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10-13-2017 07:16 PM  58 days agoPost 41
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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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Thanks guys, yes it is flying very well. still a little nose heavy but I am locating as much as I can under the cockpit floor to help that. The head button is made from the end cap of a 4 inch pvc pipe. It had a dome type end that was perfect. unfortunately I cant find anymore like it so I have looked to alternate sources, now its the plastic lense from those cheap touch lights at the dollar tree store.
here is the one on my 500 now. I made this one back in 07 for my mesa police md500. after an accident I sold the fuse to someone who needed a fixer upper project but I kept the mechs and used the same head button on this one.
here is that 4 inch pvc pipe end cap.

the Lakota head cap was made form the serving tray's center. I use it as a mold so I cam make as many as I want. the tray was only a dollar

here is the lense for one of those battery powered touch lights, they were a dollar each as well.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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10-13-2017 07:18 PM  58 days agoPost 42
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I have a set of carbon blades i am going to paint up and use. currently I am using some old aerotech 550mm wood blades from century and they seem to do well. I will see how it handles in the wind to decide if I need a stab unit or not.

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10-14-2017 08:20 AM  58 days agoPost 43
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Hey Emile,
Nice job, are the skid struts the standard items that come with the fuselage or did you whip up some custom ones. They look a lot longer and much more scale than others I have seen.

Phil.

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10-14-2017 10:23 AM  58 days agoPost 44
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Hi Phil, yes the skids are my own doing. Brakeline tubing with strut covers fabricated from construction paper.

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