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Old Aug 22, 2005, 08:45 AM
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Ben cool little project. Wecome to our group.
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 09:14 AM
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thanks... accidently put my hand down on the plane today, sounded like popcorn poppin' when all the thin balsa went . will probly make a new airframe rather than repairing this one.

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Old Aug 22, 2005, 04:40 PM
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diddlebug done, next bullet in the chamber will be....

the diddle is all done. AUW RTF is 2.9oz/82g. this one is lighter than the first one i built.

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Old Aug 22, 2005, 06:59 PM
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Matt you going to take that one to the dome and let a 3D guy hit that one


Since it has been so windy I started work on my latest Ebay find. I go this for $53 shipped to my door. All balsa and precovered ARF model. Span anout 32" and length about 35". Very nice ARF kit all laser cut balsa and ply. Power will be a Komodo 283 motor with 11 turns.
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 07:31 PM
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Matt you going to take that one to the dome and let a 3D guy hit that one
I knew you'd be along here before too long, troublemaker! That plane looks nice. Should be able to do some crisp aerobatics. Kind of like the stuff I do (insert sarcasm here).

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Old Aug 22, 2005, 07:54 PM
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You seem to fly that Pretty XL pretty good (no pun intended) . I still need to download that footage from my camera. I need to buy a special cable to do it. It did not come with the camera, so I need to hit Best Buy but I keep forgetting.

The guy I bought this model from has a different version which is more for 3D. Bigger ailerons, longer span and less length, and everyone bids on that verison. I wanted a more "pattern" type model and no one was bidding on this one. So I think I got a real steal on it. I need to finish the radio install. I need another day or so. Now if only the wind would stop.....


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Old Aug 22, 2005, 08:58 PM
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geez matt,
you stole the color i was going to use on my next build. oh, well, i guess i'll have to do some other color like......purple or black (with teeth so i can sky shark you).
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 09:02 PM
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i look forward to getting a picture of the diddlebug and diddlerod side by side. blue is cool, i won't mind. how often do we fly together anywanys?

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Old Aug 25, 2005, 10:17 PM
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well, since i saw how nice your diddlebug looks and how good it flies, i am definetly going to buy the diddlerod next week (payday). i'll CA this one so i can build it in one or two nights ( a record for me).

should i buy those servos too. and if you could change your set up, would you and to what?
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 10:38 PM
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i'd go with the ones bill sells uness somebody speaks up otherwise. those bluebirds are garbage, they just never center properly. to me that's barely tolerable. barely because i already own a couple and don't want to toss em.

there's really nothing to upgrade on these little guys. weight is everything. the diddlebug flew kind of hot for as light as it is. i can't really see saving weight except for removing some motor/esc wiring. not sure how much that would net me.

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Old Aug 26, 2005, 10:06 AM
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I'm at work and I can't create a new thread,sorry. The web filter kills most of the buttons and avatars and such so....I got a quick power supply question for you folks. I was moving my daughters mangled electric Barbie Jeep to the treelawn last night for trash pick up this morning when I noticed that the charger might work as a power supply to charge my batteries indoors instead of always running back and forth to the garage to charge my batteries. Could I adapt this unit to connect to the leads on my charger? I was thinking I could cut the adapter off the end and connect my alligator clips to the output wires to power my changer.

Would it work?

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Old Aug 26, 2005, 10:33 AM
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The out put is only 1.2 amps. I wouldn't do it.
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 12:11 PM
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I wasn't sure if I it was the 12 V DC that mattered or the Amps. Oh well, thought I might get lucky.
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 12:18 PM
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A computer power supply is an easy way to go.

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Old Aug 26, 2005, 12:54 PM
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Yea, I'll probably go the computer supply route. I just wanted to see if it would work. I would be ticked if I threw it away and then found out later I could have used it.
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