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05-27-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 175
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Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hi Guys,
Jeff Gilbert and I did some testing a few years ago in conjunction with the University of Florida's UAV department and we
outfitted a Hot Dust with some accelerometers and other various...
05-11-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By skylab

RE: Jeff Gilbert Founder of the Diamond Dust Passed Away on 04/06/2009

Thanks to all who have responded I will forward these kind words to his immediate family and friends.
Thanks
Gerry
DDust Team
05-04-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hi Rick,
You check out these links to some affordable balancing tools.
http://www.greatplanes.com/accys/gpmr2400.html

there are allot of home made balance tools, as well over the internet
...
04-07-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By skylab

Jeff Gilbert Founder of the Diamond Dust Passed Away on 04/06/2009

Hello All,
I am sad to report that Jeff Gilbert passed away early Monday morning April, 6th 2009.
Jeff was well known for his many designs including the famous Diamond Dust, Diamond Dust Clipped...
03-24-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hi Blade-Breaker,
I spoke to Jeff Gilbert this morning about your setup, and the only thing we were questioning were your servos. Do your servos have alloy or nylon gears? If nylon we strongly...
03-08-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

ORIGINAL: Planeclaims

Add another Dust to the fold! Spektrum 2.4 & AR7000 for guidance. TT 36 Pro w/stock muffler turning a 9.5 X 6 Bolly prop. I have a mousse can pipe assembly but...
02-02-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hi Guys,
Just PM me and I can get a roll out to you for $3.00 Plus Shipping.


Gerry
DDust Team
01-26-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hello All, I Just wanted to update the links to the Assembly Manuals for both the Stock Diamond Dust and the CW version as well.

Thanks
Gerry
DDust Team

Stock Diamond Dust:
...
01-21-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Combatpigg is correct, as stated in the manual, we recommend a 1:1 geometry. It also depends on the servos you are using and their torque range.
I have seen some people use a 1:1.5 geometry to...
01-21-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

HI Gofastz,
I agree with combatPigg we definitely recommend the use of the push rod stiffner tubes AND the 4-40 linkage AND the Large HD Dubro Horn we have included
in the kit.
I have seen many...
01-18-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hi Steve, the reason for the tank placement being what it is is so the RX Battery can be place properly in order to facilitate CG.
We used to use a 350Mah NiCd pack in front of the tank with the...
12-29-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hi thetrums,
We have looked at having the DDust built as an ARF, BUT the quality and minimum order quantities are what keep us from
having ARF versions built. We have however framed up some KITs...
12-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hello All here is the new updated link to the Clipped Wing manual.
There has been a change to page 9 of the manual.
Please follow the link below. Anyone who has ordered a Clipped Wing Dust...
12-22-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Here try this I believe the server rejected the first file name I entered

www.diamonddustrc.com/Diamond_Dust_CW_KIT_Manual_12-01-2008-01.pdf

Gerry King,
DDust Team
12-22-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hello all and Merry Christmas.
We wanted to make sure the Diamond Dust Clipped Wing Manual was available for all as a download.
here is the link.
http://www.diamonddustrc.com/Diamond...
12-22-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

The reason we recommend the 90 degree sides up is so your control horn can be level over the hinge line.
This helps in clean elevon performance. Your rolls will be more linear and not look like a...
12-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Make sure you tack it all around the LE and TE on both sides before tightening. The manual explains this in detail.
Also, I have updated the Diamond Dust manual that is available online to include...
12-09-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Thanks MJD,
I have modified the text on the manuals and will repost the modified manuals as soon as possible.
Yes you are correct the loop side is the side that should be glued down. Our photos...
09-29-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Also forgot to mention to the people who have the older kits and still have not yet put them together, you
can download the new revised manual at:
...
09-29-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Thanks to all who have already ordered!!
We are still on schedule to start shipping on Wed Oct. 1st.
If anyone has any questions please let me know I will be monitoring this post closely.

...
09-26-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Thanks Guys for the complements on the manual! we did focus on trying to improve the build for the end user.

Freaking fast, we use bass wood for the servo rails and I have never had any of them...
09-25-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Also for anyone who would like a preview of the Manual it can be downloaded here:
http://www.diamonddustrc.com/Diamond_Dust_KIT_Manual.pdf
Thanks

DDUST Team
09-25-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hello Everyone,
We are proud to announce that we are now taking pre-orders on the Diamond Dust KITS.
They will start shipping on Oct 1st, 2008.
Cost is 74.95 plus S&H.
We have an initial run...
09-09-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,678
Posted By skylab

RE: DIAMOND DUST RC LIVES!!!!!

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the delay, we have been very hard at work getting the new kits repopulated and the manuals done. We appreciate everyones patience.
Jeff and I have been hard at work...
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