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Old 03-01-2023, 09:01 AM
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it's nearly back . I guess you recognize it ' either there are some structural improvements.... I remember I flown one from a kit 20 years ago and it was going very fast

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here a second one on the building board for a club fellow. he took the oportunity I made files ready to go in my laser to ask me one. By the way if you are interseted I could cut some more, just pm me
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Originally Posted by SALMONBUG
it's nearly back . I guess you recognize it ' either there are some structural improvements.... I remember I flown one from a kit 20 years ago and it was going very fast
Howdy Salmonbug...I do remember a thread you did long ago about a full speed crash with a 170 mph WHIPLASH.
I forgot how few parts there are inside a Diamond Dust... I didn't recognize it until I saw the enlarged photo.

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Howdy Salmonbug...I do remember a thread you did long ago about a full speed crash with a 170 mph WHIPLASH.
I forgot how few parts there are inside a Diamond Dust... I didn't recognize it until I saw the enlarged photo.
well I am doing so far so good, I try to stay in the hobby and fight against sickness in the same time. I mainly flight kero turbine jets now but felt the need to rebuild some blast of the past . I improved a bit the structure by entirly sheet the bottom ( remeber the diamond dust had a trend to explode in flight in case of any small scratch in the intrados covering ) , I also redesigned the central section to make it more simple to assemble and improved the strctural resistance of the fins. I flown it in my club and it has so much success that I am cuting and assembling improved diamond dust the entire day for fellows . I consider to make a electric version for it

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well I am doing so far so good, I try to stay in the hobby and fight against sickness in the same time. I mainly flight kero turbine jets now but felt the need to rebuild some blast of the past . I improved a bit the structure by entirly sheet the bottom ( remeber the diamond dust had a trend to explode in flight in case of any small scratch in the intrados covering ) , I also redesigned the central section to make it more simple to assemble and improved the strctural resistance of the fins. I flown it in my club and it has so much success that I am cuting and assembling improved diamond dust the entire day for fellows . I consider to make a electric version for it
That's nice of you to keep the Diamond Dust design "alive" for your fellow modelers.
I flew a DD at a huge construction site with a mile of fresh cement pavement in all directions.
I was working night shift and I flew during dinner time in front of the crew.
Most had never seen a RC Plane in action before.
I attached aluminum plates to the belly of the plane for skid landings on the cement.
Most who saw it fly thought it took a lot of skill and refused to believe me when I told them that anyone with average skill can fly them just fine.


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Most who saw it fly thought it took a lot of skill and refused to believe me when I told them that anyone with average skill can fly them just fine.
I agree , it can go very fast but is very gentle at low speed
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one more in the finishing process , now I will add some cool flames on it . it will be powered byOS 46 , maybe not the best engine for it, but that's the only engine my fellow own

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Perfect..!
IMO that's a very good choice of engine .........
What used to be a real good prop for a .45 to .50 engine with good rpm potential was the APC 7.2 x 8.6 [that they don't make any more].
Maybe Steve Wilk at Eliminator Props sells something similar though..?

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Perfect..!
IMO that's a very good choice of engine .........
What used to be a real good prop for a .45 to .50 engine with good rpm potential was the APC 7.2 x 8.6 [that they don't make any more].
Maybe Steve Wilk at Eliminator Props sells something similar though..?
I would prefer a lighter and more performant engine, a dub jett one or weston one.
Madame designed , cutted and ironed a very cool scheme, girls in the workshop are sometime usefull








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