1.5-Meter DS, Carbon 1pc. w/Flaps
The Mini Blade DS version is our stiffest 60" sloper. And, with flaps, landings are a breeze!
The Carbon Mini Blade is a purpose built glider. Featuring a double carbon skinned 1 piece wing with flaps, and a 2 piece removable v-tail, with an incredibly stiff carbon/Kevlar fuse, this little screamer begs for a chance at the backside of your favorite DS slope.
On November 15, 2005 Nick Hull a.k.a. (2lsvtec) pushed his Mini Blade to 208 mph at Parker Mountain!
The all carbon Mini Blade is not for the faint of heart. The plane is heavy and fast. Unballasted it weighs in a bit under 50 oz with gear. Add another 12 oz of ballast, and you have the makings of a very good time!
We use this Mini Blade for Dynamic Soaring and slope racing, and ballistic soaring on really good days. We readily achieve speeds in excess of 150 mph with ours, and hope to break the 192mph record at slopes like Parker Mtn. and Vincent.
The one piece wing is NOT your typical glass, balsa, carbon spar'd construction, no sir, not this baby. A full span carbon wrapped resin impregnated spar completes the D-box area, and another full span carbon spar sits at the sub-trailing edge, with the entire wing made out of yards and yards of carbon fiber. The skin is finished with a glossy exterior finish painted in the molds in a variety of schemes. We never know what we are going to get, so ask before you order if you are particular.
The fuselage on the carbon Mini Blade is a work of art. A gorgeous blend of carbon fiber and color tinted Kevlar, this fuse is STIFF and very strong thanks to the Kevlar. Again, we never know what we are going to get, so ask before you order if you are particular.
We recommend using our custom made 4 cell Sanyo 1500 Flat NiHM battery pack, MKS DS6100 servos all around. The ballast tube fits 9/16" dia. ballast slugs, and you can fit between 12 - 14 oz of ballast in the tube that's accessible under from the nose. Pre-cut Ballast kits are available as an option.
Please keep in mind that DS'd products are not something that we can cover with a warranty.
Download Videos of the Mini Blade screaming the backside
Video below by SWSAMIKE