DLG/HLG/F3K

SoaringUSA offers a deep selection of 1.5 meter DLG (Discuss Launched Gliders) and HLG (Hand Launched Gliders).  These gliders are ideal for pilots looking to have a nice light air back-up sloper or a weekend thermal trainer for smaller fields. We also offer state of the art F3K competition models for local thermal duration contests and international F3K competitions. 

In addition to hand picking quality planes from all over the world, SoaringUSA maintains replacement parts for the vast majority of our products. Service is our hallmark, let us prove it.

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  • The Athena offers high end DLG performance, quality molding, and plenty of lightweight carbon fiber at an affordable price.

    • $579.95
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  • We offer the Boom DLG with Rohacell foam core wing.

    • $769.95
  • We offer the Boom DLG now in a F5K Electric version with a foam Rohacell RHC core.

    • $699.95
  • A super lightweight D-box wing structure keeps strength up and total weight down. 

    • $599.95
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  • A super lightweight D-box wing structure keeps strength up and total weight down. For sport or competition flying including F3K.

    • $599.95
  • This is a fully built sailplane needing only the attachment of the tail to the fuselage and radio installation.

    • $349.00
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  • A top-level competition F3K sailplane comes complete with all necessary hardware, ballast, RDS hardware, also wing, tail and fuse covers.

    • $899.95
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  • The latest CX F3K DLG on the market, the CX5 Pro is a complete redesign over the CX4 with a slimmer fuse and cored advanced airfoil wing for outstanding all around performance.

    • $999.95
  • The latest updated version in the Fireworks series, the Fireworks IV, the ultimate in DLG and F3K performance.

    • $625.00
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  • Miras features a LONG tail moment for excellent stability and handling. Wing loading is only 4.3 oz/sq.ft

    • $549.00
  • The NRJ is a new DLG F3K competition model, built by OA Composites, (Anton Ovcharenko and his team), from Ukraine, designed by Christophe Bourdon from France. 

    Reaching the excellence in a DLG concept is for our actual times very difficult if one wants to be original and durable on this sensible market. Our goal was to put in the project all the best choices for aerodynamics, for handling, flight abilities using the actual best technology and building skills. There is more to discover yet, but for now, here is a bird that we are proud to present :

The NRJ F3K 

Its characteristics are :
19 dm², Aspect ratio of 11.9 , 150mm root chord and an average chord of 130mm, which allows a good cruise speed and a a good L/D. The main difficulty about this type of design is to keep the wing performance at slow speed and High AOA. The wing has been developed specifically to address this issue. 

The airfoil series is going from 6% to 5.2%, keeping a reasonable camber and a good elliptical lift management along the wingspan ( without tip twisting ) .

    Chris made the choice to keep good acceleration characteristics and the average momentum of wing reasonably low and smooth to give to the model an easy speed-changing and a global ease, very appreciated in uncertain flight situations.

The good dyhedral allows small inputs on the radio sticks to keep the circle while thermalling , with the minimum drag.
The special tip shapes are wanted to mark a different style during flight and to make the model more recognizable.
Launch abilities are up in the modern ranking, our small 4 in nose thin fuselage will help in low drag and speed flight modes.

The RTF weight would start from 190 gr for light version , giving the possibilities of great minimum sink rate flights, 210 gr for the standard version, (Textreme 60gr!!) and to something like 230 gr for the strongest layup.
The NRJ is a very “hands off” flying aircraft, with excellent L/D, and exceptional stability at lower speeds. 

    • $747.95
  • The Progress DLG is a highly successful, high performance competition discus launched sailplane that SoaringUSA is importing from Europe. 

    • $729.95
  • Small at 1.2M span, but packed with performance and ready to travel, keep the Stiletto in the back seat for those quick lunchtime flying sessions.

    • $399.95
  • Strike 3

    • $440.95
  • Strike 3

    • $739.95
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  • The Vice is designed specifically for FAI F3K and other hand launch glider competitions. It has the ability to travel large areas of the sky in a short time while not sacrificing low speed flight and thermaling ability, and its easy to launch high!

    • $899.95
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  • Based on modified Synergy 2 high performance airfoils, the Vortex 3 has been optimized for high launching and easy handling, having an incredibly flat glide and low sink rate. Reacts very well to both camber and ballast.

    • $949.95
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  • The Vortex 4 F3K now has 2 flaps and 2 ailerons making it a 4 servo wing system. The aileron servos are in the wing and the flap servos are mounted in the fuse. Based on modified Synergy 2 high performance airfoils, the Vortex 4 has been optimized for high launching and easy handling, having an incredibly flat glide and low sink rate. Reacts very well to both camber and ballast.

    • $979.95