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Flipper 1.25m DLG

Product Code: FLIPPER
 (2 reviews)

Price: $302.24

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The Flipper DLG is a new 1.25m (49") discus launched glider with the performance of a model costing much more. It is an excellent stepping stone to 1.5m DLGs from entry level models. In addition to making a great flat field flier the Flipper makes a very good small slope soarer, with great agility and a good speed range.

The fuselage is a nice carbon molding with a large pod and a big hatch for easy installation of the RC. It is recommended that all four servos are installed in the pod, to eliminate the need for noseweight. The fuselage is a one piece design

The flying surfaces are all spread carbon over solid core molded foam, with excellent workmanship. The fin is lightweight SC over foam structure and incorporates a tubular front part, to mate with the fuselage tailboom, for easy and accurate construction. The tailplane (horizontal stabiliser) is of similar construction to the fin, and is mounted on a short pylon above the tailboom. The wing is very well made, with a strong yet lightweight spread carbon skin with a high gloss finish and attractive very visible colour schemes. The supplied accessories include a throwing blade, all control horns, and pushrods.


Flipper DLG Specifications
Wing span 1.25 m 49 in
Wing area 14.2 dm2 220 sq in
Length 88 cm 34.4 in
Flying weight from 178 g 6.3 oz
Wing loading 12.5 g/dm 4.1 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 11.0
Wing airfoil Proprietary
Dihedral angle 5.7º
Centre of Gravity 48-50 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons



Flipper DLG Typical Weights
Fuselage 22.0 g 0.8 oz
Wings 77.0 g 2.7 oz
Fin 5.4 g 0.2 oz
Tailplane 6.6 g 0.2 oz
Pushrods 7.4 g 0.3 oz
Accessories 7.8 g 0.3 oz
Total structure 126.2 g 4.5 oz
Glue etc 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Receiver 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Tail servos 10.0 g 0.4 oz
Wing servos 10.0 g 0.4 oz
Battery 22.0 g 0.8 oz
Flying weight 178.2 g 6.3 oz



Recommended R/C-nano gear only
Elevator & rudder servos Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, Blue Bird BMS-A10S, KST X08, KST X08N, MKS DS65K
Aileron servos Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, Blue Bird BMS-A10S, KST X08, KST X08N, MKS DS65K
Receiver *case removed Spektrum AR6260*, AR400, Futaba R6004FF*, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*
Battery HyperLipo 2S 300 mAh LiPo, Dream-Flight 300 mAh 4.8V, Nanotech 1S 750 mAh



Reviews 2  


 Review by:

Flipper Maiden

Beautiful construction being all carbon. Used four SD100s on a carbon plate to establish metal rod lengths and carbon friendly Spectrum receiver. Overlander 450mah 2 cell fitted perfectly. No instructions but photos work ok. Had to use putty in front to balance at recommended C of G. Flew really well in near zero wind but felt slightly nose heavy so will remove putty and play around with C of G. Used Stiletto Lift throw settings which worked fine. Full flaps and it really slows on landing. Managed to hook one thermal and it took off! Brilliant for the price and next stage up from Elf.


 Review by:

the glider was received in a large well packed box a short time after ordering. The all carbon construction is of very good quality and incorporates details which are usually found on more expensive 1.5 dlg's, like the integrated mount for the vert stab and the nicely fabricated pylon for the hor stab mounting. The pod is quite spacious allowing for all four servos (sd100's) to be mounted flat in a row with lots of room for the Rx and a single cell 750 lipo in front. With that gear it did come out a bit tail heavy . As yet I have not had a test flight but looks like it will be a good flyer and very good value considered the quality.


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