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Old Feb 03, 2015, 05:35 AM
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Saab Viggen Pusher

Hi Guys,

Having built Steve Shumates Excellent Gripen (one of my favourites), I set about designing the jet it replaced, the Viggen. Another one of my favourites. I love the funky shape and the awesome camouflage patterns. I saw one fly at RAF waddington air show last year and made my mind up to add it to my design list.

SAAB VIGGEN Swedish Air Force Historic Flight At RAF Waddington Airshow 2013 (6 min 20 sec)


Its a slightly larger parkjet with a 700mm wingspan, as I'm going to put in a larger motor in it than my usual 2212-6 2200kv. Its the Turnigy 2836 on 4s. Hopefully should make it nice and fast! I modified the shaft on the stock item, by grinding a groove in it, and tapping it through to make it work as a pusher rather than the tractor configuration. There are a few links on Hobbykings website blog on how to do it Of course it should still fly with the 2212-6 motor.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_2350kv.html

I'm just finishing off the plans, and will be starting the build process soon. See plans etc attached.
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Old Feb 04, 2015, 08:02 AM
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My favourite plane too

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Hi Guys,

Having built Steve Shumates Excellent Gripen (one of my favourites), I set about designing the jet it replaced, the Viggen. Another one of my favourites. I love the funky shape and the awesome camouflage patterns. I saw one fly at RAF waddington air show last year and made my mind up to add it to my design list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCP-bQpCoHc

Its a slightly larger parkjet with a 700mm wingspan, as I'm going to put in a larger motor in it than my usual 2212-6 2200kv. Its the Turnigy 2836 on 4s. Hopefully should make it nice and fast! I modified the shaft on the stock item, by grinding a groove in it, and tapping it through to make it work as a pusher rather than the tractor configuration. There are a few links on Hobbykings website blog on how to do it Of course it should still fly with the 2212-6 motor.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_2350kv.html

I'm just finishing off the plans, and will be starting the build process soon. See plans etc attached.
Thank you for the plans,y like too much the camouflage pattern,an design of this beautiful plane.
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Old Feb 04, 2015, 10:38 AM
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Nice Model CharlesFly!

Here's the assembly drawing..

Build photos to follow as soon as I can....
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Old Feb 07, 2015, 01:34 AM
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Cnc cut parts arrived.... 1 tube of POR and 3 hours later.....(lot of parts are just rested in place)
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Old Feb 09, 2015, 02:38 AM
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Servos added and configured on the tx. Reinforcement strips added. Fuselage top glued on.
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Old Feb 10, 2015, 03:57 PM
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Elevons and canards added, slight sanding of the nose/canopy
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 12:38 AM
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Angled fuselage sides added - these will be sanded to a gentle radius.
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Excellent work Clickety, nice to see something different.
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Beautiful Job in this jet fighter,congratulations.I hope the maiden flight video
greetings from Colombia.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 02:31 AM
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Thanks guys! I wish my workbench was a beautiful job!! Anyhow I connected and set up the canards, stuck together the turtledeck and rough sanded the plane with 120 grit to quickly get the approximate shape. I'll use finer papers as it gets closer to completion.

I also utilised a spent rocket stick to make the wing pitot tubes / hard point.
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 04:09 PM
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Progress...

Canopy fitted with magnets, control horns made from 3mm ply, elevon links connected and adjusted. Prop attached.

Currently a 3s 2200 mah battery sits squarely in the middle of the battery compartment and it hits the cg position. I feel I can get a 4s 2600 in there if I needed to.

Throws are quite large so I've dialed in 50% expo. Hope it's not too twitchy.

All prepped for the maiden. Hopefully Sunday.
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Oh yes, I've got to add the elliptical air intakes in 3mm depron, but they can wait until after the maiden!
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Didn't manage to maiden at the weekend due to putting my back out!

Hopefully next weekend!
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Maiden tommorrow

Added 3mm air intakes and sanded the intersecting fuselage to shape
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