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Custom-Built 1/3 Scale Hughes 500E

avconsltSenior Heliman - Houston, Texas -

Custom-Built Giant Scale (1/3) Hughes 500E

TWIN-TURBINE POWERED GIANT SCALE (1/3) HUGHES 500E - Description and Specifications DESCRIPTION: The Hughes 500E helicopter includes a custom-built fuselage by Larry Jolly Models in California, a professionally built set of mechanics by Ernie Huber in Florida, for a U.S. Army CA-9000 helicopter RPV project at the JPL Laboratory in California, modified to accept a turbine engine installation, and a JR PCM-10 radio system with a piezo heading hold gyro. The helicopter is fully scaled, with rivets, panel lines, inspection doors, fuel cap, etc. It has fully operational position, strobe and landing lights. It also has fully operational scale ground handling wheels. It has a flybar-stablized, 5-bladed main rotor system, which is an engineering marvel, and also has a 4-bladed tail rotor system. The helicopter originally flew at the Northeast Texas Helicopter Fun Fly at Mt. Pleasant, Texas, with a 120cc twin-cylinder gas engine (12 H.P.). The power is supplied to the mechanics via a toothed-belt drive system, through a 90-degree gearbox. I had installed a Saurer GT-15, real gas turbine engine (15 H.P.), which was used to power the APU in a Hansa 320 Business Jet, back in the late 60s. This engine, with starter, weighed around 25 lbs., but was the only small turbine engine available at the time. It has since been removed. However, the engineering work has now been done for the installation of a pair of JetCat turbine engines, which are state-of-the-art and commercially available and only weigh 6 lbs. each. JetCat engineers have also looked into designing a slaved CPU system for it. Also included, is a stainless steel tailpipe for the turbine exhaust system. SPECIFICATIONS: Overall length is 100 Overall height is 50 (T-Tail) Overall width is 30 (Skids) Overall width is 18 (Fuselage) Weight is approximately 20 lbs. (Less Engines) Main rotor diameter is 78 Tail rotor diameter is 16 RADIO SYSTEM: JR PCM-10 Radio 4-JR 4721 High Torque Servos 1-JR 2700G High Speed Servo ACAMAXPIW2 Piezo Heading Hold (2700G) Gyro McDaniel R/C Lighting System PAINT: The fuselage is painted with IMRON Polyurethane paint, white base with bright yellow and chestnut brown metallic trim. Interior painted in semi-gloss black. Current amount invested is over $25,000. Selling price is $5000 (less engines).

06-02-2003 Over year old.
JestRR

Veteran

Florence, Oregon

ARRRGGHHHH!!!!

If ony I had 5 G's.. Its ether, $5000 heli, or $5000 shop to build the heli?!?!?!? Its a tough decision!! But i think that the shop wins as the wife has already said yes to the shop!!

Hope IT sells!!!! to some one who will use and appreciate it like i would!!!!

Mike

Mike Spinner
Florence OR
SCALE JUNKIE!!
NORTHWEST SCALEWORKS

06-03-2003 Over year old.
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arkangel

Senior Heliman

Bothell, WA USA

500E

Okay, I'm interested. Email more specs and pics. Checkout my gallery "arkangel" here.

A 500E sounds and looks better than $5000K.


Arkangel

Helicopters have expiration dates. It just not printed anywhere on them.

06-03-2003 Over year old.
arkangel

Senior Heliman

Bothell, WA USA

500E

Guys what do you think?


I'm seriously considering to acqure his 500...because the mechanics is convertable to JetCat PHT3.
Need more pics.


Arkangel.

Helicopters have expiration dates. It just not printed anywhere on them.

06-03-2003 Over year old.
glyrenden

Heliman

burbank CA

I think that you should get it but you have to bring it up to Los Angeles and fly it so I can see it in person.

Seriously, what else is money good for but to buy you things. if you have the money spend it.

just my $0.02

Jason

06-03-2003 Over year old.
avconslt

Senior Heliman

Houston, Texas

Arkangel,

I sent you 18 more photos and the specs this morning, including 5 photos showing the mechanics! I also called you this morning as you requested. I left you a message. I also received a call from your old buddy Lars Zander in Germany. He told me that he wanted it if you did not buy it! He sent me his phone number and told me to call him as soon as I heard back from you. Still waiting!

Richard

I flew two tours in Vietnam! One in Huey Gunships and the other in the Cobra!

