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HI Larry

That makes perfect sense. I have decided on something similar. I am going to make plastic plugs that will slide into the tubes the will be a tight fit. Push them about 5mm past the struts. Fit the tubes to skids and fill will resin to hold in place. Once set drill and counter sink then tap with m2 tap and fix with screw.

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v22chap

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That I think will work great

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12-21-2016 11:39 AM
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only one way to find out lol

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12-21-2016 03:43 PM
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Made a start on the rear strut Fairings. For ease and lack of specialist bending equipment I decided to keep it simple and keep the rear struts straight instead of trying to put the radius.

The fairing is made from some shaped stock I got from my local model shop which is almost the correct shape. This was Cut and filed to shape. It is a tight fit over the strut so no I am not going to fix them except with some filler later for shaping.

Still looking a bit rough and ready as these things do but once fixed properly and painted think they will really look the part

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12-22-2016 09:02 AM
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I Have now started work on the skid end caps which on the lynx are quite distinctive.

First job was to laminate 5 piece of 2mm plastic card and 1 piece of 1mm plastic to form blocks that will carves to correct shape later.

Next lengths of tubes are cut

then all glued together the block now fits tightly to the skid tube

once all 4 are assembled I will carve them to shape

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12-28-2016 10:49 AM
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All 4 assembled the best way I think to shape these is to use a razor saw to rough cut the basic shape

Then file and sand to shape

one down 3 to go

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12-28-2016 02:17 PM
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That is what modeling is all about!

Love ingenuity. Nicely done.

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Thanks Steve that's very nice of you

it also makes your head hurt to sometimes trying to work out how make something

Glen

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it also makes your head hurt to sometimes trying to work out how make something
Yep. I have spent countless hours trying to figure out how to do certain tasks, and "pre-building" them in my head. Maybe even more time than what it actually takes to physically perform the task.

I love it.

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I know what you mean the first one took a hours to make but once I knew what to do the other 3 took less than 20 mins each

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Skid end caps now done and the skids are starting to look like a real lynx.

So far so good. Tomorrows job is the front fairing

Glen

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Great job ... I agree figuring out how to make something scale is really the fun part . I have won several static scale contest because of having a hand made cockpit detail . Made one guy really mad as he had a super scale looking paint job but bought a plastic interior .My bird was not even a good job at scaling the subject and I still beat him out showing more craftsmanship they said

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Hi Larry

Yes you do get that great sense of achievement when it works out. Well done on the competition success. I have one a couple for my boats it does make fell all warm inside. I wont be doing the interior on this one. However I'm darling wife how I do not know got me 500 scale sea king for Christmas now that will a cockpit, pilots, dope on rope etc

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Instead for making the front fairings today I Decided it would be better to fix the skids to the struts. First thing was to make discs so would not have fill the while tube resin. I punched these out of 1mm plastic card using a 7mm punch.

a disc was pushed into the skid 5mm past the where strut enters the skid and secured in place with a drop of cyno.

I filled each end with epoxy resin fitted the end caps to prevent resin from dropping out the end and fitted the skid to the struts and had a cup tea while the resin set.

Once set I repeated the process on the other side.

Glen

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Manage to work on the from strut fairing today these are purely cosmetic and made from these pieces of .25mm and .5mm plastic card

First task is to bend the 0.5mm card into 2 u sections. I did this by bending around a 3.5mm drill held in a vice then heated with the wife's hair dryer so once cooled the card will hold the shape

While the fairing pieces were cooling I shaped the leading and trailing edges of the struts then with resin attach .25mm strips to which the fairing will be glued

Once the resin was set I trimmed the fairings and fixed with plastic weld

to tidy things up I made and fixed dummy attachment points. not strictly to scale but as this is a semi scale stand off ish model they will look ok

Apart from some filling and tidying up the skids are finished

tomorrow if I get some tome I'll do the final filling and start work on some of detailing

Glen

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Looks good ,,, lucky dog got a fuse for Christmas .. I got the usual socks , tools and such .. of course I was allowed to buy a 12,500.00 farm loader tractor with a 6 foot mower , 2 bottom plow and a 6 foot disc this yr since we moved onto a 14 acre farm and plan on raising a garden next yr

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Yeah going to busy year for me building models I hope lol

WOW larry you lucky thing 14 acres wish we could buy that here but the developers seem to snap any land and build new housing estates on them wont be long out green and pleasant land is over run with houses

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Hey Larry is that your osprey in your galleryI think it's called? If so how does it fly???? Rich ..... Glen keep up the good work on Heli making your scale stuff is always fun.... Rich

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Yes it is an early version that my son and I worked on back in 1989 to 2004 . There are two pictures of this bird 1 at the top with a normal nose mounted motor that was a crashed VTOL version of the bird , that we used to test how much weight we could lift with wing borne flight from a grass strip and the other one at the bottom of the page with helicopter blades , was the 4 generation of our V-22 VTOL.
The airplane flew fine .. and the rotation from a grass strip would lift 14 lbs ... the VTOL version weight was 13 lbs ... and would not be going wing borne from the ground .
All of our test V-22's would hover good ... but none would make it past 45 degrees of transition as the flat helicopter rotor blades make good airbrakes that keep the bird from going fast enough to become wing borne .
Rotor mast's V-22 does it with helicopter blades ,,but he has a amp governor controller that helps keep the motor / collective pitch set at the right rpm to just keep the V-22 flying on the wing .
I have better pictures of the last V-22 on heli freak . com and some scale build pictures of my rotor mast V-22 on rc groups .com all forums under V22chap

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Thanks rich

that sounds interesting larry

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