The HobbyKing™ 1.0M Mini DLG V2 is a development of the already hugely popular Mini DLG composite glider.
Just like it's elder sibling, this latest development is a great looking and competitive DLG with an equally competitive price tag, superb composite construction and a flight performance to match!
Molded from carbon, aramid and fiber glass cloth, this model serves as a fantastic introduction to this fascinating branch of the hobby as well as being highly competitive in the popular "Mosquito" DLG class. Also, with rudder, elevator, aileron and flap control this high performance DLG is just as at home as a light wind slope soarer, where its aerobatic capability is enhanced by the rigid structure.
Opening the box reveals the 1 piece vacuum bagged blue foam core wing finished with carbon/kevlar cloth, laid on a 45 degree bias for a torisionally rigid wing, while carbon spar caps give longitudal strength. The CNC cut carbon launch peg is provided as a separate item in the kit, allowing you to install it for either left or the right handed throwing.
Live hinged, full-span size ailerons are set up for two servos allowing you to use them as flaps for camber adjustment for maximum flight versatility. With a suitable radio system these can be set for launch, cruise, thermal, speed and landing modes.
The tail surfaces of the Mini DLG V2 are made from a rigid Rohacell foam core laminated between glass cloth skins. Both the upright and horizontal surfaces incorporate carbon fiber spars for strength and rigidity during maximum effort throws, along with kevlar tape hinges and local reinforcement.
The Kevlar aramid cloth fuselage pod is reinforced with a longditudinal carbon spar and incorporates the wing fairing to reduce drag, as well as a carbon molded canopy for access. Control rods for the tail surfaces are ready fitted along the top of the carbon boom.
Available as a plug and fly model with servos pre-installed, or an almost ready to fly version allowing you to fully customize your setup.
• Vacuum bagged Kevlar/foam core, Drela section wings with CF Reinforcing
• Kevlar Fuselage pod with carbon tail boom and canopy
• Carbon/glass reinforced tail surfaces
• Removable 1pc Wing for Easy Transport
• Live control surface hinging
Wing Loading: 12g/dm2
Airfoil: AG04 Modified
Flying Weight: 150g
4 x 5g micro servos
3+ Channel transmitter and receiver
180mAh~300mAh 2S LiPoly (RX Power)
170g with pull-spring and a lot of lead to get the CG as described in the manual.
All glued surfaces were not aligned correctly, but easy to fix.
I used my own low voltage servos, powered directly by 1s lipo.
Bottom line, is good value for < $100 (bought as ARF on SALE). Stiff & straight wings, control surfaces, etc.First one I ordered was damaged in transit (broken wing, and, on unpacking, I saw that rudder was not properly aligned, so a quality issue). This was eventually replaced, and the second one also had misaligned rudder (seems to be a common problem based on other comments!) Managed to fix it by cutting the glue joint around rudder, sliding it out, cleaning glue off the boom, and aligning/gluing it.
This is a very fun little glider. It's my first DLG, and flies beautifully. I've installed micro (1.25g) servos, a 220mA bat, ubec, and micro receiver. All-up weight 150g. Running it with flapperons and a Taranis radio.
I ran the pushroads *in* the boom rather than outside it as shown in the instructions. Seems a lot easier (had to cut a little notch and a drill a angled hole in the boom, for elevator and rudder respectively, being *very* careful not to cut too much out) and definitely cleaner.
One of the biggest problems was coming up with a way to fasten the canopy... managed to do it, but seems unnecessarily fiddly.