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Posted by Troy388 | Mar 28, 2010 @ 04:06 PM | 7,456 Views
Im working on some new bagged birds and wanted the same type of tip for throwing as on my Blaster 2. I really like the tip blades on them.
The blades are made from layers of 6 oz. carbon PrePreg using aluminum molds and heat cured at 300 deg. F. I split the part of the blade that glues into the wing tip to save wt....Continue Reading
Posted by Troy388 | Mar 21, 2010 @ 03:37 PM | 6,791 Views
I did a pull test on my new DLG stab mount,the plan was to
fail a few to show how strong they are before I start mailing
them out for the public.
As you can see in the picture I have 40 lbs. hanging from it !
I'm going to call that good enough.
hows that for a strength to Wt. ratio. 40 lbs to .47 grams
Posted by Troy388 | Mar 17, 2010 @ 11:59 PM | 7,368 Views
Here is the specs on the boom.
Boom 40.75" long wt. 56 grams
I.D. 1.000" Tapering to I.D. .625"
O.D. 1.050" Tapering to O.D. .670"
Unlim Boom $ 45.00

Pod Info,
light layup for Bubble Dancer, Heavy for Supra
nose cone 2 or 3 ply's 6oz.S-glass 30-40 grams
radio tray 3 to 5 ply's 6oz. S-glass 50-70 grams
Carbon pod 2 or 3 ply's 5.7 oz. Carbon 40-60 grams
nose cone, radio tray and pod $ 155.00
Posted by Troy388 | Mar 17, 2010 @ 10:01 PM | 7,393 Views
finished my Mold for my DLG pod, still working on the layup schedule with 1 full ply 3/4 glass 2 full plys 5oz. Kevlar 1 Ren. of 6 oz carbon for wing and boom area the finis ed wt. is 28 grams and is stronger than some 2-M fuses Ive seen.
the boom plugs over the pod like my unlim. pod.
I will try some other layups,looking for the best strength to Wt. ratio.
Going to use Kevlar for the pod cover so its completely 2.4 friendly.

Had someone ask about wing mounting,Im planning on bolting down the
wing like the blaster 1 , but with very little work you could make the front
of the wing plug in with pins like the Taboo and bolt the back down.

Goals ,what I wanted from this pod
1- Strong , If you break this pod ,the rest of the plane shouldn't be flyable.
2- Boom mounting, If I break the boom I did not want to have to gut the fuse to replace it.
3- Wing saddle large enough to mount both front and back wing bolts into (see # 2 )
4- Nose long enough to balance with lipo batt. pack.
5- Room inside the pod for up to 4 servos, Ram 3 and ballast
6- I'm going to be the one laying up the pods, how hard do I want it to be.

I really like the looks of some of the other pods I've seen , but to have made
it look more stylish I would have had to cut into some of the goals I set for it.
Posted by Troy388 | Mar 17, 2010 @ 09:14 PM | 7,310 Views
I have DLG booms for sale.
specs are,
IDs .625" to .330"
ODs .655" to .360"
32.1" long Wt. 16 to 16.5 gms.
Price is 25.00 each + 8.00 S/H

paypal is easy and fast

Troy