The Mini DLG is a great looking discus launch glider with an attractive price tag, excellent construction quality and flight performance to match! 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.
The lightweight construction of the Mini DLG has been achieved through extensive use of carbon fiber, glass fiber, and Kevlar. Vacuum bagged blue foam core wings are skinned with kevlar cloth laid on a 45 degree bias. This gives excellent torsional rigidity even during the most aggressive of launches. Carbon fiber leading edge and wing tips gives added durability whilst carbon spar caps stiffen the wing.
The fuselage pod is Kevlar aramid cloth, transitioning to a spiral wrapped tapered carbon boom, topped off with a access hatch also of carbon. The tailplane is carbon matte cloth bagged over foam cores for stength and minimal weight. Premium hardware is included giving positive control response, while keeping the weight penalty low. The launch peg is CNC cut carbon plate.
The Mini DLG is perfect for those pilots wanting to have a go at discus launch gliders but are put off by the big bucks Euro designs. Thankfully for you, the Mini DLG is superb quality, thoughtful design which results in its excellent performance. Its small size is great for keeping in the car for those impromptu flying sessions. Being a DLG, attaining massive height, with minimal effort on launch is easy. The extreme light weight means the Mini DLG will thermal in even the lightest of wind conditions.
• Almost Ready to Fly - Complete final assembly, install your choice of servos and electronics
• Vacuum bagged Kevlar/foam core wings with CF Reinforcing
• Carbon canopy and spiral wound tapered carbon tail boom
• Kevlar Fuselage pod with CF Reinforcing
• Carbon reinforced foam tail surfaces
• Removable 1pc Wing for Easy Transport
Wing Loading: 12.36g dm2
Airfoil: AG03 Modified
Flying Weight: 125g
2 Channel transmitter and receiver
180mAh~300mAh 2S Lipoly (RX Power)
2 x 4~5g servos
Crack was found in the tail pipe.
Quality management is the lowest.
And , wing tip has deformed.
Prowess of my repair from pre-flight would go up :)DLG is tail heavy even with all gear jammed as far forward as possible. If the wing was mounted further back it would fix this. I needed to add a fair amount of nose weight.
After about 15 launches the fuselage tore on the launch side due to the stress of launching discus style. See video below (dOpIQaMRpdw on youtube).
My first request to HK was met with the "we don't take responsibility for crashes" when it's clear it has not been crashed. I responded by explaining in detail what was going on, so we will see what they say. As for now I can't reccomend this to anyone. If you do get this glider, be sure to reinforce the fuselage about 1 inch forward of the rear. Unfortunately this will not help the CG any.
https://youtu.be/dOpIQaMRpdwGreat little glider. I used 3g servos, frsky 3 channels receiver and 260 mAh Lippo 1s battery. With this setup you need to add 10 to 15g of lead in the nose (it would be hard to fit a bigger battery anyway)
Definitely don't go for the recommended servos by HK as they won't fit in the tray.
No need for voltage booster with the 1s battery and frsky receiver. I flew it for 2hours using about 100 mAh from the battery.
Assembling the plane is quite easy and takes 2 to 4h depending on skills. The servo linkage is a bit heavy and could be lighter with use of carbon fiber. That would also help to get the CG right without using lead.
Build quality is good for the price but this is not a plane for beginers as it is very lightweight and can be damaged easily on landings (better catch it by hand). Fly time is around 30s to 1min. It is very easy to catch thermals even during this winter weather!
Great mini Dlg glider. floats around beautifully & is very addictive, I haven't flown my powered planes much at all since buying this.
I bought the arf version & fitted 2 x Blue Arrow 3.9g High Speed Micro Servos PRODUCT ID: BA-S03615.
plus a Turnigy nano-tech 300mah 1S 35~70C Lipo battery PRODUCT ID: 9210000001 receiver is a V8fr11 Frsky without the case, covered in heat shrink. I used lead in the tip of the nose for CG.
I ran the lot on 1s with no voltage booster & have had no problems at all.