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F3k - Handlaunch

F3k - Handlaunch
A Discus Launch Glider (DLG) is a radio controlled model sailplane  launched using a 'discus launch' in which the glider is held by a wingtip and rotated around the flyer by hand before release. Using this method of launching the average flier can achieve launch heights of greater than 140 feet (43 m), with the better throwers exceeding 200-foot (61 m) high launches.

The discus method of hand launching has now in effect replaced the older 'javelin style' launch, where a hand launched model glider would be launched over-arm, like a javelin would be thrown. The discus launch is far easier, more efficient and less physically demanding than the javelin launch.

F3K is the international contest class for radio controlled, hand-launched model gliders.
  
 
Date Title Venue City
21.01.2018 F3K #4 (Full Day) Diggers Rest Diggers Rest Field Diggers Rest
18.02.2018 F3K #5 (Full Day) Diggers Rest Diggers Rest Field Diggers Rest
18.03.2018 F3K #6 (State Championships) Diggers Rest Diggers Rest Field Diggers Rest
29.04.2018 F3K #7 (Full Day) Longwood Longwood Longwood
27.05.2018 F3K #8 (Full Day) Diggers Rest Diggers Rest Field Diggers Rest
24.06.2018 F3K #9 Diggers Rest Diggers Rest Field Diggers Rest