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HelicopterScale Model RC Helicopters › Graupner Bell 230 w/ Raptor 90 Mechanics
06-03-2009 04:18 AM  8 years agoPost 1
l337sar

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This was a project that was started by another runryder member. I purchased it a few months ago and have since been plugging away at it little by little. It is a Graupner Bell 230 with retracts. The woodwork has been modified to accept a Raptor 60 mechanics with 90 size boom and 710 blades. The Mechanics have been modified with 2 side mounted fuel tanks. The engine is an OS .61 RX-H with the back side muffler mount so the muffled Cooper pipe with after-muffler can run between the frames to the boom. The mechanics flew as a bod and boom for the first time this past weekend. The flight was a success. The twin tanks drained equally which was pretty cool to see. The engine is still in its break-in stage so the tuning is not complete but the heli felt good. The .61 should be able to lift the load with no problem. I have a full vario cockpit and lighting system for it. It's too far along for a build thread so I just wanted to share some current pictures and will add more as I progress.

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06-03-2009 11:17 AM  8 years agoPost 2
chuck4040

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Looks like a great start - please keep us posted on your progress.

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06-03-2009 11:19 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Crewdogg998

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Those saddle tanks should give you a pretty good run time. You'll be ready for a nap after running those down

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07-20-2009 05:54 PM  8 years agoPost 4
ESWLFSE

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Any updates?

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