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Yoda 1.5m DLG

Product Code: YODA
 (1 review)

Price: $809.92

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The Yoda 1.5m DLG is the latest design from Joe Wurts, master glider designer and pilot, and Vladimir's Models, with unparalleled technology, craftsmanship, and expertise in composite and production engineering. The Yoda DLG is uniquely a 6 servo polyhedral winged DLG, with separate flap and aileron surfaces.

The Yoda DLG is the best DLG for top pilots: Best thermaling due its polyhedral wing; best penetration due to professionally designed airfoils, best speed range with an extra wide flap, and highest launch due low drag optimization.

The Yoda is also the best for regular pilots. You will add 1 min to your flight time easily: Easy handling, like a F5J glider due to the polyhedral wing. Easy to thermal because the Yoda signals lift much more clearly than a straight dihedral wing model. Easy return to home because Yoda has a great glide angle and is very stable in cruise. Easy to land on the spot or catch because descent control is precise and it slows down better.

The following is a quote from Joe Wurts: "I have very high hopes for this design. In the air it is a wonderful thing to fly. Personal opinion is that this plane is a very large gain for the sport pilot as it is so easy to fly. The high end pilot, they know how to fly very well and can accept lower handling qualities so the objective performance gains are not as high. There are some small objective gains, the larger gains are due to the ease in flying more optimally. ... The improvement in flying qualities is not a trivial change. The recreational pilot will enjoy this change even more than the hard-core competitive pilot IMO."

The Yoda is superbly implemented by Vladimir's Models with perfect surface finish, an ultra strong and rigid structure, and attractive colour options. Four servos are mounted in the fuselage, with only the aileron servos mounted in the wing. The fin is removable to help with storage and transport, though only one piece wings are available currently. In the prototype planes the RC is powered by a 2S LiPo battery that has been opened up to make two cells one behind the other. Other configurations will also be possible.

All the models stocked are for right-handed throwers. We will optain left-handed models to special order.


Yoda 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 238 g 8.4 oz
Wing loading 12.5 g/dm 4.1 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 11.7
Wing airfoil JW proprietary
EDA (dihedral) TBAº
Centre of Gravity 65-75 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps


Yoda 1.5m DLG Typical Weights
Fuselage 40.0 g 1.4 oz
Wings 98.0 g 3.5 oz
Fin 6.2 g 0.2 oz
Tailplane 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Accessories 15.0 g 0.5 oz
Total structure 164.2 g 5.8 oz
Wiring 3.6 g 0.1 oz
Receiver 6.0 g 0.2 oz
Tail servos 12.8 g 0.5 oz
Aileron servos 12.8 g 0.5 oz
Flap servos 16.6 g 0.6 oz
Battery 22.0 g 0.8 oz
Flying weight 238.0 g 8.4 oz


Yoda Control Throws & Mixes - in degrees
Rudder 10° each way
Elevator 6° up / 7° down
Ailerons 17° up / 11.5° down
Flaps (roll input) 14° up / 9.5° down
Recommended aileron and flap settings. Down=surface TE down.
Launch 4.5° up
Speed 1° up
Cruise
Thermal 1 2.5° down
Thermal 2 5° down
Landing crow brake Ailerons 21° up, Flaps 45° down, 8° Elevator down


Recommended RC
Tail servos KST X06N
Aileron servos KST X06N
Flap servos KST X08N, MKS DS75K-N, MKS HV75K-N, Blue Bird BMS-A10S
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 2S 300-400 mAh LiPo opened up.


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Fantastic glider

This is my first R/C glider in some 25 years, I used to fly a lot of winch launched and slope soaring gliders, as well as other R/C, so felt fairly confident in leaping in at the expensive end on DLG. The kit arrived reasonably soon considering the shortage and demand as I ordered soon after it was first released. It's well built, nay fantastically built to a very high standard of finish, and nearly everything has already been done for you. A few evenings of work will see you finish the build in short order. The manual was clear and easy to follow. The greatest difficulty I had was in setting up the radio. This is partly due to my own lack of OpenTX familiarity and partly because DLG templates online all cater for single flaperons each side. Luckily I got some very useful help from PaulR on Barcs who knows a lot more about OpenTX and adapted some of Mike Shellim's work. That template was brill for me. I didn't expect how delicate the DLG model was, and PaulR reported the same. My guess is that all high performance DLGs are somewhat delicate, and that perhaps the Yoda is still slightly more. It's definitely cutting edge and brought the envy on from other Barcs F3K pilots. It handles and flies very nicely, even for someone who is fairly rusty like myself. (I have flown FPV drones quite a lot recently, but they are very different to fixed wing). I've managed quite a few thermal flights even in the bad weather we've had this summer. Last time I was out I got 15 minutes of thermal time on my first throw.


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