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Offline Clifton Gregory

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Combat Kit ????
« on: February 15, 2021, 08:45:18 PM »
I have 2 Dumas Diamond Combat kits I bought awhile back. Of course both kits don't have the motor mounts. Can anyone tell me what size mounts it takes. Thanks

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Offline bob whitney

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Re: Combat Kit ????
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 03:30:44 PM »
what kit are they, most are 1/2 X3/8. cut length to fit
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Re: Combat Kit ????
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 03:38:06 PM »
Dumas Diamond Combat Kits. They came out in 1959, upright engine.
 

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Re: Combat Kit ????
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 07:23:39 AM »
 The plane calls for up to a .36 engine, I would use the size that Bob said. The Diamond is listed in  Combat, page one.
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Re: Combat Kit ????
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 09:23:38 AM »
I remember the Dumas Diamond as a kit that was obsolete and sold at discount by AHC when I got into big (35 size) flying. 

Back in the day, it was common to use simple 1/2" x 3/8" hardwood mounts all alone.  As with Riley Woote's Voodoo, it was soon realized that the hardwood needs some help from plywood or a balsa pod.

In 1959, Fox Stunt 35's, McCoys, and such plain bearing engines were used in combat.  I think a Diamond would do better with a modern 25.
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