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Old Sep 28, 2011, 02:21 PM
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Hobbyking 90mm viperjet

Hi could somebody out there with one of these birds tell me if the wings are detachable or bonded to the fuzz I got the photo shoot reduced one so saw it and ordered quick then thought will it go in the car .My other question is what is the exhaust diameter playing with a 90mm lander and seeing what thrust and speed I call pull from it.kit wont be here for a week or two
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 03:07 PM
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Good catch on the scratch and dent - I ordered one at regular price before they sold out for a second time. Sorry I don't have useful information for you...!!

If it's anything like the SAPAC 70mm ViperJet then the wings will be a glue on affair. I can't imagine them having any sort of retention mechanism (I considered that for my SAPAC Viper though) or bolt on feature like the Habu 32.

Guess we'll have to wait until they show up, unless the guy who posted a first look Review on the product page can tell us differently...
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Well the issue is transport to the field my car ain't small VW Touareg i measured the opening just after I placed the order and it don't look big enough.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Ill let you know tomorrow, when mine gets here

But Id bet $1000 that the wings are glued on.

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Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:47 PM
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I just took another look at the pictures, and I am 100% sure they are glued on wings.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:55 PM
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When I was considering removable wings on my SAPAC 70mm Viper, I was thinking along the lines of gluing tabs/tongues on the roots of the wing panels, a cut out in the root fairing on the fuz, and a screw in plastic bolt - like the SebArt stuff. Yes, it means a bit of faffing around and removing the fan cover, but, if it's the difference between you being able fit the model in the car and having to sell it on...
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 05:13 PM
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Possibly making the winglets removable might be enough.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:56 AM
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I just took another look at the pictures, and I am 100% sure they are glued on wings.
There is no need to glue the Wings :-)
Just received mine.

1640g ~ 3,6lbs
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Well if someone gets one and cant fit it, ill buy it!
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:43 AM
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damn thats sweet!
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Thanks from the pictures I can see lots of alignment pins but nothing to hold them tight to the fuzz.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:59 AM
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damn thats sweet!
Yep I am thinking $119 well spent a shame about the $79 shipping hope it's not scratched or dented.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Shamu, thanks for posting those pics. Looks OK - I don't think any of us were expecting E-Flite Habu 32 quality, I was more hopeful it wouldn't be ProEDF type quality. Looks like you have a few chips here and there (left intake) and there's gaps between the ailerons and wing etc etc. But for the money we paid, it definately looks OK. Look forward to getting mine and getting it airborne!!
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Yep I am thinking $119 well spent a shame about the $79 shipping hope it's not scratched or dented.
For $119 I would let them off with a few minor grazes!!
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Shamu, thanks for posting those pics. Looks OK - I don't think any of us were expecting E-Flite Habu 32 quality, I was more hopeful it wouldn't be ProEDF type quality. Looks like you have a few chips here and there (left intake) and there's gaps between the ailerons and wing etc etc. But for the money we paid, it definately looks OK. Look forward to getting mine and getting it airborne!!
Quality is good, for the price i have to say its very good!
The fuse has no chips, what you see is the rest of a tape :-)
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