|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|
|Wing airfoil||Custom 6.5%|
|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||KST X06, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100, MKS DS65K|
|Aileron servos||KST X06, 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||Hyperflight 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|
|Thermal 1||2 mm down|
|Max thermal||6 mm down|
Review by: A.SaddingtonAn Excellent Glider
This is a great flying, high quality glider. The build was fun but slightly tricky so a little patience is required. This was my first DLG build. Some notes that may assist you:
- Mine didnt arrive with the M2 screws required for the horizontal stab. (2x6mm countersunk seems perfect)
- I had to trim and recrimp all the servo leads to remove all excess (test them first). This was important as the space inside is very tight. (I used a Jeti 5ch rx, which is quite large)
- Mine arrived with a curved throwing blade that needed a slot cutting through the wing. I positioned mine 10mm forward of the hingeline and 14mm in from the wingtip measured at the hingline.
- Mounting the blade I went slowly drilling a series of holes just slightly smaller than the width of the blade. I then linked them all together using a fresh sharp scalpel and smoothed to the correct shape. Fixed in place with epoxy. I then learned that you should make a hardpoint in the wing... So using some 0.5mm carbon sheet I made 2 teardrop shaped patches and slotted them for the blade. Chamfered the edges alot and skimmed the thickness down a bit. Fixed on both sides of wing with epoxy thickened with microballoons. Seems to be very strong so far after around 70 launches.
As a noob to DLGs I can definitely recommend the Strike 3, its a very nice looking and excellent flying glider. You just have to spend some time thinking about the best way to fit everything in the front, don't rush it.
Review by: David and Jack JowersStrike 3 Review
The Strike 3 is a quality one metre span DLG with an excellent surface finish and is commendably light, though some care and forethought is necessary to install everything in the very cramped space in the fuselage. However, the removable nosecone is a bonus for easy access.
No instructions are supplied so you are left to your own devices for the installation, relying on anything you can glean from the internet and your own experience and expertise. Nano servos and the smallest receiver are a must. Rudder and elevator rely on traditional torque springs, which are a little on the stiff side, with Kevlar string for the pull. You have to very carefully cut into the carbon surface to mount the control horns, one for a new sharp blade. Each aileron has its own servo which is connected to the surface by a piano wire pushrod. Careful wire bending is required as there is no room for including adjustment. Again, careful cutting into the carbon surface is needed to mount the control horn and it is recommended that the horn is away from the inner aileron edge to facilitate wing removal by pushing the piano wire out of the horn. No room for a clevis.
To put four servos, battery and receiver all into the confined space of the nose and fuselage was akin to a three-dimensional puzzle but the nose design does give good access. Internal layout ended up with the battery fully forward in the nose, next the block of four servos as forward as they will go followed by the receiver under the wing, with all servo wires carefully taped flat under the receiver. Each servo had its mounting lugs cut off to make a block two by two glued together with UHU Por and wrapped in tape to glue into the nose. No lead was needed to achieve a balance. A nice launching blade is included but you are left to your own devices as to where it should be placed. Carefully drilling a succession of holes and filing out to create a slot in the wingtip proved nerve wracking but successful and the blade epoxied in with a nice fillet for strength. Carbon reinforcement for the throwing blade could be included for strong launchers if you want to be doubly sure.
Battery: 2S, 300mA/Hr., LiPo.
Servos: 4 x Bluebird BMS – 101HV.
Receiver: JETI 5ch.
Flying weight was 123g and control throws proved satisfactory as a starting point on Hyperflight recommendations.
Test glides were easy and once trimmed, a good launch height was effortlessly achieved with a straight track. Central CG location was preferred as it is a bit frisky further aft. If flown a little faster it has a superb all-round performance and on a marginal day for lift, a test flight of seven and a half minutes was exhilarating.
Altogether the Strike 3 has a superb performance, is easy to fly and a good looker. The nose cone for easy access to the battery and servos is a great design point, but the DLG is really for an experienced builder and it desperately needs some instructions.
Once built, the Strike 3 is a great 1m DLG. Highly recommended.
Review by: Barry T
Currently constructing the Strike 3, it is a quality model and well packaged for delivery by Hyperflight
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Review by: GeoffStrike 3 smiley face
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.
Review by: cliffordstrike 3
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.
Review by: Egidijus
Arrived very well packed. High quality glider. Amazing performance.
Review by: Don
Very nicely build mode. Excellent service from Neil and company. Had some shipping time limitations which Hyperflight met for me.
Review by: JCExcellent 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.
Review by: MarkStrike 3
The quality of the strike 3 is amazing 😀