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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Awesome! I had no idea you could get them so small, but that's just perfect. Esprit Model seems to have them in stock too:
http://www.espritmodel.com/life-receive ... h-66v.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Did somebody say DLG? The crack addiction of the RC world.

Here is the LiFe battery i use in my one DLG, On a non-spring surface setup i get about an hour or so out of the pack though when it dies it straight dies, ended up having to do a wing repair because of that one. But having the switch is nice because i can just leave it plugged in all the time (it has a separate charging lead)

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_inf ... 66V-220mAh


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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Got my new battery today. Put it in, CG went aft a little bit, maybe 5mm. Let's see what happens!


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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Don't notice any diff. Anyway, I love DLG'ing. Even though I barely ever reach a minute flight time, it's a lot of fun. I don't want to spend $400 plus on a 1.5m DLG at the moment, but I do want to pursue unpowered flying. Therefore I picked a Sophisticated Lady (hate that name) ARF at my LHS, after taunting me for over a year sitting there on a shelf. Will start a separate thread on that. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:23 pm 
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This just might push me into the glider world.


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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:11 am 
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Had another flying session yesterday. Nt a single flight reached the minute mark, but I still totally love it. Was able to catch it twice, once overhead. Nice!

The bottom half of the pod separated partially as I didn't get to flare a few times trying to catch (and missed) it. Applied some canopy glue. As good as new!

After 3 flying sessions, about half hour each (lots of chucks) I charged the LiFe battery, put 50mah in it. A 900mm 2 channel DLG is not exactly power hungry. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:41 pm 
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And so the Mini DLG met its end. The outer wing ripped off during launch. I'm not going to fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:07 pm 
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hugofly wrote:
And so the Mini DLG met its end. The outer wing ripped off during launch. I'm not going to fix it.


Oh that just sucks. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Bummer! Had it been damaged prior to the separation, or do you think it was just designed too weak?

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 Post subject: Re: HobbyKing Mini DLG
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:11 pm 
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No prior damage, not even any single landing that would have made me concerned. Weak design (or build).


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