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Posted by bwill6 | Apr 25, 2015 @ 08:46 AM | 18,131 Views
A year and a half ago I did extensive testing of various parameters affecting the launch performance of vertical stabilizers in DLGs. I learned a tremendous amount about what makes tails perform and I've long wanted to make the benefits of that testing available to others by offering quality molded DLG tails. I'm happy to say that I'm finally spooling up to start a production run of vertical stabilizers. I'm working to source a supplier for my cores right now. I am not taking orders yet, but will announce (via a new thread in the hand launch forum) when I'm ready to start taking them.

Here's a pic of the first molded tail, made from hand-sanded XPS foam. With machined Rohacell cores I expect weights to be under 6.5g. To say I'm excited would be the understatement of the century
Posted by bwill6 | Apr 20, 2013 @ 10:26 AM | 19,336 Views
I've been molding these DLG throwing blades for a few months now and I love them. They're simple, light weight, and don't hurt my fingers after 2 days of hard throws at a contest. I liked them enough that I decided to make them available for others. They're $10 each plus $3 shipping to the continental US. They average right around 1g and are pretty much indestructible. If you break the blade during normal use I'll replace it, simple as that. I'm very confident that even the hardest launchers cannot break these.

Note that each of these is hand-sanded and shaped after being removed from the mold, so no two will be exactly alike. Also note that the mold has a slight lip on the edges which can result in a rather uncomfortable edge if not sanded down. I sand each blade's edge down before shipping, but if you find it to be uncomfortable at all you can sand the edges to the shape you like without compromising its strength. I recommend shaping with 320 grit sandpaper and finishing with 400 grit or finer to get a nice smooth finish.

Also note that release agents are used in the molding process, so it is essential that you sand the blade where it will be glued to the wing to ensure a good bond.

If you have any questions or suggestions or would like to order a blade feel free to PM me. I don't accept payment until the blades are finished and ready to ship.