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Mini Dart 2 1m DLG

Product Code: MINI-DART2
 (10 reviews)

Price: $184.84

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The Mini Dart 2 is a lovely very competitively priced all molded 1m DLG. The quality of the construction, attention to detail and surface finish are all very good, and the flying performance is excellent.

The wing is all molded from spread carbon or glass, depending upon the layup chosen, over a solid XPS foam core. The fuselage (also made from carbon or glass, to match the wing) is a one piece design with a very good sized nose and a slip-on nosecone. Removing this reveals a very large space (approx 120 x 30 x 22mm) for installing the RC, which makes for a very easy installation - probably the easiest of any DLG we sell. The front portion of the fuselage and nosecone are made of glass (in both versions) so are 2.4GHz friendly. The rear of the fuselage sports a carbon pylon for mounting the tailplane, and the rear of the boom is ready-slotted to take the fin. Both the tail surfaces are lightweight fully molded items, either carbon or glass, to match the wing. The carbon fuselage and tails are all back, and the glass ones are all white.

The beautifully molded wing has quite a wide chord, giving a low wing loading and benign handling. The wing has large ailerons and a high gloss finish, as good as on models double the price.

The very complete accessory pack includes aileron pushrods, all control horns, a glass servo mounting tray, a contoured carbon fibre throwing blade, and torque springs and pull cables for actuating the tail surfaces. A well illustrated build manual is available – see the link below the More Details heading.

Also see this RCGroups Mini Dart thread and this one for more info.


Mini Dart 2 Carbon layup Specifications
Wing span 1.0 m 39 in
Wing area 11.6 dm2 180 sq in
Length 72 cm 28.2 in
Flying weight from 125 g 4.4 oz
Wing loading 10.8 g/dm 3.5 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 8.6
Wing airfoil AG45, AG455, AG46, AG47
Dihedral angle 6.0º
Centre of Gravity 58-62 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Ailerons, elevator, rudder


Recommended R/C-nano gear only
Elevator & rudder servos Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100, KST X06
Aileron servos Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100, KST X06
Receiver *case removed Spektrum AR410, FrSky GR6, Jeti R4L, Futaba R3004SB, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*
Battery Ytong 1S 380 mAh LiPo, HyperFlight 150 mAh 4.8V NiMH, Radient 1S 500 mAh LiPo (Short), Radient 1S 500 mAh LiPo, Radient 1S 600 mAh LiPo


Mini Dart 2 Control Throws
Rudder 11 mm each way
Elevator 8 mm up / 8 mm down
Ailerons 11 mm up / 8 mm down
Camber Settings
Launch 1 mm up
Speed 0.5 mm up
Cruise 0 mm
Thermal 1 2 mm down
Max thermal 6 mm down, elevator 1 mm down
Landing 45 mm down, elevator 5 mm down


Mini Dart 2 Carbon Layup Typical Weights
Fuselage (carbon) 22.7 g 0.8 oz
Wing (carbon) 54.0 g 1.9 oz
Fin 2.5 g 0.1 oz
Tailplane 3.3 g 0.1 oz
Accessories 7.5 g 0.3 oz
Total structure 90.0 g 3.2 oz
Glue mounts etc 2.0 g 0.1 oz
Receiver 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Tail servos 9.0 g 0.3 oz
Wing servos 9.0 g 0.3 oz
Battery 10.0 g 0.4 oz
Flying weight 125.0 g 4.4 oz


Mini Dart 2 Glass Layup Typical Weights
Fuselage (glass) 32.6 g 1.1 oz
Wing (glass) 59.0 g 2.1 oz
Fin 2.6 g 0.1 oz
Tailplane 3.3 g 0.1 oz
Accessories 7.5 g 0.3 oz
Total structure 105.0 g 3.7 oz
Glue mounts etc 2.0 g 0.1 oz
Receiver 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Tail servos 9.0 g 0.3 oz
Wing servos 9.0 g 0.3 oz
Battery 10.0 g 0.4 oz
Flying weight 140.0 g 4.9 oz

Reviews 10  


 Review by:

Very fast delivery 5 days to remote northern Norway. Great protective package. I’m very pleased with the quality and finish. I’m excited to start the build.


 Review by:

Not impressed

terribly disappointed with the quality control on the glider i received.
received with finger imprints on the wing. a crack in the fiberglass layup and just over all small scuff marks.
the fuselage doesn't hold to the nose at all and the tolerance is huge it will need to be fixed down adding weight to the nose.


