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Canadian Man 12-13-2020 06:30 AM


sysiek 12-13-2020 05:37 PM

Will you please calculate all the materials and equipment used to build the jet with prices this will help someone when building diamond jet , to maybe cut on some stuff to stay below $20000 , I build 3 of them and never got so expensive and I used good stuff, Iím going to post building forum for nr 4 same color orange

Canadian Man 12-13-2020 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by sysiek (Post 12650123)
Will you please calculate all the materials and equipment used to build the jet with prices this will help someone when building diamond jet , to maybe cut on some stuff to stay below $20000 , I build 3 of them and never got so expensive and I used good stuff, Iím going to post building forum for nr 4 same color orange

Keep in mind that i'm located in Canada. So when I buy an airframe as an example that's listed at $3000.00 USD it actually costs me $4000.00 CAD. Approximate of course. So sure my build may have cost $14,000 USD.

Dansy 12-14-2020 07:45 AM

Very hard to impossible to build a 210+ size under 20k the exchange rate and taxes pretty high....plus now broker fees extra cost in shipping....ect...

Canadian Man 12-14-2020 08:41 AM


Originally Posted by Dansy (Post 12650233)
Very hard to impossible to build a 210+ size under 20k the exchange rate and taxes pretty high....plus now broker fees extra cost in shipping....ect...

Yea totally! Shipping and duty alone was $1,622.00

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:20 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...72e0a58117.jpg
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.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f39fcf520a.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...57377249a1.jpg
opened up the opening about 1/4" on 3 sides for tank to fit.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...2d3b7c9324.jpg
Custom Skycandy Lighting setup. Missing nose gear light in picture. Wait till you see these things.

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:22 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f9e1c3d8cb.jpg
Decided to take molds of all the tips.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...030174fcec.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...50bb77e72d.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b0497ed5ac.jpg
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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8b5df78e46.jpg
The Mess before organizing and crimping wire ends on.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...54da02b1f7.jpg
The finished product.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5f9eebcfe3.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...89198561bc.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...35d47b84ef.jpg
finished equipment tray except smoke fill and supply lines.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...a97a0f2672.jpg

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:27 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...79952cdd9b.jpg
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.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f517596504.jpg
bit more oranizing.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...354a7cc43b.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0c0e96b2f2.jpg

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:29 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c898b05469.jpg
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.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...cd7cba9da2.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...26a306a7b1.jpg
Final Battery placement. Space at front of tray for stick on Lead weights.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c5df1752e8.jpg
Nose cone mounted. Decided to keep it simple and use 5 servo screws.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...00f891f294.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0a26649b4e.jpg

Canadian Man 12-16-2020 11:32 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...11c279fdfe.jpg
Weight prior to nose weight added. UAT Full. 1" of fuel in tanks.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b2d83d0ec5.jpg
C of G at 312mm back from leading edge/root of wing.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...05bc500f0c.jpg
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
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...408f6e09db.jpg
Plugs complete
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8a2bde4566.jpg
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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...1489c621e9.jpg
Cutting off a perfectly good tip!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ed3c9269d4.jpg
Test fitting the lenses.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...517b4855f6.jpg
Front landing light wire and electronics installed.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...dc5eeadc16.jpg
Front landing light glued to front strut with Hysol
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f170b98b79.jpg
Belly Strobe installed! This thing is Bonkers!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...a7d04ce431.jpg
Inside shot of the belly strobe.

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 08:58 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...80eb33865f.jpg
Marker lights installed and glued.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...cc9cd6372b.jpg
Front tip light installed.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b14dd36496.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5aa0866a8e.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...1a41fe3113.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f8462d08a6.jpg
Finished marker light. Glued in place with "Goop" so if ever needed it is removable with some manipulation
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ddf841f1c6.jpg

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 09:02 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0383ef9090.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...31874e9fb0.jpg
glued the CC voltage regulator about 3" inside the opening and left the extension loose. Connector is easy to get at if ever needed.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c2288d4df7.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b222e9442a.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...fb4bb61972.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f4b7fb43f1.jpg
to mark line on lens. Held sharpie on lens and spun the tip.

Canadian Man 12-21-2020 09:05 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...643c6f9a51.jpg
lens installed with tape and paint line installed
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...78cec3664e.jpg
Painted the glue area with color matched paint. Same paint installed on the servo coveres
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...9a53a1641a.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...d769c5d99e.jpg
Lens glued in place with E6000 glue. Very similar to Goop but a bit more runny.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b68eb90c5a.jpg
Finished product. Was deciding if I should paint the white line but I will do that.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e396fbfdff.jpg


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