ORIGINAL: Matt Chapman
I have been working hard, just not enough on my VJ. However, maybe I should slow down a bit and let you guys all lead the way! I too was a bit worried about the rudder hinges, but installed as per the ''manual'' I decided to install the servos in the fuse side of things for the rudder and elevators. I did add material for glueing of the horns in the rudder and elevators. The flaps and ailerons seemed okay with a good hard balsa at each location. The little bit of horn that was exposed inside the leading edge was glued over with V-poxy.
I had a small problem with the flap and aileron servo instal. The ''L'' brackets suplied were tapped for larger screws than supplied and were to small for installing the Futaba servos. I made up a new set to make for a better fit and better screw location on the woood hardpiont.
As for air, I have ordered two large Robart tanks for the gear/doors. I'll use one large (supplied) tank for the brakes. I'm using the multi function valve that came with the ''go fly'' deal from BVM. Looks simple enough... but havent turned it on yet or attempted any set up. Any words of advice on the unit yet? I'll run a seprate servo/valve for the nose gear door as I would like the main doors to cycle shut after gear extention. Again, any thoughts on that one?
My P-160 is here as of today. Any advice on wheather or not to run the turbine by-pass? I have been told it runs better without it. The one that came with the kit is rather cheap and flimsy. Again, advice is accepted!
Being my first jet, I'm open to any/all ideas. I have found however that a lot of guys go overboard with what I should do. (ie... spend a ton more money than I planned on spending for all top level stuff) and I just want a good, safe, easy jet to ease me into the concept of burning Jet-A over gas and encourage me to stay involved. As a basic plan, i think the Viper looks good so far.
I'll get some pix of mine posted here soon to help suppot this awsome thread.
Off to the hangar (shop) in the morning to do more work on it and get started on the air system! No pressure there! (get it?)