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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:58 PM
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Nitroplanes has both the RTF and ARF versions of The Diamond 2500 in stock. For some reason the RTF is $5 cheaper at $195.00 than the ARF at $199.00 . any how better grab an extra or two LOL The best damn motor glider i have flown !
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 07:59 PM
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WOW ! it has been a couple months since i was able to fly,got out today with the Diamond 2500, first off it was tail heavy (of course didnt check it) was like a porpoise on crack !! wind was blowing around 15mph, i went ahead and flew it for about 9 minutes like this, about 4 minutes in i was up quite high (luckily) stalled her out good and right ! it fell, then tipped then started spinning woohooo hit the throttle ! I was gliding at the time. bringing it in to land was a real treat being tail heavy,wind swirling,hit flaps up down up down up down !!! got her calmed down and on the ground,set the CG correctly (had to add 4- 7G leads in nose) second 10 minute flight was sweet !! But the over turning and jumpy up and down stuff was just as much from not flying ... ohh this is a used diamond 2500 i bought,the guy had it setup for fpv,so the weights were taken out of the nose from what i can tell. anyhow anyone else notice how fast you get rusty when you dont fly ?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:51 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html

Will this pack fit? or too Long?

Dimensions: 162x46x34mm
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:34 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html

Will this pack fit? or too Long?

Dimensions: 162x46x34mm
mine is 5 inches long and it is a tight fit
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:58 PM
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This Lipo is 6.4 inches long.....

I guess its best to get 2x 4s-4000mah and stack them together?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:21 AM
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This Lipo is 6.4 inches long.....

I guess its best to get 2x 4s-4000mah and stack them together?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...4S1P_20C_.html

or this they will both work

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._4S1P_30C.html

This is the one i bought,had it delivered in four days

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...-50C-EZ/Detail
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:43 AM
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looks like weather may be good enough to fly today ! if so ill get some video .. Having some trouble with COG on this used Diamond, running 4s 2650 lipo 60amp esc and have CG set at 83mm or 3 1/4 inches. You guys running this setup where is your CG set ?

windy day diamond 2500 (11 min 49 sec)
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Thanks for you recent PM's Fastfwd.

I collected my Diamond 2500 on Thursday.

A thorough check over of the model, which is brand new and still boxed, revealed broken gears on the servo on the left flap..

All the others seem ok but I'll replace them all with metal gear ones.

Also the hinges are really stiff so I'll need to work those while the servos are out.

The rudder horn is loose and not gripping on to much of the foam so I'm gonna replace all the horns and clevices too.

It was a bargain price from Ebay and a private sale. He is an RC Heli pilot and thought he'd like a go with gliders and got a big one. However poor chap was a bit daunted at the size of the thing

The model also comes with the 4s lipo and 60 amp ESC so I'm very pleased.

I will also upgrade the stock prop to the aeronaut 14x8.

Stunning model.. Will be flying in a couple of weeks after the upgrades, a change in weather and the time to fly due to my shift patterns..
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:50 PM
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If you want to upgrade to MG servos, I recommend the T-Pro MG90s's. It's what I've been using, and they've been working great for me.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Thanks Bugman,
These are the one's I've used before.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1409056431...84.m1436.l2649

I reckon they're the same as you recommend, different label !!

Thanks
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Yup, only difference is the sticker
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Thanks for you recent PM's Fastfwd.

I collected my Diamond 2500 on Thursday.

A thorough check over of the model, which is brand new and still boxed, revealed broken gears on the servo on the left flap..

All the others seem ok but I'll replace them all with metal gear ones.

Also the hinges are really stiff so I'll need to work those while the servos are out.

The rudder horn is loose and not gripping on to much of the foam so I'm gonna replace all the horns and clevices too.

It was a bargain price from Ebay and a private sale. He is an RC Heli pilot and thought he'd like a go with gliders and got a big one. However poor chap was a bit daunted at the size of the thing

The model also comes with the 4s lipo and 60 amp ESC so I'm very pleased.

I will also upgrade the stock prop to the aeronaut 14x8.

Stunning model.. Will be flying in a couple of weeks after the upgrades, a change in weather and the time to fly due to my shift patterns..
sweet !! I also replaced the clevis,s and control rods. your going to love this plane !
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Anybody have an extra NIB they want to part with?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Anybody have an extra NIB they want to part with?
http://www.nitroplanes.com/at-2209e-...0-4ch-arf.html
$199.00 Just need a 60amp esc so you can use a 4s 2500 lipo and two servos so you can cut the flaps in
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:15 AM
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What esc and servos are most folks using?
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