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10-01-2015 02:28 AM  26 months agoPost 21
Keygrigger

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Back in 2005, I worked in what I thought was a big structure. The Lantic Sugar Company had a storage building in the Oshawa, Ont. area that was converted to a filming space 400' x 150' x 85' and from a production standpoint, it was a huge indoor space to film in. In looking at the pictures of the hangar you were in front of, the door looks to be nearly 400 feet wide all by itself, lol. I have heard about airship hangars having their own weather inside which can be quite different from what is going on outside. Take care.

Don

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10-11-2015 03:55 PM  26 months agoPost 22
coptercptn

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Just finished adding more details.. I had the EAPs (engine air particle separator) system filters 3D printed, but some of the detail was left off...
So, I added screw head/rivets and fabbed the forward mount brackets.
I still will add the hydraulic lines and wiring..

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

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10-11-2015 11:22 PM  26 months agoPost 23
cabojay

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Eaps

Awesome work my friend looks great Jealous,,

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10-12-2015 04:48 AM  26 months agoPost 24
hrc37

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Hey Jim,

Why were the hangers so tall? I worked in some big hangers in my days while in the Air Force but never seen any that tall. Mark

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10-12-2015 03:41 PM  26 months agoPost 25
coptercptn

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Those were old WWI blimp hangers..
When I was stationed there in the 60's we ( The Marines) used one, and GoodYear had blimps in the other one..

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10-13-2015 03:08 AM  26 months agoPost 26
Grimracer

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Hero stuff there!

Grim

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10-15-2015 12:57 PM  26 months agoPost 27
coptercptn

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Thanks Grim, but no Hero stuff here.. Just doing a Job...
Here's a few more pics of the EAPS finally done and on along with the rotor head cover... And lastly a great shot of her flying last night .. Finally got the tail under it and flying like it should!!!!

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10-15-2015 01:34 PM  26 months agoPost 28
doorman

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Looks Great!!!!

Jim, you have done a great job... it is looking AWESOME, and glad to hear that you got the tail sorted out... time for some fun with her now!!!!

Stan

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10-15-2015 11:42 PM  26 months agoPost 29
Keygrigger

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Great bird, Jim. I look forward to seeing it next season. Take care.

Don

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10-16-2015 02:24 AM  26 months agoPost 30
ssmith512

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Wow!!! Looks REALLY nice Cap!!!! You "old guys" really set the bar high for us new guys! LOL!

Love the in flight shot.

Steve

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10-18-2015 06:57 PM  26 months agoPost 31
coptercptn

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Well, I get to start over.... Not sure of the cause but I think I am narrowing it down to a broken pitch link...

Watch at YouTube

It was flying better than ever prior to the "Catastropic failure"

But, it is fixable and I'm on it!!!

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10-18-2015 07:02 PM  26 months agoPost 32
coptercptn

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Just an Idea how well it was flying... we did this "Photo shoot" the day before the incident w/ Jc Zankl flying in front/under/over of the Quadcopter.

Watch at YouTube

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10-18-2015 07:06 PM  26 months agoPost 33
doorman

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Hate T See This

Jim, it looked solid for sure... but I know you will have it back again, and flying just as well.
Good luck with the rebuild... Stan

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10-19-2015 12:34 AM  26 months agoPost 34
chopper37

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What a great heli and What a shame, hopefully you can rebuild her!

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10-19-2015 12:55 PM  26 months agoPost 35
Heli143

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WTH?? that came out of nowhere...

Damn Jim, so sorry to see that happen. that was a beautiful ship for sure and you were flying it so nicely before everything went south.

Roy Mayoral

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10-19-2015 05:18 PM  26 months agoPost 36
coptercptn

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Already under re-construction!!! Post Mortum finished, parts on order and disassembly started... This will also allow me to "re-engineer" some areas and make it lighter, yet stronger.
I will strip the fuse and replace all bulkheads and formers. Also to be addressed will be some "accessory equipment " moved forward to help with the aft CG issue.. This means less nose lead and lighter AUW!!
All in all it will make it even better!!!
Stay tuned

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10-19-2015 07:41 PM  26 months agoPost 37
goodhunting

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that's the spirit...

gh

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10-19-2015 09:38 PM  26 months agoPost 38
chopper37

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Excellent, the Phoenix will rise from the ashes once again!

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10-20-2015 02:35 AM  26 months agoPost 39
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Hey Jim I was watching the first video you posted, it was flying great!! Then a buddy of mine told me you had the accident that sucks!!! are you sure it was the pitch link? Only reason I ask I think you said u had a helicommand in it, the reason I ask was my 407 in pod&boom form on a test flight I had a HC failure were the machine did the same thing as yours wen it went in,it was just a thought.. Rich

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10-20-2015 03:38 AM  26 months agoPost 40
Mojave

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Bummer bud!! So sorry to see her go in... I'm sure that you'll figure out the cause of the accident and move on. That was very abrupt, so I'm wondering if the pitch link was to blame. It almost looked like a radical drop in collective and a cyclic input at the same time.
Barry

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