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12-16-2015 05:34 PM  24 months agoPost 41
47Chief

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Hey guys! Good news my Vario showed up two days ago!! And she is HUGE! I ordered the kit, swash drivers, and heads. The heads are being made and will be here after the 1st. I went over the body and added a few things that need to be cut for a more scale aperance. Tomorrow she is off to the one who will cut them and paint the body. I will most likely start the build after the holidays. (I still have other projects to finish before I dive in). Sandy, I called Joe at east coast scale. And he said to get ahold of a list of all the electronics I need from you. If you could tell me everything you have in yours I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks! I will post more on the progress once I start.

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12-16-2015 05:45 PM  24 months agoPost 42
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Looking good Will,
I envy you...

Tim

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12-16-2015 05:51 PM  24 months agoPost 43
Chris Bergen

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Very COOL!!

Question, are you happy with the shape of the nose? It looks to me like a SOAR bird or the international version..

Not a biggy, but do they identify which version this fuse is aimed at?

Chris D. Bergen

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12-16-2015 06:11 PM  24 months agoPost 44
47Chief

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Chris,

They do not go into detail on which model version it is. I crewed D models. And to me it looks like like that. The MH-47 used by SOAR Has more of a pointier nose. Not so blunt as the earlier models. I posted a pic of the nose on my gallery.

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12-16-2015 09:32 PM  24 months agoPost 45
Chris Bergen

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I guess your right, I was just thrown by the shape of the chin bubble...

I was on D's also, with a little bit of C time in Germany and Panama..

Keep us up to date on Progress.

Chris D. Bergen

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12-16-2015 10:24 PM  24 months agoPost 46
Phoenix NOTAR

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Will,

You need to add formers, and drill landing gear holes, and make the battery access cut-out and fit the cover, before you prep the fuse for paint. You cannot do those things until the mechanics are built.

I strongly recommend you get the Vario rotor blades as well.

I am using a Pyro 850-24 motor, Castle Creations HVf 160 Edge motor controller, Castle Creations BEC Pro, two x 6s 5000mAh batteries (40C). I am also using Futaba BLS175HV servos (four of them), and my Jeti radio receiver telemetry etc. And of course, the all important Bavarian Demon 3SX.

I also revised the mechanics assemble in some small ways. We can discuss this off-line.

Sandy

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12-16-2015 10:31 PM  24 months agoPost 47
47Chief

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Chris,

I will definitely keep you posted on the updates. I was also in Germany with Big Windy. And I'll be modeling her after my old tail number 144. She might have been there when you where serving . How cool would that be?

Will

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12-16-2015 10:39 PM  24 months agoPost 48
47Chief

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Sandy,

Just read your post. Ok thanks for the heads up and list of electronics. We will defiantly be in touch!

Will

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12-17-2015 03:56 AM  24 months agoPost 49
Chris Bergen

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We still had C models when I was in Big Windy... (God I feel old..). Lol!

I moved to D's at Bragg in 1988.

Chris D. Bergen

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12-18-2015 02:54 PM  24 months agoPost 50
47Chief

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Hey guys! Another question for ya'll. I was thinking on putting functional cargo hooks on my bird. I have been searching on Google and eBay for any. Also there is a guy who posted a video on YouTube on what I'm looking for. My question is does anyone know a company or anyone who is selling them?

Thanks,
Will

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12-18-2015 03:15 PM  24 months agoPost 51
Phoenix NOTAR

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Will,

I got some of these for a project a while ago. They worked great. From a Swiss Company "Helikopter-Baumann"

http://www.modellhubschrauber.ch/Sh...21102&c=60&p=60

Sandy

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12-18-2015 03:47 PM  24 months agoPost 52
47Chief

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Sandy,

Thanks again those look perfect! And will bring the Chinook a little more detail!

Will

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12-18-2015 04:45 PM  24 months agoPost 53
ssmith512

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Sweet!!!

This will be a fun build to follow to please post up pics as you progress.

Sandy's Chinny flies EXTREMELY well. A real sight to see in the air.

Good luck with the build!

Steve

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12-18-2015 04:55 PM  24 months agoPost 54
47Chief

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Steve,

Thanks for the luck LOL! Yeah I'm really exited about the build! That's what I've heard and seen about Sandy's. I would love to see his in person. But guess I will have to wait and see mine once she is done. I will post as many updates and pics as the build goes along.

Thanks
Will

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12-18-2015 08:16 PM  24 months agoPost 55
doorman

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MAYBE???

Wonder if Sandy would bring his to Top Gun 2016...
Would be great to see it flying again... it is an awesome machine..

Stan

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01-04-2016 10:11 PM  23 months agoPost 56
47Chief

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Sandy,

I had a question on the blades from Vario. In the pic they look like a grey color. Is that true? And if so do you know a good paint to paint them black?

Thanks
Will

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01-04-2016 10:41 PM  23 months agoPost 57
Phoenix NOTAR

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Will,

Yes, my blades from Vario are grey, and are their "sharkskin" texture. I would think that they could be painted any color, as long as they were sanded down a bit, and prepped properly. Probably the same as any other blades from Vario.

Sandy

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01-04-2016 11:56 PM  23 months agoPost 58
47Chief

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Sandy,

Thanks for your help!

Will

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01-20-2016 03:28 PM  23 months agoPost 59
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very cool project! I must have a different or older fuselage as mine doesn't show the windshield openings molded in. mine will be a bit more of a challenge as I am doing my own mechanics, I am going to do mine as an "F" model like the ones we have here at rucker.
Ive seen Sandy's fly at Dalton and no doubt that thing flies well and he is the go to guy for this

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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01-29-2016 06:08 PM  22 months agoPost 60
47Chief

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Good luck with yours Copter Doctor! Post pics and keep us updated as the build goes along!

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