|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|
|Wing airfoil||LD series|
|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|
|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|
|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-thermal||2-5 mm down|
|Flap-brakes||35 mm down|
Review by: glen cowanamazing 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: Brian Rivas
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.