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Sport Modified Diamond Dust Build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by BalsaDust, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    So here’s the plan. It’s by no means giant scale but should be fun. Never really had a go fast plane before but this one seems easy enough and I should be able to bash it into what I’m thinking pretty easy. So far I just have the plans printed up and have taken inventory so I know I have the wood needed, the carbon tubes needed, servos needed, and batteries I intend to use. Should only need to order a motor and esc. Stock wingspan is 34.5 inches and I’m dropping it back to 32ish but keeping the ribs stock sized. Basically the center section does not need to be as wide since I’m not slapping a fuel tank and other stuff like that in it. For power I will be running a 3542 outrunner around 1200kv turning probably a 8x8 prop with a 70-80amp esc using my existing 2200mah 3S lipos and possibly a prop change to run 4S as well. I don’t expect it to be blistering fast but what I have seen of a similar setup on a similar plane it should do around 90mph on 3S and possibly around 110-115 on 4S.

    Now sit back and relax as it might be a few days before I start cutting parts.

    AKNick, Snoopy1, acerc and 2 others like this.
  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Just make the plan whatever size you choose?
  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Need me to send you the plans so you can build as well?
  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Printed or email? I might do an electric size as practice for my K @ B 6.5 drum rotor engine.
  5. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Interesting! Lots of e glass tubes.

  6. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Looks interesting not a lot to it. The only thing that may be hard to find is the .3 inch glass tubes. Do I see it correctly the ribs are triangular and not an airfoil.
  7. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    I can do either. I have the pdf saved on my laptop but if you want a printed set then just pay for postage. Email might work best though as you can scale it to whatever size you want it to be.
    dhal22 likes this.
  8. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Going all carbon.
    Alky6 likes this.
  9. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    I’m using carbon tubes I have on hand. Main spar tubes will be 12mm ones and the le spars will be carbon arrow shafts which are between 1/4”-5/16”.

    Yes triangular ribs.
    Snoopy1 likes this.
  10. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Great idea. Where do you get plans for this?

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