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12-10-2008 03:14 AM  8 years agoPost 401
torque

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that dangerous flying with the windows blocked out.

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12-10-2008 03:18 AM  8 years agoPost 402
axemanclint

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No. The pilots windows aren't blacked at. This is often done on ENG helicopters so the cameraman in the back can view his camera monitors accurately without distraction or distortion.

"what goes up must come down," hopefully in one piece!

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12-16-2008 09:17 AM  8 years agoPost 403
Budgie

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hey wheres the man gone no posts in days !!!! its like losing a loved one

http://budgieshelicopterclub.co.uk

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12-16-2008 10:02 AM  8 years agoPost 404
ruddernate

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maybe the heli gods had a convention.

fly it like you stole it

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12-16-2008 11:26 AM  8 years agoPost 405
Frank Bostwick

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aw...and here I thought Id get to view another jewl from george...I just love it when a new post comes up on this thread

RIP ROMAN

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12-16-2008 12:01 PM  8 years agoPost 406
philmeer

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After reading the entire thread I have just gone outside and set fire to my scale heli's. Absolutley superb build and quality.
Q. how much and how soon?

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12-16-2008 02:01 PM  8 years agoPost 407
Rotor George

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re-tooling

Hey Guys,

Sorry about the lack of updates, I'm still here working hard on them. I've been detailing the fuselages, the only details left are the aft areas of the fuselages.

But the bigger news is I've decided to scrap all the polyester molds and use epoxy for both the tooling and parts.

This comes after talking to several folks in the industry, all agree epoxy is the way to go. I have to agree, plus it's much easier and more pleasant to work with (I may live longer now). I think what's most important of all is that this change will result in a much higher quality product in the end.

I'll have some build updates here soon.

George

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12-16-2008 08:54 PM  8 years agoPost 408
Mario V

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Same here. I've just gotten back to work, and YES...
"Long live George"!

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12-19-2008 07:40 PM  8 years agoPost 409
Kjarman

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Subscribed..... Incredible.....absolutely imaculate attention to detail....

Will we see it at IRCHA??????

I sold another one to Terrafirma...... wife wants to know where the money's at!!!!

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12-20-2008 12:17 PM  8 years agoPost 410
Mist-R Mosquito

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Awesome project!

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12-21-2008 02:21 PM  8 years agoPost 411
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Slat

Hi Guys,

I'm still here working away at them. Mostly pencil line layout for all the rivets and raised panels on the aft end of the fuse.

Here's another detail to add to the list, It's the slat installed just under the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer on the 206L and 407. The scale brackets will be added too.

Regards,
George

PS, hope to make IRCHA with these in 2009.

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12-21-2008 03:18 PM  8 years agoPost 412
CitationX

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Turbine Selection

None of George's masterpieces are suitable for even a standard size 90-nitro. For that matter, even my Spectra-G would not fit inside these cavernous fuselages. In preparation for a possible future 407, I am considering my first turbine experience. I am pretty familiar with the Bergen Intrepid and Vario Powercat helis. I have also seen one of the Len Mount Odyssey machines at the 2007 XFC in Muncie.

All 3 fuselage exhaust systems exit the top which would seem to fit the "high mount" pod-&-boom machines pretty well. The other option would be to have a custom made (assuming 1 is not already available) exhaust that would adapt to an "under mount" set up and run it out the top.

There is the other option of running the exhaust out both sides of the fuselage similar to the Len Mount Kiowa that is somewhere on RunRyder. Again, although probably the most practical solution, it just doesn't lend itself well to scale.

Has anyone given much, if any, thought to this? If so, what are your opinions?

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12-21-2008 03:42 PM  8 years agoPost 413
Rodan

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Wasn't there an outfit in Australia that is making 'scale' mechs for a large scale Jet Ranger, where the turbine sits behind the mast, just as in the full size? Everything was up on top, so the whole cabin area was clear.

I remember seeing this a while back, but have changed computers since, and no longer have the link...

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12-21-2008 03:57 PM  8 years agoPost 414
CitationX

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Rodan,

You are correct. I remember seeing their Long Ranger at I believe IRCHA 2006. Here is their link:

http://www.rcheli.com.au/

This would be the ideal set up and I like the idea of it being powered by a Wren turbine (personal opinion only).

Thanks for reminding us of that!

Nick

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12-21-2008 04:16 PM  8 years agoPost 415
broggyr

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Have I mentioned that I want one?

- Brian
irony [ay-ruh-nee', ay-er-nee'] adj.: Like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron

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12-21-2008 04:34 PM  8 years agoPost 416
Brokenlink

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George stated early in the thread that the cabin would be open the same as full size.

Jamie Griffith

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12-21-2008 04:41 PM  8 years agoPost 417
PETER ROB

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Turbine on top at the back

There are a few options the Zealous/Wren.Len Mount/Jakadofsky, or the Jetcat PHT3-3 JetCat is the only one with its own mechanics, Modtron also has a JetCat Pht4,(the gear driven one)Not sure who's mechanics
I looked at a set of zealous mechanics, they split down into a very compact top mounted set up ideal for scale, if this was my first turbine buy, and I wanted to go scale, it would be the one for me
Peter R

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12-21-2008 04:55 PM  8 years agoPost 418
Brokenlink

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Zealous,,,,http://www.rcheli.com.au/

Jamie Griffith

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12-21-2008 06:36 PM  8 years agoPost 419
thenewguy

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It looks like Len Mounts would work fine.
http://www.lenmountscalefuselages.com/mechanics.htm

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12-21-2008 07:31 PM  8 years agoPost 420
marc28

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CitationX

If you read further back in the thread.I believe electric and turbine mechanics are being designed by others for this project

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