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Thread: Devil's Duster
08/02/2017 22:02:04

Devil's Duster Mk. 2

Hi all

Please note that when completed this model will be available for purchase if anyone is interested.

Happy flying

DW

04/02/2017 21:34:40

Thanks Ron.

They look good to me, keep 'em' coming.

David

04/02/2017 12:18:07

For anyone interested in building the original Devil's Duster these are images of the 2 part plan. Available from Derick Scott of Model Plans, you will have to email him, the DD plan is not yet listed. www.model-plans.co.uk. Cost about £10, see earlier in the thread. DW.

Devils duster planDevils duster plan

Thread: OS Engine price variance
06/01/2017 09:02:37

I think that this thread is now time expired and time to close it off. I have been in the retail business, (photographic and optics), for nearly 20 years. We never 'slag off'' the opposition, and we do not use this type of forum to promote our products. The original reason for this thread was to get members to 'shop around' for the best deals. That is what our customers do and if possible prices are adjusted accordingly.

Just for the record the OS FS-62V will be going into the Devil's Duster 2, for the first few test flights however, I will be using a older less important engine just in case I have a problem.

I think I have a Laser engine gathering dust somewhere in the workshop which should do.....

DW

Thread: 1/5th scale Supermarine S6b
05/01/2017 17:59:14

Excellent.. Nice to see a model of such an iconic aircraft.

David

Thread: OS Engine price variance
05/01/2017 13:59:59

Thanks Guys for the info. The main I started the thread was because of price variances and to 'shop around ' on line and get the best price.

Originally I would only use OS, and had one of the original 'open rocker' OS60fs engines, but recently I bought cheaper thinking that there would be little difference. They looked the same, some were even clones of an earlier OS design. However, I had forgotten just how good OS four strokes are, particularly the new designs and the FS-62v is no exception. It is the differences of pricing between outlets, nearly £70 seemed to 'oil-up my plugs'. The lowest price I could find was £217.99 with free delivery. The highest price I could find was £284.99 + £4.60 delivery, all UK shops. I have declined from mentioning dealerships, that would not be right and I would hope that dealers will not use this thread. That would not be right either.

DW

04/01/2017 20:10:10

Recently I purchased an OS 62V four stroke engine. With it's retro design it looks too good and sounds good. Almost too good to be placed in a model, it would not be out of place in a display cabinet, where it is at the moment. Only temporarily though, when finished it will be destined for the Devil's Duster Mk.2, now nearing completion. I could not however notice the online price variance from £217.99 to a colossal £284.99! ( prices not including delivery, which is free in the first instance), Being in retail myself, (photographic not model supplies, unfortunately), I would expect, of course, to pay more from a high street shop for the extra service and advice, but £67 for an online purchase, I'm not so sure. Anyone else know of similar instances?

Happy New Year

David

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 05/01/2017 17:02:07

Thread: Devil's Duster
19/12/2016 16:40:09

Hi All.

The Devil's Duster 2, now ready for covering, (yellow of course) and final assembly. Anyone wishing to build one of these, the original DD is thoroughly recommended. Plans are available,Devils Duster 2 build see earlier in the thread.

David

14/11/2016 16:26:46

Hi All.

Devil,s Duster Mk.2 in it's three parts. Complicates things a bit but this should make it easier for transport. Perhaps we should change the name, 'Devils Duster' may be copyright.

Devils Duster Mk2 in 3 parts

03/11/2016 19:51:40

Hi Percy, Piers and all.

Change of engine for the DD Mk2. Originally I was going to use an ASP61FS from, but the price has risen from £115 to £135. This means that for a few 'dollars' more I can obtain an SC70 Mk II at £149.90. A little heavier, but the extra power is probably worth It.

David

16/10/2016 19:56:47

Thanks Guys.

Looks like I've stirred up a delta's nest. Ernie/Oini I love it.

David

15/10/2016 08:44:03

Hi Piers.

I have been making up the structure as I build, find a problem, think about it and carry on. I find myself spending more time than thinking than building! The power source is to be an ASP61 four stroke, at £115 it's a 'steal'. I already have one of these in my Pteranodon which weighs over 11lb and their is no shortage of power even at that weight.

Did I hear that you will be building a DD?....

Best regards

David

14/10/2016 22:49:48

Thanks Phil, thanks Percy. The original plan is available from Derick Scott of Model-Plans, I obtained my copy well after I had drawn up and started building my version. I hope that a few other guys will build one as well any feedback would be very much appreciated.

Happy landings

David

14/10/2016 21:10:26

On it's way....on its way.jpg

Thread: i wish
14/10/2016 20:59:24

Graceful flying like this is a rare event, beautiful to watch. Thanks Andy.

Thread: CONSUFESD
01/10/2016 22:21:13

Hi all.

Try this website..

**LINK**

The information they provide for each motor etc. I have found to be very accurate.

Hope this helps

David

Thread: Devil's Duster
06/09/2016 20:41:07

To Phil and all

Now for the bit in between....

now for the bit in between.jpg

27/08/2016 21:45:28

Hi Phil.

It is probably a good idea to get yourself a set of plans from Derick Scott. A look at these plans is almost certain to inspire you to want to build one. The DD although neutrally stable is easy to fly. Not a first model but a good second or third one. I will certainly post images on this thread and keep you posted on its progress. As you will see from earlier on in this thread the model I am at present building is a deviation from the original. It will be in three sections for easy transport, Which means a change in the design to accommodate wing joiners, this will mean that the model may be slightly heavier. Elevon control will be electronic via the transmitter and not a sliding servo as on the original DD plan. Power will be an ASP 61 four stroke. I now just need time to get it finished.

Watch this space, all the best. David

26/08/2016 13:29:01

Thanks John.

I will keep you and everyone else posted, I still have a lot of building ahead of me, afterwards I may even build another original DD. The structure of the original DD is quite simple, the only problem is because the wing is symmetrical some sort of jig is required. I built mine 'kebab' style with steel wing joiners through the chord line.

I wonder if Mr W. Fleming is still around?

Bye

David

26/08/2016 10:26:54

Hi All.

I have just received a beautiful plan, (2 large sheets), from Derick Scott of Model-Plans, see above, of the CAP Devils Duster. The plans are a perfect copy of the original aircraft designed by W. Fleming, cleaned up with no yellowing, well done Derick. Placing my part built wings over the DD plan, the shape is almost a perfect fit, (got that right), and the wing section is almost the same, mine is an NACA0015. That is about the only thing in common that my design has with the original, mine will be slightly larger and in 3 sections, laying the original plans on the floor it would be very difficult to get it into my car. but not impossible. If mine flies like the original did, I will have no complaints.

Happy landings

David

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