In Part 1 of this short series on contest flying etiquette, we review three areas that all fliers should know when competing. From Episode 1 of our Camber Up podcast with Gavin Trussell, we discussed what all pilots should remember in the heat of competition. You want a reputation as a great pilot, not a nightmare competitor.
The most popular batteries to power discus launch gliders (DLGs) are single-cell lithium polymer (1S LiPo) batteries. The typical battery capacity is 250-650 mAh, depending on the model's usable space and weight requirements.
Pull-string tail linkages are the standard on modern discus launch gliders. Of the three main types of tail linkages on a DLG, pull-string offers the lightest and most accurate performance.
What does a layup mean when describing a radio control composite glider? You've probably seen this term when browsing for your discus launch glider...