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09-04-2003 06:24 PM  14 years agoPost 41
diZeaZed

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Roy
there's something bad wrong with you.......
I'm going to show your post to my wife so that when she starts whining about my heli's I can say "look, you could be married to him!"
Jojo

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09-04-2003 06:49 PM  14 years agoPost 42
Heli143

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JoJo, you're too funny.
you might want to tell her that my wife bought the first four (1-Cav, 1-PD, 1-FD, and 1-Little Bird) for me. So there!!
But seriously, I think I have a problem. And my wife just contributes to it. She buys me helis all the time.

Roy Mayoral

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09-04-2003 06:52 PM  14 years agoPost 43
diZeaZed

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Could I borrow her for a while?

(not to keep, just to train mine!)
Jojo

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09-04-2003 06:56 PM  14 years agoPost 44
choppengruven

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Yep, that'll work.....


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09-16-2003 02:13 AM  14 years agoPost 45
jldesign

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finished! new shots in my gallery. had it up for a tank tonight and with my new pitch range she flew pretty good. with a few more tanks/tweaks I think I'll keep her with a 32 in it. flies VERY scale with a 32 but it is VERY flyable so far (much better than my first few flight attempts) and you really need to watch the landings and make sure you have a GOOD tail support just in case it leans back which mine does (slightly tail heavy).

the 3/8" ID automotive fuel line works great for a muffler deflector with NO neck down I thought about other ideas but for the look and a little extra weight it is perfect and keeps her almost perfectly clean from exhaust residue so far I can see no effect on the engine and actually makes the noisy stock black hawk pipe sound OK

jlDesign :: happy flyin'

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09-16-2003 12:50 PM  14 years agoPost 46
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Jl
man, that turned out great! I love it!
I went with the flat black on mine, I like the look. Here it is so far...

Still have a way to go, but it's getting there!
Jojo

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09-16-2003 01:22 PM  14 years agoPost 47
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nice! the only thing left for me to do is attach the shell strips for the miniguns with a little epoxy in somehow so they are not in the way too much. trim off a little of those lower uprights on the tail fin as mine sit about 1/2 inch from the tail blades and that just seams like a bad idea (nothing a dremel cutoff won't fix in 2 seconds) and also replace my multi colored fuel line with some other NON bright color to fit a little better....minor details

I wanted to go with flat spray but could not find any automotive and well I couldn't wait - you know that old story

looks good jojo and it is a lot of work isn't it? fun though. and it is nice to have someone say that looks good as my wife just doesn't get it. I am still not sure I should use the century hurricane blades maybe I'll try woodies down the road this season still BUT it is flyable and once you get the feel for all that weight and over the scared to crash a huge ball of plastic speed bump it looks and flies so cool!

jlDesign :: happy flyin'

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09-16-2003 03:31 PM  14 years agoPost 48
lewma

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boom info

jldesign / diZeaZed

I'm in the middle of fitting the Fire Rescue fuse to my hawk. Can you guys give some detail on how you fitted the boom and tail mechs ? Did you leave the boom at the original length etc ? How did you get it fitted straight ?

Any information or pictures on this would be greatly appreciated!

mark.

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09-16-2003 03:58 PM  14 years agoPost 49
jldesign

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lewma,

you have to mount your lower frame to the base plate in the fuse. I used a carbon fiber sheet I had for the middle man. it take a little work to get balance but you'll have to use spacers as the front of the hawk will have to sit higher than the back to make a clean fit. I used 3mm bolts with carbon rod spacers and washers to get it right and equal on both sides. it takes a while and most important is that it will be balanced when the front part of the fuse is added. the way mine sits the servo arms on the hawk are like 1mm or so from the top of the fuse. I actually mounted my front fuse on custom mounts 2-3mm higher than stock to leave me clearance. you can't really tell on the final unless you are looking for perfection BUT maybe if I spent a little more time it might have been perfect. again it is a toy mounted on a helicopter so you have to give somewhere.

only suggestion is go slow and double check everything before drilling etc as I made a few bad drills, etc BUT again they are only noticable if your looking for flaws.

check out my gallery for a bunch of shots and also search runryder for toysrus or little bird

good luck

jlDesign :: happy flyin'

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09-16-2003 04:43 PM  14 years agoPost 50
diZeaZed

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Lewma
I did the same as Jldesign, but I used balsa/ light ply to build the spacers for the main mechanics. I tried a different approach on the control system so the tail boom would line up a little better. Follow this thread and you can see what I did.
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t59994p1/
You can make all kinds of little brakets to hold the plasic tail boom together, but since I painted mine black like jldesigns, I cheated and wrapped electrical tape around the end. It sounds bad, but really looks O.K. Check out the pics in my gallery.
Let us know how it progresses!
Jojo

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09-16-2003 06:07 PM  14 years agoPost 51
diZeaZed

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Sorry, had some duplicate file names in my gallery. Here's the hughes.

Jojo

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09-17-2003 03:30 AM  14 years agoPost 52
lewma

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thanks for the replies guys!

I'm at the stage now where i'm ready to mount the mechanics. I've dremmel'd out the fuse and i'm fitting the front half of the fuselage. I'll probably go with a plywood sheet as the middleman and use the carbon fiber spacers. The only other thing I may need help on is how to strengthen the skids and mount them securely.

I'm putting an OS46 in there which is already ran in. I'm also using the Century scale muffler which is a square looking thing with the exhaust pointing straight out the bottom of the fuselage.

I'll let you know how I progress.


mark.


ps. my garage is covered in tiny pieces of plastic that were shredded by the dremmel. it'll take weeks to get the place cleaned up

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09-17-2003 01:20 PM  14 years agoPost 53
Mad-Maxx

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I hear you on the little plastic buggers from dremeling on the fuselage
My shop is one half of the family room which is 12 x 30 and fully carpeted !!!! Wife is just a bit angry with me Plus i have little burns from em landing on my arms and hands But the show must go on !!!!

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09-18-2003 12:42 PM  14 years agoPost 54
diZeaZed

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It Flies!

Chop and I had time to burn a half a tank last night before it got dark. This thing flies GREAT! The ccpm conversion works smoother than the original hawk, and the 32 seems to be handling the weight amazingly well! I still see a .46 or a .50 in the future though, I have to be able to carry the SWAT guy on the skids!
We'll post more as we get more fuel through her! - Get workin', Max!
Jojo

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10-23-2003 05:50 PM  14 years agoPost 55
bit64

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Redmond, WA

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LittleBird mold

Are there laws conerning using the 21stCentury Little Bird as a mold to make fibreglass canopies? I would like to roll out quite a few of these with carbon fibre frames, but I don't want to get hit with a lawsuit.


Thanks

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10-23-2003 06:12 PM  14 years agoPost 56
diZeaZed

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Good idea! I think if you change it in some way then its OK. You could stretch the tail boom about an inch - it needs it anyway!
Jojo

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