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Kit Components | Super Bandit
Specifications | Super balsa
The Super Bandit
by Bob Violett
For the Jet
Pilot who appreciates maximum performance
and absolute precision control
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.
Click to read why the Super Bandit is a finely tuned machine.
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 been eliminated.
A JetCat P-120 provides the push.
A 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 installed.
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 orientation.
Our thanks again to Mitch Weiss for the fantastic photos.
Airframe Directive (A.D.)
And other helpful notes
Wing Pylon Mounting
Heat Blanket & Aluminum foil insulation template
The first Super Bandit kits that shipped were missing this drawing. Please click here to download the drawing and print it out. The actual sizes are listed on the drawing. This is now part of the plans.