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

Diamond Dust VS Whiplash

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Old 07-06-2002, 04:10 AM
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Ive been looking around at both planes (Whiplash and Diamond Dust) and I would love to hear from people that own one of these planes out there. Lets compare them...which one is better?
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Old 07-10-2002, 07:26 AM
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d dust easy to build ,a blast to fly!! ( spend the $$ you saved on a jett motor & bring xtra underwear!!)
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Old 07-10-2002, 02:52 PM
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ha ha ha, thats funny. If i put a jett FIRE 40 on it, would that be fast?
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Old 07-10-2002, 05:01 PM
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It will be fairly fast but why not put a .50.
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Old 07-11-2002, 10:00 AM
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Default Diamond Dust VS Whiplash

just what do you call fast??? a jett 40 should put you around 140+ mph. my first dust is fast with os46fx,but working on the new one with a jett ss 40. once that doesn,t scare me anymore i,ll either be dead or in the market for a turbine!! hey! how about a turbine powered dust?? i could do it ,i have an awsome tool selection!!
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My DD has a Rossi 40 on it with a 9x7 APC....it is fast! Unfortunately, it now needs some rebuild work.
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Old 07-11-2002, 01:20 PM
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How about a Jett 95, that would be fast wouldnt it?
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Old 07-13-2002, 02:38 AM
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Default Whip vs Dust

I'd like to hear of anyone racing with a Diamond Dust too, where are you Will Geathers?.. Did you terrorize the DD guys at your club?
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Old 07-13-2002, 03:01 PM
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Default Diamond Dust VS Whiplash

I cant see it being a whole lot different, the whiplash is a composite copy of the dust anyway right? Except maybe a little heavier?
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Old 07-13-2002, 03:32 PM
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au contraire mon ami , there are numerous differences, just to name a few.

fully symmetrical airfoil
anhedryl built in
10 times stronger, no covering to get ripped or punctured
all composite with carbon fiber and Kevlar reinforcements
unitized motor mount tied into main frame
Kevlar reinforced skid plate
seamless, gap less, Kevlar hinging
etc etc etc

And its not a copy of anything, its a delta wing that just so happens to look a bit like the diamond dust

an although its a bit heavier, the aerodynamics allow it to fly better at higher and slower speeds even with the additional weight because of the airfoil design that the DD does not have.

You need to fly one to see the difference for yourself John..
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Send me a demo and Ill let you know how it works
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Rick, How long before the 90 size will be ready? The small whiplash is so fast, I think the 90 will be easier to see and keep track of.
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Default Dust vs. Whiplash

No question about it, the Diamond Dust is one of the coolest RC planes ever designed, but then came the Whiplash!

The Diamond Dust is way cheaper, especially if you have some Ultracoat laying around to cover it with. It is fun, quick and actually quite interesting to build as it is quite an ingenious design! It is very light and a great choice for small engines. Of course, as we all know it is a great flying machine no matter what kind of engine you put on it, especially when balanced at the aft end of the range, right on the front spar.

The Whiplash; however, as I see it, offers some significant features that set it apart from the Diamond Dust:

Speed of assembly. Clearly the Whiplash is the way to go if you don't want to fool around with building. Other advantages of the Whiplash: a rigid, more aerodynamic airfoil, composite construction not subject to easy breakage, no covering material which can puncture or fly off, easier installation and access to receiver and servos as well as integral hinging of the elevons. The model has an awful lot going for it!

They both hold a very unique niche in RC. My Dust is a great machine but I can't wait to try out a Whiplash!
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Default Backlash

It will be several weeks before we go into production of the "Backlash", it unlike the whiplash will be double the tooling, we are in the preliminary stages but perfection takes time, I would venture to say mid to late August, but..... the Edge is on the forefront of our minds right now, we are almsot ready to go into production, as will all things we do, its always worth the wait... watch RCU for the banners announcing the Backlash and Edge ... thanks
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Default Diamond Dust VS Whiplash

If i put a JETT 50 engine on both airplanes which would go faster?
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Default Jett 50

Thats a good question, seemingly the dust would take off faster, but the whiplash would reach higher top end speeds because of the airfoil design, there just isnt nearly the drag on a whiplash as the Dust, we have flown a whiplash with a Jett 50 and unofficially it topped out at about 180-190 mph..

we will get an official speed run soon and post the results..
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Is that in a dive?
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Thats straight and level flight after it unloads
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Now THAT'S cool!!!
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YOu got me Su-Do-Koi Shopping now! I need to find a place to rent... A one bedroom house with a 2 bedroom shop!
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You need a SuDoKhoi in your business.... you've seen it fly, havent you?
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Default Diamond Dust?We dont need no Stinking Diamond Dust!

Whiplash Roxs! Super Fast from what i see of rick's.
I dont Fly one but they are super cool
Su-Do-Koi Eh! TopCap man.

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bagostix........

I am interested in a Whiplash coz i already have 3 diamond dusts... 2 made by myself using the plans. Tell me how much would it cost to parcel it to me If i were in the UAE ?

Thanks
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