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02-03-2017 05:29 AM  4 months agoPost 181
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Andrew

I used Fusion 360, a cloud based program, that is free for personal use. I tryed a few others but somehoew I ended up with this one...

I never had the patience to sit through tutorials (but looking back at things maybe I should) so it was all trial and error. But the software is intuitive enough so that even I could make it....

Can't wait for my 3D guru to print it this weekend so that I can check it in real world...

will post pictures...

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03-06-2017 08:10 PM  3 months agoPost 182
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OK I need to update this thread a bit...
Had a small mishap during the initial spoolup...
stripped the Vario inner gear but was lucky that the fuselage was still on the ground. No big deal just a minor setback in timing and a few more precautions for the next attempt..

But all is not that bad and I made some progress on the doghouse... or top cowling..

I started to modify this and first wanted to use the magnets and for this part to be in three pieces... After some deliberation I came to conclusion that a two part build will be better...





did some filling... and then sanding... did some more filling... and then sanded some more... only to fill again and sand it off....
I even scribed some lines in it myself... the ones that are present in the real helicopter but were not here in the model... go figure...


the air vents... on the real one are different so no easy way out.. I had to cut the metal air intakes... and then remake the whole thing and glue it firmly from the inside...


Once happy with the basic shape... started the rivet therapy and made some other smaller details. Far from finished and ever further away from being perfect... but it is a start...


Klem

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03-06-2017 08:18 PM  3 months agoPost 183
ssmith512

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Your rivet detailing is spectacular. I love the consistent sizing, spacing and straight lines. VERY nice modeling my friend!

Steve

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03-06-2017 09:19 PM  3 months agoPost 184
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Thank you Steve. It means a lot coming from you

Klem

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03-06-2017 11:25 PM  3 months agoPost 185
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Wow, great work I wish I had half of your talent and patience.

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03-13-2017 06:01 PM  3 months agoPost 186
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Just as I wanted to do the maiden... I stipped the gears...

Today I got a few goodies in the mail today....

I finally realize why this set of gears is so praised...
should have listened a long time ago... I was lucy I guess....

This is one massive piece of gear and it is quite heavier than the plastic one...

Not much room for the gearmesh setting but once I'll lube it... I doubt that it will strip as the previous one did...

Klem

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03-13-2017 06:06 PM  3 months agoPost 187
chopper37

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Nice gears there Klem, they should not strip at all

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03-14-2017 01:36 AM  3 months agoPost 188
rcheli808

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Really nice work Klem...

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03-14-2017 04:32 AM  3 months agoPost 189
Mojave

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Hey Klem the heli is looking great! Those gears are a nice insurance policy. Make sure to remove the pinion from the trans and spin it in your electric drill to check that it's running true. That's the only thing that will kill that gear. Use some high pressure automotive bearing grease in the gear and you're good to go.
Barry

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

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03-14-2017 06:20 AM  3 months agoPost 190
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thanks guys
Barry this is an absolutely great idea. Have not thought to check for the balance this way...
Will do this tonight

Klem

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03-14-2017 09:46 PM  3 months agoPost 191
Mojave

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Hi Klem, the reason I suggested that is because when the plastic gear strips, the pieces can get between the pinion gear and the housing and bend the pinion shaft. It happened to me...
Barry

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

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03-15-2017 06:01 AM  3 months agoPost 192
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Ok. Definitely worth a check... although I stripped mine early in the preflight process and stopped the spinning as soon as I saw "the little black pieces" on the bottom of the fuselage...

but again thanks for the tip.

Klem

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