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01-16-2006 04:45 AM  13 years ago
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Wemo

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Oh where oh where can a BK117 be?
Does anyone know a manufacturer that makes a BK117 fuselage for a 60 size helicopter? Besides Vario...I would like to keep it under $500
"How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?
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01-16-2006 01:07 PM  13 years ago
Cap232ex

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Under $500. Sorry no.


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01-16-2006 02:31 PM  13 years ago
Wemo

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...just wanted to know if there was hope. I'll stick with my intention of going with the Century Seaking."How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?
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01-16-2006 05:27 PM  13 years ago
Cap232ex

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Watch RR, Never know when one will pop up. I made a trade of a lawn mower I had for sale for $500 for my Vario BK-117. You have hope, just may take a while.

Charles
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01-17-2006 01:12 AM  13 years ago
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it sure would be killer if someone would start producing the one that schluter used to make back in the dark ages. i love mine and it is a great looking bird. i know there are plenty out there sentenced to a lifetime in a basement or attic somewhere just waiting to be dicovered.
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01-17-2006 02:29 AM  13 years ago
Chris Bergen

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That is one INTENSE look of concentration, my friend!

We have a large BK 117 fuse up on a shelf, gathering dust at the moment, as you said. This thing is HUGE for a .60 size? Maybe they had 2 sizes?
Chris D. Bergen
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01-17-2006 04:47 AM  13 years ago
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Send it to me Chris!!! I'll give it a good home!!!!Mike Spinner
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01-17-2006 10:29 AM  13 years ago
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Chris,
That, they did. Mine is just shy of 7 feet long and you should see it this year at IRCHA. Jaka PJW for power, running 4, 810mm blades. Oh, and Chris, I'll not only give it a home...I'll give it a home with a brother.

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01-17-2006 04:06 PM  13 years ago
Chris Bergen

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My apologies all, I didn't mean to imply that it was for sale. It belongs to my father, needs some repairs after a ground resonance issue, and will be back up and flying.....someday....Chris D. Bergen
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01-17-2006 04:24 PM  13 years ago
Wemo

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Thanks for Clarifying...my hopes diminished again... Please post some pics when it is up flying again."How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?
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01-17-2006 11:55 PM  13 years ago
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hey Chris! yeah i tend to be really serous looking when flying but inside i am drooling and jumping up and down and being aroused as well. probably more than y'all needed to hear but i just loves flying me some scale rc helicopterdrive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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01-18-2006 02:23 AM  13 years ago
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Serious??
THIS is what happens (and how he LOOKS) when a mishap catches him by surprise......

BTW, side out Schluter.......

Sorry, Emile. I can't help the uncontrolled laughter when I see that look on your normally beaming face. Only way to stop is to look behind you and know the effort you had to make to get it back into shape.
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01-18-2006 04:54 AM  13 years ago
Copter Doctor

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boy that pic just wont go away will it nahh, i know everytime i takeoff that the landing could possibly be less than desirable. though it feels like it, it isnt the end of the world when there is a crash. it is even easier to look at that pic now that the machine is flying again as posted in the first pic above.drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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01-18-2006 01:07 PM  13 years ago
Wemo

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Emile,
How did you wind up in the net with that nice BK 117? Just curious, how did find that BK117 fuselage.
"How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?
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01-18-2006 01:31 PM  13 years ago
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wemo, luck is the answer to both questions. i say luck for the crash because the net actually made the damage less than it could be because even though the machine autos well, i was so far away from the touchdown point when the engine quit, i wouldnt have been able to see what was going on very well to pull off a successful landing. i was just squinting and keeping the fingers i wasnt using crossed. from where i was standing, it seemed to hit an invisible forcefield and i couldnt explain what just happened. it didnt hit the ground with pieces flying in every direction. after walking over to the scene i was so shocked by what i saw, i had to run and get the camera. more of the pics in my gallery. as for the aquisition of the fuselge, my very good friend leonel gave it to me as a christmas present two years ago. he said that while he was here at FT. rucker, i helped him learn a very important part of rc flying, autorotations. i think he was giving me too much credit but he did witness me do an incredible save with my first comanche. anyway he had the fuse for a while and i have always failed at getting him to sell it to me. after about two years, i thought i'd give it one more try and he said to send him my adress. it showed up a week later saying merry christmas. Leonel is currently in afghanistan with our troops working for our country. after the accident in the volleyball net, my thoughts was this heli will not die. the same thoughts i have for all our troops in the middle east.
anyway, enough rambling, just that i am lucky to have some great friends.
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01-18-2006 04:08 PM  13 years ago
Wemo

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Wow...great story- both of them. If I do acquire a Schluter BK117 in good condition, what is a reasonable price? Also, what size is that fuselage? Last question, what mechanics do you run in the BK117?"How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?
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01-19-2006 03:31 AM  13 years ago
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well at this point itjust a matter of what it is worth to you and the seller. i had hawk sport mechs in it but i modified an old gmp legend to fit in it with a 60. the rotorhead is still that of the hawk sport though as is many other parts from the predator. the fuselage is a 60 size as per the early 80's. todays 60 size fuselages are a bit bigger in size.drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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