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Old 05-29-2008, 07:32 AM
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My son with his first racer..... have almost three weeks to teach him how to race! He is already a very good pilot, especially 3/D, but he has never flown anything faster than about 60 MPH. I think he will be very good at pylon once his knees stop shakin!
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:22 AM
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I bet he hates those small ailerons
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:44 PM
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Give him ailerons any bigger and he would be tryong to do 3D pylon! Took me four flights to get him calmed down enough to fly smooth and stop trying to over-control the poor Viper! Got it set up real nice.... really grooves down on the course... flies a lot better and significantly faster than my first Scat Cat 20 some years ago! Be interesting to see how he does his first race... how long the transition will take until he becomes competitive.
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I'm willing to bet after the first 10 laps he'll be hooked and wanting to go faster,,, just like the rest of us older kids [sm=shades_smile.gif]

Have fun and Goodluck!


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Old 05-30-2008, 07:51 AM
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Cutting down the throws was the hardest thing for me to get. Now I don't even use much expo. If its set up right I don't seem to miss it a bit.
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It is a real advantage for a teen to be surrounded by experienced racers and to start with a plane that is setup right and capable of winning day one. I added a little extra expo for him than I would normally use.

One thing about the Viper... they fly pretty darn good for the price once they are modified a bit and setup right, but they have to do something about that stab saddle. I have not had one that was even close to where it needs to be... I spent over an hour sanding/shimming on this one until I was satisfied with the alignment and incidence. GP really needs to tell people it needs about 1 degree of positive incidence in order to fly right with that wing(carry no up trim).
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