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Old 10-21-2009, 11:08 AM
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Dont you just love those calls
Oh yes, the UPS and Fedex guy's always smile when they arrive, they say I'm the happiest customer they have
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:07 PM
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I've had the phone call to say my Viper has landed Now i just need to figure out an excuse to get out of work to go and pick it up from Ali !!

Dont you just love those calls

Yep I can't wait to go and get it now. I just have to decide what's going in it radio wise, but I'll have help choosing
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:05 PM
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8711 on the rudder, 8411's everywhere else. Powerbox royal twin dual sky 5500 lipos on the Rx and same for ecu. Airpower valve for the air system.
Done.. decided!
Is been a good week for Vipers 4 so far Thanks for waiting guys. Suppose it would be wise to put another 2 or 3 on order just to be safe.
Volcanic Yeti.. Yours is next ! Soon by the sounds of it
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SWEET... Christmas will come early then, can't wait!

I wonder what will arrive first, the plane or my credit card bill?
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:57 AM
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8711 on the rudder, 8411's everywhere else. Powerbox royal twin dual sky 5500 lipos on the Rx and same for ecu. Airpower valve for the air system.
Done.. decided!
Is been a good week for Vipers 4 so far Thanks for waiting guys. Suppose it would be wise to put another 2 or 3 on order just to be safe.
Volcanic Yeti.. Yours is next ! Soon by the sounds of it
Regards Al
sounds good to me mate, i'm trying to escape work without anyone noticing !!!
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Dont try too hard today. I am at the paint shop picking up toys!
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Ali.
You wouldn't happen to have an extra set of retracts for the Viperjet. I got mine second hand without the gear, so I'm in desperate need..... Please
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:39 AM
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If any of you is trying to source some suitable pilots for the Skymaster supplied cockpit, these are the sizes that would fit:
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I finally got my Viper and it looks great!

Do you Viper people use the factory throw recommendations?

1. Elevator 20mm
2. Rudder 25mm
3. Aileron 15mm
4. Flaps take off 15 degrees
5. Flaps landing 45 degrees
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:27 AM
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I finally got my Viper and it looks great!

Do you Viper people use the factory throw recommendations?

1. Elevator 20mm
2. Rudder 25mm
3. Aileron 15mm
4. Flaps take off 15 degrees
5. Flaps landing 45 degrees
I think it depends on your flying style. Some guys find the recommended throws just fine but I needed more rudder (about 45mm) to get a nice knife edge and a little more aileron (about 25mm) to get a faster roll rate. Recommended elevator and flap settings were fine. I would at least set up your rudder so it is capable of the higher throws just in case you need them. It would be difficult to increase the throws once the rudder is glued in.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:34 AM
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The rudder is no problem to get 45 mm, but the aileron seems to be more difficult.
It stops at 16mm downward on both sides. I probably have to dremel the edge underneath to get more throw.
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Ali sells the 1/4 scale pilots that he has used in all his viperjets, they looks the mutts nutts !!
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:38 AM
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I ordered mine from Matthias (at JetPower):
http://www.maffscav.de/
Very good service, I had to pick out the clothes for the pilots, the names of them (will be printed on their clothes) and the logo for each of their shoulders
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:30 AM
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I see there are no stops in the wings for the wing tube. The tube is quite slack in the fuse, so it would be easy to push the tube into one wing when fitting the wings. I have secured the tube to the outer fuse sleeve with a screw at either end. Access is is easy through the inner gear door spaces. I am going to leave the tube in place, as I can get the fuse complete with stabs in my car. The tube length is less than the width of the stabs. If the tube has to be removed it comes out easily by removing the screws.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:30 PM
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How about the "Elite Force" 1:6 scale from Blue Box toys - http://www.bbicollectible.com/produc...oduct_line=1:6 Scale&sub_line=Elite Force

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:07 PM
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The Blue Box pilots are too small for the SM Viper. This one fits it perfectly http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=562168
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If you look at the ends of the aileron where it meets the wing you will probably find the binding is there and not on the bottom. I had to pass a thin permagrit sander between mine at the flap side and wing tip side of the aileron.
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I finally got my Viper and it looks great!

Do you Viper people use the factory throw recommendations?

1. Elevator 20mm
2. Rudder 25mm
3. Aileron 15mm
4. Flaps take off 15 degrees
5. Flaps landing 45 degrees
Hey, that's my viper!

