An easy fit throwing blade suitable for small discus launched gliders, as supplied with the Malibu DLG. This throwing blade/peg is beautifully molded from carbon fibre. Use abrasive paper to shape the blade to an airfoil and sweep back the leading dege to maximise launch height and comfort. Almost symmetrical, so it can be used for right handed and left handed throwers.
Much easier to fit that more conventional thowing blades using tangs. Glue the horizontal mounts over the tip of the wing with epoxy or good quality thick CA. To eliminate the chance of it coming loose drill a 2 mm hole all through the mount and wing and peg it in place with some 2mm carbon rod. The weight can be decreased by reducing the thickness of the carbon towards the ends of the blades, and by profiling the edges, to approximate to a thin ellipse.
|DLG Seagull Shape Throwing Blade|
|Max thickness of carbon
|Height of both blades
|Length of tangs
|Height of a single blade
Also called a contoured DLG launch blade, a seagull throwing peg, a curved launch blade.