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Old 11-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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C'mon in... put your feet up and post a pic or a blerb about hand launch gliders. You may have seen one, Or even own one, Or new someones cousins brothers sister who saw one launched once, record it here.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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Re: DLG/HLG Gliders Thread

Ok, these pics are not of the classic hand launch off a flat field searchin for a thermal pics, But these are the only ones of my mini topsky dlg glider that I have. I flew it everywhere I could. Small and light weight it's a good way to check out hand launch before investing in a full size glider.
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C'mon in... put your feet up and post a pic or a blerb about hand launch gliders. You may have seen one, Or even own one, Or new someones cousins brothers sister who saw one launched once, record it here.
Here's a video I just made that shows some of my DLG builds (sorry for the audio quality, maybe have to stop mumbling or get a better microphone)

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Old 11-11-2013, 01:02 PM   #4
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I have been known to fool around making DLG parts


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Old 11-11-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
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Re: DLG/HLG Gliders Thread

I have 3 dlgs - a QFII and a DL50 both from Mountain Models; and a homemade Lightspeed I got secondhand. The DL50 is a very easy & quick build. It is a blast to fly and an excellent & very cheap ($87) intro to discus launch. Here's a link to it: http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...roducts_id=212

The homemade Lightspeed is a full house dlg and will fly circles around the 2 channel DL50. Pun intended!

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Old 11-11-2013, 06:40 PM   #6
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Bob that video was great. I say come in and put your feet up and you come in swinging like raging bull will a tasty video show and tell. Wow.. I will have to stop by this weekend for a closer look at the viper since my 3.0 carbon is nearly the same glider. Thanks
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Jed great to see you post to this little thread. The gliders you create are of fantastic quality and made in . I am looking forward to purchasing a kit from you in the near future. In the nearer future I will more than likely need replacement parts . We will see how long my new glider holds up to my launch/adjustment learning curve. Wonderfull work and thanks for sharing.
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Re: DLG/HLG Gliders Thread

Annte, Love the two 50 inch R/E gliders one a foam core wing and the other a light balsa wing(i would think both are a better choice than my mini). Great price too. The lightspeed is a very nice dlg form the guys in New Mexico to find one second hand is very lucky. Got a pic
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Jed great to see you post to this little thread. The gliders you create are of fantastic quality and made in . I am looking forward to purchasing a kit from you in the near future. In the nearer future I will more than likely need replacement parts . We will see how long my new glider holds up to my launch/adjustment learning curve. Wonderfull work and thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the compliments.

I don't imagine you will have much problem launching the 1.5 m after flying the mini topsky. A common habit of new launchers however is hooking the glider which can be avoided by keeping a straight arm upon release.

You will notice a huge upgrade in performance with the 1.5 . Just keep them tips out of the rhubarb.
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Re: DLG/HLG Gliders Thread

I've seen Jed's work and his planes are awesome!!

I just finished fixing the fin on the Lightspeed (don't ask). I will try and get photos of my flock (murder? Gaggle?) of dlgs posted.

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