compared to $300+++ for a 60'' WS one.



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yea that's what i thought. i will probably just get the alula or fling i like the fling cause you can hi-start it but the alula can't but it can do a lot more then the fling and stronger.
Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:15 PM
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But not TOO much of a high start. You'll probably need bungee and rope totalling to over 100 feet... and that's without stretching it. Might be a better idea to save up for a proper DLG, or just thermal with the glider that you have!



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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:19 PM
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But not TOO much of a high start. You'll probably need bungee and rope totalling to over 100 feet... and that's without stretching it. Might be a better idea to save up for a proper DLG, or just thermal with the glider that you have!



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yea i will try thermaling with the glider i have but the rc field i fly at it's always windy and it doesn't fly good in wind
Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:20 PM
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Yeah that's why gliders are best in the summer when there's less wind, or at dawn or dusk also.

But if there's a slope nearby.. SLOPE SOARING!



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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:23 PM
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Yeah that's why gliders are best in the summer when there's less wind, or at dawn or dusk also.

But if there's a slope nearby.. SLOPE SOARING!



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i wish there was but i haven't found one yet. maybe when i get my licence i can go look for some.


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