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Old 07-16-2013, 05:31 AM
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Phil, congratulations on such a perfect maiden and thanks for useful setup info. Good to know it should be OK on the smaller fields.

I also have the a CARF ViperJet with JC 180RX which should be ready to maiden in about 2 weeks. Spent a lot of time building a proper cockpit so expect to add a little less weight up front.

Some pictures would be great, especially if you have installed the winglets.
Old 07-17-2013, 12:04 AM
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Having some trouble getting my nose wheel retract to center when it retracts. I have pretty much the stock strut install per the instructions. The retract is a Behotec C40 electric.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Pictures would be great.

Do you have the "friction tube" added to stop the nose leg "flopping" (you put a piece of retract tube in one of the tapped trunion holes and nip the set screw to add some friction. In flight it will retract square

Dave

Couple of pixs of Phil's Viper.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:41 AM
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Here are some pictures of my Viper. The plane flies very neutral and is a perfect aerobatic jet.

Equipment:

- JetCat P-160SX
- 8x Futaba S9157
- 2x Futaba S-BUS Receiver
- PowerBox Cockpit RRS
- PowerBox iGyro
- PowerBox Smoke Pump
- Airfighter.eu light set
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:52 PM
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Dave thanks for the reply on the nose gear centering. For the life of me I cannot get a mental picture of that. Are there any pictures available. I am using Behotec 40 size nose gear retracts with electric gear. For now I have just run a couple of rubber bands off the screw in steering tillers to a point inside the wheel well. It is working sort of OK but have not had the plane in the air yet.

Hope to taxi test this weekend and maiden soon after.

Thanks
Old 07-29-2013, 06:34 PM
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Got the maiden in on the new Viper yesterday. Four flights in total. All I can say is WOW, this thing is a big old *****cat!.. No problems at all. Pretty much the stock setup as recommended in the instructions. Clean airplane with no mixes dialed in. Balanced on the middle hole of the jig. Weight of the plane was exactly 36 lbs dry, with UAT full. I did need about 28 ounces of lead in the nose to get balance.

For the first flight I used takeoff flaps of about 45mm and only half throttle. Held about half of the takeoff setting elevator and plane rotated at around 250 ft. Power is from a 36 lb Rhino and wind was about 5mph on the nose. That was it, plane just flew perfect. one click of left and a few up as the plane was a little nose heavy which is just fine with me on the first flight. Other than that she just flew perfect with no bad habits at all. I expect to remove about 12 -16 ounces of the nose weight a little at a time, starting with 6 ounces on the next flight. Landing was a non event. As mentioned I used no mixes. Just went gear down and straight to full flaps, about 80mm. The plane had only a minor pitch up and then just settled into a perfect attitude. I had planed on putting a down elevator mix and some crow in but will wait on that till I end up at final balance. Landing was nice and slow and easy and the ground handling was great.

Pretty much a perfect first day out. A friend did some great photos and video, including in flight video. Will post a link as soon as he is done editing.
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ORIGINAL: Spillmann

Here are some pictures of my Viper. The plane flies very neutral and is a perfect aerobatic jet.

Equipment:

- JetCat P-160SX
- 8x Futaba S9157
- 2x Futaba S-BUS Receiver
- PowerBox Cockpit RRS
- PowerBox iGyro
- PowerBox Smoke Pump
- Airfighter.eu light set
Really like the scheme. Flying site...that's nice too

Dw
Old 07-30-2013, 05:40 AM
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ORIGINAL: Dave Wilshere


ORIGINAL: Spillmann

Here are some pictures of my Viper. The plane flies very neutral and is a perfect aerobatic jet.

Equipment:

- JetCat P-160SX
- 8x Futaba S9157
- 2x Futaba S-BUS Receiver
- PowerBox Cockpit RRS
- PowerBox iGyro
- PowerBox Smoke Pump
- Airfighter.eu light set
Really like the scheme. Flying site...that's nice too

Dw
Thank, Dave. The scheme was painted by CARF in the moulds as a custom scheme. I repainted the nose as well as the air intakes as I didn't like the joint seems there and I redid the fit of the canopy frame. But it was worth the extra work.

Cheers, JC
Old 07-30-2013, 08:27 AM
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Changes the CARF Viper look. Well worth your time. Maff pilot and cockpit detail adds quality also.

Dave
Old 09-04-2013, 02:40 PM
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Hello, anyone with a Viper color swapped of the Sport Scheme? want to see how red or orange would look in exchange of original blue or green...
so if you have done so please post your picts.
Thanks
Old 09-04-2013, 03:04 PM
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I did the yellow switch (Yellow, White, Black) and came out much nicer than the Blue or Green.
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Any Pictures you can show?
Thanks

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:10 PM
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Peter A,

I don't believe you... Let's see a picture, nothing is nicer than blue
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Originally Posted by skymaster68 View Post
Any Pictures you can show?
Thanks
That's what I have now but I have others will upload later
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:15 PM
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Tease lol
Old 09-24-2013, 02:22 PM
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Hi guys .
Its a great quality jet and im having a great time with it.
Thanks to Andy Kane.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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Some more...
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:33 PM
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So i will use a servo to operate the nose gear door.
If someone has an idea how to do it, please help me.

Thanks.

Achilles.
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I just finished the gear door.:

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Old 09-29-2013, 11:28 AM
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Phil Greeno had another flight on his ViperJet friday.
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About to buy one of these nice Vipers this week...... the only problem is that is the green scheme which I'm not to crazy about. Will be using the pictures in this thread as help for the assembles.

Will be using Futaba 9157 servos, Jetcentral Rhino and Powerbox Royal.
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Originally Posted by Achillesfilho View Post
I just finished the gear door.:
Thanks for posting the pictures, nice solution. Tried to close the door mechanically with the gear leg but when I maidened my Tomahawk Viper on Friday I had problems during 2 flights, so I shell change to your solution during wintertime.
Old 09-30-2013, 02:38 AM
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Very nice gear door solution. Did you purchase the control horn and if so, what brand and size is it. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Gonzalo38 View Post
About to buy one of these nice Vipers this week...... the only problem is that is the green scheme which I'm not to crazy about. Will be using the pictures in this thread as help for the assembles.

Will be using Futaba 9157 servos, Jetcentral Rhino and Powerbox Royal.
Great choice your Rep is waiting for your call
Old 09-30-2013, 10:34 AM
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Use driver hinge ( from BVM off-set door hinge #5525 ) as horn and TREX 550 ball linkage.
Let me know if you need more details.

Achilles.
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