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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...

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Hacker Has a 1M DLG

Now here's a cool new model from Hacker that is perfect for your first entry level DLG or just for fun. It's larger than a WhipIt so it should stay up longer and encourage newcomers to stick with it. It's made of EPO foam and has a carbon reinforced wing and full 4-channel control. They say it can get 70ft launches which should shield some decent flight times in dead air as it weighs 190-200g. You don't need an FAA registration number on it either, bonus! It comes with 4 micro servos pre-installed and you'll need to add your own receiver and a 2S 350mAh lipo to power it with.

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Old Aug 11, 2016, 04:55 PM
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How much does this cost?
It seems fun..
Old Aug 11, 2016, 04:56 PM
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109 Euros
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Old Aug 11, 2016, 04:59 PM
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Ouch..
Old Aug 11, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Why spend twice that much when you can get a Libelle for half as much?
I suppose it launches higher..
Old Aug 11, 2016, 05:05 PM
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This probably flys a lot better. I've never really liked the Libelle unless you are sloping it I guess.
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Old Aug 11, 2016, 11:21 PM
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I wonder whether Tower Hobbies will carry this Hacker DLG in the US? Love that it's 1m, less than 200g, has ailerons, and micro servos are included.
Old Aug 12, 2016, 11:09 PM
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Why spend twice that much when you can get a Libelle for half as much?
I suppose it launches higher..
The Hacker is about $2 more than a Libelle ($120USD for Libelle, 109 Euro is $121.69USD right now), but the Hacker DLG comes with servo's and a BEC, the Libelle has no electronics. Libelle with a flight pack is $200USD (includes Servo's & NiMH battery) while the Hacker just needs a $10-20 battery to match the same set of bits.

So the hacker is about $60 cheaper than the Libelle if you use factory servo's & power systems.
Old Aug 13, 2016, 03:26 PM
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Hacker is 1000mm or @39". Libelle is 1200mm or @49".
Libelle has more wing to haul the battery, receiver and four servos. They look the same but not.
Both have a place in the market to get inspiring glider pilots into the air at minimum cost.
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Hacker is 1000mm or @39". Libelle is 1200mm or @49".
Libelle has more wing to haul the battery, receiver and four servos. They look the same but not.
Both have a place in the market to get inspiring glider pilots into the air at minimum cost.
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The Libelle also weights 50% more than the Hacker (190-200g vs 278-290g). It doesn't have 50% more wing area.

The Libelle is well known as a disappointing DLG but a solid slope bird. As a DLG, it performs more in accordance with the Whipit than a typical 1m+ DLG.
Old Aug 13, 2016, 07:46 PM
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A Whipit with a good pilot and good balsa wing can out-fly a Libelle. A Vladimir's Models Elf leaves them both way behind.
Old Aug 13, 2016, 08:12 PM
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What is the Hacker wing area ?
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What is the Hacker wing area ?
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It's not published yet, so we can't compare WCL or wing loading with the Libelle.

But the Libelle's wing loading is rather high for a 1.2m thermal glider (in the 4.2-4.5oz/sq ft range). It's not a floater.

Given it's only got 20% more span, but 50% more weight for wings of what looks like a fairly similar aspect ratio (from eyeballing them), I can't see the Libelle coming out ahead here.

And that's a good thing, since the Libelle is a poor DLG. Dream Flight knows their stuff, but what they know best is slope and all of their gliders are better slope flyers than TD flyers.
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A compelling design... here is the manual from the Tech One Hobby site...http://www.techonehobby.com/wp-conte...000-manual.pdf
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Doesn't look as abusable as a Libelle. Then again, this is trying to be lighter.


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