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Old Dec 28, 2014, 06:13 PM
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Laddie's DYKE DELTA

This is my third Dyke Delta I built since 1970. At that time I drew the plans and built 50” Dyke Delta. I was unlucky with it. On maiden, during take off, strong gust of wind from one side, flipped the model on it’s back. The damage was extensive so I scrapped the model.
Approximately, 20 years later I built smaller 40” Dyke Delta for electric/glow power. I used ASTRO 15 geared motor or O.S. .26 four stroke engine. RCM magazine in Oct. of 1997 published the plans for it.
This year in Fall, I was looking what to build. I remembered small version of Dyke Delta. I decided to build Dyke Delta again, but using original plans for 50” version.
So, here it is. The model is of all balsa construction except the cowl which is a foam. The model is powered with TURNIGY D2826/10 and 3S-5000mA LiPos. The model has electric retracts. The maiden will be done in Spring. I do not fly in cold weather.
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Old Dec 28, 2014, 08:30 PM
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Looks like you've been quite busy...lots of new models to maiden in the Spring.

I like the Dyke Delta. Good luck on all your maidens.

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Old Dec 28, 2014, 09:11 PM
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I like the looks of that plane. Hope she flies great. Are plans still avilable for that plane?

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Old Dec 28, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Looks nice Laddie. Question: What do you use for adding monokote over monokote? (I am assuming you used Monokote covering). I don't see any bubbles, nice job!! - Do you just use heat, or solvent, or Windex??

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Old Dec 28, 2014, 09:27 PM
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Laddie,
Good to see this one! I bought the MAN plans a couple of years back and cut some parts. I have not built it yet. Maybe I'll finish it in 2015!
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Old Dec 29, 2014, 05:57 AM
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Looks nice Laddie. Question: What do you use for adding monokote over monokote? (I am assuming you used Monokote covering). I don't see any bubbles, nice job!! - Do you just use heat, or solvent, or Windex??

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I used Ultrakote to cover the model, except cowl which was painted.
I set the temperature on high.
Laddie.
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Old Apr 30, 2015, 09:14 AM
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Laddie's R/C DYKE DELTA (3 min 11 sec)
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Old Apr 30, 2015, 09:22 AM
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This text was supposed to accompany the video, but it did not work for me. I am having difficulty posting the videos from my picture files to this tread. Finally I maiden the Dyke Delta. As you can see on a video, it flies great. Only thing I need to master is the landing. I have to come in at flatter angle so that the nose gear does not hit the ground hard and then pushes the nose up causing a stall. My model has electric retracts but they failed to work after two or three cycles when testing them in my workshop.
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Nice flying airplane and a good job on the video. I found the plans for your 40" Dyke Delta on outerzone. Other than size is there any difference in the design of the 40" version and the 50" version?

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Old Apr 30, 2015, 05:24 PM
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There is not much difference between them.
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