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12-18-2016 06:58 PM  6 months agoPost 1
Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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So, in an earlier message stream I mentioned that I was giving full scale heli flying a try. Several have asked what Helicopter I am flying. Well, its a Rotorway 162F. Main blades were removed for trailering it to my hangar. Here she is:

Fly it like you stole it!

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12-18-2016 07:05 PM  6 months agoPost 2
tommytt1

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Wow!

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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12-18-2016 07:18 PM  6 months agoPost 3
RappyTappy

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How cheap are the parts and whats in a crash kit? lol

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12-18-2016 07:39 PM  6 months agoPost 4
Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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ROTFLMAO.....

Well, I have never seen a crash kit for one.

However, the parts are not as bad as you would think. The routine mx parts are mostly spark plugs, oil, and belts. It doesn't get pricey till you break stuff. Nothing is really life limited on it.

Main rotor blades are $8000.00 (2,000 hour life)
Landing gear (complete) is $3200.00 (on condition)

You should never need any of them....

Here is a video I took while practicing autos in a friends 162:

Watch at YouTube

SF

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12-18-2016 08:38 PM  6 months agoPost 5
ErichF

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Sutton, NH

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I hope you got the belt drive conversion because the chain drive/oil bath systems have a nasty habit of catching fire (not to mention make a nasty, oily messy under the hood.)

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12-18-2016 10:42 PM  6 months agoPost 6
Mikerobe

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Green Turtle Cay,Abaco, Bahamas.

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Wow! Really neat!

I was thinkin the rate of descent would be faster. Obviously there's good translational lift with forward airspeed.
What's the engine sound at the bottom...are you applying torque before touch down?

The lot I got is not a lot, but I thank God a lot for the lot I got!

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12-19-2016 12:11 AM  6 months agoPost 7
Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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Mike,

Correct, that was an auto to a power recovery. If I had taken it all the way to the ground then it would have been a "full down" auto.

Stabilized it is decending at about 1000-1200 feet per minute and 70kts forward speed. Autos are much more controlled if you slide them on with 5-10kts fwd speed. Keeps a lot more inertia in the rotor and therefore some controllability.

SF (RWF?)

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05-10-2017 12:10 PM  46 days agoPost 8
Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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So, I have been digging into the heli pretty hardcore... I am trying to complete its annual inspection (yes I am an aircraft mechanic). Unfortunately I have found some problems. I was upgrading the transmission from a chain drive to a Kevlar cog belt system. While doing this I found corrosion (rust) on the main shaft and the swash plate assembly bearing. Also, the main bearings were seized on the main shaft.

New Main Shaft $$$
New Swash Plate Assembly $$$$$$$$$$
New Bearings $

So, utilizing a gantry crane and a very experienced fellow mechanics help, we were able to creatively remove the shaft with the bearings and main gear still attached!

Pictures attached for your viewing pleasure....

I have decided the RC helis are much easier to repair!

Fly it like you stole it!

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05-10-2017 01:08 PM  46 days agoPost 9
icanfly

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ontario

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might be a good time to xray everything.

you going to put a Beast x or Ikon, or what kind of 3x gyro? Time to put dfc as well, 120° swash upgrade?

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05-10-2017 11:14 PM  46 days agoPost 10
HeliOCD

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San Diego, CA

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Here is a video I took while practicing autos in a friends 162:
You can now move on to inverted nose in.

Its all earth!

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05-10-2017 11:57 PM  46 days agoPost 11
Sceadu Flyer

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Horseheads, NY

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That might end poorly.....

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05-11-2017 12:04 AM  46 days agoPost 12
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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and I thought this hobby was expensive

spending time, paying attention

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06-23-2017 10:34 AM  2 days agoPost 13
theriddick45

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United States

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What is the maintenance and insurance cost per yr or maybe a month? If possible! Thanks!

I'm getting my private already 19hrs so far! R22

Suzi Janis 800e & 700e 3blade both w/Ikon

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06-23-2017 01:43 PM  2 days agoPost 14
Ace Dude

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Nice job! Thanks for sharing your project and pictures.

  

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06-23-2017 02:18 PM  2 days agoPost 15
Heli_Splatter

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Silver Spring, MD by way of Sidney, Ne - USA

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Please keep in mind, my envy level is already pegged max limit, when you upload additional photos.

It is on my bucket list. (big bucket)

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