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Mar 06, 2007, 12:01 AM
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Attention! Here comes the wonder of DLG world




Attention! Here comes the wonder of DLG world

All Balsa DLG

Wing Span 1230mm
Fuselage Length 935mm
Wing Area 14.64dm2
Flying Weight 220g


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Mar 06, 2007, 12:03 AM
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Control surface:

Aileron
Elevator
Rudder
Mar 06, 2007, 12:26 AM
Rick Rogahn
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Dihedral?
Mar 06, 2007, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Endless Sloper
Dihedral?

2 degrees

In fact while it flys in the sky the dihedral would be around 3 degrees
Blasa's elasticity matters
Mar 06, 2007, 01:51 AM
Rick Rogahn
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That for increased launch height? What kind of boom did you use? Looks aluminium...
Mar 06, 2007, 02:11 AM
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Bingo


aluminium tube
Mar 06, 2007, 05:53 AM
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Looks great...nice and clean. So, how does it fly?

...bob
Mar 06, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Very nice looking plane, construction looks flawless. The total weight and the wing loading are definitely on the heavy side though.
Mar 06, 2007, 02:31 PM
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Looks like the BlueArrows ANGELīs Bigbrother. COOL...

Is it only rudder, or aileron as well? Reason for asking is that I have a wing with 3 degrees dihedral, and wonder if I will be able to control the glider with only rudder.
( have not bothered to finish the DLG yet, because of this, so curious how your glider performes).

Kim

EDIT: Ops just read that you have aileron... Ever tried rudder-only turns?
Mar 06, 2007, 11:49 PM
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For your information
Mar 07, 2007, 03:01 AM
Follow my drift?...
Nice looking model. What, if anything, did you use to reinforce the wing spars in order to take the cf loads? And what sort of launch heights are you getting?

Andy
Mar 07, 2007, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by kimhey
Looks like the BlueArrows ANGELīs Bigbrother. COOL...

Is it only rudder, or aileron as well? Reason for asking is that I have a wing with 3 degrees dihedral, and wonder if I will be able to control the glider with only rudder.
( have not bothered to finish the DLG yet, because of this, so curious how your glider performes).

Kim
For rudder only your dehedral should be at least 10 to 12 degrees both sides.
For aileron i would suggest 5 to 7 degrees to have maximum control in thermals.
With only 3 degrees you will probably loose more hight every turn you make then the loss you would have(if there realey is loss) with more degrees dehedral wings during launch. 3 degrees wings won't let you control the plane by rudder only.
Last edited by Alex Hoekstra; Mar 07, 2007 at 06:54 AM.
Mar 07, 2007, 07:05 AM
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nice looking, doug
Mar 07, 2007, 10:52 AM
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Looks very clean for sure. Could stand to loose some weight I think as well. Looking @ the picture of your rudder and vertical stab, you might be able to sand them down a bit.
Mar 07, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Alex Hoekstra
For rudder only your dehedral should be at least 10 to 12 degrees both sides.
For aileron i would suggest 5 to 7 degrees to have maximum control in thermals.
With only 3 degrees you will probably loose more hight every turn you make then the loss you would have(if there realey is loss) with more degrees dehedral wings during launch. 3 degrees wings won't let you control the plane by rudder only.
Ooch.... Just what I feared. And that why the wing has not got a fuselage yet...

Thanks for the reply Alex,


Kim.


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