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Old Jul 03, 2011, 09:52 AM
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Time to build, need a pod + boom

In the interest of saving time and getting me in the air sooner I am asking for suggestions on a pod & boom. I'm looking for something that is inexpensive so I don't care about cosmetics, I just need something to hold my electronics and not fall apart the first time it gently touches the earth. Maybe a fuse for a DLG with a crushed wing that someone has sitting in a closet somewhere or a blem from a production run, something along those lines is fine for me.
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 10:01 AM
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One of the AZ guys that builds his own planes uses the raptr pod:

http://www.atlantahobby.com/store/pc...on-51p6092.htm

I'm uncertain what Boom he uses.

You could also go with a TopSky pod and boom from the same guys.

http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc...Parts-c780.htm

Atlanta hobby supports our US F3K team. We should support them, also!
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Thanks Carl. I should have also mentioned a preference for 2.4GHz friendliness but that's not a big deal. The TopSky parts are shown as out of stock which seems to be universal. Maybe there's a market for entry-level DLGs after all.
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 11:07 AM
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Thanks Carl. I should have also mentioned a preference for 2.4GHz friendliness but that's not a big deal. The TopSky parts are shown as out of stock which seems to be universal. Maybe there's a market for entry-level DLGs after all.
We have the parts, Pulling them from Kits as orders are placed as we have a big shipment of parts in transit to us now.
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 07:22 PM
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How much you wanna spend?

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Old Jul 05, 2011, 09:18 AM
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I have the same need and interest. After not flying DLG for a number of years, I've got the itch to put one back together. I have a new set of edge airfoils from Paul, and I have a boom and tail from my old Avenger DLG, just looking for a pod.

I prefer to spend $0, but would consider going up from there.
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 11:49 AM
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Few suggestions here but you knew that ..lol http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1381659
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 02:00 PM
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I prefer to spend $0, but would consider going up from there.
My budget is very similar. Realistically though I think I should be able to find reasonable parts somewhere south of $70. The Raptr pod is $35+S&H and an Allegro boom is $23+S&H. If I can get south of that I consider it a huge win.

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Few suggestions here but you knew that ..lol http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1381659
True, but now I'm actually assembling tooling to start cutting foam and laying down fabrics. Things may have changing in the intervening half year. It seems there has been a constant growth of interest in DLGs in the US so I am hoping to see a corresponding economy of scale as more people are fabricating a larger number of parts. Granted economy of scale is a sliding scale for very small values but it's still a scale.
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 03:04 PM
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I use Art Hobby's fuselages, and I like just about everything about them....
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 04:08 PM
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If cosmetics aren't an issue, I have a couple of one-piece fuses that would work with minimal fuss.

Send me a PM with your address.
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