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Canadian Man 11-09-2020 07:52 AM

Aviation Design Diamond Assembly/Build Thread
 
I know this has been covered in a few threads but I figured I would start my own. Exciting day!


Canadian Man 11-09-2020 07:57 AM

Very happy that everything arrived safe and sound from the trip from France to Canada!https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...390eb539b1.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5d99a56c3d.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e72f41233e.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...adec29a722.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...231d462529.jpg

sysiek 11-09-2020 09:03 AM

This is nice bird , do dibble horns on the elevators and make sure that the linkages are super secure donít use the stock silver ones go bolted ones the original like to open or at least shrink wrap them bubble

ravill 11-09-2020 09:19 AM

Those are such cool looking airplanes!! Thanks for sharing your build thread!

Canadian Man 11-12-2020 08:10 AM

2nd video is up.

Canadian Man 11-12-2020 08:28 AM

All Wood formers/plates treated with epoxy.
Tank Mounts glued in.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8866df97e9.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...459f245a13.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...7c34ebc4b6.jpg

Canadian Man 11-12-2020 08:29 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5f64e785c3.jpg
Battery tray/front gear mount painted and speckled.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...52258e0b94.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...33d5d95772.jpg

Canadian Man 11-12-2020 08:31 AM

Aluminum Servo mounts painted.
- Step 1, Clean.
- Step 2, 1 coat etching primer.
- Step 3, 2nd coat etching primer.
- Step 4, 1 coat paint.
- Step 5, 2nd Coat paint.
- Step 6, 1 coat clear coat.
- Step 7, 2nd coat of clear.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...3cd2ac0b91.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...90dff72e79.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...7b699a1543.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...790cd73bac.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5d889e576f.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...58bef7313b.jpg

skunkwurk 11-12-2020 09:12 AM

Nice work! I like the color. Were you born in 75?

Canadian Man 11-12-2020 11:30 AM

Thanks! No. Was 1979

sysiek 11-12-2020 09:05 PM

I try to watch the YouTube video but there so much commercials I turned off after the second one.

F900 11-12-2020 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by sysiek (Post 12644274)
I try to watch the YouTube video but there so much commercials I turned off after the second one.


Just use a firefox browser download 2 extensions Adblock plus and ublock Origin (optional) and never see a YouTube ad again :)

FenderBean 11-13-2020 07:46 AM

Always wanted to do one of these in a Sci-Fi scheme

skunkwurk 11-13-2020 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by sysiek (Post 12644274)
I try to watch the YouTube video but there so much commercials I turned off after the second one.

Wish I had settings like these for my smart TVs. The commercials are horrible on YouTube.

sysiek 11-13-2020 09:06 AM

Or the owner could setup his YouTube to non commercial one public and problem solved, you will not see commercials on my YouTube channel

Canadian Man 11-14-2020 08:20 PM

Yea I was very close to ordering the Starwars Scheme! I Think that done up with the Pilot and R2D2 look great! I have also seen pics floating around of a custom painted sci-fi one a few years ago. That one looks great!

sysiek 11-14-2020 08:47 PM

This one is the fastest radio flyer wagon at least in the rc jets category.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...9d989a2c7.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...890068b6e.jpeg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...2b29434c7.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...258140670.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...32ff31aa5.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8c224dcf4.jpeg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...3b3d99f6d.jpeg

Canadian Man 11-15-2020 06:50 AM

Video #3 is up.

Canadian Man 11-15-2020 06:53 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...cb14551016.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...460a4df94d.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...cc6addb890.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b74d4f7450.jpg
Added Hard points to all surfaces.
Opened up the access point, Installed horn and installed wood on both sides of the horn.
All glued with Hysol.

Canadian Man 11-15-2020 06:56 AM

Couple pics of the final result.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...4abdf9baa1.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...23bbfa0670.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...bf28c1de0b.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...6a506960b7.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8ec7f8e4de.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...69b401cb36.jpg

camss69 11-15-2020 08:56 PM

Man that elevator control horn was painful! Nice job getting it back out.

Canadian Man 11-16-2020 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by camss69 (Post 12644957)
Man that elevator control horn was painful! Nice job getting it back out.

HAHA. Yea stupid mistake but great learning experience! Will never make that mistake again........I hope

ravill 11-16-2020 08:01 AM

Wait, there were no hard points for the elevator horns?!

Canadian Man 11-16-2020 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by ravill (Post 12645003)
Wait, there were no hard points for the elevator horns?!

No Hard points for any of the surfaces. I think many have successfully installed the horns with lots of glue and it's been fine but I feel better adding the hard points.
Now I know they are secure.

If you purchase this plane from Ultimate Jet's to my knowledge they add the hard points

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:32 AM

Next video is up. Giving away a set of SkyCandy Landing Lights. Details in the video.


Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:42 AM

Servo Horns need to be 14mm if your doing them the standard way with double clevis.
Used a HD JR one as a guide. Marked aluminum horn with a drill bit and drilled it on drill press so it's square.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...6b77aa0a00.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e1cf9c6714.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...060a07bda8.jpg

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:46 AM

Revoc Bag Set arrived! Always a happy day that feels like Christmas when the package arrives!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...98732b2502.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...19a055b183.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e410e6fe8e.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...a6dc6c77e4.jpg

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:52 AM

If you watch the video, I explain it but basically don't over tighten the set screw on the vertical risers for the servo mount. If you do it right you can get it at a 90 degree angle when it's fastened.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...21d9392d8d.jpg
2 x 3mm washers needed behind servos to bring into proper alignment. This pictures shows the wrong adjustment on the servo mount. See the angle between the plate and the mount.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...11e2bef122.jpg
mount is nice and level.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...df0a9d3a64.jpg
The top hole is sized correct to tap 3mm threads which makes lining everything up much easier. nut and bolt was used on bottom hole.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...bafd8e3632.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...3394ae077d.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0a54318dfd.jpg

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:55 AM

Servo does not need to be tight against the cover. If it is, you may run into clearance issues. there is room in the servo mount to adjust a few MM's away from the mount which makes everything work.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...78e3d4ec80.jpg
Servo tight against cover
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ca6862e702.jpg
servo spaced out from cover.

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:59 AM

Last batch of pictures. servo mounting areas need to be opened up slightly to accept aluminum mounts and servos.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...25b5d5dceb.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...d80d0bf73b.jpg
Opening in elevators. opened these up more later on.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...81afc807ae.jpg
Will do final clevis attachment/surface centering later.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b5f0edfffe.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...1a99b78eaa.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ba053a6a67.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...73f11e0509.jpg
Pitot Tube added for JR Speed Sensor!

ravill 11-19-2020 10:13 AM

Do you have a 28x?

jcterrettaz 11-19-2020 11:20 AM

Nice radio

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by ravill (Post 12645538)
Do you have a 28x?

Yea! Been using it for a few years now.

skunkwurk 11-19-2020 01:26 PM

I like how you can access the sbus settings for the servos and not have to have the servo directly connected to the radio. I don't think you showed it in this video, but I believe it was on one of the F18 videos. On my 18MZ I need to connect the servo to the back of the radio. Being able to make setting changes while the servos are installed is a game changer.

ravill 11-19-2020 01:27 PM

Where do you get receivers and are there really 28 channels?

Deeforce?

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by skunkwurk (Post 12645558)
I like how you can access the sbus settings for the servos and not have to have the servo directly connected to the radio. I don't think you showed it in this video, but I believe it was on one of the F18 videos. On my 18MZ I need to connect the servo to the back of the radio. Being able to make setting changes while the servos are installed is a game changer.

Yea that is a great feature of xbus. you can access the servo from the menu afterward and still make adjustments! I am loving the new servos as they hold the settings even if used in PWM fashion. As I mentioned the old ones would not do this. I'm using an oder one on the rudder and Nose gear.

Canadian Man 11-19-2020 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by ravill (Post 12645559)
Where do you get receivers and are there really 28 channels?

Deeforce?

Yea Deeforce is the place. basically the radio comes with 16 stock channels and you can expand to get 28. So if you remove channel 16 you switch it to 4 more channels and now you have 19 Channels. Remove channel 15 and now you have 22 channels. The 11bpx that i'm using in this Diamond has 3 xbus outputs which can be 3 x bus channels or 6 xbus channels or 12 x but channels. The 16 bpx I used in the F18 Build is completely open xbus/pwm. A couple years ago I didn't understand it all but once I wrapped my head around how the Bus Systems work i love the simplicity of it.

Just look at our turbines now. They too are using a bus system so one cable from the data box (ECU or DRM) to the turbine and done.

Love this advancement in technology!

ravill 11-19-2020 09:45 PM

Dude, we fly Jeti! We get it!!

And most of us mourned JR’s demise!! I’m just stoked you got a 28x!

And a cool jet build! Nice!!

Canadian Man 11-22-2020 06:34 PM


Canadian Man 11-22-2020 06:40 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e191f561d6.jpg
Rudder tube installed, marked and drilled, threaded with a 4-40 threads and bolt installed.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...06898a52b0.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...d575b5c2d6.jpg
view of the top of the rudder tube. Blind nut used for this point with a hardwood dowel installed with gorilla glue.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8f53bebd98.jpg
Shot of the rudder bolt hole
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...a1845b4940.jpg
Final Rudder connection. Bolt recessed into skin as there is plywood under to tighten too.


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