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Old 06-11-2017, 05:08 AM
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Tim Jenkinson was flying his new Viper...odd thing is he's fitted a thrust vector pipe. JetCat P-180Rxi and all JR through a PB Mercury.
It takes off our rough grass strip in 40m with a head wind.
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:52 PM
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I am thinking about getting one of these. Looks to be a better choice over the Skymaster. Anything to look out for? Thanks.
Old 06-27-2017, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Bhodi11 View Post
I am thinking about getting one of these. Looks to be a better choice over the Skymaster. Anything to look out for? Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:34 PM
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Would a JC Rhino 200 SE be a good choice? Or too much power?
Old 06-27-2017, 07:16 PM
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I flew mine for 3 years with 36 lb Rhino then changed last year to 45 Rhino. Flys great with both. The extra power is nice on up lines with full fuel and smoke. I rarely use full blow and much to my delight, my fuel burn is less with the SE. Great with both turbines but my choice is the SE.
Old 06-28-2017, 03:49 AM
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Fly it with P180, for me lot of power compared to my tomahawk twin powered by P140.
Old 06-28-2017, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Bhodi11 View Post
I am thinking about getting one of these. Looks to be a better choice over the Skymaster. Anything to look out for? Thanks.
It is quite diferent than the Skymaster. It is a bit shorter but the tail planes are larger. CARF's doesnot have main gear doors and the cockpit is quite basic, so if you are more into scale this is a thing to consider. For me the biggest difference is that Skymasters wing come with winglets and CARF's wing doesn´t come with them. Even though you can buy them as an option, to fit them you have to chop the wingtips.

Even though I have the winglets, the plane flys so great that I can´t bring myself to the hassle of instaling them, yet. I am still considering because I think the winglets are a big part of the coolness of the Viper.

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I actually thought the CARF seemed more scale. None of the full scale planes had winglets and most did not have inner doors. As for the cockpit I found a much better looking one that was available. Funny thing though website has numerous awesome looking cockpits but there is no way to contact them or even purchase on website??

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Also are the Electrons a good option or factory gear the way to go? Thanks
Old 06-28-2017, 09:03 PM
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Behotec C-50s are perfect fit for the mains. The C-40s are a little too narrow but will will work for the nose, I used the C-50s for the nose as but had to widen the mount to accommodate them.

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Old 12-20-2017, 08:32 AM
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My Viper Jet just arrived, Falcon Scheme
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:28 AM
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CARF is coming out with cool new schemes! Looks great! As with a lot of us, I see yours is in the living room!
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I'm about to order a CARF Viper and I was wondering if anybody is using the Electron Electric Retracts. Any experiences ?

I'm replacing an old Skymaster Viper fuselage and I do have all the pneumatic system that could operate the normal retracts for the CARF Viper, but electric sounds like a good way to go if they are reliable.

I'm thinking to order the Cayman GT4 scheme

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I have Behotec Electric gear and brakes in my Viper. Don't have any experience with Electron gear but If they work half as good as the ones I have you will love them.
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Sailing1.... the Behotec's look nice, but they are almost double the price than the electron's that are offered by CARF.

I do think I'm moving to Behotecs for my two (2) Tutors since the original landing gears are crap....


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Electron gear is great, you have to do a little work on the wood parts still, but they work great. The original Cayman model is now flying with Electron gear and it’s CARFs first choice.

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Old 06-19-2018, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
Electron gear is great, you have to do a little work on the wood parts still, but they work great. The original Cayman model is now flying with Electron gear and it’s CARFs first choice.

Dave
Thanks Dave. I already placed the order and hopefully I can get the plane by September.

Now I need to start looking at how can I add some Porsche GT4 marks that are not too visible....... A cool Porsche logo in the bottom of the plane would be nice.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:05 PM
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Looks great Paul.
P-160RXi-B, is the perfect turbine for this aeroplane, worth all the overtime ��
Old 07-19-2018, 05:12 AM
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Paul was over with his Viper for a final check. Looks great, Since my daughter is now a teenager she has kicked out the dolls, we borrowed one for the cockpit!


Old 07-19-2018, 05:40 AM
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Paul looks v-good indeed.

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Old 07-20-2018, 03:42 AM
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Just ordered a viper in the mclaren scheme .
Does anyone know where I can get the sticker set to go on this jet ?
Any help would be great.
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cassiemitch:

You can try with https://www.tailormadedecals.com/lng...jets/viperjet/
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Thanks for the help .
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8 Flights done now, JetCat P 160RXi-B running perfectly, only a tweek on the expo was needed from the test flight by Dave Wilshere,well pleased with it.
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Looks like the Sun was out there...windy and dark in Aberdeen!
Glad you got on OK with it today, catch up in the week, just unloading van

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