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03-04-2018 04:09 AM  46 days agoPost 1
Copter Doctor

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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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Although I have had this machine finished and flying since 2010 I have always thought it a pretty interesting build and was also my 1st electric scaler. Century/funkey 50 size jet ranger fuselage with a highly modified set of xcell mechanics. century diamond 4 bladed head (the prototype sent to me by century to evaluate) with rotortech 610mm carbon fiber blades. Tr blades made from natural fiber (wood ) and jr radio for steering. took it to the natsin 2010 and 2011 and placed 8th and 6th respectively. still flying occasionally when I remember I still have it LOL!

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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03-04-2018 04:45 AM  46 days agoPost 2
Doublah

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So Awesome!

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03-04-2018 07:10 AM  46 days agoPost 3
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Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

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Doc

Could you please post some photos and explanation on how did you sort out the top mounted FLIR and observation sensors so that they do not spin with the main blades.

Klem

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03-04-2018 08:06 AM  46 days agoPost 4
ozghost1952

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Ditto!!!
Jeff

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03-04-2018 10:50 AM  45 days agoPost 5
Copter Doctor

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I will be happy to when i return home. I am away for a week.

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03-04-2018 04:21 PM  45 days agoPost 6
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rrApprentice

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No problem. I have time.... and I know about being away...

Klem

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03-04-2018 05:34 PM  45 days agoPost 7
Wemo

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Hampton Roads, VA

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I remember this bird when I started to get into scale. Brings back memories on how you inspire Emile. Thanks
Daryl

"How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?

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03-05-2018 10:15 PM  44 days agoPost 8
helicrunch

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Rock Hill sc

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Emile
if only it was bigger lol
1/4 scale Kiowa will be ready for Dalton this year

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03-05-2018 10:26 PM  44 days agoPost 9
Copter Doctor

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i know it Russ. Looking forward to your GINORMOUS KW!

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03-06-2018 03:25 AM  44 days agoPost 10
Heli143

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Phenix City, AL

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Damn! I’m drooling just thinking about seeing a 1/4 scale Kiowa

Roy Mayoral

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03-06-2018 02:51 PM  43 days agoPost 11
darrelluh1b

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Dalton Ga

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There will not be one but 2 LOL

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03-07-2018 06:20 AM  43 days agoPost 12
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rrApprentice

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OK so I just have to ask...

1:4... are you guys using Vario's fuse as a base and a certain modd for top cowling? Or is there a generic fuselage available somewhere?

Which mechanics do you guys use in that beast...

Klem

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03-07-2018 01:11 PM  42 days agoPost 13
darrelluh1b

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Dalton Ga

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Russell and myself built the fuse and I build custom mech for the beast.
Darrell

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03-07-2018 01:15 PM  42 days agoPost 14
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rrApprentice

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nice. This will be interesting to see when you decide to share

Klem

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03-21-2018 05:54 PM  28 days agoPost 15
Copter Doctor

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The pics show the big ring just under the Century diamond rotor head and just above the locking collar. I machined it to fit the neck of the rotor hub with the holes lined up where the jesus bolt would normally pass through. It now has two 4mm set screws inserted from opposite sides and are screwed in till they sest in the 3mm hole of the main mast. The same is done for the main gear. Now the holliw shaft is free of anything passing thru to allow the mms rod to go all the way up from underneath the main drive gear. Also pictured is the gears used to turn the mms a full 180 degree each way by a modified servo.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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03-21-2018 06:33 PM  28 days agoPost 16
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OK Doc
I get it now... thank you for the pictures.. they speak volumes...

Klem

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