UltraLight DLG Slope RC Gliders
Learning the art of catching thermals and understanding wind flow/direction, the use of rudder to control yaw, air speed, increasing lift increases drag, fundamentals of flight.
The difference in pressure between the top and bottom surface of an airplane wing results in the force we call lift. Aerodynamics divide the force produced by a glider's wings into two parts. They call these “Lift” and “Drag”.
Lift: The aerodynamic force produced by the wings perpendicular (at right angles) to the on coming airflow.
Drag: The aerodynamic force exerted on the wings parallel (in line) with the oncoming airflow.
RC DLG Slope Gliders
Ultralight handmade DLG HLG slope soaring radio controlled RC gliders
What is the purpose of lift? It is to hold an airplane up in the air by countering the effects of weight (gravity). The simple fundamentals of weight (W = mg) for officiant flight has been lost and overlooked in today’s model gliders and airplanes. The weight of an airplane plays a crucial role not only when it comes to the thrill factor of soaring but something as basic as fight time and thermal lift. Most models are manufactured using molded EPO foam, which is extremely durable but at a cost, its mass.
A glider with the least amount of weight has the potential to gain altitude with ease.
Flight of the FireFly a 32" wingspan glider. Operating on any 2 to 4 channel receiver. Total weight with battery 85+- grams, this here FireFly is the "floatiest" rc glider with aggressive characteristics. One hour flight time on a single 300mAh rechargeable lipo battery (included)
Removable wing/tail using two nylon screws for easy carry. Pod structurally stiffened with carbon fiberglass tow and epoxy/microballoons. Magnetic hatch (magnets included)
- 2x high/tau MG digital micro servos
- 1S 300mAh lipo battery + plug
- 2 to 5 channel micro receiver (spektrum, JR, futaba, FrSky, TARANIS, Turnigy, etc.)
- wingspan: 32" (812.mm)
- length: 17.5" (444mm)
- wing area: 212 sq.in.
- wing loading: 2.04 oz./sq.ft.
- flying weight: 2.9oz/85grams
- airfoil geometry: modified PW w/x° washout