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Strike 3 DLG 1m

Product Code: STRIKE3
 (9 reviews)

Price: $342.44

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The Strike 3 and is a lovely 1m discus launched glider from Ukraine. It has the best quality of construction and aerodynamic design of all the small DLGs we sell, and a performance close to that of a 1.5m model. The big benefit over the Strike 2 is Rohacell cored flying surfaces.

The Strike 3 is superbly made using 30 g/m2 Carboline spread carbon, the model is exceptionally light, while also being strong and very rigid, allowing high launches. Still air times of 2 minutes have been reported by strong launchers, and pilots enjoy the excellent performance and sweet handling. Its full span ailerons allow camber adjustment in flight, giving it a wide speed range, allowing it to be flown in moderate winds, which is unusual for 1m gliders.

The Strike3's fuselage is a one piece (not pod and boom) design with the front part made from 2.4GHz friendly glass. From the wing rearwards it is made from very light but strong from spread carbon. A slip-on Kevlar nosecone to gives good access to the radio gear. The nose area of the latest design of fuselages have large cut outs on either side, allowing easy installation on the servos. The fuselage has servo mounting blocks ready molded in place, which the servos are glued to. All four servos are mounted in the pod to minimise nose weight and yaw inertia. The RC installation is fairly cramped installation so we don't recommend the Strike 3 as a first discus launch glider.

The tailplane (horizontal stabiliser) is bolted onto a small pylon mounted below the boom, and the fin (vertical stabiliser) has a perfectly matching hole molded into it, enabling easy mounting onto the end of the tailboom. The tailplane and fin are superbly molded "scale models" of 1.5m DLG tail surfaces, and weigh less than 3 g each.

The Strike 3 wing is solid molded with a spread carbon skin over a CNC cut Rohacell 31 core. This is a stronger more dimensionally stable foam resulting in a more rigid wing that will retain a good surface finish for longer. The wing is a beautifully made spread carbon molded structure. It is incredibly light and strong, and has a perfect surface finish. The ailerons are fabricated with a living hinge. The only work required to finish the wings is installing the throwing blade and control horns.

The Strike 3 DLG is supplied with a very complete accessory pack, tail control horns, pushrod wires, tail torque springs, tail pull cord, a tail mounting pylon, and a nice throwing blade. See this RCGroups thread for the latest info. Note the current version uses conventional aileron horns as the previous internal ones made the model difficult to assemble on the field.

Strike 3 DLG Specifications
Wing span 1.0 m 39 in
Wing area 10.9 dm2 169 sq in
Length 70 cm 27.6 in
Flying weight from 115 g 4.1 oz
Wing loading 10.6 g/dm 3.5 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 9.2
Wing airfoil Custom 6.5%
Dihedral angle 7.0º
Centre of Gravity 53-58 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons

Strike 3 DLG Typical Weights
Fuselage 20.5 g 0.7 oz
Wings 45.0 g 1.6 oz
Fin 2.9 g 0.1 oz
Tailplane 2.7 g 0.1 oz
Accessories 5.2 g 0.2 oz
Total structure 76.3 g 2.7 oz
Glue; mounts etc 4.0 g 0.1 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 10.0 g 0.4 oz
Flying weight 115.3 g 4.1 oz

Recommended R/C-nano gear only
Elevator & rudder servos Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100, MKS DS65K
Aileron servos Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100, MKS DS65K, Blue Bird BMS-A10S, KST X08N
Receiver *case removed Spektrum AR6260*, AR6100e, AR400, Futaba R6004FF*, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*
Battery HyperLipo 2S 175 mAh LiPo, 150 mAh 4.8V NiMH, Radient 1S 500 mAh LiPo, Radient 1S 600 mAh LiPo

Strike 3 Control Throws
Rudder 10 mm each way
Elevator 9 mm up / 7 mm down
Ailerons 6 mm up / 5 mm down
Camber Settings
Cruise 0 mm
Thermal 1 2 mm down
Max thermal 6 mm down

Reviews 9  

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Currently constructing the Strike 3, it is a quality model and well packaged for delivery by Hyperflight

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I received this plane last autumn but, for various reasons, I've only just got round to building and flying.
I'm a re-entrant to rc flying and thermal gliders has always been my main interest. DLG is completely new to me so I did plenty of research before I settled on a Strike 3.
The model was received quickly, perfectly packed and the build quality lived up to others reviews.
I really took my time but there's plenty of info available online even though there's no instructions with it. Neil was quite happy to give advice on a little problem I had.
I fitted it with Bluebird 101 DMG servos, 1s 600mah lipo and MPX 5ch uncased rx.
There was the perfect amount of room for everything to fit. With the 600mah acc I had to add a bit of tailweight to get the cg at 57mm but it's come out at 129gms, bit heavier than I wanted but still an acceptable wing loading.
Today I gave it, and me, the first workout and I've still got a big smile on my face. I'm knocking on a bit so my launches were only to a modest 50-60ft so far but I still managed to get a couple of areas of lift that spun the flights out. As my confidence grew then I was able to get a consistent height and, eventually, I contacted a good thermal and up it went like a homesick Angel.
It is a very agile glider and I know it exceeds my abilities but I'm so glad I went for it because it flies beautifully. Full flap, combi-switch, thermal, speed, snapflap and cruise, it's still perfectly manageable.
Thanks to Strike 3 I'm definitely addicted to DLG.

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Received well packaged .looks like quality product.have not assembled yet, as I am busy flying my recently purchased "hawk "from hyperflight.Another great dlg.Have had very, very good service from Neil and staff.

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Arrived very well packed. High quality glider. Amazing performance.

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Very nicely build mode. Excellent service from Neil and company. Had some shipping time limitations which Hyperflight met for me.

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Excellent sailplane

This is a magnificent DLG. Quality and performance are ahead of strike 2 (which was already great).

It does launch higher than the strike 2, and it floats more.

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Strike 3

The quality of the strike 3 is amazing 😀

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