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Anyone ever put an AMT Mercury into an old BVM Viper?

Old 10-01-2019, 05:45 PM
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Default Anyone ever put an AMT Mercury into an old BVM Viper?

So I have an old AMT Mercury (About 16lbs thrust) and an old BVM Viper with a viofan and KBV77 in it. Was thinking maybe the mercury would be fun to put in there. It's an original viper, not an ultra viper. I know it's been done, but wondering what were used for tanks, and any other things guys did to them. I wouldn't worry about a bypass, the Mercury I have is air start. Just thinking, maybe it's a poor choice, if so let me know
Old 10-01-2019, 08:30 PM
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Hell amigo they flew one with the jpx240 and a frigging propane tank. I’m sure fabrications some normalfuel tanks would be easy to do and arrange. That lil bird is probably better off with the EVF Stuff though.
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Hey Buck,
I'm sure the evf stuff would be better but it's way too expensive. I have nothing electric. No chargers to handle anything bigger than 4S. By the time I bought everything to go electric I could buy a k70, pipe, tanks etc. I'd stay with icdf before I went electric. I might stay with icdf anyway, just thinking out loud at the moment.
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When we did that in days past I used plasma fuel bags. I know a no go today. Still probably could take a piece of foam and sand till it fit. Glass and dissolve foam for a tank
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For sure amigo and upside to putting small turbine it is you won’t have to fly with a bag over your head 😉 if you electrify it
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Originally Posted by yeahbaby View Post
For sure amigo and upside to putting small turbine it is you won’t have to fly with a bag over your head 😉 if you electrify it
Buck you said it so well! LOL
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Lol
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Originally Posted by kevinthoele View Post
When we did that in days past I used plasma fuel bags. I know a no go today. Still probably could take a piece of foam and sand till it fit. Glass and dissolve foam for a tank

I agree, just make yourself some tanks. Never fitted a Mercury in a BVMViper, but did so with a BVM Sabre and BVM T-33 back in the day. Both were great flyers and both had home made tanks. You will love it.

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Here's another way to go : http://www.jettechusa.com/collection...ion-fuel-tanks
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Jeremy, I have a pair of BVM flat tanks left from my young days of Viper / Aggressor. they are used but in perfect shape. In case they fit.

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Hey Behzad,
thanks for the offer but I started thinking about the jet and the repairs I'm doing on it now and the repairs are 100% due to an engine out situation with the ducted fan engine in it and the absolute lack of glide ratio it has Haha. Dont think I am willing to risk a turbine in there just in case. Pretty sure I've seen bricks that glide better hahaha
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Yep. I flew those late 80's -early 90's nad have some funny (should say now funny) memories. You would be better off getting a turbine version Electra and fly it. I have one and it flies great. I have thought of putting together an old school ducted fan together from time to time but then sanity kicks in!

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