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HobbyKing Raven 1.5M DLG

We wrote about the 1M class wooden DLG Raven back in April and now it has a big brother in time for the new year. The H-King Raven 1.5 is a plug and fly model DLG built from wood and composites that is designed for entry level DLG pilots.

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The Raven 1M Gets a Big Brother

We wrote about the 1M class wooden DLG Raven back in April and now it has a big brother in time for the new year. The H-King Raven 1.5 is a plug and fly model DLG built from wood and composites that is designed for entry level DLG pilots. It comes with the servos pre-installed in the fuselage. The wing is built from balsa with carbon rods for support and you can have it assembled and ready to fly in about 30 minutes. It's a great way to get a feel for discus launch gliders for under $200.

Check out the H-King Raven 1.5M DLG here

Features:

  • Plug-and-fly glider
  • High performance discus launcher
  • Excellent build quality
  • Lightweight composite fuselage
  • Pre-installed servos
  • Pre-built balsa wood wing and tail
  • Easy assembly within 30 minutes

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 1500mm
  • Length: 1180mm
  • Wing Area: 23.2 DM2
  • Wing Loading: 12.5g/DM2
  • Flight Weight: 290g
  • Servos: 4x 9g

Required:

  • Radio: 5CH and up with computer mixing
  • Battery: 500mAh 1S or 4.8V battery

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Dec 16, 2017, 09:58 PM
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Hmmm. Wonder who will be the first to try one out. I had a built up DLG years ago (Photon II) and had a lot of fun with it. Cost was a lot more than this one though.
Dec 17, 2017, 02:23 PM
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The nose catches and wing catches on videos are cringe worthy. He didn't pull flaps to slow it down.
Dec 17, 2017, 08:18 PM
Honorable Deplorable
If durable it could be a cheap way to get new people hooked on gliding
Mar 11, 2018, 07:43 PM
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Why is computer mixing necesary?
Mar 12, 2018, 06:53 AM
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Mixing is needed to use the ailerons as flapperons. Just needs 4ch rx though, not 5
May 14, 2018, 05:49 PM
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So, has anyone actually flown this?
May 17, 2018, 10:44 PM
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Yup.. https://youtu.be/Nm1-iInsAv4?t=54s Flies even better when the it isn't slightly tail heavy. Real floater.
May 20, 2018, 09:48 PM
Have Fun and Just Fly!
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Any healthy person that flies dlg more then 3 months will launch it to break.

So it is a relatively cheap entry, yes, but prone to disappoint you when getting beyond basic beginners level.
May 21, 2018, 12:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by l shems
Any healthy person that flies dlg more then 3 months will launch it to break.
Do you know this for a fact, or are you just assuming?
May 21, 2018, 01:55 PM
Have Fun and Just Fly!
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Assuming, based on previous experience with several construction methods in relation to crashed/folded/shattered dlg's.
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Originally Posted by Angelo
Do you know this for a fact, or are you just assuming?


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