 Review by:

Work of art

Unbelievably fast delivery in great packaging. Ordered from Western Australia and received within a week. Don’t know how that happened. Very delicately manufactured glider with wonderful surface finish. Just be careful with the skin though as it can indent quite easily if squeezed. Servo mounting bay needed some minor mods to accomodate the superb KST servos (used epoxy to fill the gaps in plate.). Still yet to fly it but so far very impressed for the price. Great shop to deal with.


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Great value for money!

Looking at trying my hands at DLG, I was on the hunt for a 1m reasonably priced model, as I was not ready to invest hundreds of £s on something I might not like in the end. Read good reviews about the MD2 and found no better price then on Hyperflight (though I live in CZ). The glider was shipped pretty much the day of the order and arrived very quickly, very well packed with the BMS101 I had ordered too (note : avoid those). I was amazed by the quality and finish of the kit! Great set of accessories too, straightforward assembly, and it flies great!! Just be careful to land straight as the rudder is very thin and light and can bend break, but that's easily fixed with epoxy. Very happy with my purchase and HF service.


 Review by:

First carbon dlg for me. Arrived England to Fl in 3 days! Can’t comprehend how. Haven’t built it yet, but the workmanship is first rate. No ‘orange peel’ effect found on other more ‘bargain’ carbon ships. Will build and fly in the next few weeks after finishing my current build. Will update review then. First impression though… can’t go wrong here. An excellent value.


 Review by:

Excellent Value, Intro to DLGs

This is my first DLG, and I went with the glass layup Mini Dart 2 mainly because of the attractive price point, and the large, beginner-friendly fuselage. At the time of ordering, there were none of the BMS101-DMG servos available, so I used some EMAX ES9051's I had instead.

As another reviewer mentioned, the fuselage is roomy but not tall and the ES9051's did not fit as supplied. I removed the bottom of the servo case, and bored out the servo horns to install them upside-down and that worked fine. I would recommend just spending the extra money on the bluebirds and not worrying about it.

I installed a 6ch 5g LemonRX under the wing, leaving loads of room for a 500mAh 1S in the front with space to adjust for CG.

First flights have been delightful. The model does not require constant correction to keep it cruising along. It responds in a snappy, positive manner, and carries its energy well. It feels slippery in the air and has been a lot of fun so far.

The tail is VERY fragile to sideways forces and will bend easily. I have reinforced it with a little extra glass stripe.

Overall I recommend this to any beginner or someone looking for a small but capable DLG to keep around for those serendipitous flying moments.


 Review by:

Mini Dart 2

I bought the fiberglass Mini Dart 2 and I found it well built and I am enjoying flying it. I'm in the eastern U.S. and it arrived from the U.K. within a week and was very well packaged. It was fairly easy to put together following the instructions on this site. The only minor thing to note is that although the nose has plenty of room, it is not tall, so, either plan to use short servos or plan to mount them horizontally. I used Bluebird BMS-101DMG and they fit well. I'm using an AR6610T receiver which is just a bit heavier, so, I put the battery under the wing so that it balanced without any additional weight. I'm still getting used to it, but, so far I've found it launches high enough to find thermals and it handles them well.


 Review by:

Weak fuselage

Hyperflight served very good as usual.
The flying performance is excellent. The only problem for an inexperienced pilot like me is the strength of the fuselage. The shock of the landing has induced several small cracks. I reinforced the fuselage by wrapping carbon roving and carbon spread. Does anyone have good idea to increase the strength?


 Review by:

Mini Dart 2 1m DLG

Bought the new “Mini Dart 2 1m DLG”, my first DLG. I am very impressed, the quality of all the contents are 1st class. Everything fits perfectly, the finish is really nice. This is an easy build, the fuselage is nice and wide and accommodates the 4 servos on the provided tray very well. You will need to use micro servos no wider than about 9mm (those recommended are ideal, as are the batteries). The delivery as always is very quick, well packed and in a sturdy box.


 Review by:

Mini Dart 2 1m DLG

Bought the new “Mini Dart 2 1m DLG”, my first DLG. I am very impressed, the quality of all the contents are 1st class. Everything fits perfectly, the finish is really nice. This is an easy build, the fuselage is nice and wide and accommodates the 4 servos on the provided tray very well. You will need to use micro servos no wider than about 9mm (those recommended are ideal, as are the batteries). The delivery as always is very quick, well packed and in a sturdy box.


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