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Old 10-09-2007, 10:28 AM
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Default Diamond Dust from Scratch

I have plans, instructions, materials list for this plane. I have not build one, but I have flown a buddies and really like it. He has an OS 32SX and macs pipe on his.

I have scratch built about 10 planes, but the unique construction of these is a bit of concern.

Has anyone built these from plans? I assume the best place for the tubes is kite suppliers.

Also theres talk of ARF's and possibly more kits?

Thanks in advance for any comments.

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Old 10-09-2007, 11:34 AM
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Default RE: Diamond Dust from Scratch

A couple of pages down there is a Diamond Dust thread with a NIB kit for sale. Not sure if it is still for sale or not.

You may find a spar at a kite supplier or you could use a CF arrow shaft. I found the Beman Venture or Hunter arrow shafts hard to beat for strength and weight. Usually $5 or $6 each for the shaft only.

I have one kit left, until next week, of the Screamin Demon shown below that is a sleek Delta and can be built similar to a Dust.
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Default RE: Diamond Dust from Scratch

could someone give me a link to where i can buy a plan or kit similar to a d dust.
I cant seem to get a ddust in the UK
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:43 PM
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Default RE: Diamond Dust from Scratch

I've only built DDs based on photos seen at this forum. There have been some recent threads with excellent pictures of a DD in the bare bones to look at. All you need for a jig is a pair of blocks to rest the kite rod spars onto, the rest is about your ability to read the little marks on a ruler. A few questions about fin size, etc. might be helpful, but veering slightly away from the original won't matter as long as it is straight, light and balanced right. Think of it as a motorized kite, how hard can that be?
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:12 AM
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Spot on, its pretty easy, but it helps to have a plan to pin everything on then you don't need a jig. Make sure all the ribs line up at the trailing edge and then drill the spar holes. As long as the the 2 cf spars are accuratley fitted into the ribs, you'll build a straight model. Use solartex - it protects the underside on landing and thin CA and baking soda for a very good strong bond on the glue joints. Gussets on the t/e /rib junctions is also a good idea.
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Default RE: Diamond Dust from Scratch

No.1 pylon,

Mike Connor sells a kit called a Speed Demon "Delta Style" that is somewhat similar to a Dust.

He actually posted above your post telling what arrow shafts to use.

I have one of his kits also & it looks to be very good quality.

Hope this helps, Mike
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I have the DD kit for sale
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ORIGINAL: scoeroo

I have the DD kit for sale
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