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Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:20 AM

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Smoke tank from CMJETS.com!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b81feea952.jpg
Preping smoke tank with tabs. Would work fine to sit on the bottom of the fuse but the skin is flexible so I would rather have the former work supporting the weight.
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opened up the opening about 1/4" on 3 sides for tank to fit.
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Custom Skycandy Lighting setup. Missing nose gear light in picture. Wait till you see these things.

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:22 AM

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Decided to take molds of all the tips.
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Remaining silicone in the cup works great for epoxy mixing trays. Next day, peel it off and reuse.

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:25 AM

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The Mess before organizing and crimping wire ends on.
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The finished product.
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finished equipment tray except smoke fill and supply lines.
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Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:27 AM

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Silicone added to tanks to keep in place. If removal is required later feed fishing line or safety wire under and it will slice through.
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bit more oranizing.
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Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:29 AM

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Nose weight a non issue and needed to get batteries as far forward in tray as possible. Glued some spare carbon tubes on the underside of the nose.
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Final Battery placement. Space at front of tray for stick on Lead weights.
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Nose cone mounted. Decided to keep it simple and use 5 servo screws.
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Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:32 AM

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Weight prior to nose weight added. UAT Full. 1" of fuel in tanks.
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C of G at 312mm back from leading edge/root of wing.
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Final weight with nose weight added.

Skunkwrks 12-16-2020 11:32 AM

Great work Jonathan can't wait to her fly and see that Kingtech opened up, it will be great

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:34 AM

Engine Run! and some other small items.


Canadian Man 12-19-2020 04:01 PM


camss69 12-19-2020 06:27 PM

Nice! I can't wait to see the video of it on final with those lights.. I just put lights on my newest build and I'm wondering how distracting they will be lol.

sysiek 12-19-2020 07:46 PM

The light looking so good, I have two sets on the radio flyer and they look good but yours are much better looking, so test and make the clear stuff flat finish this will make the best light effect just like the milky car led light.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...60a88fce6d.png

skunkwurk 12-20-2020 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by sysiek (Post 12651447)
The light looking so good, I have two sets on the radio flyer and they look good but yours are much better looking, so test and make the clear stuff flat finish this will make the best light effect just like the milky car led light.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...60a88fce6d.png

Your Radio Flyer looks nice - it looks scale.

sysiek 12-20-2020 06:53 AM

Iím not sure but I think that actually aviation design is working on a full scale diamond but this is just not confirmed news, this will be actually very attractive jet much nicer than viper and probably faster and with using smaller turbine with longer range maybe two tandem seats,

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by sysiek (Post 12651447)
The light looking so good, I have two sets on the radio flyer and they look good but yours are much better looking, so test and make the clear stuff flat finish this will make the best light effect just like the milky car led light.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...60a88fce6d.png

Very cool light layout! I think I was watching one of your videos on your channel with this flying last night! I do like that layout as well!

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by sysiek (Post 12651505)
Iím not sure but I think that actually aviation design is working on a full scale diamond but this is just not confirmed news, this will be actually very attractive jet much nicer than viper and probably faster and with using smaller turbine with longer range maybe two tandem seats,

What a hoot that would be to see one of these (full size) taking off at an airport!

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 08:46 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f2183d0035.jpg
used plaster of paris to make plugs
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Plugs complete
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First pulls I was struggling with webbing.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...386640ea28.jpg
My Genius Daughter came up with the solution which was to add risers or "Bucks" under the points!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...7cdd716962.jpg

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 08:53 AM

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Cutting off a perfectly good tip!
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Test fitting the lenses.
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Front landing light wire and electronics installed.
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Front landing light glued to front strut with Hysol
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Belly Strobe installed! This thing is Bonkers!
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Inside shot of the belly strobe.

