Mini Diamond

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  • Regular price $2,689.00


This is the little brother of the famous neo-retro sport jet from Aviation Design.



It has been entirely CAD designed and features stunning futuristic shapes with a design inspired from 1950s X projects like the Douglas X3 Stiletto flown by Major Chuck Yeager from December 1953 to July 1954.



This new generation of planes also represent the first jet in the model industry to have been entirely CFD designed: the unique proprietary airfoil, fuselage-to-wing interaction, rudder and stabilizer have all been carefully dimensioned and setup under Computational Flow Design with a market leading software. The airfoil was the object of a long study and is 100% custom generated by Aviation Design.

The result is a stunning looking plane with truly unmatched flight performance and has been conceived as a tribute to 1950s X projects and their amazing test pilots.



The CAD work took hundreds of hour of careful optimization and involved the usual techniques that make the new generation of Aviation Design airframes so light and so strong.

All the formers, spars and internal structure were carefully dimensioned and for optimal strength. The build is mostly using drilled Airex sandwich and an inner aero grade Finnish birch plywood structure.



The wing features a full plywood gear box with a thick plywood main spar and carbon fiber reinforcement. Two large aero grade alloy tubes are used to join both wings through the fuselage. The tubes are in one piece from side to side for optimal strength.



The rudder and stabilizer assembly has been carefully dimensioned and tested to avoid any type of flutter inducing coupling. The upper elevator and pod is fully molded in one piece and the rudder spar/ tube joiner are made from thick plywood as well.



The fuselage main structure is mostly located to the rear of the plane and feature a full plywood assembly designed to hold the engine and rudder efforts.



The nose section of the plane feature a nose gear box and a removable battery tray on which the nose gear attaches, rendering servicing extremely easy.



The plane will fly optimally with the market leading B-100F. These engines are full inconel and use the best German ceramic bearing for high G's operations. They powerplants are used on military flying target for their ability to resist evasive maneuvers at full thrust and fly up to 33 000 ft.


The large canopy and large side hatch offer a full access to the engine and RC installation.





Colour schemes available:



Racing red:



Racing green:



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 Racing gold:


Racing orange:





Span: 1.86 m/ 73"

Length: 2.42 m/ 95"

Dry Operating Weight: 9.5 kg/ 21 lbs

Powerplant: 90 N to 120 N ( 18 to 24 lbf )


 Accessories required:


Pneumatic landing gear

2.5 liter kevlar tank

Stainless steel pipe

Aluminum bubble padded protection bags