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03-17-2009 08:08 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Red Machine

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Hi Jim

Keep us posted on how you go. Mick is happy to help you with any questions you may have... just drop us a line.

Formart EC120 / Cine Scale Gazelle / Vario MD900 / Turbine Bell 407

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03-17-2009 10:44 PM  8 years agoPost 22
James

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Hi Ian,

Good hearing from you i will be posting some more pictures soon! I'm working on the cockpit, and the nose light, installation. it's turning out great.

PS Mick, has been a great help ! With out his help i would have had problems doing this G jive its much appreciated.
Jim

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03-17-2009 10:48 PM  8 years agoPost 23
James

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comwatt
thank you!

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04-13-2009 07:23 AM  8 years agoPost 24
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I may disappear for a while but that's because im doing a lot of work, since i have been gone. Here we go with more progress.

I decided to go all out. I have not really seen many fiber glass Hughes 500 be completely smooth on the inside not having to see any type of fiber glass cloth. Well it was a huge labor of love to do but it was worth it . There was so much small detailed, sanding around corners, and groves, that i sanded my finger nails, down so much from rubbing the sandpaper around that one finger started to bleed. I had to place tape on all of my finger tips Except for one finger, so i could check for smoothness.

Crazy i know that's what i had to do just so i could get the whole inside sanded and perfectly smooth. Here is the inside after i placed a thin coat of filler on the whole inside of fuselage it looks terrible but wait when you see the final results.

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04-13-2009 07:35 AM  8 years agoPost 25
James

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I decided to place a nose light, since the G Jive has one.

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04-13-2009 07:42 AM  8 years agoPost 26
James

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More pictures of the light. Im holding a picture, of the real Full size G jive. So you can tell i have placed it in the proper location.

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04-13-2009 07:52 AM  8 years agoPost 27
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check out the smoothness, of the interior. I am so glad i did the inside it gives a huge satisfaction seeing it this way. Instead of leaving the inside all full of fiber glass cloth imprints all over the place.

PS i did have the inside painted flat black but when i recieved a picture of the interior of the G jive it's a dark grey. So i changed the color to be more acurate .

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04-13-2009 08:04 AM  8 years agoPost 28
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Next thing i noticed was the G Jive has a small tear drop underneath it's boom which is used for small electrical connections inside. So i made a duplicate one by hand.

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04-13-2009 08:14 AM  8 years agoPost 29
James

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I noticed there is a large thick hook at the end of the tail fin, to protect from any rear rotor ground strike. I made one for my G Jive, I attached a picture, of the real one. The one i made has the same diameter, and curvature, but mine is a little longer then the real tail hook. I could have shorten it but for some reason, i like the one i made. So i am keeping it that way . It's close enough to scale look for me.

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04-13-2009 08:24 AM  8 years agoPost 30
James

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there is a small vent that is only on one side of the helicopter it's on the pilot side only. I attached a picture, of the real one and pictures, of the one i duplicated. I think it turned out real good.

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04-13-2009 08:30 AM  8 years agoPost 31
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I can see clearly there are foot sapports on the skids. So i made some out of stainless steel and placed them in the proper location.

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04-13-2009 08:40 AM  8 years agoPost 32
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I noticed the G Jive has handles inside of the doors, so i made some from scrach. I think they turned out ok. I was told they are made from rope which they are. These ones i found out have a vinyl, or plastic, coating over them making them more stiffer to look more like a handle but they do flex. mine on the other hand do not flex but thats ok it's the effort that counts i think.

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04-13-2009 08:48 AM  8 years agoPost 33
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I have done a lot of work on this cockpit. I have added a lot of small details, i will probably add more revit work to the inside. If i do i will post another picture, of anything i do. I will be having the cockpit, control gages light up when the doors open up. I have attached a picture of the gadges all lit up it's pretty cool.

Any comments are apreciated it keeps me going on this project.

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04-13-2009 10:34 AM  8 years agoPost 34
Saturn-prime

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As we say in Dutch "petje af".
What a nice detail.
I'll keep following your progress.

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04-14-2009 01:00 AM  8 years agoPost 35
bcopters500

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GJIVE

NICE ,KEEP IT GOING!!! Love 500's

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04-14-2009 10:50 AM  8 years agoPost 36
chopper jockey

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what the vent does i do not know
James, the vent is to remove any fumes from the battery bay. Also, fyi the handles inside the door frame are made from rope and are flexible.

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04-14-2009 08:07 PM  8 years agoPost 37
James

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Hi chopper jockey,

I sent a email to the place were the G jive is being kept in England. I was able to get a response from them. They told me there's is made of rope but keeps it's shape like a handle. Due to there's has a plastic or some kind of vinyl covering over it which keeps it's shape. Mine do not flex at all, but thats ok it's the effect im going after. There not perfect but they are close enough to do the job.

Thanks for the input about the handles, but now i know there's two different types out there i guess!.

Also thanks on the tip on the vent i was wondering what that was!

Jim
Here is a small picture of what i have for know showing the handle its not much but you can see they dont droop that much.

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04-15-2009 01:41 AM  8 years agoPost 38
glowcopter

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Looks Great!! Who makes the fuselage Jim?

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04-15-2009 01:53 AM  8 years agoPost 39
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lookin good

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04-15-2009 09:53 PM  8 years agoPost 40
James

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Hi Glowcopter

The fuselage is made at a company called Air Star International that's were i got mine from. It's similar to the Vario version but with different insides to fit the mongoose mechanics, The Vario version is very nice i would have purchased it instead . But the one i got is close to my home it's driving distance so i could go and pick it up in person .
Jim

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