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    "VIPER - Q-500" - Fuse Plans - by Great Planes

    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone have, or know where I could get a set of plans, or at least the plans for the Fuse? I know these "ARF's" just come with instructions at best and they don't come with plans. However I want to make a new fuse, actually I have a few wings left over from some crashes. I could make another 2 planes maybe 3. If I had the fuse plans, it would make it a whole bunch easier to do. I would love to get a full set of plans. You would figure after 9 of them I would not need any plans, but I know there are things that I can not see or access without a set. Can anyone direct me to a set of plans?

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    RE: RE:

    Ed, here's an idea for you,,,

    Grab a 1/16 x 4 x 36" or 48" sheet of balsa. Lay the fuselage on top of that and trace it out. Then cut and sand the shape to your liking's,,, now you have a pattern to make as many fuselage sides that you can handle,,, making the bulk heads is just as easy too

    Don t forget to allow the required dimensions of the fuselage. Meaning, it will be a little smaller at the high point of the fuselage(normally at the TE of the wing) due to the sheeting on top and bottom and/or with the wing

    As for the wing saddle,,, use a scrap piece of wing with some 220 sand paper glued onto the bottom with something like 3M spray. By doing that, you'll have a nice wing saddle shape, after sanding, for when or if you pot that wing of choice to the fuselage.

    In the pic here is what I use to use,,, a piece of a vortex wing


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    Or you can buy a snaker kit from www.supertrc.com

    Will fit those wings nicely and will be all laser cut with tab and lock (simple / strong) construction.
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    RE: RE:

    just a thought that when you do the new fuselage allow for the fuselages sides under the tailplane to be parallel( plan view) and put a piece of block balsa between at the extreme end- then you can jig the tailplane on a zero datum to the wing....THnz

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    BigTrev, hope you are doing ok after the earth quake!!!

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    RE: RE:

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all the help so far but, I was really looking for a set of plans if they exist. Then I would have the outline for the formers etc. Inside the fuse are fus doublers as well. Any plans out there?

    Thanks

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    thanks for your concern- my wife and I have no damage to our 3 properties- but sadly the city centre is basically destroyed- many buildings have been destrioyed and the last count was 98 deaths and that figure is rising....so sad. We are having aftershocks that are occuring every 20 minutes or so and you never quite know whats going to happen next. thanks for your concern trevor H, nz

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    I think I scratch built a Viper many years ago. I no longer have the plans. Can anyone tell me what the airfoil was like. Was it fully symmetrical ....or??
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    RE: RE:

    The Viper airfoil is a Selig 8064. It is not symmetrical. I has a little bit of camber in it.
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