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06-12-2017 01:44 AM  12 days agoPost 461
ssmith512

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Indianapolis, IN USA

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Not much of an update. Got the Dzus fasteners glued on......

Pod guns are clear coated, and wing pod ends glued on. All finished.....


Started prep on the cockpit furniture.....

And will be trying to convert this guy into Stringfellow Hawke.....

Other than the cockpit/instrument panel, I think we are pretty close to the finish line. Waiting until the last minute to glue the glazing in place. Should be able to bolt the mechanics back in soon. It's almost a helicopter!

Steve

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06-12-2017 03:38 AM  12 days agoPost 462
doorman

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Almost!!

An awesome heli

Stan

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

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06-12-2017 09:09 PM  11 days agoPost 463
rcheli808

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Mililani,Hi-USA

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Nice...Really Nice Steve.

Tim

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06-13-2017 12:36 AM  11 days agoPost 464
ssmith512

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Thanks friends!

Steve

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06-15-2017 06:57 PM  8 days agoPost 465
Mojave

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Worthy of display at the Smithsonian... Not kidding, nice work!
Barry

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

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06-16-2017 01:48 PM  7 days agoPost 466
ssmith512

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Worthy of display at the Smithsonian
That's a little exaggerated!

I do appreciate the compliment though. Thank you very much!

Steve

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06-16-2017 04:17 PM  7 days agoPost 467
TailKiller

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Panama City, FL

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Incredible work Steve. Amazing skills man.I do think you have your work cut out for you in making that guy look like "String"

,Dennis
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06-18-2017 07:37 PM  5 days agoPost 468
ssmith512

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Not much of an update this weekend.

Got the first coat of white on the tail blades. Sanded them as well. Ready for final coat and then red stripes....

Built a travel box for the vertical fin, tail boom and gun pods. Gun pods and vert fin go in first....

Then a foam cover layer....

Then the tail boom sets in place.....

Front is held in place by velcro cinch strap.....

Rear is held in place by being sandwiched between foam on the lid...

And lid in place held down with 4 wing nuts. Ready to be strapped down for traveling....

Then I masked the nose and sprayed some flat black (anti-glare).....

And a minor disaster!!! Pulled the masking tape from when I painted the flat black and it pulled some base paint right off.....

CRAP! This area was the hardest for me to paint when painted the fuse. This area was about 18" from the floor, pointing upward and and I was painting upside down, laying on the ground . Not sure if I didnt get the surface clean or if something else funky was going on when I was painting. Oh well, guess I get to figure out how to do base coat clear coat spot repairs now. Fortunately the damage is in a pretty inconspicuous location. I might even make it easy on myself and extend the flat black paint line down to cover this area up. That way I do not have to blend the grey color and clear coat.

Once I get the tail blades painted, I can start reinstalling the mechanics and installing the glazing.

Steve

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06-18-2017 10:38 PM  5 days agoPost 469
cobieg

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Florida

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Did you use blue 3m tape? I have had the same reaction before. I now use 3m striping tape that I got from the auto paint supply. it is very low tack. Maybe wet sand the clear and use a reduced paint in the air brush, light coats to build up the color. Then re-clear the area.

I didn't crash. I just ran out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at the same time!

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06-18-2017 10:53 PM  5 days agoPost 470
ssmith512

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Did you use blue 3m tape?
Exactly what I used. The dark blue vinyl fine line 471+ tape.

Steve

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06-24-2017 01:45 AM  2 hours agoPost 471
ssmith512

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Updates are less and less now and minor in substance. I guess that means we are getting close!

Got the tail blades painted. Will clear them tomorrow.....

Windows are installed. Front windows are held in place by screws so they can be easily removed. All other windows are glued in place with canopy glue.....


Fuel filler detail......

And I wanted to see what it looked like with the painted head on it before I closed up shop for the evening......

I like it!

Steve

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06-24-2017 04:31 AM  7 minutes agoPost 472
xcellgasman101

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Awesome work!!! XGM/VGM

John Crotts
www.soonerhelicamproductions.com

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