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AlbertBallVC30/11/2015 17:41:21
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Does anyone out there known where I may be able to download or buy a plan of the RM Diamond 52" aerobatic job by Tony Wright from the 70's.

kc30/11/2015 18:10:34
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Could it be this one?

AlbertBallVC30/11/2015 18:40:49
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Could well be KC, I don't have the plan number and it doesn't give a description but I'll try and find out. Many thanks to you for the info and head start.

David Foley02/12/2015 12:55:02
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Just checked an old RM catalog and the number is RM 209 by Tony Wright.

It was published in March 1979

AlbertBallVC18/12/2015 14:30:19
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Belated thanks David, I've only just seen your reply. I work away and don't always have access to the internet. Once again thanks for the info.

AlbertBallVC02/02/2016 18:46:32
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Many thanks KC & David for being so helpful, you were both right and I have finally received the plans after ordering from the posted link.

David Foley03/02/2016 01:47:10
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You're welcome. Looking foward to the build thread.

kc03/02/2016 10:54:12
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There are a couple of copies of that Radio Modeller magazine for sale here if it's any help. We all await the build ........ and the flying........

Martyn K03/02/2016 11:37:08
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Article is here

UKCAA

Regards

Martyn

kc03/02/2016 13:25:54
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That's useful Martyn....... what a neat design and a handy size. Why is the design not better known? There are very few 40 size aerobatic plans around - Jetta is a quite similar one but 55inch span.

Edited By kc on 03/02/2016 13:27:11

Martyn K03/02/2016 13:43:41
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I built a Flair Meteor 40 recently - with SC46. It goes in the car in one piece, is easily visible and quite fast. I agree - there should be far more of them around. I am working on a (piped) 40 version of the Hanno Prettner Mystic at the moment. Hopefully will make a kit for it through LaserCraft when done.

Martyn

AlbertBallVC04/02/2016 16:50:27
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Many thanks for posting the article Martyn, it will come in very handy.

Wasaforumite04/02/2016 17:57:38
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Martyn, many thanks for posting this article. The explanation of the method of building the wing is is the best I've seen. I suppose that rather than using 1 inch deep pieces of thick (and these days expensive) balsa one could, at least with the leading edge, have a false leading edge of hard 1/8 balsa and then attach a strip of 3/8 balsa leading edge much narrower than 1 inch to complete once the wing is all glued up.

I'm about to start building a Tweedy Bird, a smaller version of the Dirty Bird and the plans look very similar. The construction notes for the Diamond will certainly be a help. The TB is for 400 watt electric power. I've had a lot of help from David Oxilia in Montreal in sorting out plans and ribs etc.

Hangar 9 nut04/02/2016 19:17:18
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Put me down for one of those Martin !

Martyn K05/02/2016 09:27:23
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Will do.. Its a nice size - will need to be built very light though. Got some ideas for using a bit of carbon in the wing for spars. Its a lovely looking aeroplane.

M

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