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06-02-2010 02:05 AM  7 years agoPost 1
choppershots

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wtb used scale bambi bucket
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06-02-2010 11:18 PM  7 years agoPost 2
PETER ROB

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I have one unused, now surplus to requirements
e-mail me
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07-23-2010 09:06 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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07-24-2010 10:41 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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I think Starwood Scale Models has them.

Edit: I didn't notice you said used!

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08-13-2010 04:36 AM  7 years agoPost 5
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Looking for USED Bambi Bucket
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08-27-2010 06:40 AM  7 years agoPost 6
JestRR

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for under $10 you can make one.....

take a lg cottage cheese carton, cut the bottom out, use the lid for a stopper and run some cables to hold it and a string to a servo in the heli to dump it.

if and when you try flying with a bucket, here is the most important thing to remember...

FLY THE HELI NOT THE BUCKET!!!!

if you try and fly so you are trying to keep the bucket from swinging you will end up crashing so fly smooth and precise!!!

I have some old info on building it but it will still work.
http://www.scalerchelis.com/jestrr/

Mike Spinner
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08-27-2010 07:43 AM  7 years agoPost 7
PETER ROB

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Bambi Bucket

When we were playing with my Bambi we found that we got a lot more stability by addind a house brick for extra weight
If you make your own, ensure it has some weight for stability or it could end up in your blades, especially when hovering close to the ground
Remember that the ground effect bubble is roughly 1.5 time the length of a blade
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08-31-2010 10:32 PM  7 years agoPost 8
PETER ROB

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Bambi bucket

Found at last
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09-04-2010 03:46 AM  7 years agoPost 9
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length of the line is also important. Shorter seems to work better as you can see it in your peripherals without moving your eyes. Also you have a certain length where the bucket starts to swirl around in the down wash. I found that on a 50 size 500, it was 4.5 feet down. Now if you really want to get your ass to pucker try an 8 foot line. aprox 100' scale long line. Its really hard!! need a big pool. Oh and speaking of pools, a 4' blow up pool works great and its short enough to land next to it with out hitting your blades. Takes 35 to 40 gal to fill it!!

Have fun and get some video!!!!

Mike Spinner
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09-04-2010 04:59 AM  7 years agoPost 10
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Why do they call it a Bambi Bucket?

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09-04-2010 06:56 PM  7 years agoPost 11
PETER ROB

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Why do they call it a Bambi Bucket?

Maybe it was inverted by Mr DEERE
They are expensive, in fact quite DEAR
No more I-DEAS
Peter R

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09-04-2010 07:14 PM  7 years agoPost 12
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peter
i see that the one r22 is flying without its door and the other looks to have no glass in its door

do i need to do this to my r22 to stop it from overheating and losing power?
if i fly with the doors on (the exhaust side has the wire mesh in it) it gets hot and the engine fades
if i run it with the doors off the heli runs and flies great in the hot temps of today

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09-05-2010 01:15 AM  7 years agoPost 13
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Why do they call it a Bambi Bucket?

http://www.sfu.ca/aq/archives/Nov20...news/index.html

Taken from the news site.

The name came about because of CBC’s Bob Fortune. He interviewed me on a show about inventors and we became friends. One night over dinner he asked me what I was going to call it. I didn’t want to talk business so I said “the Bambi Bucket” – I was just being goofy. But he said it was a great name and he was relentless in pushing me to keep it.

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09-05-2010 05:59 AM  7 years agoPost 14
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R22 over heating

Dave, All the R22's that have pased through my hands, 9 now, have had problems with overheating/cooling
I built your R22, and picked the San Diego colour scheme because it was a coastGuard/life saver helicopter in never had the doors on when it was operational
The wire mesh/glass remooval were all experiments in keeping the heli engine cool, but still looking scale
Tavvy Phil came up with the idea of mounting a fan in the dummy housing with the ducted air being blown around the canopy
In a joint venture I machined the component parts, Phil sorced a fan, useing Vario gearing, we came up with this finished unit
It is expensive but since being fitted in a number of R22's it does the job even on the hottest Summer days
Others have copied the idea, and it works for them as well
If you want to go down the fan route I have a spare fan lieing on the bench, PM me if you are interested
Peter R

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09-05-2010 09:31 AM  7 years agoPost 15
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Dear Underslingers,

I"ve heard this twice now when they say "fly the heli not the load". I"ve had quite of bit of experience on doing heavy underslung loads and you will find that you will both need to fly the helicopter and the load, in effect your flying the helicopter twice if that makes any sense. Sure does grab my attention and certainly adds excitement/fear into a normal scale flight, also by flying both heli and load properly together you will get a smoother more scale flight.

Longer lines are more scale like in appearance, easier to fly/control and have less chance of striking the tail/main rotor. Try and fly with heavier rather than lighter loads again easier to fly.

My "practice" heli is a Raptor 50 lifting and flying a total weight of 1.3kg with 5foot of line.

Happy slinging and my only advice is dont panic and over control!

Chris

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09-05-2010 07:01 PM  7 years agoPost 16
SuperSixTwo

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I have yet to fly the bucket with my scaler, a hughes 500, but i have with the flybarless 700.
I thought i could put it in a 5 gallon paint can for filling....ah no.
kiddie pool it is. Mine is a modified starwood version. Dumps faster and consistently. I made the line short as to a reference in the bambi manual for a cobra. They make a statement about the overall length being shorter than the distance to the t/r, to keep it from tangling. I found it a pita to fly, but ita roller coaster thing...once your done its awesome!

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