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Forum: RC Jets
05-22-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

At sea level, a lot harder at 3300ft to do........

At sea level, a lot harder at 3300ft to do........
Forum: RC Jets
05-12-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Thanks, Wayne for weighing in on how you have...

Thanks, Wayne for weighing in on how you have dealt with this issue of syphoning from the vent line. Learned from flying Scale Aerobatics.

Russ
Forum: RC Jets
05-11-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Thanks, RCDan on how you prevented the syphoning...

Thanks, RCDan on how you prevented the syphoning effect, I appreciate your input from the real world of aviation on this.
Forum: RC Jets
05-11-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

My concern is releasing unburnt fuel into the air...

My concern is releasing unburnt fuel into the air which happens will doing rolls, so a long overflow helps prevent and slow the fuel from being thrown out of the overflow vent.

My friend when he...
Forum: RC Jets
05-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Oh yes, everything in and on including the canopy...

Oh yes, everything in and on including the canopy front windscreen with five batteries in and like other suggested the rudder is on the fuse.
Forum: RC Jets
05-11-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Dave, I'm using the Xicoy balancer with the CG...

Dave, I'm using the Xicoy balancer with the CG point being at the rear of the tube and not the front.

I'm no concerned with the longish overflow, it's actual 14" short than what I had planned....
Forum: RC Jets
05-08-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

The batteries with the front canopy in I can get...

The batteries with the front canopy in I can get my thick fingers in there and pull out the batteries.
High pump number from a long overflow tube, explain why?
Forum: RC Jets
05-08-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Only using a short piece of Tygon from UAT to the...

Only using a short piece of Tygon from UAT to the pump. The clear tubing didn't want to bend around to reach the pump and applying

that amount of heat to it can make the clear tubing brittle. So...
Forum: RC Jets
05-07-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Here a few more photos of the install of my...

Here a few more photos of the install of my Cayman Viper.
...
Forum: RC Jets
05-07-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Viper Cayman scheme

What a thread without photos, here some of my Viper with the batteries position for final balance, still have to glue in the front canopy....
Forum: RC Jets
05-02-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Sound like your has a similar weight setup as...

Sound like your has a similar weight setup as mine.

At 45 incline does the nose drop after a couple of seconds, also do the same manoeuvre invert and take your hands off the sticks to see if it...
Forum: RC Jets
05-02-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

A fellow F3A pilot mentioned the same thing about...

A fellow F3A pilot mentioned the same thing about balancing with the noes gear up as it will shift the CG backwards during flight.
That's very fine-tuning of the CG position.
Forum: RC Jets
05-02-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Thanks, Bob I will enjoy this Viper hopefully a...

Thanks, Bob I will enjoy this Viper hopefully a long life of many enjoyable flights.
Forum: RC Jets
05-02-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

About 1" of fuel/ 1000-800ml in the tank is on...

About 1" of fuel/ 1000-800ml in the tank is on for balance. I believe those large tail surface help with a large CG window.

The Xicoy is very accurate for weight but flying it well tell you...
Forum: RC Jets
05-01-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Talking Once I inputted the new position of the rear of...

Once I inputted the new position of the rear of the tube, 30mm behind of being at the front

The xicoy then said I only needed 454g of weight as far forward just behind the front bulk head for the...
Forum: RC Jets
05-01-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Using those JR 8911 coreless so a beefy servo,...

Using those JR 8911 coreless so a beefy servo, using a Jeti Lion 3200 for engine start, two A123 batteries 6.6volts for the CB210.
One Life1800 pack for the GS200 landing gear and a 2100mah 11.1...
Forum: RC Jets
05-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Thanks DUCMOZ for the obvious answer .........:( ...

Thanks DUCMOZ for the obvious answer .........:(

I move the CG point to the rear edge of the spar,30mm and now the balance weight is very manageable.

Should fly get in this range for aerobatics...
Forum: RC Jets
04-28-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

I need some help with CG on my Viper. The manual...

I need some help with CG on my Viper. The manual says it should at the front of the wing and it can move forward 10-15mm from the tube front.

The issue I'm having is I need to add 848g to the nose...
Forum: RC Jets
04-20-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Okay, it's the same paint scheme as mine and is...

Okay, it's the same paint scheme as mine and is easy to see in the air.

Mine is just about ready for test runs and soon first flight.
I'm using the Munt 166 for power but my elevation is 3400ft...
Forum: RC Jets
04-20-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Great video of your Viper flying from a frozen...

Great video of your Viper flying from a frozen lake.
What size turbine are you using and what is your elevation from that lake.
Thanks Rusty
Forum: RC Jets
12-12-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Wink Thank goodness the door is long to cover the...

Thank goodness the door is long to cover the notches in the fuselage. I'm leaving the servo bracket on 4MM blind nuts are mounts with some Goop to ensure they don't move.
The gear swing now is...
Forum: RC Jets
12-12-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Checked the gear in the bracket and had to narrow...

Checked the gear in the bracket and had to narrow the support bracket with some plywood and hysol fastening to the bracket. The wheel looks like it will touch the fuse with the gear swing. Might...
Forum: RC Jets
12-11-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Talking Thanks, Jonathan it's the only forum offering...

Thanks, Jonathan it's the only forum offering good information about this Jet venture I'm going into of course with a lot of guidance from you,Yoda

Russ
Forum: RC Jets
12-11-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Good to hear about the front gear tolerance, I...

Good to hear about the front gear tolerance, I haven't tried fitting the front gear. The whole airframe was designed around the german air retracts it seems, until CARF does a refresh with the Viper...
Forum: RC Jets
12-10-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 199,716
Posted By Skunkwrks

Hope the Avitar photo helps ..

Hope the Avitar photo helps ..
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