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Old 09-04-2012, 07:01 PM
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Default New Diamond Dust kit

How much is a new Diamond Dust in the box worth these days? I dug one up in my storage I forgotten about and wondering what they go for now? Just curious......
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:16 AM
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I been looking for one of these. I'll give you $20 for it if you want to sell it
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The last one i bought from DD direct was $69.95, I bought 2 at that price.
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I just sold it for $200. 2 days ago..
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ORIGINAL: ehelibuff

I just sold it for $200. 2 days ago..
Amazing.
I suppose that there is $200 worth of "education" in that kit for someone who is just getting started, though.
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Caveat emptor!

It's a $70 kit and a good half that cost is the plans, the box and the trouble of sorting and packing the parts. I have a little insight on that subject..
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I have one more, but i'll keep it and use the kit to make a duplicate for myself. I want to put my VR-P on it.
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You know, by the time you order parts, run around gathering, machine to shape/size, the kit price is a deal even if you buy/make enough nicknacks to build a dozen or so. I too have done this.
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Wow didn't know they were going at those prices. I been out of the loop for sometime.
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ORIGINAL: freakingfast

You know, by the time you order parts, run around gathering, machine to shape/size, the kit price is a deal even if you buy/make enough nicknacks to build a dozen or so. I too have done this.
The regular kit price is just fine, I agree 100%.
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My 1st Diamond Dust was built with scrap wood from photos that were posted here on build threads. The only item I had to go out and get that was "out of the ordinary" was the 3/8" fiberglass spar. I built mine with spruce leading edges and made little 1/8" ply gussets in some of the key areas to help tie in the main frame members.
I never have built one with a circular antenna tube, FG leading edges or a 1/8" plywood motor mount...that I can recall.
Building one of these things is about like building a motorized kite.
I think a kit could be "boxed" in a mailing tube?
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I have carbon dowel, sheet, fabric and glass coming out of my ears in the shop, plus balsa. I can trace several kits out easily if I sat down in there and got to it. Stuff has acculilated over the years of building. I'd like to fully glass sheet my next one. Give it a real airfoil.
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