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Stark 2017 DLG

Product Code: STARK

Stark 2017 DLG

The Stark 2017 is a superb discus launched glider from LD Models which has been compared with the Stobel for its outstanding performance. Its excellent wing design and slim fuselage give it the highest levels of performance, however it is easy to fly and will bring out the best in all fliers. The 2017 version we are now stocking has updated wing layups and colour schemes, making it lighter and more attractive.

The Stark is available in two versions:

Checkerboard Carbon DBox layup wing. This is the standard option and weighs about 30 g more than the Light SC but is bullet proof and suitable for all throwers and all conditions. The stronger layup makes it especially good for slope usage.

Light spread carbon layup wing. This Vladimir veil type SC gives a very light wing that is suitable for most conditions though perhaps not a very powerful thrower with ballast. The SC is a very light weave and it is normal to see the occasional gap between the strands.

The one piece fuselage is molded from spread carbon with a carbon carbon hatch. The tail has a small pylon on which the tailplane is mounted. The wings and tail are molded over solid foam cores, making the models much tougher and ding proof than hollow molded models of similar light weight. The aileron servos are usually mounted in the wing, with just the rudder and elevators servos mounted in the fuselage.

The aerodynamics have been optimised over three years, going through several iterations of airfoil and planform, with the final version a great improvement over their previous offering. The Stark DLG model is ideal for customers looking for maximum flying performance and model toughness, for the money. The finish of the parts is less good than some competing DLGs but this does not affect the performance in any way.

The photos show the previous version and colour schemes. The current models have an all carbon fuselage. Photos will be updated soon.

The model comes with control horns and a nice throwing blade. Pushrod and/or pull-spring wire needs to be supplied by the builder. We recommend our HyperFlight 0.8/1.4 Pushrod Set and 20 SWG piano wire.

We don't have any build instructions but please study Oleg's build photos starting post #165 in this old RCGroups Stark thread. Also check out this newer Stark thread.

Stark 2017 Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 21.5 dm2 332 sq in
Length 111 cm 43.7 in
Flying weight from 235 g 8.3 oz
Wing loading 11.0 g/dm 3.6 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 10.4
Wing airfoil LD series
Dihedral 6.2º
Centre of Gravity 68-79 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons

Stark Typical Weights
Fuselage 35 g 1.2 oz
Wings (spread carbon) 105 g 3.7 oz
Fin 7 g 0.2 oz
Tailplane 8 g 0.3 oz
Accessories 9 g 0.3 oz
Total structure 164 g 5.8 oz
Wiring & glue 5 g 0.2 oz
Pushrods 6 g 0.2 oz
Receiver 6 g 0.2 oz
Rudder & elevator servos 10 g 0.4 oz
Aileron servos 18 g 0.6 oz
Battery 20 g 0.7 oz
Noseweight 6 g 0.2 oz
Flying weight 235 g 8.3 oz

Recommended R/C
Elevator & rudder servos Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, KST X08, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100
Aileron servos Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, KST X08, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100
Receiver 4/5 channel rx to suit your transmitter, eg Spektrum AR6260, AR6100e, Futaba R6004FF, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6 Light & RX-5 Light
Battery HyperLiPo 2S 300 mAh, Nanotech 1S 750 mAh, Dream-Flight 300 mAh 4.8V

Control Throws
Aileron 6 mm down, 10 mm up
Elevator 9 mm down, 9 mm up
Rudder 13 mm each way
Flap-launch 2 mm up
Flap-fast cruise 1 mm up
Flap-cruise 0 mm
Flap-thermal 2-5 mm down
Flap-brakes 35 mm down

Stark 2017 DLG

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Price: $350.13
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