Saturday, November 9, 2013

Nano DLG Plans - A cheap fast and easy discus launch glider.

The people who run were generous to give away the plans for their tiny DLG.  The plans require you cut out the parts by hand.. and aren't very clean if you'd like to use a laser cutter to make the parts for you.

So I did this:

That drawing has hard lines for all the parts you could use a laser cutter, or cnc router to cut it out for you.  I have the full SVG posted at the end of the post.

When I say tiny, it's in the 50g range.  Happily, radios in that class are cheap enough to buy these days.

Here's their demo video:

So I've built a couple of them.  I don't have much experience with solid balsa building, so.. it's not going badly.  But I"d like to make a few more tries.. and sadly, that means making the plane again.. and again..  That's where the laser cutter comes in.  With the laser cutters I can make a kit of parts in 15-20 minutes, instead of two evenings of hard work.  I suspect I"ll be able to make one that weighs 45grams eventually.

Speaking of construction, here's the assembly video.
I'd recommend turning off the audio.  It's a little to jesus-y for me.

Here's that SVG file I promised.

And here's the link to the original plans, and website:

If you build one, e-mail me!  and them.

1 comment:

  1. I want to build a nano dlg
    Need some information
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