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01-07-2015 08:41 PM  3 years agoPost 41
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I would hate to hijack this thread... So I'll just post a link to Slovenian forum build thread....
http://forum.modelarji.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=85853

I figure that the pictures will tell the tale.... And I can answer the questions should you have any...

I definetly love this helicopter...but am taking my sweet time building it up...

Gh

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01-12-2015 05:05 AM  3 years agoPost 42
eyefly3d

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Looks great so far GH, I'll check in on your thread every now and then. I've reached another set back with the mechs and trying to get them sorted out. I'm dying to get back on the build but I don't want to get too far before I get a chance to test fly it.

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t778662p1/

Chris

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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01-12-2015 01:14 PM  3 years agoPost 43
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I see you're stuck on the same point as I. I replied to the other thread and I hope it will benefit you and help you move forward.
I'm currently stuck at the point, where I was testing my mechanical setup. At first the tail did not hold at all..., then a friend of mine modded me the four blade tail for AH64... and I had a mishap due to this being my first CW rotating heli (I stuck a screw which holds the tail from the "right side" for the CCW rotating helicopter and it spun the entire tail until it failed... luckily no major damage that time. I found the fault and fixed it but then my swash follower failed in mid hover and I busted a few links... Throttle hold saved the rest of the equipment.
My friend came to the rescue again and he machined me a new follower (the silver looking one in the last pictures) but then the weather beat me and I could not test fly the mechanics...
hence my build is on hold until I get a chance to fly the mechanics and to dial them in before I permanently close the tail part and continue the build...

it will be a long winter for this project...

gh

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01-15-2015 01:43 AM  3 years agoPost 44
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I finally got the mechs sorted out. I'm going to begin the install tonight and hopefully finish it in the next couple days. I have to go out of town for work the next 2 days but I hope to get a test flight in this weekend. Stay tuned for an update soon.

Chris

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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01-15-2015 04:44 AM  3 years agoPost 45
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Great news...

Gh

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01-17-2015 05:55 AM  3 years agoPost 46
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Halfway there, mechs are in but I still have to mount the tail servo and cut some of the canopy and dog house for clearance. I'm not happy with the way I had to mount the esc due to the motor wires being so short so I may address that as well. So far on track for a test flight this weekend.

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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01-17-2015 03:42 PM  3 years agoPost 47
Dr.Tim

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In The "W" Cobra Everything is a Tight Fit. Your doing a wonderful job!

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01-19-2015 04:28 AM  3 years agoPost 48
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Thanks doc, I hope all is well with you and your family. I'm definitely not complaining about the kit itself, just the motor I'm using has extremely short wires. I'm just going to rewire the plugs with some longer wire and move the esc. I hit another snag with the doghouse not clearing the servos. I'm going to have to pull the mechs back out, and mount the servos on the inside of the frames instead of outside and that will hopefully give me just enough room to slide the doghouse over them.

Chris

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01-27-2015 05:18 AM  3 years agoPost 49
eyefly3d

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Progress, will get the cockpit half mounted up tomorrow.

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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01-27-2015 05:26 AM  3 years agoPost 50
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How do tou plan to finish the model. I've been thinking about puting a thin layer of fiberglass on it...

Gh

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01-27-2015 05:31 AM  3 years agoPost 51
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I'm going to glass it. I haven't done much fiber glassing so I'll start with the small stuff. I haven't decided if I'm going to use resin or the polyurethane method tho. I like the idea of the poly since it's cheaper and easier to work with but I've heard it's not as durable and can cause issues with the wood since it's water based.

Chris

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01-27-2015 06:25 AM  3 years agoPost 52
Dr.Tim

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The POLY is what I use!! It drys hard and is sandable. I apply the fiberglass cloth with it (Use the 1oz. cloth. Looks like silk) Easy and simple to use plus it cleans up with soap and water ..

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01-27-2015 11:32 AM  3 years agoPost 53
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Dr Tim... yes. That is the way I went about it...
done a few small parts and then messed up the top cover... did not mix the correct ratio so the darn thing never solidified. Need to take it off and redo the whole thing...
been putting it off but I guess the snow is preventing me from flying so I ran out of excuses...

gh

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01-27-2015 02:42 PM  3 years agoPost 54
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The stuff I use is called Polycrylic by bear. No Mixing! Just pop open the can, Stir and paint it on with the Fiberglass Cloth. I "WET the fuse first with the polycrylic then lay the cloth down and smooth out then brush over the cloth till wet then let dry. Super Strong without all the RESIN mess! Plus it's real EASY to use!

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01-27-2015 03:18 PM  3 years agoPost 55
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I'll give that a try doc. I'm not a fan of mixing resin anyway What do you use to smooth it out? I was thinking a piece of card stock or something similar?

Is this equivalent to what you use?

http://m.lowes.com/pd/Minwax-Half-P...ethane/50064859

Chris

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01-28-2015 05:43 AM  3 years agoPost 56
Dr.Tim

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That is the Stuff!! I just use a soft Brush!!Flows out nice.

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01-28-2015 02:31 PM  3 years agoPost 57
eyefly3d

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Thanks doc I'll pick some up.

Chris

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02-04-2015 04:35 AM  3 years agoPost 58
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Almost ready for a test flight

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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02-04-2015 05:01 AM  3 years agoPost 59
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Cool

Good luck

Let us know how it goes.

Gh

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02-04-2015 05:37 AM  3 years agoPost 60
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Just a chime in here. Very nice build. Back when I flew pattern, we would glass the wing and stab with polyester catalyzed with MEK Peroxide. It had a very strong odor (you had to use it outside), and the catalyst would instantly destroy your eyes if you got it into them.

I hope the poly you are referring to is something other than that. Also, we used toilet tissue to roll it out and to soak up the excess resin.

I have also seen and done glasswork using thin CA rubbed out with a plastic sandwich sack. I wouldn't recommend trying that on a large area, but I glassed a whole Ducted Fan Mirage wing. It took about two 8 oz bottles of Hot Stuff, but it actually came out lighter than using epoxy or polyester resin to cover the cloth.

Keep up the good work. It is looking great.

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