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Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Finally, life is returning to normal(?) and I've gotten back into the game. First task was a complete re-do of my workroom, including 27 ft of shelving and other stuff moved around (and thrown away). The first new build is the Evolution-W, a wood DLG! It's all laser cut wood, except for the tail boom and a few other composite bits. The price is amazingly reasonable (~$175) but of course you have to (I say "get to") build it. :)

First, here's the link to the album of photos that I will be updating as the build proceeds:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1004748435 ... utionWDLG#

And here is the discussion thread on RCG:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2337864

And finally, a few of teaser pictures. 8-)

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Author:  tpalshadow [ Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Can't wait to see more!

Author:  Borneoben [ Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Looking great Chris

Its nice to actually see your workbench again!

Author:  tonkajeep34 [ Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Wow that looks cool!

Author:  stevec [ Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

some techniques being used there I have never seen Chris,
unusual build required for this, but then I suppose you need it strong.

/Steve

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Thanks guys! And yes, Ben, it is good to see my work benches again. :p

Steve, it definitely has some unusual features. Like... NO SPAR! However, it really seems to work. The final product is wicked strong, and the prototype has survived several mid-airs that took out the molded DLG it tangled with. :)

Mine will be covered with transparent document laminating film. I'm trying to decide whether to color the balsa with acrylic paint, or spray tinted clear acrylic over the doculam for color...

Author:  Notorious B.E.N. [ Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Could you use the thin covering for park flyers on it?

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Notorious B.E.N. wrote:
Could you use the thin covering for park flyers on it?

No, it needs the stiffness of the doculam for rigidity.

Author:  rickn816 [ Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Looks like I need to follow up on my order.

Great to see you back, Chris.

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG

Thanks, Rick! It's good to feel normal(?) again. :)

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