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DiddleRod by Stevens AeroModelGymnasium / Backyard Flyer with Oldtimer Charm!
In "Pursuit" of the ultimate gymnasium flyer? We are now happy to bring you a new classic "Bug-Series" plane. We gave this one a new swoopy lines - and a sporty mid mounted wing and incorporated a bunch of great feedback from you, our customers. Enjoy!
The DiddleRod was derived directly from our hugely successful Diddle Bug. The DiddleRod features all of the flight characteristics you loved about the DiddleBug wrapped in a classic mid-wing racer package. We have even added a place for you to put a pilot in this one!
Designed with the beginner in mind. The DiddleRod introduces the new hobbyist to working with balsa, covering, and control setup in a non-threatening manner. Beginners will appreciate this affordable design, simple single surface wing, low parts count, and self jigging fuselage that builds straight every time. The gentle handling DiddleRod will not spin and stalls are always clean, predictable, and straight ahead. Slow speed, wide flight envelope, and forgiving handling keeps the new pilot from trouble and the low mass, durable, all balsa construction makes encounters with the ground a non-event. Should you find your DiddleRod requires repair; damage is easily fixed at the field in seconds with thin CA glue.
Advanced pilots will enjoy relaxing low and close in flying encounters with their DiddleRod. The DiddleRod's retro old-timer design echoes fond memories of childhood free flight models. The clean lines, small size, and flight characteristics will garner all sorts of attention wherever you and your DiddleRod go!
Enter the world of Micro / Indoor flight with conventional R/C gear. The high quality, affordable, RC system used in the DiddleRod is easily transported to more advanced models, micro and parkfliers, as your skills develop. Stevens AeroModel offers indoor/backyard pylon and aerobatic models that make extensive use of the DiddleRod's flight pack so you won't have to purchase your electronics all over again when you are ready to move on.
Kit includes full size rolled plans, push rods, landing gear, wheels, and motor mount.
Wing Area, 86 sq. in.
Weight, 2.5-2.75 oz.
Wing Loading, 3.7-4.6oz/sq'
Gear Drive Motors, GWS LPS-B2C or RadicalRC's "Road Kill Gear Drive Motor
*Note: Road Kill motor requires modification by adding a different mount. When building this kit, do not build in the dowel for the GWS LPS motor if you are using the Road Kill setup.
SKU Number: DIDDLEROD