Extreme Speed Prop Planes Discuss the need for speed with fast prop planes (Screamin Demon, Diamond Dust, Shrikes or any REAL sound breakin'''' plane)

Where are all the delta wings?

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Old 07-05-2015, 01:22 PM
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Hi all, I have been away for a number of years, I've been thinking about getting things rolling again. I've always loved my deltas, I notice it's hard to find kits now, what's out there these days? No more Diamond Dust?? I'm also shocked there are no good electric kits out there that I know of. I may have to get back in business and get some kits rolling!
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:42 PM
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MJD is making the Screamin Demon. No.. could it be..? is the thread.
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I have a DiamondDust 4 sale here on RCU.
Will list a ACM Whiplash when I get home.

Most manufactures will not make a kit in low volume.

Today most stuff produced is foamies and electric
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:19 PM
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It took me a while, but I got some DD plans and rebuilt an old DD I had. Made a few copies. Stuck one in the vault. I can send out a copy if needed. But yes, I was like you. There was nothing to be found.
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Originally Posted by aspeed View Post
MJD is making the Screamin Demon. No.. could it be..? is the thread.
Could be interesting, I've never been a fan of the single fin, I really like the double fins in the middle of each wing half. Would be easy to change this kit. I have built a couple of my own design deltas this way and they have been rock solid.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy4Flight View Post
I have a DiamondDust 4 sale here on RCU.
Will list a ACM Whiplash when I get home.

Most manufactures will not make a kit in low volume.

Today most stuff produced is foamies and electric
Do you have a link to the DD?
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Would there be a market for deltas these days? I'm really thinking about making my deltas into kits. We really need some nice electrics too I think!
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Here is a pic of one of my deltas I used to fly, so much fun!
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http://www.btemodels.com/vortex.html

I just build one, very nice kit and great instructions. It's rather big and slower then DD or SD, good first delta.
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Bruce Tharpe will give you dimensions etc.to build different size Delta Vortex. I love my full size one.

I built a small foamboard delta from flitetest.com Flew well.
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Sig still sells the wonder
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Originally Posted by OliverJacob View Post
http://www.btemodels.com/vortex.html

I just build one, very nice kit and great instructions. It's rather big and slower then DD or SD, good first delta.
They still make that one eh? It's a nice kit but I like the smaller performance stuff
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Originally Posted by RiverLarry View Post
Sig still sells the wonder
Too ugly lol
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Originally Posted by OliverJacob View Post
http://www.btemodels.com/vortex.html

I just build one, very nice kit and great instructions. It's rather big and slower then DD or SD, good first delta.
How thick is the main root on this one?
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Originally Posted by corey-RCU View Post
Too ugly lol
Wonders are great fun. Easy to build. Easy to fly, had my nephew on the Buddy Box on a wonder with no R/C exp.

I built several with O.S. Engines from .15FP to .25FX and flew on a friend built with .32SX and kit bashed a twin with two OS.15FP
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Never flown one but I have built a couple different size Lanier Shrikes. Those were fun little things.
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I like my Wonder. Got a Fox .15 BB in it. The FP .15 it came with was way too tail heavy. I guess that is why I got such a deal on it. I had to extend the nose 3/4" and add two oz. The Fox was about that weight, so it was the candidate. Nice smooth, fairly fast flyer in the wind that we have here. I have been thinking of an LA .25, .40 or SX .32 that I have sitting in the drawer, but have to get a bit more stick time.
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I ran my deltas with a 32sx and MAC pipe, such a great combo.
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I have a couple of those pipes. Might be a plan. The one SX needs a bearing, and the top of the cylinder has a 1/16th" plating flake on it. Kind of afraid to splurge on the bearings. I think there is another one around as well as an earlier ringed one. I remember a guy in the old club had a .40 4 stroke in a Wonder. Didn't sound fast, but sure went by quick.
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Hello Horn, Could you please tell me the CG on a Diamond Dust? Built it about 15yrs ago sold it and recently re acquired it. Its about ready to fly again but need to check cg. Thanks
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Originally Posted by corey-RCU View Post
How thick is the main root on this one?


root is about 3"
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Originally Posted by OliverJacob View Post


root is about 3"
Ty, that's actually a really nice delta, would almost make a nice turbine trainer
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Yes, there is plenty of room in the fuselage. A turbine, edf or pulse jet would work...
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I guess I look at it differently ... they are all over! I don't enjoy standing there just building a Kit, I am a Scratch Builder and there are plenty of Delta's out there. Also, they REALLY need Updating and Modification. On Outerzone look at Hustler XD-7 Delta, 363, and including Enforcer by Laddie Mikulasko at 48". He's a great builder and designer but that Delta needs some rework. Set your Search selector to 50 at the bottom, Search Deltas, and 49 will come up, screaming for attention.
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I have a few. Not really a fan of plans. Just kind of engineering on the fly. Foam and coroplast are my friend lately. I guess most of these are really not done, or even started by me, so draw your own conclusions from that.
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