Addendum | 1st Flights | Major
Kit Components | Super Bandit
Specifications | EZ
Pylon Kit | Fuel
System Flush Mount Fitting
The Super Bandit
by Bob Violett
For the Jet
Pilot who appreciates maximum performance
and absolute precision
Improved knife edge flight was a real discernible
difference. It flies very fast and yet is very stable in slow flight just like
its predecessor. Extended knife edge flight and on-the-deck slow rolls will
become Super Bandit trademarks.
A taller, wider fuse
explains the knife edge superiority and it is accomplished with no elevator or
aileron inputs. This extra volume is most helpful during the equipment
installation phase of assembly.
A lot of things have been upgraded in the Super Bandit.
The machined carbon fiber hinges with integral control horns on the control
surfaces are one of the improvements.
prototype model was subjected to very high speed flight to check the integrity
of all systems. It passed the test.
Super Bandit builders are going to appreciate the many
other refinements - we estimate that at least 1/3rd of the assembly time has
A JetCat P-120 provides the push.
very light grey contrasted with military insignia red provides enhanced
visibility during aerobatic maneuvers.
Major Kit Components
All fiberglass parts are finished
in grey primer. Hatches have plywood framework factory
Composite wings, tails and rudder
have molded lines for cutouts. Flap is factory cutout, while rudder and
elevators have factory hinge line cut.
the best in the business
Landing gear systems get better if the manufacture
actually flys them. And the BVM factory team flys a lot - that's how we know
what can be improved. We are confident that you will find this system of
retracts, Duro-Struts, Wheels & Brakes and Smooth Stop brake valve
unmatched in quality of manufacture and durability in use.
We call this the "Primer Plus" scheme. Some red vinyl
graphics and a little red paint on the nose, tail and wings provided sufficient
visibility for initial flights. The "Bullpup" missiles are by
Dan Gill and certainly add to the
"Attack" appearance of the Super Bandit.
The under wing pylons are from
easy-to-assemble, laser cut kits and can also serve to mount the normal Bandit
external tanks. External stores of all types assist in visual
Our thanks again to Mitch Weiss for the fantastic
And other helpful notes
Wing Pylon Mounting
- Locate drill locations per plans.
- Drill pilot holes with 1/8 bit. be sure to
align drill vertically with respect to ground stance of model. (not surface of
- Re-drill with 3/16 bit, then with 13/64 bit.
(hole size is critical for proper installation of brass insert.)
- Install brass insert onto 4-40 socket head bolt.
Slowly thread insert into hole. Maintain vertical alignment to avoid braking
maple block loose in wing.
- Remove bolt from insert, if insert does not
release, place a drop of water into hole to swell maple block around insert.
Wait 10 minutes, then try to remove bolt again. If needed, a drop of ZAP can be
used to hold insert in position in block.
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