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01-31-2018 01:11 PM  85 days agoPost 261
bwellmaker

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UIH,

Took a little break, a long weekend and headed down to Florida for some RC boat racing with my son. I am back to work on the 67 and do see light at the end of the tunnel with the molds.
The forward dog house and cockpit cowling will be the next molds made followed by the engine inlet. The inlet will be part of the forward dog house. The plan is to get all the molds basically finished up within the next week. After they are finished, flanges will be added to all the upper cowls and main fuse.

I can not wait to start making fuse parts.

A few progress pics

UIH,

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02-03-2018 01:55 PM  82 days agoPost 262
bwellmaker

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UIH,

Popped off another set of molds.
I was a little concerned about how the windshield frames on the master would hold up when pulling the mold. I waxed the schit out of the master and it worked out great.

Just a couple more to go.

UIH,

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02-03-2018 03:57 PM  82 days agoPost 263
CoachE

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Very nice!!!!!

Team JR / BD Team Pilot / Get !T - Got !T - Perfect !T

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02-04-2018 01:58 PM  81 days agoPost 264
ssmith512

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Positively bad-ass!

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02-04-2018 09:14 PM  81 days agoPost 265
nova66

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Craftmanship is outstanding!
Great job!!

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02-05-2018 02:04 PM  80 days agoPost 266
bwellmaker

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UIH,

Thanks so much guys. I have picked the great minds of many to get to this point.

After about 2.5 gallons of epoxy resin, around 30 yards of 6 oz glass cloth, 150+ mixing cups, 150+ stir sticks, 2 boxes of nitrile gloves, 100+ one inch brushes, the molds are 97% complete. This had been a lot of fun seeing this come together. The first mold was finished up mid December and I pulled the last mold off the master this morning. I have to clean up all the molds and will begin adding the return flanges for the cowls and fuse today.

Fuse parts are on the horizon. I will start with the big fuse sections so I can get moving on the structure. The fairings and cowls I can work on as it comes together.

UIH!!!

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02-05-2018 02:33 PM  80 days agoPost 267
garyl

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All this makes Vario fuselages look like a real good deal.

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02-05-2018 03:04 PM  80 days agoPost 268
Pistol Pete

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I'm sure you're giddy everytime you need to deal wtih those wingnuts fasteners, have you considered cleco rivets?

https://www.amazon.com/Cleco-Tempor...r/dp/B01M2AFV4Y

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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02-05-2018 03:13 PM  80 days agoPost 269
bwellmaker

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UIH,

Yes but Vario does not make a S-67 Blackhawk. I have a ton of Cleco's at work. The bolts and wingnuts are not too bad as I can relate to a "wingnut" LOL.

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02-06-2018 03:15 AM  79 days agoPost 270
g5sean

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Awesome Butch!

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02-07-2018 06:31 PM  78 days agoPost 271
buster1

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I bet Vario or another manufacturer may want to buy your molds

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02-11-2018 08:09 PM  74 days agoPost 272
bwellmaker

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Thanks Gents,

I pulled the first couple of parts from the molds.

On the the Tail cone.

UIH,

B

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02-11-2018 08:42 PM  74 days agoPost 273
Copter Doctor

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Excellent! And now the 2nd begining!

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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02-13-2018 09:37 PM  72 days agoPost 274
bwellmaker

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Yes a second beginning.

I have a tail cone. The part pulled from the molds real nice. There is a spot by the TGB area that needs a little work but nothing major. Making the parts and holding them is a pretty cool feeling.

Over the next few days I hope to get the main fuse laid up and the halves mated.

UIH,

B

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02-14-2018 03:25 AM  71 days agoPost 275
g5sean

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Awesome man!

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02-16-2018 04:39 PM  69 days agoPost 276
bwellmaker

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UIH,

Got the fuse halves made and joined.

Next is to work on the tail cone to fuse attachment bulk heads. Once the tail cone and main fuse are attached I can start working on the structure and power train.

UIH,

B

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02-16-2018 06:03 PM  69 days agoPost 277
ssmith512

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Wow! So cool seeing this come together. Cant wait to see it up close.

Steve

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02-17-2018 03:47 PM  68 days agoPost 278
bwellmaker

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UIH,

We have a fuse!!!
I joined the fuse halves yesterday. I pulled the fuse from the molds this morning and it looks great. I clamped the tail cone on for the pics and the joint between the fuse and tail cone is perfect.

I will be cleaning up the upper cowl flanges on the fuse and start making the templates for the structure and mechanic support. I will use 2 mm Dragon Plate laminate that has a birch core for all the structural parts. I used the same Dragon Plate on Comanche. It is much stronger and lighter than lumber and pretty easy to work with but does require some precautions when cutting/sanding.

A few more pics,

UIH,

B

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02-17-2018 05:27 PM  68 days agoPost 279
chopper37

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Very cool congrats can’t wait till it’s done.

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02-17-2018 06:55 PM  68 days agoPost 280
bwellmaker

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Thanks Charlie,

Joe Fliasky says hello.

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