06-03-2003 Over year old.
Lift

Elite Veteran

Houston, TX

Raymond flew this thing? Hmmm, I'll have to ask him about it....

I like it!!!

06-03-2003 Over year old.
avconslt

Senior Heliman

Houston, Texas

Payton,

Give Raymond a call! His phone numbers are 713-667-6301 Office, and 832-859-1144 Cell! He really loved flying it!

Richard

06-03-2003 Over year old.
arkangel

Senior Heliman

Bothell, WA USA

500E Purchase

Richard,

I'm sold. I'll give you a call tomorrow to workout details. I'll enjoy the helo more than the $$$$$$$$$


Thanks everyone for your advice.

Arkangel
Chandler, Az.

"Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Helicopters have expiration dates. It just not printed anywhere on them.

06-04-2003 Over year old.
arkangel

Senior Heliman

Bothell, WA USA

500E

Richard,

I'll be in New Orleans for a week next month. Sorry Lars, I want this helo. It has everything.


Ken
"Arkangel"
Chandler, Arizona

Helicopters have expiration dates. It just not printed anywhere on them.

06-04-2003 Over year old.
Taipan

Elite Veteran

Sydney, Australia

Any chance of posting pics of the head, tail & mechanics? I'd love to see them & so would others I'm sure.

06-04-2003 Over year old.
Lift

Elite Veteran

Houston, TX

Richard,
I agree TOTALLY with Taipan. I would love to see more of this big daddy. You got any pics? If not, I'd love to come and see it in person before it's shipped to your buyer.

06-04-2003 Over year old.
avconslt

Senior Heliman

Houston, Texas

Taipan,

I will post some photos of the mechanics and head next Monday!

Richard

06-04-2003 Over year old.
glyrenden

Heliman

burbank CA

arkangel ,

After you get it you have to let us know what fun flys you will fly it at so we can all come see it.

have fun with that bird. and post pics!!!!

Later,
Jason

06-04-2003 Over year old.
arkangel

Senior Heliman

Bothell, WA USA

500E

Absolutely.....looking forward to meeting Richard, share some broken-wing war stories. Talked to him on the phone, you won't a nicer pilot around. Hope, he makes it back next year for the Vegas Fly-in.

Let's hear one for the 101st Airborne.

Here's a story for all you two finger stick and rudder guys. For two years I flew with the first woman Graduate from Mother Rucker at Ft. Carson, Colo. She was the first, but Jan could handle a Loch or Huey day or night.

And Yes, I will be posting pics and a movie soon.


Best Regards to All.

Helicopters have expiration dates. It just not printed anywhere on them.

06-05-2003 Over year old.
avconsltSenior Heliman - Houston, Texas -

Hughes 500E mechanics photos now in my Gallery

Taipan,

The Hughes 500E mechanics photos are now in my gallery! I have also posted one of them below. Hope you like them!

Richard

06-09-2003 Over year old.
avconslt

Senior Heliman

Houston, Texas

Hughes 500E Back on the Market!

Well Guys,

The Hughes 500E is back on the market! I received an email from Arkangel this morning. Apparaently, he has had a family issue come up that is going to absorb all of his available cash that he was going to use to purchase the Hughes 500E. I am sorry for Arkangel, however, that does open up the opportunity for others that responded to late last time. So, if you are interested in purchasing this one-of-a-kind Hughes 500E helicopter, let me hear from you!

Richard

06-13-2003 Over year old.
tom b.

Heliman

500e

Im sorry, im confussed,are we talking full scale or rc for the price your asking.I have been building rc /helies/ for 15 yrs. anddid never see 30,000.00 in a rc ship?

06-13-2003 Over year old.
avconslt

Senior Heliman

Houston, Texas

Tom B,

You obviously have not been involved with turbine powered R/C helicopters! When you are building up a one-of-a-kind 1/3 Scale helicopter utilizing a, professionally built, custom fuselage and an Army RPV, professionally built, components and real turbine engines, it does not take long to get to $30,000! But, I do appreciate your concern!

Richard

06-14-2003 Over year old.
cmartin

Veteran

Kouts IN

Nice heli...

But what a complete waste of money. Who in their right mind would spend that kind of money for a heli. More money than brains I guess. What happens when that Custom 30,000 helicopter crashes, then you will have a custom 30,000 piece of twisted metal that you cant get parts for Cool Heli tho

06-14-2003 Over year old.
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