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09-02-2003 09:49 PM  14 years agoPost 1
heliraptorrrKey Veteran - Colchester, Essex, UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hi

Well after the Squirrel I did a while back I thought its about time to crack on with a 'larger' model. It will also have the 4 bladed vario head etc but may be not as 'Scale' as the last one, too many rivets and too much time prevented me flying it too much, I want to fly this one.

One good thing, the boom on the 135 is composite so has very little rivets anyway.

Its going to be Vario and this is the subject, flys right above my house every day as it comes into land.

I'll keep you in touch with how its going.

Lee

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09-03-2003 05:47 PM  14 years agoPost 2
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I am building the Vario EC-135 gasser version right now. Very nice fuse, all the parts fit togather nice. I am making a custom instrument panel, the Vario one is not right for my subject N911KB. I am installing nav. and landing lights as well.

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09-03-2003 09:49 PM  14 years agoPost 3
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Hi Gary

I pick mine up tomorrow evening.How about some progress pics, got any you can email me ????

Whats yours based on.

I too have the cockpit kit, whats the deal on the instrument panel?

Lee

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09-04-2003 05:56 PM  14 years agoPost 4
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There are more pictures in my gallery of my progress on this EC-135 project. I am still waiting on the mechanics.

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10-13-2003 01:50 PM  14 years agoPost 5
heliraptorrrKey Veteran - Colchester, Essex, UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Update

Hi

Well here it is on its first real test flight over the weekend, Fenestron tail is holding up great on the GY401 gyro and the engine (Webra 61) seems to have plenty of power for scale flying. The Multi blade head is fun but takes a bit to get hold of, flight characteristics aren't too bad but it has a tendency to dip its nose drastically when coming out of a turn into wind (Opposite to Flybars which lift the nose IMO).

Have a few scale details to do, lighting loom needs rigging up, decals need sorting and also a location for the fuel tank then its off to paint.

I'll complete the cockpit after paint.

Lee

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10-13-2003 10:36 PM  14 years agoPost 6
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in a word

COOL!

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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10-15-2003 07:59 PM  14 years agoPost 7
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Wow, looking good

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10-15-2003 08:04 PM  14 years agoPost 8
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Looks great! I ordered the mechanics for mine back in June, Still do not have them yet.

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12-30-2003 11:23 PM  13 years agoPost 9
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Update

Got all the extra parts fabricated and fixed on like the lower tail fin and the box beneath the boom, all hinges are on, its primed now ready for rivets and a few other details. Also had to make up scale looking winglets as the kit ones are pants !!

The white panels I have made opening on both sides to get at the fuelling and glow points etc.

Lighting rig is also installed, used Maxilites, have 2 strobes on the tail fin, pos lamps on winglets, beacon under the belly and strobes either side of the fuselage. Plus a landing light in the nose and drop down light under the belly.

Back soon with the paint pics.

Lee

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01-02-2004 10:17 AM  13 years agoPost 10
heliraptorrrKey Veteran - Colchester, Essex, UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Happy New Year

Rivets are coming.............................................

Lee

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01-02-2004 11:25 AM  13 years agoPost 11
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Lee,

She looks great!. Keep those picture coming as you're stirring my interest in scale!
Happy New Year!

Joe

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01-02-2004 04:46 PM  13 years agoPost 12
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Nice post guys!
I to am working on a Gasser 135.
garyl
I like yor dash the Vario one sucks! are you going to use the grey plastic floor?
What are you going to use for seats?

Just Fly It!!!

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01-04-2004 06:41 PM  13 years agoPost 13
heliraptorrrKey Veteran - Colchester, Essex, UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hi

Rivets are all done, ready for paint now, next pics will be of the completed model.

Lee

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01-05-2004 02:12 PM  13 years agoPost 14
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CWM,
I do not plan on using the plastic floor. I plan on makeing my own flooring more to scale. I see you are from Vegas, I lived there when I was in the Air Force at Nellis.

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01-05-2004 08:35 PM  13 years agoPost 15
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are you going brushless with the ec135? if so WHY?


Alan...

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01-06-2004 05:42 PM  13 years agoPost 16
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fantastic. looks great.
you must be one proud mother***********


take care, good people

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01-06-2004 10:32 PM  13 years agoPost 17
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Love colours, its a beautiful looking bird.

I lost my infamous tag line.

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01-07-2004 03:10 AM  13 years agoPost 18
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What is that in the center of the heli in the last pic? Looks like batteries but im not sure...Anyways nice heli, everyone loves a behemoth

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01-07-2004 08:26 AM  13 years agoPost 19
heliraptor

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Hi Vic

Batteries for a Joker to keep is sitting level, with the fenestron units they are tail heavy with no mechs insode, wouldnt make for a good picture.

Twobeers - The colours are even more vivd in reality, I got the exact paint codes from Bond helicopters who painted it up so should look pretty good.

Lee

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01-07-2004 02:28 PM  13 years agoPost 20
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At this stage of the project the heli is very tail heavy, this requires alot of weight to keep it flat on the skids without the mechanics installed. I am currently working on the same project.

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