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Old 11-03-2009, 12:47 PM
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I have been working on this for a long time, but finally got it ready to go.

The Snaker is an Updated Seeker Fuselage that utilizes the Viper wing. The kits include all the wood needed to complete the fuse and tail, you will need to supply your own viper wing or I believe Super T has access to foam cores or even Balsa sheeted cores. A couple mods have been instituted to my fuse that make it a stiffer in front of the tail, less sanding on the Servo hatch, and the tail is now assembled similar to the Hurrikane with several pieces of balsa utilizing different wood grains for strength.

We have 8 prototype fuse kits (available in two weeks) that I would like to offer at my cost $40/ea + shipping. These will be available first come first serve, orders need to be placed through Carole at Super T RC, they should be up on the website by this weekend.

I would really like to get feedback on this initial run, so we can incorporate mods that make sense into future runs.

Thanks as always for your support.
Old 11-03-2009, 01:31 PM
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I left a voicemail with her.[8D]
Old 11-03-2009, 02:27 PM
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I like it Dave. The reason I bought HurriKane fuselages is because of the tail assembly. This year was a disaster. As a result I have 4 composite HurriKane wings. 2 clean and 2 repaired but only 1 fuselage built. I have 2 HurriKane fus kits and 1 remaining Seeker kit. The Seeker kit will go with a wood wing so I need 1 more. I'll call Carole.

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Old 11-03-2009, 02:42 PM
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Oops I just realized you cut the fuselage kits for Viper wings. I don't need those. I need them cut for Bruces wings. 66012s I think.

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Old 11-03-2009, 02:58 PM
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Denis,

They are having more seekers cut with the same design changes, but using the 66-012 airfoil.

Unfortunately, those won't be at the discounted price.
Old 11-04-2009, 08:11 AM
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I've got my Snaker about ready for glass Dave.. I used my composite tail on it but other than that it's built to "spec".. The kit went together very well.. If I would have known it was going to be 60 on Saturday I would have finished it up but when it was 30 and snowing last weekend I figured our flying season was done..

I'll post some pics when I get a chance..
Old 11-04-2009, 09:49 AM
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I'm going to pick up some building supplies this weekend from the shop and see if I can't put one of these together in the apartment when they show up.
Old 11-07-2009, 12:55 PM
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email sent, going to pick up one. i have two viper wings, one i need to make a new vtail for and the other the the fuse is broken
Old 11-07-2009, 08:22 PM
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I just sent an email for one, should be interesting. Thanks Dave.
Old 11-09-2009, 05:40 PM
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Made a trip back to the workshop over the weekend and picked up a couple Viper wings I had on hand and some building supplies. Won't be the most efficient build trying to find tools and supplies out of multiple cardboard and plastic took boxes, but we'll attempt this "ghetto style".

Got the Ailerons glued on with Five minute epoxy and CA hinges. I don't like the ones that come with the Viper kit, so used some Sonic Tronics hinges that have a nice slot down the center. I think this helps the CA wick further into the wing.

Once everything is in place, add a few pieces of Masking tape and wait for the glue to dry.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:10 PM
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Added a little color to the tips and installed a new Tower TS-35 Servo. (looks like a Hitec 225 clone to me).

Just needs a Big "Snaker" logo across the center and it will be all set. Forgot the control horns for the Aileron torque rods and my z-bender so I'm pretty much stuck till the fuses arrive.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:26 PM
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Trying to come up with a logo design, started here, but not sure I like it...
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:06 PM
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My new plane the Mongoose
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:56 PM
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Mongoose and Snake planes have been around for quite a while.. control line combat if I remember correctly. The Mongoose was a slow combat design by Dick Mathis. I scaled one down to use an OS 20, made a nice fun flying CL plane.
Old 11-10-2009, 08:09 PM
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Its hard to come up with anything original anymore

Snaker came from Viper + Seeker = Snaker
Old 11-10-2009, 09:39 PM
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ORIGINAL: fizzwater2
The Mongoose was a slow combat design by Dick Mathis.
I wonder if "Fast Richard" is still around. I haven't seen much of him for several years.
Old 11-10-2009, 09:45 PM
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ORIGINAL: daven

Its hard to come up with anything original anymore

Snaker came from Viper + Seeker = Snaker

Well, better than "Seeper" I guess..

I even found a Viper from many years back when I was looking at the C/L plans website I found. You're right, unless you wanted to get really unusual, original would be hard to come by.

We've had Vectors, how about the "Integral" or the "Differential Equation".. nah, I'd probably never get one quite right..
Old 11-15-2009, 09:16 PM
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Viper + Seeker + Snaker = SNIPER !!
Old 11-15-2009, 09:49 PM
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I like the logo just fine. Send a sticker with mine.
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havent heard back from super t on this..still have one left?
Old 11-15-2009, 11:32 PM
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there is already a sniper.

http://www.attackjack.eu/index.php?SniperEvo1

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I wonder if "Fast Richard" is still around. I haven't seen much of him for several years.
He had a Free Fright design in MA back in Sept 2006
Old 11-19-2009, 09:26 AM
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Snaker is now up on the Super T website, there are still a couple left at the Intro price.

Kits have been cut (Sig Manufacturing) and should be shipping before Thanksgiving to those who have ordered.

Thank You!!
Old 12-06-2009, 08:23 AM
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Quick update, the kits arrived at SuperT about a week ago, however one sheet of wood was missing from the cut.

Those have now been cut and shipped, and kits should be going out later this week.
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Snaker kits arrived to me today, they should be getting out to the rest of you any day now. Might have to get some glue on my fingers tonight!

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