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Old 09-27-2016, 03:19 AM
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Anyone here other than Jim Hiller fly one? Have one ok order but don't see many around. Would like some opinions on it

And I changed the title to a build page. Anyone building one please post progress and suggestions here

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:16 AM
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I have over 40 flights on mine. I'm really happy with it. I have some build pics if you need. Here's a video of the maiden flight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4fj8fcBJ4
Old 09-27-2016, 09:53 AM
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Marcio, that was one sweet maiden, glad you liked the design and hope it gives you many great rewarding flights.

I'm sure you explored the slow speed flight and now land her so she stops at your feet

Seriously this is a great airframe (well flown now in the US especially) and a peach to fly in almost any style....

Be great to see a nice selection of video of the Vixen posted here for reference too.

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Old 09-27-2016, 01:08 PM
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Marcio

great video!! Build pics would be awesome! Let me know what equipment you used. Gotta start buying after I pay off the kit lol. Already have the turbine ATJ 190 SV

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I have over 40 flights on mine. I'm really happy with it. I have some build pics if you need. Here's a video of the maiden flight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4fj8fcBJ4
Old 09-27-2016, 01:55 PM
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Thanks Marc! Yes, first I landed a little too fast. I have learned to slow her down and she gets really slow. Really a lot of fun to fly it. I'm actually building a second one for friend of mine and I'll post some pics as I go.
Old 09-27-2016, 01:58 PM
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Thanks Johnny! I'm using the new jet central mammoth in mine. It's 52 pounds of thrust. I'm building a second one for friend and I'll post some pics of the build as I go.



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great video!! Build pics would be awesome! Let me know what equipment you used. Gotta start buying after I pay off the kit lol. Already have the turbine ATJ 190 SV
Old 09-28-2016, 02:21 AM
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Valeu Marcio!!
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What servos everyone using on this bird? I'm a JR fan but I see the 8911 are no longer made. Been using Savox and like them along with the Price!!!! Any recommendations would be great. Wanna go HV on this one. Ideas? I also decided on the air retracts va the electric ones that were about 700 more.
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I only have about fifteen flights on mine. I Hope to get much more flying in before the weather gets bad. This is a big heavy plane but it flies very light and slows to a crawl.
It seems eastern Ohio is the center of the Vixen universe with four in one club and all of us love the way the It flies.
My main gripe is that the main gear needs heavier springs.
Hitec servos all around
KingTech 210
Jeti radio
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny9390 View Post
What servos everyone using on this bird? I'm a JR fan but I see the 8911 are no longer made. Been using Savox and like them along with the Price!!!! Any recommendations would be great. Wanna go HV on this one. Ideas? I also decided on the air retracts va the electric ones that were about 700 more.
Yea, the only one missing from the OC-Turbo Fest event in Titusville PA last weekend was Doug!
Old 09-28-2016, 06:35 AM
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Great flying jet!! I have 45+ flights on mine! All JR 8911's and a K-180 for power. It does 185mph on a flat pass and lands like a feather...
Thank you Billy D
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZTjWbUxEw
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:31 PM
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Pics....

The kit comes with some really nice aluminum servo mounts. For the elevator servo mount i had to use L shape. Supplied servo mount wouldn't allow cover to flush mount with JR8711. No big deal.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:39 PM
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Nice to see a build post, keep it updated Marcio.

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More pics

Nose gear door servo mount and steering...
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:43 PM
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will do. Used a lot of your ideas...

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Nice to see a build post, keep it updated Marcio.

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Decided to use aluminum clamp for main strut door mount instead of Ply wood ring provided with kit. Wood ring would work fine too...
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:59 AM
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Braza What equipment will you be using on this jet? Servos, receivers, "powerbox" if any retract setup? Is it HV servos?, Header tank?
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E ai Beleza? I'm using 8711 on all surfaces. 2x futaba 6014HS Rx. 2x 2500mah life batteries with 2x heavy duty switches. No power expanders or Gyro. All high flow with bvm high flow uat. My personal Vixen has a Mammoth and the one I'm currently building for a customer will use a K210.
For the brake and I'm using UP6 on both planes and mechanical valve for the gear. Gear has worked so far. No leaks or issues at all. Air kit with this plane have very good quality.
8711 for airbrake as well.
Servos are not HV.

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Old 10-05-2016, 12:24 PM
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AI legal.... Do you think that my ATJ 190SV I have will be too small for this airframe??

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E ai Beleza? I'm using 8711 on all surfaces. 2x futaba 6014HS Rx. 2x 2500mah life batteries with 2x heavy duty switches. No power expanders or Gyro. All high flow with bvm high flow uat. My personal Vixen has a Mammoth and the one I'm currently building for a customer will use a K210.
For the brake and I'm using UP6 on both planes and mechanical valve for the gear. Gear has worked so far. No leaks or issues at all. Air kit with this plane have very good quality.
8711 for airbrake as well.
Servos are not HV.
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I think you'll be fine with ATJ190.
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It will be perfect with the 190.

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