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Strike 3 DLG

Product Code: STRIKE3
 (4 reviews)

Price: $347.92

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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 and totally internal aileron horns, eliminating external aileron linkages and reducing the drag in the critical wing root area.

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 id is made from very light but strong from spread carbon. A brightly coloured slip-on Kevlar nosecone to gives good access to the radio gear. There is an ample access hatch on the underside, giving good access to the RC installation. All four servos are mounted in the pod to minimise nose weight and yaw inertia. This does make for a 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 and special molded carbon cranked aileron horns are provided to enable the hidden aileron linkages. 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 which includes specially molded cranked aileron horns, tail control horns, pushrod wires, tail torque springs, tail pull cord, a tail mounting pylon, and a nice throwing blade. The kit now includes improved aileron horns and aileron pushrod linkages for almost automatic linkage connection when the wing is attached.

See this RCGroups thread for the latest info.

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, Cellevia 1S 250 mAh LiPo, Cellevia 1S 450 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 4  

 Review by:

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

 Review by:

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

 Review by:

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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