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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:08 PM
"Take Off" eh!
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LOL, looked like you build the servos into the tails, then cut pockets in the fuz, whereas the JT has the servos mounted to the fuz - maybe an easier mod that way? TBH I prefer driving a control surface from the middle, but I'm sure this'll be just fine.
actually.. i mounted the servos 10% into the stabs and 90% in the fuse. They were glued to the stabs(but not much) and then heavily siliconed inside the fuse. I didnt have the room to leave the screw tabs on with the 70mm Jet because of the spars, but on the 90mm, it shouldnt be a problem. So basic;y.. it should look just like the photo of the JT. But I wouldnt want to trust just two screws. Dump the silicone to her inside the fuse.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:15 PM
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Silicon eh - sounds heavy - that'll hurt the vertical

Take that for giving me stick about metric!! Actually, I'm multilingual - working with balsa sheets all those years ago means 1/16" and 3/8" are more meaningful when it comes to smaller measurements...

BTW, attaching a pic of my SAPAC Viper prior to it's one and only flight last year...see my blog for vid. Gary of EffluxRC fame dopplered one pass at 151, think the average was 136 - great while it lasted!!

Back to the build...
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Sweet Viper. hey! ALL Vipers are sweet

Good night all.. Ill start building tomorrow. On second thought.. I clean the work shop first.

Trev
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:28 PM
Never fly an A model anything!
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What am I saying?.....is there even such a thing as a "good Lawyer"
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I may self incriminate !
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:32 PM
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Vettster, bed time - get on with it man, you've got a maiden to do on Saturday...!! It's 2:30am here, what's your excuse?!!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 12:08 AM
Never fly an A model anything!
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For those that dont have the EFlites in th eparts bin, these look as though they will do the trick. Available at Sonic.


http://www.sonicelectric.com/Merchan...%20Retract.jpg

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Old Sep 30, 2011, 12:48 AM
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You have incredible eyesight! You can look at a picture and tell how much something weighs??? This is indeed amazing.

just another jealous person. Show me YOUR 90mm Viper Jet and lets compare.
Oh that right! You dont have one. YOu only have your amazing powers that can tell everyone what the build quality is like and what crappy materials they use, even though you have never even seen one in person.

Try using you powers for good sometime.

enough Know it alls already
My Dear fellow modeler,
you don't need to be a genius to see from your pics how heavy that model is, the way it is built! BTW, I wished you good luck, no need to get touche, Joe.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 01:17 AM
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It may be heavy compared to some of the great quality models I have seen, K&A stuff in particular. But on a like for like basis, it seems to be stacking up ok. For my purposes, having the a$$ end a little heavy is fine given I plan to fly on 8s 4000s.

I can't remember the weight of the SM-90 but my planned mega motor alone weighs 385 grams. If the CG looks a little aft bias, I will move up to 5000s, I have enough of those and there seems be be space to move things around.

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Old Sep 30, 2011, 02:59 AM
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That's 17g lighter than my Habu 32 fuz (inc canopy and hatch)
Haha
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:02 AM
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Mine has been updated to being packed.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:25 AM
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My Dear fellow modeler,
you don't need to be a genius to see from your pics how heavy that model is, the way it is built!.
Joe,
So what comparible sized scale jet models do you have in mind that are so much lighter?
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 04:41 AM
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My little green VJ takes to the sky tomorrow just to whet my appetite for when the big fella arrives.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 06:36 AM
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:23 AM
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Is it just me or is there something diffrent about the intake scoops?
Thats it! They look like scoops rather than intakes....
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