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05-05-2009 07:54 AM  8 years agoPost 1
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I will be sharing my build step by step of my hughes 500 Md G Jive
I give many thanks for the help I have been given from Mick Pattison,in the UK . $2,800 fuselage alone
FOR SALE

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05-05-2009 07:55 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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Mick Pattison, seen standing next to pilot of G Jive. Along with his beautiful scale he built.

This is the scale i will be building.
I will be posting pictures real soon.
Jim

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05-05-2009 07:55 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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first day bringing it home

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05-05-2009 07:56 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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reworking the trim around the windows

work being done to prepare for nose light installation

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05-05-2009 07:56 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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re working trim lines around the engine compartment doors.

putting down a thin coat of filler to make the bottom smooth lots and lots of sanding.

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05-05-2009 07:57 AM  8 years agoPost 6
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working the bottom

first primer coat

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05-05-2009 07:57 AM  8 years agoPost 7
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bottom sanded and primed plus painted flat black

front cockpit real smooth, painted flat black

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05-05-2009 07:57 AM  8 years agoPost 8
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front aluminum plates on full size G Jive

Rear aluminum plates

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05-05-2009 07:58 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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First stage of building up rear molding a lot of sanding and filing is required.

rear completed ready for priming

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05-05-2009 07:58 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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Rear and front moldings are seen with all three layers that are placed
on one at a time. Very time consuming but worth it. Seen with screw holes drilled.

showing rear and front molding plates completed and primed.

up coming pictures will be the nose light installed.

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05-05-2009 07:58 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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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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05-05-2009 07:59 AM  8 years agoPost 12
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I decided to place a nose light, since the G Jive has one.

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05-05-2009 07:59 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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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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05-05-2009 07:59 AM  8 years agoPost 14
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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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05-05-2009 07:59 AM  8 years agoPost 15
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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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05-05-2009 08:00 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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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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05-05-2009 08:00 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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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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05-05-2009 08:00 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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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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05-05-2009 08:00 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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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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05-05-2009 08:01 AM  8 years agoPost 20
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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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