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Vortex 4 1.5m DLG

Product Code: VORTEX4
 (5 reviews)

Price: $943.38

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The ground breaking DS Composites Vortex 4 four servo wing DLG is prbably the most highly regarded DLG currently available. The extra controllability of the separate flap and aileron control surfaces gives greater manoeuvrability with less control surface drag in thermal turns and normal flight modes. However the ability to have crow braking on landing greatly improves control on approach and landing, reducing the likelihood of fumbled catches and resultant damage. Plus the thoroughbred low drag design of the Vortex 4 and excellent surface finish give high launches and an excellent glide angle.

Like the Vortex 3 the build quality is excellent and the engineering is very impressive. Apart from of course perfectly molded carbon parts the kit comes with a very nicely engineered system for automatic connection of the aileron controls when the wing is attached. This is a different level of convenience and functionality to other DLGs we sell.

Supplied with a complete accessory bag including all the items necessary to complete the model. Two servo trays are included, for KST X08 and MKS DS65K servos.

The MKS servo tray cutout is 22mm x 17mm, making it suitable for 4 DS65K servos. To fit 4 DS75K servos in the MKS tray 0.5 mm needs to be trimmed from each edge of both cutouts.

The KST servo tray cutout is 23.5mm x 16mm, making it suitable for 4 X08 servos or A08 servos. The cutouts are too large for the X06.

Note, the top mounting surface on both trays is flat, so servo installation may require thin spacers to raise the 2 front servos so that the tail strings clear the aileron pushrods.

We are stocking the two piece wing version (2pw) with a bottom mounted tailplane, in various layups.

More info here

With thanks to Adam Damjan Photography for use of their photos.

Vortex 4 1.5m DLG Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 19.0 dm2 295 sq in
Length 105 cm 41.2 in
Flying weight from 236 g 8.3 oz
Wing loading 12.4 g/dm 4.1 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 11.7
Wing airfoil Proprietary
Dihedral angle TBAº
Spinner Diameter 0 mm
Centre of Gravity 68-76 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps

Recommended RC
Tail servos KST X08, KST A08, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, MKS HV75K
Flap servos KST X08, KST A08, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, MKS HV75K
Aileron servos KST X06N, KST X06, KST X08N, KST X08, MKS DS65K
Receiver 6 channel rx to match your transmitter, max size approx 60mm x 25mm x 12mm eg FrSky GR6, JR RG612BX, Spectrum AR6610T (TBC)
Power 1S 400-600 mAh LiPo, 2S 300-400 mAh LiPo

Vortex 4 1.5m DLG Typical Weights
Fuselage 41.0 g 1.4 oz
Wings 101.0 g 3.6 oz
Fin 5.5 g 0.2 oz
Tailplane 5.5 g 0.2 oz
Accessories 20.0 g 0.7 oz
Total structure 173.0 g 6.1 oz
Receiver 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Tail servos 12.8 g 0.5 oz
Aileron servos 12.8 g 0.5 oz
Flap servos 12.8 g 0.5 oz
Battery 20.0 g 0.7 oz
Flying weight 236.4 g 8.3 oz

Reviews 5  

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Vortex 4 DLG

Finally overcame my fear of working on solid core airframes! After a meticulous build, the first chuck was straight as an arrow. Six KST X06 servos and 239g AUW. Unreal...
Quality is next level, although I'd prefer the flap servos in the wing, and save the weight of the pushrods and alloy drive forks...

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Vortex 4 1.5m DLG

Beautiful model . As usual excellent service from Neil at Hyperflight. Looking forward to flying it

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Great finishing quality and super easy to build. Multiple servo selection can fit 4 JR385s in pot (the best servo in personal view) and the pot is not too large like previous generation.
Will be more satisfied if DSComposites provides 2 servo wing for option.

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I've been learning DLG for the past year and love, and decided it was time to go high end and chose the Vortex 4 for the 4 servo wing as I often have to fly in not so ideal conditions. Went for the strong layup for the same reason. Obsoletely beautiful construction and design. Looking forward to building this for 2023! Great service from Neil. Love the strong boxes he uses for safe delivery.

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Vortex 4

I've been eye-balling this ship since it came out...I have the Yoda which has seperate flaps & ailerons and it is a fantastic flyer so I'm sure this "4" will be great also...I capitalized on the orange feather livery, got here in Orange County, CA in 5 days, we tore open the box like a snot-nosed kid at Christmas and there it was....a beautiful DLG ship!!!

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