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Old 08-20-2010, 09:31 AM
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Beware of landing the Viper with too high a nose attitude. It does not like it & more easily drops a wing. They like to land with a virtually flat attitude.
Don't know if crow alters that. I have never tried it.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:36 AM
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Hi All

you remember my question with a rudder flutter on my Viper ?

Skymaster tell me a special offer[]??????..... $ 2.027  for a new Viper without the gear
it's only incredible!!!!!!!

I have closed with a China model airplane, I hope that the German products are the best in the our hobby....

in October I buy the Skygate Viper.

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Old 08-23-2010, 04:50 AM
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Hi All,

Am maidening my Large Skymaster Viper this weekend, and am a bit nervous since we fly at 6300 feet and with the summer heat and the high altitude, the air is thin and planes DONT LIKE TO SLOW DOWN on our 625 foot runway. [sm=idea.gif]

DOES ANYBODY USE CROW??? IF YES, COULD YOU EXPLAIN HOW MUCH, AND WHEN YOU SET IT ON APPROACH????

Thanks in advamce guys!

Shaz

Hi Shaz,

I use about 1 - 1.5cm of up aileron as crow. Maybe it could use even more, but this works for me. On my landing, I set it (obviously) together with the flaps-down, on the down-wind leg. I cut the throttle before the last turn, and it floated right in.

My viper only had three flights so far, so I'm no expert by any means

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Old 08-28-2010, 07:23 PM
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I completed 3 flights with my Viper and the only thing I can say is WOW.........

This plane is so easy to fly that even I can land it

The plane was equipped with the following:

Jet Central Rhino Turbine
Futaba 9157 servos
Powerbox Royal
Airpower EVSD-5U-Evo
Fromeco batteries

This plane is a fantastic trainer but at the same time, it could be a great performer.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:36 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Felicitaciones compatriota y tocayo! yo estare haciendo el primer vuelo de mi Viper este viernes que viene! cruza los dedos por mi!!!

Saludos,

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:42 AM
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SM Viperjet experts,

Question? how much time for your timers for the Viperjet using a Jetcat P160SX? I am about to maiden mine and I was thinking to setup for about 7 minutes? I heard it can fly for 10 minutes?
Are you guys using a gyro for the nose wheel?

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Old 08-30-2010, 01:03 AM
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Hi Gonzalo

Mine is set for 8 minutes and I've never used a gyro for nose steering

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:27 AM
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Gonzalo:

You will absolutely love this plane. It has no bad tendencies and it's so easy to fly.

Mine is setup for 6 minutes of flying time...... I know, I know.... it is a little bit conservative but we do fly in a very small and narrow runway so I prefer to have plenty of fuel for going around in case it's necessary. With six minutes and then the approach and landing time, I still have 3/4 of the bottom tank.

No gyro on the nose wheel, but having said that, the tail of the plane moves a lot when there's wind, so maybe a gyro in the tail wouldn't be a bad idea. We are starting the windy season here and it can last until April, so I'm going to think about it.

If you ever come to Santiago, let us know. We fly near the Panamericana Norte and in our club you will find several jets and scale helicopters (Vario... what else )

By the way..... for a long time I've been admiring your Lama. I've been tempted several times to get one. Currently I own a Bell 412 gasser version and a Benzin Trainer that I want to change into a EC145.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:42 AM
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Hi, all Viperjet fans

how about this new color scheme??
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:51 AM
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Anton,

there are too many boxes in that picture, ship some my way...

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:32 PM
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Hi, all Viperjet fans

how about this new color scheme??
Thats my new Viper Jet, thanks Anton and Jeff for all the help with the new color, it looks great!!!

Steve, Monterey, CA
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:40 PM
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I love my 1.7 meter Viper Jet flying with my EDF power plant.
Ali hated. But I love it.

Here is bunch of videos I put on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oumvq_Ozm4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNkEIx8Jrfo
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:51 PM
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Hi, all Viperjet fans

how about this new color scheme??
Like the canopy - you just saved yourself $375 in pilots! Smart move
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:59 PM
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I love the Viper. I just think dustbusters are for cleaning the shop!
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:52 PM
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I love the Viper. I just think dustbusters are for cleaning the shop!
Dustbuster kick Dave Presta turbine F-4 remember.
That is the best. Are you coming to Best of the West?
Looking forward to dust off your plane.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:01 PM
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Hell yes.
Got anything for me to fly?
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:43 PM
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Hell yes.
Got anything for me to fly?
Yes I do.
How about Mig-15 or F-100 with P-20SE.
I can even make deal with you at the event the plane is your for the weeken and ship to you after that.[sm=lol.gif]
Everything forsale.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:14 PM
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OMG I had the chance today to maiden my Viper and what a plane! It flew incredibly well and the landing was just a *****cat! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
The retracts works super well enven though I didn’t change anything in the cylinders….. or reposition them…. I just put 110PSI…. and the brakes what can I say superb!….. can hold the Jet at full power.

Thank you to all of you for all the suggestions on this site!

Special thanks to Ali for the inspiration and to SM for the Viper ARF Pro that save me tons of hours on building!

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Old 09-03-2010, 09:18 PM
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Gonzalo:

CONGRATULATIONS. I new you were going to love the plane.

Do you have any pictures of the inside of your plane ?

Regards.

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Old 09-03-2010, 09:46 PM
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Hey Gonzalo Thank you!

My installations are sometime a little bit messy

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My installations are sometime a little bit messy
Man, I wish my installations were as messy as yours . Nice....really nice.

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Old 09-04-2010, 09:53 AM
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Gonzalo,

Very nice work!

I see you have mounted your second tank on top of the main vs. up in the turtledeck as shown in the Skymaster docs. I have seen builds done both ways. Can someone outline the tradeoffs in choosing the two locations?

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Old 09-04-2010, 10:00 AM
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Hey Gonzalo Thank you!

My installations are sometime a little bit messy

How can I find the mess in all that mess? Very nice/clean install... very professional looking! I like the added touch with the shrink over the hose ends.
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Looks great Gonzalo...cant wait to see it at the field.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:07 PM
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Congrats my friend.
I hope you love it.
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