I've got the same one on its way, should be here very soon! [8D]
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:32 AM
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Hi All
I put thoes 2 in my viper.
BRG John

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Hi All
I put thoes 2 in my viper.
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Where are these pilots from??
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Do you guys think the VJ would be easy to land on a 540 ft runway? I ask because I've seen videos of guys having a difficult time reducing airspeed enough to land in a reasonable distance.
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Do you guys think the VJ would be easy to land on a 540 ft runway? I ask because I've seen videos of guys having a difficult time reducing airspeed enough to land in a reasonable distance.
It'd better be!

I have a ~300ft grass strip
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Do you guys think the VJ would be easy to land on a 540 ft runway? I ask because I've seen videos of guys having a difficult time reducing airspeed enough to land in a reasonable distance.
Look at Ali Machinchy's flight on JetPower 2009 of the ViperJet... I know, he's a master and makes it look easy, but he does a veeeeery loooow speed pass with full flaps on and just a second there, he almost lands it without the gears. So the machine seems to slow down to a crawl, almost like (dare I say) a Boomerang!!!

Selleri, Jclittle, thanks a lot for the pointers to the pilots.

BEHOLD! The ViperJet has arrived!!![sm=biggrin.gif][sm=biggrin.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbup.gif][sm=teeth_smile.gif]

I'm talking about mine of course. VP05 scheme, the Ali Machinchy original blue and green scheme. It didn't come with the two girls straddling it though. I thought they were blow ups and came inside the huge coffin![sm=tongue_smile.gif]

Anyhow, for those of you unaware of how things occur outside the Good Old USA, the previous plane I imported into Brazil, a Boomerang Sprint, spent 3 months at Customs. The ViperJet spent only one week! Great job on the part of Michel Durand from JetsRC and of course Skymaster, for using DHL. That's the only way to go. The ViperJet comes inside a full size coffin, the same size as used for the deceased ones (with all respect!), and it weighs 29kg! That's 63lb! Big box, very well packaged, lots of styrofoam (pity I don't fly electrics, there's material to make a dozen of them in there). And I'm sure the packing guy spent three or four rolls of packing tape, at least a roll of bubble wrap, and a couple of trees worth of construction grade light ply.

MIA: the EVSD-5U-PRO-ST, which we searched everywhere in the package and if it's there, it's hiding very well. Does anyone have a clue where the Skymaster packing guys hide them? Its either very well hidden or someone forgot to put it inside the Coffin before sealing it and shipping to me in Brazil.

So, I still have about 5 days to go on the construction of the Bandit ARF, and then I'll have what I estimate is around 15 work days on the ViperJet... can't wait.!!!

I'm very, very excited as you certainly can tell.

This Viper will get the PowerBox Royal Spectrum treatment, plus 8611A's everywhere except on the elevators, they'll get 8711's. She will be powered by a brand spanking new P160SX that Alberto Enriquez from Modellbau USA/RAM is shipping to me. The Royal will have two 2500mAh LiPo's, and I'm still due on putting the order to Digitech of the horns and retract reinforcement plates.

As soon as Dreamworks' Todd gets it done, I'll also get the FlugModellbau lighting kit - tail strobe and white, fuselage top and bottom strobes, wingtips nav - strobe and position lights, and landing lights. I reckon she'll carry 4 big LiPo's (1 ECU, 2 Royal, 1 Lights).

Í'm also looking at the size of the tanks, and after seeing a friend just maidening his Tucano CARF, and the fuel consumption, I'm thinking of adding another 2 liter big square tank on top of the other. I'm spoiled by the 4.7 liters on the Boomerang feeding the P70... 16 minute flights. Again, I'm sure Todd can rescue me, maybe I'll get a Kevlar Boomerang tank inside the Viper![sm=lol.gif] Good/bad/dumb idea?

And as regards to Pilots, I may go the full monty and get the "EGO TRIP" pilots from the German guys (www.maffscav.de) - I'm just waiting for them to give me a quotation. Of course I won't make myself, I don't look that good. I'll put my wife and kids in it[sm=idea.gif]

Life is short! Fly it!
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Hpais - congrats on delivery of your Viperjet! Its a great plane and I'm sure you will have a great time with it! Nice scheme by the way
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