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04-06-2017 06:58 AM  8 months agoPost 101
helirocky

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Thanks rotorhead, that's a good idea to save some time.

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04-06-2017 07:37 AM  8 months agoPost 102
coptercptn

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Ordered some tape on amazon.. will have it tomorrow and give it a try on "Cobra 2.0"

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

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04-08-2017 01:20 AM  8 months agoPost 103
Mojave

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Thanks Gary. I use the hot glue gun all the time. It's great when the wife isn't home to hold something for "just a minute"...

Jim, let us know how you like the tape.

Office clips, your best friend. They come in all sizes. One pic is worth a thousand words...

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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04-10-2017 08:52 AM  8 months agoPost 104
PETER ROB

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Vario tail bearing inserts

I have found great difficulty in the past with trying to get the inserts into the tail drive tube, even shaving off the rubber "O" ring because of the sharp edge on the tube
I am in the process of re building a Vario Acrobat, with my own thicker walled tube
Decided to bevel off the inner edge to allow the "O" rings to compress evenly
Peter R

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04-11-2017 03:38 AM  8 months agoPost 105
Mojave

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That is a great idea Peter!
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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04-11-2017 03:40 AM  8 months agoPost 106
Mojave

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So I'm fitting the doghouse panels on my 212 and I want a flush installation with no screws showing. I decided to use a combination of magnets and hook latch. So I bonded a strip of wood under the area where I want to use magnets. Then I drilled a pilot hole for the pilot on the drill to follow. Then I used a flat bottom piloted drill bit to counter bore the area just deep enough for a magnet to sit in. Then I bond the magnet in the counter bore and it sits flush with the surrounding fiberglass structure. I custom ground this drill bit at work because I didn't have the correct size counter bore handy and I had zero patience to wait for the tool to arrive. But I have included the link to buy the correct tool for the job. This makes everything flush and the install looks great. I will space these magnets at 1" intervals along the rail.
Barry

http://www.victornet.com/detail/CBSS-1/4.html

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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04-25-2017 07:55 PM  7 months agoPost 107
aashu

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scotch plains, NJ

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Nice

Barry

Do you have a zoomed out picture with all parts together ?

Also, any tips for making a sliding door silky smooth ? last time I used Vario's I shaped brass pieces glued to doors and were sliding through the cut made on body panel. They were not very happy being operated that much.

Garden State, NJ

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04-29-2017 02:17 AM  7 months agoPost 108
Mojave

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Sorry for the late reply. Here's the first row of counter bores ready for bonding the magnets in. The I beams that come in the Vario kit aren't the smoothest... You may want to substitute them for a round pin. Less surface area to rub in the track and the radius won't hang up so easily.
Barry

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07-02-2017 03:18 PM  5 months agoPost 109
DARTHTAC

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brooksville, fl. u.s.a.

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something worth looking into

yeah, i'm still at it. i got a hold of a "micro mark" catalog. { omg, more tools!!!} they have a 3-d printer in a pen. that's right. a 3-d pen printer for about 79 bucks. this thing is the cat's a.. comes with a small supply of feeder material and some comprehensive instructions. you actually build 3-d objects in "empty" space with your hand and this tool. check out you tube " 3-d pen printer" the applications for scale are wide open.

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08-16-2017 08:45 PM  3 months agoPost 110
jbewley

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Fairfield, PA

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Great tips here for sure. Is here a source for exterior fuselage parts, like handles and antenna? RC Aerodyne has them listed, but always out of stock.

Jim

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08-19-2017 02:39 PM  3 months agoPost 111
jbewley

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Fairfield, PA

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Concerning rivets and maintaining height. I have found that if you just get the tip close enough to let the body "suck"the drop off, it stays round. If I get to fast and touch the body with the needle tip, the dot falls and leaves a mark in the center of the rivet.

Jim

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08-19-2017 03:16 PM  3 months agoPost 112
co_rotorhead

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Centennial, CO, USA

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Is here a source for exterior fuselage parts, like handles and antenna?
I've picked up accessories from these guys before. Good stuff:

http://www.fine-scalemodela.com/

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08-19-2017 03:51 PM  3 months agoPost 113
jbewley

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Thanks.

Jim

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08-19-2017 04:06 PM  3 months agoPost 114
goodhunting

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this site caters more to the automotive side of the hobby but one can find a lot of interesting details

http://www.thicon-models.com/thicon...e-accessories/1

Klem

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08-19-2017 06:51 PM  3 months agoPost 115
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Scale Accessories

You can also try East Coast Scale Helicopters

Stan

AMA 2918-Team JR, Spin Blades, East Coast Scale Helicopter,Castle Creations

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09-19-2017 09:10 PM  84 days agoPost 116
Mojave

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Here's a very helpful thread for setting up a power system for your scale heli. Thanks to all who contributed to the thread.
Barry

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t821298p1/

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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10-03-2017 09:04 AM  71 days agoPost 117
PETER ROB

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R22 shorten skids

Barry
Knew I had photo's some where
You know about this mod, thought I would share these photo's with those who struggle with space/height in the backs of their vehicles
Peter R

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10-06-2017 02:35 AM  68 days agoPost 118
Mojave

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Awesome mod Peter, I'm making my new LG this way.
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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10-14-2017 11:32 PM  59 days agoPost 119
Heli143

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I am currently adding scale details to my Roban 429 in an effort to make it more "super scale" in appearance. One of the things is that the full scale 429 has black trim around the window glass and the Roban does not. I decided to add the black trim and my friend and mentor Emile/Copterdoctor suggested I use an electrical extension cable. Now I was debating the best way to attach it without staining the clear glass.
Well, my wife was watching QVC while I surfed the internet when I heard "new and better" superglue for sale. This clear glue comes from Germany and claimed a cure time of 10-15 seconds with super holding strength. It is of medium thickness. Well I took advantage of my wife's love for QVC and she ordered me two bottles for $19.99.
I tried it on several items in my shop and it seemed to work as stated.
I have attached several pics for illustration of the final results.

the glue dispenser

a full scale 429 window with black trim

Roban 429 window with no black trim as it comes from RCA

Roban 429 window after installation of the black trim

It goes on clear and I held it for 10-15 seconds and it stayed put as claimed. They claim super holding strength and after checking it seems to want to stay put. either way I don't see anything or anyone pulling on it and I am very happy with the results.

Roy Mayoral

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10-15-2017 02:25 AM  59 days agoPost 120
TailKiller

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Panama City, FL

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That looks great Roy! Great idea. What material did you settle on to use as the trim? It's glued only to the outside?

,Dennis
http://pcrcheliclub.com/
700 Astar Super Scale T-600 Bell 206 Trex 600 Naza H DX8

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