32 thoughts on “Flite Test – Discus Launch Glider

  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    It's great to see there is still activity in the comments section of this video after 4+ years! If you guys want to learn more about DLG's, my friend has a channel you can check out: Pierre Meunier / F3K Review. He goes into detail from basics to advanced DLG topics, and uploads weekly.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Why did I find this so interesting? …am I alone here on the confusion of being interested, intrigued and informed while being entertained…

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Just be aware that you can hurt yourself doing this. I once snapped my ankle clean on both sides discus launching a glider on a slightly wet muddy field.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Btw it was very impressive how when David launched the aircraft it made a huge WOSSSHHHH! and Josh launch it almost no noise! So you can see how powerful David launch is and how much technique you really need.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    U you know, I badly want one, no Pids, no motors, no expensive batteries, just a little one, a couple of servos and a receiver and you can be 24/7 flying this thing. REAL GOOD.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Can you guys revisit DLG? I have the Libelle (Dream-flight) but I would like a more rigid plane and I'm not sure where to go from there.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Hey model flying fans! Also on my channel I show videos on the topic of
    model flying – also F3K – would be really nice if you look at it once.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    So if you have a large dark colored tarp or something can you use that to create a thermal?

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    How about creating a 2 channel dlg plane from foam board and epoxied carbon fiber tape roll? Use an arrow shaft for the boom, and do an epoxied fiberglass balsa section for the tail?

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    There are places where you can only fly something below a certain weight in restricted (city, near airport) airspace. It's 600 g where I am … DLG does the trick.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    DLGs are so much fun. They fly so light and slow and yet can be sped up to fly fast without camber. I used to fly RC Helicopters for many years and never flew any kind of RC airplane. I then went to a local flying field and saw someone hand launch using a discus throw a smaller 1m Mini-DLG to about 100 feet and it just blew me away. He found a thermal and took it to about 500 feet. I then realized that it does not have a motor. It just has servos and a receiver to control the surfaces. He caught a thermal and used that air to take it up that high. I knew I had to get one. About a month later I got one and and started learning. The next day I caught a thermal and took the Mini-DLG so high that I was concerned I would loose sight of it. I was hooked from that point on. I ended up never flying RC helicopters after that. That was 2 years ago. About 2 months after getting the 1m I then purchased a 1.5m and the performance went up a lot more. I learned that 1.5m DLGs can be launched from 140 to 200 feet. I launch to about 150 max. The battery can last for hours since it only powers the receiver and servos.

    I highly recommend anyone interested in sailplanes/gliders to check one out.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    No way I would ever let a rookie practice with such an expensive radio and model. One of these days one of them will get his mitts confused and launch your radio into orbit instead of your glider.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    i wish i had a good leg.. if i was to do a disc launch my leg would snap in half and id be heading to the ER for a emergency operation to save my leg if i got lucky life for sure since i have a form of hemophilia ( blood does not always clot when cut ). i have been learning about this tho.. and some of these are made to side throw 😀 so who knows maybe i can try to get into this part of the hobby. would be ashamed not too since i live in the desert where thermals can be found every day , and its always fun to watch the big birds of prey catch them. rock on from AZ>.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Mr. David Windestål I would like to buy your NEOS DLG that is shown in this video. look and performs amazing!!!

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Awesome! I wish Flite Test try dream-flight Libelle DLG. Hint! LOL:)  ©2016 Dream-Flight. Goleta, California.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    when David says technique, I allways think of the meme with spongebob saying TECHNIQUE

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    from how David says it.. once the battery is dead, so is the plane, and you have to go spend another 800 dollars for a new plane,, too expensive a hobby for me.. an eight hundred dollar battery? really? not for me.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    I'll tell ya what. As an engineer who used to fly RC HLG's all the time, and I'm not all that impressed with this. For all the discuss throw technique, and various "modes of flight" he has on this thing, it doesn't seem to fly as long or any longer than the HLG's I used to fly without all this "tech". I used to routinely get 30-45 second "no thermal/lift" flights out of my super cheap home made spruce/balsa/monokote planes. The non-dihedral wing seems to make it far less stable in both roll and yaw, and that sub rudder looks like a real weak point if you don't make it back to a hand catch. Did half hour plus flights all the time with lift, although I did come home from 2 hours no or low lift flight sessions with sore elbows and shoulders, and maybe this at least alleviates some of that. The sink rate of this thing looks TERRIBLE.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    How much does the land cost fly on?

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  • September 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Any chance we could see a getting into gliding / DLG episode in the future? Would be great to see what's out there from 3 channel birds like the radian to warm liners. Thanks again awesome show.

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