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

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:48 PM
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With the lack of a new plane and the economy I decided to build a new plane from scratch. Based on a Diamond Dust, it's scaled down (to a 24" span) and has a Mega 16/15 in it. I have a 16/15/4 in it building it but have a spare 16/15/2 and 16/15/3 too. All up 1lb even, should be fun...
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:53 PM
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That looks awesome, Evan! It does look just like the full scale Dust in those shots.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:38 PM
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Nice work!!
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For those that don't know electrics, a Mega 16/15/2 in a small pylon plane does 160+.... This won't be quite that fast as the DD wasn't the sleekest airframe.

A small pylon, disapears fast at 160. A .061 powered minidust and the original DD,,,
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Evan - would you tell us a bit about the scaling down? Did you draw new plans?
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I had smaller plans for the .061 that I did at Kinkos. Just hit what % you want and it copies them. I took those and enlarged them on my home copier, taping together about 6 sheets. Since the ribs are on the plans I used them to cut them out. The DD is an easy build having four ribs... I used carbon arrow shafts for the frame work.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:13 PM
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For the naysayers out there Evan posted 159.2 with his Sprint at the last Carolina Speed Rally.
I look forward to seeing the Electro Dust this year buddy![8D]
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For the naysayers
I don't think there are any naysayers out there. I test flew a little Kyosho ducted fan for my friend, I had no problem flying it, I just couldn't see it very well, and it might of hit 100mph. These little bombs disappear very quickly to 60 year old eyes, I wish I had my 30 year old reflexes with my 60 year old brain.[:@]
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Very Nice Evan!!!!!!! I like the rounded nose and internal servo's!!
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