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Old 02-09-2010, 03:22 PM
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Yes, its my own diver, I started about 6 years ago, built my own firbreglass model, SAM 1 then evolved to our production version SAM 3. Mine does have some of the Paramax features but most of it was trial and error.

I started with a chute from RC Skydive USA, but did not get the performance I wanted then started to develop my own canopies and Riaan and I teamed up togheter about 2 years ago when BOB aka Goldenknight reffered him to me when he enquired here on the forum for help. He produces the chutes and I do the divers. Our aim is to produce an affordable diver without compromising on quality and performance, seeing our currency is to weak to import from other countries overseas.

Here is a picture of SAM 2 taken in 2007, I'll have more detail on my website, I dont want to give away to much here, spoil the surprise.

Had a look on your website really nice, actually undestand the Dutch close to our Afrikaans

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Old 02-09-2010, 03:40 PM
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when will the website be up.
i will sent you a pm, would like to know more..
Old 02-09-2010, 04:01 PM
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The website will be up in the next 2 weeks. That will be fine PM me on [email protected]
Old 02-10-2010, 11:55 AM
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Broodwa nice picture of jumper very glad thayou guys have really come a long way from two years back I believe, agian congratulations and keep the jumper news from S.A. coning.





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Old 02-10-2010, 01:21 PM
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Pieter, I like your vibrant color scheme of Frank.
Old 02-14-2010, 02:44 PM
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dutch colours :-)


had to do something for the international contests....
Old 02-15-2010, 08:36 PM
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broodwa hope you recieved the plans for drop and pop for fun flys and intermission shows. thank you for the compliments on the help , you and Riaan did want some help and I was very happy to help to jumpers to get into the fun.






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Old 05-03-2010, 04:20 PM
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Hi All, our website is live at last, please go and have a look its www.rcskydive.co.za
Old 06-14-2010, 04:22 PM
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last contest in someren
13 jumpers in the air.
still have to get the pictures for proof.
Old 09-29-2010, 04:18 PM
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They say the proof is in the picture.
We had our anual Oudtshoorn scale fly-inn this past weekend. Got 14 divers in the air but only 13 opend. Newbie did not pack his chute to well.
So our record with proof stands at 13. We did it with only 3 planes. A 48% Decathlon taking six and two 3rd scale Piper Cub's taking four each. Total of 17 people. The croud was amazed, so were we.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:29 PM
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RiaanLR congatulations on a world record job well done you guys have come a long ways from when you started hope to see more pictures HOORAH TO THE South AFRICA RC Skydivers





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Old 09-30-2010, 02:04 AM
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Hi BOB,

Thanks, we enjoyed it, was an awesome sight!!

Here is a link to some more photos: http://www.avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewto...?f=123&t=68549

If it does not work let me know and I'll post them here as well!!

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Old 09-30-2010, 05:10 AM
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congratulations with your record....
how big is the decathlon with the six jumpers??


i will try to find the picture for proof that we allready did 13... :-)
Old 09-30-2010, 05:23 AM
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Hi Pieter,

The Decathlon is actually a 47% percent size with a 4,6m wingspan. It will carry 10 jumpers easy, but we ran out of "drop boxes"[:@] It climbed at about 1/4 throttle all the way up!!

I recall you said you did 13, but only if you show the photo!!

We'll try and do better next year, by that time the number of divers would have grown too!!

The diver who's chute partially deployed stil took longer than a minute to hit the ground, does that then count for 14 in the air? [>:]

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Fanie

Old 09-30-2010, 05:30 AM
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nope don't count....
i think we have to say only fully opened chutes.
Old 09-30-2010, 09:29 AM
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Hi Pieter,

I was only joking!! Off-course only open chutes count!!

You guys have the numbers so lets see how many you put up next time!!
Old 09-30-2010, 02:52 PM
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Well done to my fellow South African RC Skydivers. [sm=thumbs_up.gif]It is unfortunate that we couldn't made the trip to Oudshoorn this year. [sm=cry_smile.gif]It would have been a total of 17 jumpers. [sm=shades_smile.gif]Lets see next time Fanie.
Old 10-01-2010, 08:54 PM
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Riann,
Thats too cool!
Love that Decathlon, whats it powered by and how much does it weigh.
Did you by chance calculate how much weight it was carrying in skydivers.

Just flew my new 12' Telemaster (new to me anyway) this afternoon, purchased from Paul AKA flyby8

My previous one lost a wing strut in flight and had a very hard landing, when you have no wing or tail they come in very fast and hard.
Had to relpace crank and bearings, and weld mounting ear back on case of the DLE111

Gary
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How did it fly?
Old 10-02-2010, 03:28 PM
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Gary that's a nasty one. Sorry to here. We have a 1/4 scale cub also with a DLE 111. Takes four divers. Plenty of power. The Fly-inn(Oudtshoorn Scale) we made the mass jump is only for scale planes and other scale rc stuff. So we were happy to have the Decathlon to help take up divers.

The owner of the Decathlon is not with us. He is from the northen parts of SA. So I don't know all the detail. We took up six SAM divers. They way about 1.2kg each. The motor on it is a 215 if I'm correct. You should see the display flight they do. This is crazy. It rolls, loops and knife edge. No lies. Could not believe it myself. Taking up the SAM's they only fly at 1/4 throttle, so the SAM's don't get left behind.

I am scratch building a sr telemaster. Only started now. We do not get the ARF in SA. I believe the telemasters make excellent drop planes.

Greetings Riaan

Old 10-03-2010, 12:42 AM
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Check out the knife edge!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:27 AM
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ORIGINAL: GaryV

Riann,
Thats too cool!
Love that Decathlon, whats it powered by and how much does it weigh.
Did you by chance calculate how much weight it was carrying in skydivers.

Just flew my new 12' Telemaster (new to me anyway) this afternoon, purchased from Paul AKA flyby8

My previous one lost a wing strut in flight and had a very hard landing, when you have no wing or tail they come in very fast and hard.
Had to relpace crank and bearings, and weld mounting ear back on case of the DLE111

Gary
Hi Gary,

The Decathlon is a TBM Kit (Troy Build Models) or Pilot RC they both market them. The 47% Decathlon is powered by a 215cc ZDZ, swings a 34/10 3W prop, I dont know the all up weight, but it has a very low wing loading and is a great aerobatic permformer. You can see the photo Riaan Posted it uses very little rudder to sit in the Knife Edge. It will carry 10 RC skydivers easially the struts is very strong bi-oval aluminium. As Riaan said we climbed out at 1/4 throttle as it has so much power it will blow the divers out of their boxes. I have received video footage of the record dive and will post it up on YouTube as soon as I finished editing.

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Fanie,

Thanks for the info on the Decathlon.
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Amazing, looks like gravity have no effect on that Decathlon.. a pity I could notbe at Oudshoorn this year.

How do you guys mount the brackets for the skydivers on the wingstruts? I'm re-doing a 3m Cub I'm using a tug plane, and while at it, could do the mods as we think of getting into RC jumping as well.

Cheers
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Hi Bundubasher, e-mail me on [email protected] and I'll send you the pdf file for the drop box construction which was designed to attach to the struts. Welcome aboard!!

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