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12-14-2015 11:04 PM  22 months agoPost 41
Copter Doctor

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you know I made some of those for my Blackhawk and never mounted them lol. yeah sanding is never a fun task, i hate doing it.

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12-15-2015 12:03 PM  22 months agoPost 42
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Thanks Don it's going to be a while before it's ready to show but I at least hope to have it in the air for test flights sometime this spring.

Emile I'd love to know how you went about making yours. I'm not convinced that the way I'm doing it will work out well so I'm looking for better alternatives. Keep in mind that I'm limited to a drill press and dremel tool. :laugh:

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12-16-2015 03:39 AM  22 months agoPost 43
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I will try to find the pictures I took when I built it because it is clearly mia in my shop.
Today, Alabama power's S-76 C++ came in for a visit and of course I went berserk and couldn't concentrate on work all day. but, I fanally got a chance to sneak away and race over to the fbo before they left and of course the crew came back from lunch to find some crazy maniac taking pictures of their machine in a most unusual way. clearly they have never encountered a scale rc modeler.

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12-16-2015 06:15 AM  22 months agoPost 44
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LOL. That reminds me of me crawling inside and under the MH-6 at the museum. I was surprised that I could get my carcass back up off the floor when I shimmied underneath to get some belly detail shots. I hope you find those pictures for Andrew as it will do wonders for his build.

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12-16-2015 12:32 PM  22 months agoPost 45
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That's a pretty bird there I like the red and gray. I know what you mean about the reaction you get from the crew. I was able to get access to an S-76 and spent almost 2 hours taking photos of every inch. Unfortunately it was a B model and many of the details are different from the C++ model so they are not much help in my build because I am never sure if something is the same or different between the two models.

Don is right, more pictures of a C++ are always welcome. Feel free to post away Emile

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12-16-2015 02:48 PM  22 months agoPost 46
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ok I will, I didn't do me regular round of fotos because of the time and unfortunately, S-76S around here are far and few in between. all I see everyday here are apaches, blackhawks, lakotas, Chinooks, TH-67S and TH-1s. BOOOORING!!!!!!

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12-16-2015 04:05 PM  22 months agoPost 47
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Yeah I feel really sorry for you Emile...lol

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12-19-2015 03:17 PM  22 months agoPost 48
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This ones for you Emile....I got to ride in this offshore on Thursday!


The problem is my job only took about 8 hours but I'm still out here two days later waiting for them to come back an pick me up. Apparently thier not comfortable landing on a 300' ship in 25 knot winds and 12' seas! At least my meters still running

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12-20-2015 12:25 PM  22 months agoPost 49
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Oh I love the phi scheme. That's what my S76 will look like when its finished and it will be the third time I've used that scheme. Oh I'm so jealous! I love me some S76!

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12-20-2015 01:47 PM  22 months agoPost 50
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This is the boat we landed on Thursday and then they transferred me via crane to the spar platform to pick me up on Saturday.

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12-20-2015 02:04 PM  22 months agoPost 51
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wow, that is cool. seeing an S76 landing on that would be a treat for the eyes!
whenever I am around an S-76 I lose my damn mind

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12-20-2015 02:09 PM  22 months agoPost 52
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You would be in the looney bin down here then cause they are all over the place. I knew that was the scheme you want to do which is why I picked something different

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08-07-2016 04:28 PM  14 months agoPost 53
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I finally had some time to work on the S-76. I've been working on the nose gear because I wanted to figure out a way to install a spring for vertical movement and also make it so that it can be turned when taxiing on the runway. I've managed to accomplish both and have some videos that I took on the iPhone but they are MOV files and I can't upload that type of file here nor can I figure out how to change the file type (if anyone can help let me know and I'll post them up here).

I've also been working on the formers and frame work to support the mechanics and get the proper alignment for the tail mechanics and I think I've got it. Nothing is glued in place yet, it's still all trial and error and would welcome any comments or thoughts on how to do it differently/better.

I am hoping to make it to Dalton and plan on bringing this with me to hopefully get some advice and pointers.

Thanks for looking.

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08-07-2016 05:47 PM  14 months agoPost 54
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This heli is looking great! I love those PEKA mechs, wish I had grabbed them when I had the chance I must have been asleep at the paypal button... LOL
Barry

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

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08-07-2016 06:22 PM  14 months agoPost 55
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Looking Goid!!

Looks to me like it's time to break out the Hysol!!
Look forward to seeing you and it at Dalton...

Stan

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08-08-2016 12:28 PM  14 months agoPost 56
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Thanks guys I appreciate the support. I don't know why I'm so reluctant to start gluing in the formers. Once I do things should start to progress a little faster. I guess it's hard for me because I don't really have a clear plan going forward in my head. I know what I want the result to be but I'm not exactly sure how to get from here to there. This is the first heli that I've built that didn't come with any instructions and for me it's a complicated build that I can easily mess up, which I do not want to do.

Here are some pics of the nose gear sitting in position.

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08-08-2016 02:03 PM  14 months agoPost 57
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looking great! I am still brain storming on the mains with mine. the nose is working great so far. looking forward to more progress with yours

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09-07-2016 12:12 AM  13 months agoPost 58
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One of the unique details I wanted to include on this model are the passenger boarding steps that fold out from under the fuselage when the aircraft lands and then retract when it lifts off. I've heard that on the full scale the steps are activated by a pressure switch on the landing gear but I'm not 100% sure about that so if someone can confirm that would be cool. Here's what I've come up with...

First I laid out the opening and cut the step out of the fuselage

Then I used balsa to form the step and some push rod and brass tubing to make the hardware.

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09-07-2016 12:19 AM  13 months agoPost 59
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Here's a couple of videos.

Watch at Vimeo

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I used some servo gears and plywood to make a "gear box" and am using some extra servos I had around to power the steps. They are activated by a switch on the transmitter so I was able to program the travel and speed.

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09-07-2016 12:25 AM  13 months agoPost 60
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very nice. they seem to be activated by the gear strut the way a squat switch is

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