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09-05-2011 09:49 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Captain Dan

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Last week I ordered the Century Bell 47G and it should be here this week. I'm very excited about the project and was looking for any information I could get about the real helicopter. I was in my LHS yesterday and I started going through the Revell plastic model kits hoping to find a good model I could build and use for detail information. The only model I found was a 1:35 scale Bell H-13H kit. When I got it home and open I was very pleased with the cockpit, engine and other details which I think will help with my build. I also realized it was the same size as my mCPx and I had seen another post where a guy built this kit or the MRC version of this one around his mCPx and it flew.

It took me about 7 hours to finish it but this is what I ended up with. It flies great but burns through the batteries in around 2 minutes. I don't want to burn out the motor so I only fly it for a minute at a time but it's worth it. If you decide to try this you'll be using the Dremel cutting wheel or sanding drum on every piece you install except the canopy bubble and the landing gear. I've broken the landing gear twice but I don't want to beef them up. If you land softly they work fine. Also in a lot of places you will be putting glue on parts 1mm from servo gears or linkage so apply your glue with a pin and work slow or you'll end up with a great looking model that can't fly.

Every person that has seen it has said they're going to build one. If you want to try and would like to see any special detail just let me know and I'll post a picture.

Thanks for looking

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09-05-2011 11:10 PM  6 years agoPost 2
FloridaHeli

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Academy Hobby Model Kits / MRC Mash H-13 Sioux 1/35th scale #2194

Captain Dan,

Wow, nice job. I bought the same model and was going to install a Blade mSR in it. Now I'm thinking more of a mCPX.

I also obtained an Academy Hobby Model Kits / MRC Mash H-13 Sioux 1/35th scale #2194 that I WAS going to do the same to. However, the tail boom/truss is fabricated out of all individual pieces versus a prefab 1 piece assembly for the Revel kit. The MRC would easily come apart in a crash or hard landing. So, I'm sticking to the Revel model and just static building the MRC.

If you ever get the time to post your build thread it would be nice.

Thanks,

This hobby is WAY too expensive!!

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09-06-2011 12:22 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Donnie D

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Neat idea!!

Donnie D

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09-06-2011 03:12 PM  6 years agoPost 4
coptercptn

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very Kewl..

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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09-08-2011 02:00 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Captain Dan

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Thank you guys. Here are a few more pictures and a little more of the details. I needed to back out the screws that hold the control board to the frame so that I could get about a 10 degree angle on the board and get the frame lower in the body.

I just unplugged the tail rotor motor from the board and pulled the boom out of the tail motor mount and the helicopter frame. I didn't cut or solder any wires. I used the old boom in the drive shaft position as a substitute for the tail drive shaft that came with the kit.

On the right side of the helicopter the servo hits the model frame so you need to cut away 2 of the frame tubes and make bridge parts to hold the integrity of the boom. The fuel tank on that side of the helicopter gives the support back where the top bar needs to be removed.

The entire back of the mCP X frame was cut off and thrown out. In the last picture here you are looking at the totally exposed elevator sero and main gear.

I hope that gives you a better idea on how this was done and I'm hoping other people will post there success stories in this thread.

Good luck

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09-10-2011 02:38 AM  6 years agoPost 6
MADGUNS

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Nice

That is sweet. You should try mounting up the blades that came with the kit. Just wear safety glasses when you run it up

Happiness is a belt fed weapon

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09-10-2011 12:46 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Donnie D

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A Bell 47 is a great heli no matter what size. Mine is my favorite of all my helis. Can't wait to see yours fly.

Donnie D

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09-16-2011 03:31 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Captain Dan

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I thought you guys might like to see it fly. We did this outside on a breeze day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ea9vcAYDEU

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09-16-2011 04:08 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Hoverup

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Super cool Captain Dan.

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09-16-2011 05:14 PM  6 years agoPost 10
HeliDawg

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Boy I bet that thing is heavy but that is way cool. To bad you couldn't find something a bit lighter to get some extended flying time.

Well done Cpt. Looks nice.

Dang I am upside down!

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09-16-2011 05:34 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Captain Dan

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HeliDawg, it only gained 0.3 oz because I cut away most of the Blade frame and lost the fin, canopy and landing skids. It can still fly for more then 2 minutes but I don't want the motor to get hot. I isn't built for easy maintenance.

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09-16-2011 07:47 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Donnie D

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That little bugger is just too cool. Great job CD.

Donnie D

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09-16-2011 10:54 PM  6 years agoPost 13
coptercptn

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I have GOT to build one of those!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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12-29-2011 01:21 PM  5 years agoPost 14
iHover

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Captain Dan,
Whats holding the mechanics in place, where did you mount it to the models frame? I just got the model in but havent had a chance to get into it yet.

You had me at Hover

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12-29-2011 02:55 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Captain Dan

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Most of the attachment is coming from the circuit board where it is solidly glued at the bottom to the model frame. I then added a brace where I’ve draw the arrow which is glued to the mCPx frame and the model frame. That brace prevents the mechanics from lifting in the rear while flying. You’ll see where I had to cut a piece of the frame away because it interfered with the servo. Take a good look at the model coptercptn made after seeing mine. He moved the mechanics further forward so he didn’t have the clearance problem and he didn’t need to modify the mCPx frame like I did. He really did a better job than I did. But then he got to see my mistakes before building.

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t668021p1/

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12-30-2011 12:11 PM  5 years agoPost 16
iHover

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Thanks
I'm hoping to get started on mine this weekend.

You had me at Hover

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12-30-2011 12:49 PM  5 years agoPost 17
ren

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Great job captain Dan, now I have to build one....

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