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08-24-2016 10:02 PM  15 months agoPost 1
sean911sc

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Starting new post as original post has DOC category.

Here are some in-work pics. Burning the midnight oil trying to get project completed before adding additional detail.

Newer seats and cyclic sticks have been ordered. Have some Cine-Scale parts from way back that just don't fit the bill anymore. Some 3D parts from Vario, but the finish is poor and required a great deal of prep to get a smooth/usable part. I like 3D printed parts, but I would really like plastic model finish parts. Never-the-less it keeps one busy.

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08-25-2016 04:10 AM  15 months agoPost 2
TaylorDrain

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Looking good Sean! Can't wait to see her all together and up in the air!!

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08-25-2016 07:49 AM  14 months agoPost 3
sean911sc

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Thanks for the parts and support Taylor! Looking forward to the event. Big bird doesn't get out much.

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08-25-2016 11:51 AM  14 months agoPost 4
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very nice detailing work!!

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08-26-2016 05:04 PM  14 months agoPost 5
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At times its seems like a never ending project. There's always another detail that can be added. I will surely have a plan and stick to it on the next build.

I'm sure there is an ideal order of operation when building, but we all have to start somewhere.

William S Harris

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08-26-2016 08:16 PM  14 months agoPost 6
Grimracer

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looking great!

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08-26-2016 10:16 PM  14 months agoPost 7
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That cockpit looks great!! BTW, for what it's worth, plans rarely work out with scale helis. There's always an obstacle or work around...
Barry

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

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08-27-2016 09:04 PM  14 months agoPost 8
sean911sc

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Thanks. It's one thing or another. Just have to have fun with it.

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08-31-2016 01:28 AM  14 months agoPost 9
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There's always an obstacle or work around...
Dealing with another one of those now with lighting accessories.

One step forward and three steps back

and/or

One step has multiple sublayers that must be completed prior to completing said step.

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09-02-2016 07:47 AM  14 months agoPost 10
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Work continues on fenestron. Stator painted so now its a matter of installing 20 screws along with drilling some additional holes. Not much room so I'll need to come up with a drilling solution for 8 screws. Should have been done on the front end of build, but it is what it is.

William S Harris

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09-02-2016 11:24 PM  14 months agoPost 11
Mojave

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Hey Sean, I have a 90 degree porkchop (drill offset) and the short bits that go in it. It's for tight fit areas. Let me know if you might be able to use it, I'm happy to lend it to you.
Barry

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

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09-03-2016 02:15 AM  14 months agoPost 12
sean911sc

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Thanks Barry. Added Dremel flex shaft to tool chest.

Remaining interior parts have arrived. I like the 3D print parts, but would like to have parts that is more model part quality or molded. Nevertheless huge time saver.

William S Harris

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09-03-2016 03:12 AM  14 months agoPost 13
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You're very welcome, glad you got it figured out. The secret to finishing 3D plastic parts is to spray them with filler primer, then scuff them with red scotchbright until you see the lines, then repeat. The primer fills the voids in the part and gives you a smoother finish. It's still more work than a molded part...
Barry

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

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09-03-2016 04:59 AM  14 months agoPost 14
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Thanks for the tip!

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09-16-2016 08:56 AM  14 months agoPost 15
sean911sc

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It's been a long process. One thing for sure, there is always another detail that can be added. A few items remain at this junciton and I'm finally putting tools and material aside. Notice, how I didn't say, "away".

I really like the Fine-scale parts despite the prep required compared to Vario 3D parts the lacked the detail.

Big thanks to Taylor (Taylor Made Helicopters) for the critical gearbox and misc tail drive hardware.

William S Harris

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10-30-2016 11:57 PM  12 months agoPost 16
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Had a great time a HSM 2016. Looking forward to the next event.

William S Harris

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10-31-2016 11:35 PM  12 months agoPost 17
epryor

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Your heli is real nice!

Batman - Scale it up

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10-31-2016 11:53 PM  12 months agoPost 18
sean911sc

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Thanks. I'm very happy with scale build #1.

William S Harris

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11-01-2016 01:23 PM  12 months agoPost 19
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BUILDER.. and master.. I love it.

Well done man..

Got to LOVE YA SOME SCALE!

Grim

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