The discus launch glider, the purest and simplest form of RC flight. The HobbyKing 1.5M Composite DLG Discus Launch Glider is no exception. Glider and Transmitter in hand, any open space becomes a flying field. A single battery will last for hours of thermal hunting fun. No winches or high starts needed. The act of launching via discus style yields the highest launches with minimal effort.
The HobbyKing 1.5M Composite DLG V2 is a European level of quality and precision, with a HobbyKing level price tag. Hand molded of the finest carbon, aramid and fiber glass cloth, this model oozes awesome. Opening the box you are greeted to the 1 piece vacuum bagged blue foam core wing. Carbon/Aramid cloth is laid on the 45 degree bias which gives a torisionally rigid wing, while carbon spar caps give longitudal strength. The wing tip launch peg comes separate allowing you to install in either the left of the right wing tip depending on launch preference. Live hinged, large size ailerons are set up for two servos allowing you to run them as flaps for augmenting camber, if using a 6+ channel radio system.
The fuselage pod of the DLG V2 is molded kevlar with carbon reinforcement for better rigidity, while a spiral wrapped tapered carbon boom holds the tail feathers and micro pushrods. The tail is vacuum bagged carbon matte skin over polyurethane foam cores.
The level of pre-fabrication is amazing. Available as an Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) and a Plug and Fly (PNF) options. Either option can be in the air with minimal work. This model is great down to the tiniest details. Wing bolt holes have aluminum inserts to prevent crushing of the foam if you tighten it too far. Hardware is overly sufficient to do the job, yet light weight at the same time.
Out at the field, with minimal effort, great launch heights can be achieved. The 1.5M Composite slows down easily even without flaps to allow hand catches, minimizing lost time, important for competition. With the quality and flight performance of this model, taking the local competition by storm is easy. In addition to being a great discus launch thermal glider, the 1.5M Composite also excels as a slope model in wind up to about 15mph. The extremely clean design allows it to penetrate the wind, even with its light weight.
Be sure to give this model a try, you'll be glad you did.
• Almost Ready to Fly - Complete final assembly, install your choice of electronics
• Version 2 features Kevlar/carbon fuselage pod for greater durability
• Vacuum bagged Kevlar/foam core wings with CF Reinforcing
• Carbon canopy and spiral wound tapered carbon tail boom
• Fiberglass fuselage pod with CF Reinforcing
• Carbon reinforced foam tail surfaces
• Removable 1pc Wing for Easy Transport
• Live skin hinged ailerons
• Light weight control hardware
Wing Area: 23.0 dm2
Wing Loading: 12.4g dm2
Flying Weight: 285g
3+ Channel transmitter and receiver
300mAh~500mAh 2S ( Power)
An absolutely fantastic and well built DLG. European style construction, for Eastern manufactured prices.
Most DLGs will set you back more than twice this, and I really can't tell why. The flying weight is almost the same as most high-end DLGs. It handles great, and the construction is fairly easy. One small criticism I might add is that the instruction manual is far from perfect, meaning that should be at least somewhat resourceful when it comes to building.
Before buying this DLG, I purchased the HK mini DLG pro, and I do not reccomend that AT ALL. If you enjoy flying gliders, and are thinking about getting into the DLG hobby, this model is the way to go.