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Diamond Dust as first speed plane?

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Old 09-04-2002, 01:00 AM
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Default Diamond Dust as first speed plane?

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I'm planning my winter building schedule. On my list is a fast glow ship of some kind. Would a DD work? I thougt first to try a Shrike, but I've read that the glide is poor. And I'd like to be able to slow down for a breather from time to time.

I've flown some fast electrics. I have a hotliner and a way overpowered (3 turn brushless) Simple 400. Neither one gives my any problems in flight . Although landing the hotliner is hit of miss. (sorry)

I'm also wondering about launching. Does the DD need a helper to launch? Cause I can't count on a helper at my club most times. Can I add UC to the DD?

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Old 09-04-2002, 10:39 AM
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Default Diamond Dust as first speed plane?

Mum,

The Dust should work for you. Start out with a .36 sized or basic .46. You might need a helper for the first few flights until trimmed and to help you get your launch down. Also, consider the ProJeti reviewed here. It is an impressive electric.

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Default Diamond Dust as first speed plane?

Well I'll tell it like it is. Here is my Shrike .40 with a TT46pro, 9/7 APC, Ultra thrust Muffler. It turns 17000rpm. I add a little Klotz to my 15% cool power. I'm not a total idiot. Anyways it comes in at about 4lbs. This is a 120mph combo on a Kmart budget. Flys well but you need all the elevator you can get for landings. This is very common on this plane. It is a bit of a lead ball on landings. My buddy has a DD. He runs a Rossi .45? or something thereof. The DD weighs in around 3lbs. It floats in for landings like a balloon. You put a 46pro or 46fx-whatever with a tuned muffler or pipe and it is going to scream. No need to get some $300 engine. Maybe later but not now. Go this route to see if you like the plane.
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DD as a winter project? is winter a fortnight long there?
you can slow it down for a breather, i get nice long runs on my 1/2 tunned MVVS 40 and its keeps up with the quickest planes... just
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Default Diamond Dust as first speed plane?

Well, winter is a bit longer than that. But my list is rather long. And after todays mishap with the hotliner I think I'm going to move the DD up to the top of the list. I can't get the hang of landing that thing. And I'm getting tired of fixing it.

BTW, how do I launch a DD?
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