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Diamant - 74 in span scale sailplane by Sterling Models. Kit # E3. Scale is 1-3/8" = 1'.
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User commentsI purchased and built a Sterling Diamant in the mid-70s after seeing a picture of the kit in, probably, Model Airplane News. I remember riding my bike to the hobby shop in a neighboring town and purchasing the kit with the money that I earned showing chickens at the county fair. The Diamant kit was quite complicated for a 12- or 13-year-old kid, but I persevered and eventually had the model built and ready for testing. I remember that I was concerned about the wing center section -- the split dowels didn’t seem like a good idea even to my teen-age mind, but I couldn’t figure out any other way of building the center section. I got to fly the Diamant twice: once to test the balance (it was perfect) and once on a towline. About halfway up the tow my fears about the center section were realized and one wing folded up and the whole model came crashing to the ground. I was so disgusted by the whole thing that I picked the model up and dropped it in our burn barrel on my way back to the house. So if anyone is interested in building this model, there is a fabulous source of information available at the RC Soaring Digest Web site, http://www.b2streamlines.com/FFADiamant/index.html And, of course, I suggest that you do something to make the wing center section stronger.
ChuckBigham - 15/08/2014
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