The first full size Dimona motor gliders were introduced in the early 1980s, first from Hoffmann Flugzeugbau, then over the years transitioning to Diamond Aircraft Industries. In that time the Dimona's have evolved, housing a variety of power plant options. Its all molded fiberglass airframe sported folding wings for easy storage and docile flight performance.
Our model of the Super Dimona arrives as a fully molded EPO foam airframe. The entire airframe bolts together, which means no messy glue, or cure time. Even the control rods and control horns are pre-installed for you. Speaking of control rods, the Super Dimona has ball link style rod ends for all surfaces give you a precise, slop free control feel.
As the wing span is quite large, the Super Dimona features a two piece plug-in wing. The nice thing about this model is that the main landing gear is still mounted to the fuselage, making transport and storage much easier. Access your battery and receiver through the large removable canopy which is secured with a nice spring loaded latch.
Flying the Super Dimona is quite fun and relaxing. The large wing means it takes off quickly, and when throttling back will cruise around nicely. The steerable nose wheel makes ground handling very easy, making touch and go landings a blast. Its a nice relaxed flyer, with great scale looks, a must have for your hangar.
• Plug and Fly - Complete final assembly, and install your choice of battery and radio system
• Molded EPO airframe
• 2 piece plug-in wing wings
• Large removable canopy with spring locking clip
• Steerable Nosewheel for optimal ground handling
• All bolt together construction, no glue required
• Ball link style control rods for ultimate precision
• Low wing loading and aerodynamically clean airframe for soaring efficiency
Servos: 4x 9g, 1 x 25g
Speed Control: 40A
Motor: 3720 800kv Outrunner
4CH transmitter and receiver
4S 14.8V 2200mAh LiPoly Battery
This plane is awsome .
When it arrived , and I had to unpack , it looked jawdroping . Verry easy to assembly , took me 40 minutes and I am not an experienced assambler . The landing gear is a little bit harder to attach , but it was ok overall .
Take off terrain must be verry plane and long . High grass will not do . But once you're in the air , flyes like a dream . Pretty stable on mid/high wind , had my fpv gear on it and the image was hardly wigeling .
Engine/esc are well proportioned , they do not worm up at all if you use it corectly as a sailplane .
Best plane yet.Just got my kit. Good looking plane (reason I bought it, that and sale price). Very well packaged for shipping. Appears to be a simple assembly, might take me an hour at most. Going to find it hard to wait for some decent weather (it's 27degrees F here now with wind and rain) before taking it up.follow up review after the maiden flight... surprisingly fast, needs a lot of room for landing, flies like an arrow. no bad habbits. I ran a 2450 zippy compact in middle compartment for correct cg, its around 2.25-2.4 inches front of wing. had to put extra glue on control surface pcs, the are only glued on and had one come loose after 2nd flight. landing gear is great, very strong, takes a long way to land it, it comes in fast, should add flaperons, easy mod to do. also I ran everything at 125pcnt seemed to turn better. cruise speed around 40pcnt throttle, 20pcnt on landing. great plane, I would recommend for any inter,advanced pilots. not for beginners!Plane came un damaged, looks amazing, went together easily within an hour. has metal servos!! impressive!! no problems with build, I opted to glue wings together, can still take off with removing landing gear for transport. I also used some silicone inside cowl, I just used a thin layer to protect it, it seems very fragile. I have not flown yet, but used a 2450 zippy compact in middle compartment to get cg right, fits perfect. I will follow up on maiden flight and see if cg is okay per manual. its a heavy bird, long wings, which means cg is gonna be very important to nail.wish me luck! be back after a couple of flights( I hope) and tweeks and see if any issues come upThe Dimona motorglider is very well protected in his foam box,beautiful kit ,realistic and well constructed,missing only 4 screws in the box. I made a few improvements to it: The wing spar is to loose,I wraped some masking tape arround it -The cowling is to fragile,so I painted the Inside with poxy glue and fiberglass cloth to make it stronger.-The ailerons and stabilizer are to rigid,I moved them by hand at their maximum angle,at least fifty times.-I connected the ailerons independently one-another in order to get some differential with my radio.-The instruction manual is almost useless,errors , and little explicit.....-A good surprise non mentioned anywhere:The lights at the wing tips.!-Hoping these corrections will be useful to someone,I,m sure we'll enjoy it very much!Giorgio, Qubec.Received this model for Xmas and just finished building it. Shipping container is well padded, no damage. Simple design, not a lot of pieces to put together. Beautiful plane, love the huge canopy. Interior compartment is cavernous. 2200mah, 4s battery plus 500mah Guardian battery fits nicely in front compartment - perfect balance for CG. Back part of compartment only houses the RX for now and will get the T1000FC stabilizer/RTH module after a couple of test flights when winter is over. Don't know what those 2 long springs are for in the back on top of the wood tray so I just removed them. The provided prop was extremely out of balance. Blades were OK but the central hub was really bad. Had to grind a very large flat spot on one side of the hub to make it balance. May replace it with a better quality prop before flying.
I elected to glue the wing halves together for more rigidity. Now, I must remove landing gear first to get wings off. I can live with that. I plan to use the plane for air to ground video and just flying fun. Will make a platform for the camera slung between the main gear struts to avoid having to shoot through the spinning prop. Will have to reinforce the gear attachment as the 2 screws that hold it on is pretty puny and could come loose after a few landings. Don't want to lose my camera. I find the vast area of white foam may make it hard to s