The Apollo 1550 offers a great way to get into DLG gliding without spending a fortune on a full composite model!
DLG gliding is a blast, and this inexpensive model opens the door to those who are interested in giving it a try without breaking the bank in the process. The Apollo not only looks great, it flies great as well. The large wing area is perfect for gliding, while its unique construction offers the perfect combination of weight savings and strength.
The Apollo's wing and stabs are constructed from lightweight balsa/ply and arrive pre-covered. The fuselage pod and tail boom are made of fiberglass and are very nicely finished. The elevator/rudder push rods and servo tray are pre-installed to keep build time to a minimum. You will simply need to add your own servos (9g x 4), receiver battery and 4CH radio system.
Quick to build, nice to look at and easy on the pocket, the perfect combination for your first DLG model!
• Easy to assemble
• Balsa/ply wing and stabilizers
• Fiberglass pod and boom
• Pre-installed servo tray and push rods
• Lightweight design
Flying weight: 340g
9g servo x 4
4.8~6V receiver battery
UBEC/Voltage regulator (if using 2S lipoly receiver battery)
4CH transmitter and receiver
Quality scored 3 stars as there were a number of issues.
Wing bolt holes were away out of alignment. I had to fill and re-drill them.
Not a job for a amateur.
The wing leading edges had not been shaped and were quite squared off. In fact one was dead flat on the edge. No excuse for that.
The wing and tail coverings were quite loose and even after I ran the iron over them they were not acceptable.
In the finish I removed all the coverings, finished the leading edges and re-covered the wings and tailplane completely. Can't expect too much or the money but unfinished wings is taking it a bit too far. I also installed mini du'bro hinges on the elevator rather than the cyano hinges. Seems to go well now.like incredibel mind the wing attachmentpoint is gona give if your luckey on the first it touches the ground doesnt have to be hard poly hydral would have been beterwings will be damaged every single landing unless you catch it
tail is flimsy
looks good but heavy
motor in it will helpcolis arrivé deux jours après la commande :TB
le modèle vole très bien après réglages mais les collages sont défectueux car la poussière carbonnée de découpe laser n'est pas ponçée avant collage. Serait-il possible d'avoir les ailes en kit ?My first DLG. Flies very well, and can stay up quite a while on a hot day. It was very easy and quick to assemble, but, as others have mentioned, the wing to fuselage holes don't line up. It's easy enough to remedy this though. I used the recommended Zippy 350 battery and the recommended UBEC, and then needed some lead up front to balance. The biggest design fault is that when I spin round to launch it, I get dizzy and nearly fall over - when are they going to fix that.......
I like this aircraft a lot - recommended.
For RUS. Problema s centrom tiajesti.Nado dogrujat v nos gram 100...Planer ne dlia termikov,kak sloper norm.Plenka vsia volnami pokleena.Prishlos razglajivat.Mesto pod priemnik ne udobnoe.Koroche 3 zvezdy s natiagom.
I found this glider to be a great value. I encountered no problems with wing mounting, all holes lined up perfectly. Used hxt 900 servos, fit perfect. Assembly was quick, I reversed the horizontal stab above the boom. Only problem I encountered was boom was not line up correctly with rudder, easy fix, used heat gun at boom attachment to fuselage, turned to line up correctly. Covering was very good, red color looks great. Used turnigy 300 mah battery with 3 amp bec. Overall good value for first time DLG.I agree with the review and all mods suggested by Sparkx. In addition to these mods I also glued a piece of braid from the bottom of the rudder to the carbon fiber rod so that on landing the braid takes the load not the fragile balsa.
The glider flies really well and is great value for money - highly recommended.Sweet Glider very impressive covering, Ultra Lite and nimble to Fly!!No good plane!! Main mast broken at first landing and composite fuselage not fully covered by epoxy resin. Main balsa wing is too weak to be a DLG launch. I think it is an HLG glider, not DLG! On my plane, CG was at 28 cm from nose and need 120g, included battery and receiver on nose.
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