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Old 09-27-2014, 09:15 AM   #91
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Any Montrealers hucking DLG out there?
Yes there are a few guys at the Arpents v'air club in Lacolle.
https://www.facebook.com/arpentsvair
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I mostly fly electrogliders but sometimes fly my Libelle DLG there.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:29 PM   #92
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[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE]Just stumbled on this thread - London Ontario here and I have been itching to get into DLG - so much so that I have built a few Dollartree Foam DLGs in an attempt to sate my urge to drop 1000$ on a Carbon Fiber DLG

I'm desperately looking for someone with a used glider they would be willing to part with - if you know anyone, send em my way. Until then, have some videos of a 30$ DLG doing half decent.

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Old 10-01-2014, 06:34 AM   #93
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[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE]Just stumbled on this thread - London Ontario here and I have been itching to get into DLG - so much so that I have built a few Dollartree Foam DLGs in an attempt to sate my urge to drop 1000$ on a Carbon Fiber DLG

I'm desperately looking for someone with a used glider they would be willing to part with - if you know anyone, send em my way. Until then, have some videos of a 30$ DLG doing half decent.

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My friend, you have to immediately stop flying there. These high voltage transmission lines are a hazard, and you are one to them. Not a good mix. Voltage is so high that both wings don't even have to touch two lines; just being too close will spark an event that you don't want to be related.

Just my 2c.


As for the DLG, this one doesn't seem too bad. I have a Libelle DLG (foamy) and its performance is not far from yours.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:16 AM   #94
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Re: DLG/HLG Gliders Thread

I had a Hobby King Versus, it is really Topsky 1, $230 landed at my door, it flies quite well, it is a real 60" DLG, much better then Libelle. Definitely good alternative for a beginner. I scored a used Blaster 1 in mint condition, after one year search and I love the way that one flies so I sold the Versus, but it is not hugely better, just fits my style better. Problem with used DLGs, pricey or not, they just get beat up a lot as they get used, just a price of the game.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:43 PM   #95
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My friend, you have to immediately stop flying there. These high voltage transmission lines are a hazard, and you are one to them. Not a good mix. Voltage is so high that both wings don't even have to touch two lines; just being too close will spark an event that you don't want to be related.

Just my 2c.


As for the DLG, this one doesn't seem too bad. I have a Libelle DLG (foamy) and its performance is not far from yours.

Don't worry, it's a perspective thing, I am going NOWHERE near them. They are over 100 feet high, I can't even throw my plane 50 feet
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #96
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Libelle DLG hunting with a F3J ship:

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Old 10-10-2014, 01:46 PM   #97
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Good to see some posts on DLG. I now have around 200 launches on my NEO, and no major crashes yet (ok I admit one repair job but no real weight penalty and you can't see it .

I've seen my abilities and launch heights rise. Though the curve gets flatter and I'm not gaining as much gains as I was. I can launch 110-120 consistently and highest around 130-135. It is hard work and you really have to chuck it; I thought it would come easy to me and I would be matching RCGRoups poster's 160' no problem. Ah well .

I have experienced some lift and it is very enjoyable. In fact, at one point I had a panic moment that I couldnít bring it down the updraft was so strong (it was at 250 feet) but I did end up bringing it back safely. Exciting. Always keep in mind that losing / crashing is part of the game, and when it happens, even if it hurts best thing to do is laugh and think about your re-build or next build.

Even in still air, a clean launch and glide feels great, itís just silence and slipping through the air, round and round and down.

I think I'm basically done with powered planes, I'll keep what I have running but this is it for new purchases.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:50 PM   #98
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I'm jealous, wish we had sloping sites like that in Ontario!!....any new ideas where to go?
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Good to see some posts on DLG. I now have around 200 launches on my NEO, and no major crashes yet (ok I admit one repair job but no real weight penalty and you can't see it .

I've seen my abilities and launch heights rise. Though the curve gets flatter and I'm not gaining as much gains as I was. I can launch 110-120 consistently and highest around 130-135. It is hard work and you really have to chuck it; I thought it would come easy to me and I would be matching RCGRoups poster's 160' no problem. Ah well .

I have experienced some lift and it is very enjoyable. In fact, at one point I had a panic moment that I couldnít bring it down the updraft was so strong (it was at 250 feet) but I did end up bringing it back safely. Exciting. Always keep in mind that losing / crashing is part of the game, and when it happens, even if it hurts best thing to do is laugh and think about your re-build or next build.

Even in still air, a clean launch and glide feels great, itís just silence and slipping through the air, round and round and down.

I think I'm basically done with powered planes, I'll keep what I have running but this is it for new purchases.
Scooter,
Where do you do most of your DLG flying, club or parks ?
I found some local parks that are not too busy but tree lines or housing nearby make the upwind search for thermals risky.....The tree lines can give you false indications of thermals and sucker you in to fly too close.
I have enjoyed flying out in farmers fields, more open site to enjoy searching for thermals but these are not close enough to my house.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:36 AM   #100
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Where do you do most of your DLG flying, club or parks ?
I found some local parks that are not too busy but tree lines or housing nearby make the upwind search for thermals risky.....The tree lines can give you false indications of thermals and sucker you in to fly too close.
I have enjoyed flying out in farmers fields, more open site to enjoy searching for thermals but these are not close enough to my house.
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A few locations in Mississauga. Erindale park is closest to me but it gets a bit busy. If early morning on weekends, also weeknights it works. The best is probably Lisgar fields on Lisgar south of Derry in Mississauga. The big grassy area isn't really a maintained park and it's big enough that it doesn't disturb others too much.

Centennial Park has maybe 2 grassy areas big enough but can also be busy. The area just southeast of Centennial Park Boulevard and Eglinton tends to be open and free of others.

There's a couple others...
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