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Old 10-13-2004, 10:29 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has seen any plans or has built/flown an aircraft that can tear up the sky, but still slow down and land slaw and gracefully. Are there any?
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Old 10-13-2004, 11:51 PM
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Well, I guess the only type of aircraft that I know of that are pretty fast, and lands pretty slow is a quickie 500. Fast planes generally dont like going slow, because thin(fast) wings do not provide good lift at slow speeds. I think the really light deltas would probably be pretty slow at landing, mainly beacuse of their relatively low weight, and high wing area, and still be pretty quick.

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There is an alternative if you don't mind going with an electric. Take a look at the [link=http://www.hobby-lobby.com/projeti_star.htm]Kavan Projeti[/link] form Hobby Lobby. The one in their video is running a $10 "can " motor[:'(] and will do about 70 mph. Hot setup is the Mega 1615/3 motor on one of the new high discharge 3S LiPo packs. Well over 100mph with this package and will land at a very comfortable speed.
My setup is somewhere in between. Astroflight 020 brushless on an 8cell NiMh pack. About 80-90mph in level flight. I do have another on order though. This is my first speed plane and I'm getting hooked already !
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I think we are talking about your basic, 2.5 pound DIAMOND DUST powered with a .32
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Old 10-16-2004, 12:30 AM
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Diamond Dust. It will go as slow as you want it to go. Thats what I like about it, goes fast and slow so you have a little bit of both.
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Old 10-16-2004, 12:54 AM
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I was looking at the Diamond Dust myself since I seem to be getting into the speed side of this hobby. I noticed that there is an ARC version of the 'Dust . Since I have very little time to build, that would seem to be the way for me to go. Is their build quality pretty good ? Also, just how fast is the Dust with a .32 size engine ?
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The OS 32 & MAC's pipe put out 18,000 rpm with an APC 8-8 prop, and maybe 130 mph. Once you get dialed in then switch to the APC 7.2-8.6. I haven't clocked it yet, but there is more to flying the DUST than just all out speed.
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The Dust is one of those planes that looks fast whatever kind of engine you put on it. I had a OS .46 FX on my first and it flew really quick. Had a respectable speed to it. My friend has a Royal .40 on his and it too moves along quick. Though with these engines it is not neck breaking speeds but do fly faster than other conventional type planes. People who haven't seen them fly are always impressed with the speed and swear its hauling. Now with a real hot engine it is just plain out ballistic!!
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ORIGINAL: e-dave

I noticed that there is an ARC version of the 'Dust .
Someone posted not too long ago that the ARC still shows up on the web site but only the kit is available. Don't let that stop you as the kit is a very fast build and more then worth it. I have had two (still have one) starting with a OS 46FX /UltraThrust muffler and ending with a Jett 50 with the SS muffler. Very fast and lands slow but that is only the beginning of the pleasures of a Dust.
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ORIGINAL: e-dave

I noticed that there is an ARC version of the 'Dust .
But covering and finishing is what takes up about 85% of the total building time... Framing up a Dust takes about 1 hour... Getting it ready to fly took me another day...
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