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 08:58 AM

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Marker lights installed and glued.
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Front tip light installed.
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Finished marker light. Glued in place with "Goop" so if ever needed it is removable with some manipulation
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Canadian Man 12-21-2020 09:02 AM

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glued the CC voltage regulator about 3" inside the opening and left the extension loose. Connector is easy to get at if ever needed.
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to mark line on lens. Held sharpie on lens and spun the tip.

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 09:05 AM

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lens installed with tape and paint line installed
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Painted the glue area with color matched paint. Same paint installed on the servo coveres
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Lens glued in place with E6000 glue. Very similar to Goop but a bit more runny.
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Finished product. Was deciding if I should paint the white line but I will do that.
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Canadian Man 12-21-2020 09:08 AM

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Finished front shot of wing tip light
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Front Vertical Opened up. Glue joint sanded down.
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Rear vertical opened up. Glue joint not sanded yet.
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Canadian Man 12-21-2020 09:10 AM

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Final product is way better than I expected! The majority of the lens is clear when viewed from the side. the area near the tip glows and is very visible from the side!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...2f046f393f.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...264bd50872.jpg

Canadian Man 12-27-2020 07:48 AM

Smoke System install in the diamond.

sysiek 01-26-2021 09:57 AM

So to everyone who has a hard time to find the servo horns for the aviation design servo plate and the hardware that they supplied with the jest I have custom made servo arms that will fit futaba savox and all the 25t type ones for $8 each, they one hole bigger than needed but they very easy to cut and form to the desired length
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0d3165597.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...d324a6c38.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...58732e819.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0709cad17.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...12500def0.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...2c6b94596.jpeg
please contact me if you need some off those, thanks

Canadian Man 01-26-2021 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by sysiek (Post 12659575)
So to everyone who has a hard time to find the servo horns for the aviation design servo plate and the hardware that they supplied with the jest I have custom made servo arms that will fit futaba savox and all the 25t type ones for $8 each, they one hole bigger than needed but they very easy to cut and form to the desired length
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0d3165597.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...d324a6c38.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...58732e819.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0709cad17.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...12500def0.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...2c6b94596.jpeg
please contact me if you need some off those, thanks


Thats Awesome! Hard item to find!
Do you find any issues with running the servo output closer to the opening vs flipped around to be further away from the opening?
Obviously you can run a longer servo horn but mainly just wondering if there is any binding anywhere?

sysiek 01-26-2021 11:42 AM

Actually this is what I always was doing and this is what instructions showed for this type of plate, if you do it the other way I find that the linkage will be limited and will stop at the servo, donít center the arm just have it on 1:15 oíclock off center this will give you more movement

Canadian Man 04-07-2021 06:28 AM

Something a bit different for the maiden!

mikes68charger 04-07-2021 11:21 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...089b69ef6c.jpg
The Diamond was my favorite jet. Lost it at a show trying to get a higher mph pass than those little bandits, the elevator horns pulled out 15ft over the runway, total loss

Canadian Man 04-08-2021 06:32 AM


Originally Posted by mikes68charger (Post 12672136)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...089b69ef6c.jpg
The Diamond was my favorite jet. Lost it at a show trying to get a higher mph pass than those little bandits, the elevator horns pulled out 15ft over the runway, total loss

Ouch! Did you glue in the horns into the surface or was there hard points added?

scoeroo 04-08-2021 07:15 AM

Nice maiden -

mikes68charger 04-08-2021 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by Canadian Man (Post 12672253)
Ouch! Did you glue in the horns into the surface or was there hard points added?

Glued to surface wish I would of did 2 horns per elevator

Canadian Man 04-17-2021 09:26 PM

Flight 3 which happened same day as maiden.


Canadian Man 04-27-2021 06:52 AM

Diamond gets an upgrade! And free light giveaway. Details in the video.


Canadian Man 05-04-2021 01:29 PM

Flight 6. Having some more fun with the plane now. This was prior to the upgraded marker light install.


Canadian Man 06-09-2021 08:55 AM


Canadian Man 06-29-2021 07:02 AM

First Evening Flight! SOO FUN!



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