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Stark Pro F3K

Product Code: STARK-PRO
 (2 reviews)

Price: $510.31

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Description

The LD Models Stark Pro is a high performance 1.5m DLG capable of the top level performance without breaking the bank. It is optimised for higher launches and a wide speed range.

The new fuselage has a slightly more spacious pod to accomodate all the servos, helping with ballance and reducing the all up weight.

The Stark Pro is available in two versions:

Checkerboard Spread Carbon layup wing. This is the standard option and weighs about 15 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 Stark Pro 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 model comes with a servo tray, 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.

For more info see the RCGroups Stark Pro thread, with lots of useful info, photos, and videos. Our thanks to Armsoar for use of their photos.


Stark Pro Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 20.0 dm2 310 sq in
Length 111 cm 43.7 in
Flying weight from 215 g 7.6 oz
Wing loading 10.8 g/dm 3.5 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 11.2
Wing airfoil LD series
Dihedral 6.0º
Centre of Gravity 64 - 70 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons



Stark Pro Typical Weights
Fuselage 35 g 1.2 oz
Wings (light SC) 89 g 3.1 oz
Wings (checkerboard SC) 104 g 3.7 oz
Fin 6 g 0.2 oz
Tailplane 6 g 0.2 oz
Accessories 10 g 0.4 oz
Total structure 146 g 5.1 oz
Wiring & glue 5 g 0.2 oz
Pushrods 6 g 0.2 oz
Receiver 6 g 0.2 oz
Rudder & elevator servos 16 g 0.6 oz
Aileron servos 16 g 0.6 oz
Battery 20 g 0.7 oz
Flying weight from 215 g 7.6 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






Reviews 2  


 Review by:

amazing all round

WOW. This is my 3rd DLG and the quality of this one is beyond outstanding. The postage to Australia was fast and extremely sturdy. Can't wait to get this plane to the field and see how well it will perform. Very happy with the planes quality, the excellent postage and service from Neil. Cheers mate.


 Review by:

There are Vladimir's Models....and then there are the rest. Sadly, I have to rank my sample of the Stark-Pro as being among the rest.
By all accounts this is a magnificent glider, capable of cutting it with the finest - but not mine, and within two days I had taken it back to Neil who kindly exchanged it for what we all know to be the best: the best in build quality, the best in performance. The Snipe. Taking advantage of the Spring discount, it was 125 more than the Stark-Pro. I would happily have paid twice as much.
The Stark-Pro arrived very quickly and was securely packed, yet another example of Neil's legendary service. I had already been notified that the tailplane pylons were missing from this shipment and would be arriving later. That was not a problem, although presumably there was no QC before shipping from the factory. What was a problem was that the fuselage was longitudinally a little out of true and would have resulted in the model tending to veer slightly to the left. But far worse was that there was never a chance that the fin would mate with the fuselage, for the tubular section at the fin's leading edge was much too narrow to accept the end of the boom. This wasn't a slight difference that could have been rectified by sanding the boom or opening up the fin; it was never going to fit, period.
By contrast, the wings, tailplane, fin and rudder all looked absolutely fine, hence my three-star rating. A pity, then, that the model was let down in other ways - but surprisingly there seems to have been no comment about the fin-fuselage issue on any forums that I have seen, so hopefully mine was just a batch issue.
All my other DLG's are Vladimir's; there has never been a manufacturing fault with any of them, and they are magnificent performers.
It has been said many times that no one ever regretted buying the best. How true that is.


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