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03-09-2008 02:16 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Rckfish

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I have been remiss at getting photos shot along the way. Nonetheless, here is my latest project. It is a Vario Augusta 109K. The Mechanics are Benzine running an 87:21 gearing.

All cutouts are done. Landing gear is installed as well as woodwork, mountings, etc.

The project is moving along nicely and I should finish the tail drive shaft work within the week.

Here are a couple of more photos;

While I don't believe the United States Coast Guard every used the 109K model, that is the scheme I am going with.
Good Flying.

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03-09-2008 02:33 PM  10 years agoPost 2
bwellmaker

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Nice project you have going there. Are you going to use a 4 blade head?

Butch

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03-09-2008 03:59 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Rckfish

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Good question Butch....still diliberating.
thanks
Paul

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03-09-2008 04:17 PM  10 years agoPost 4
bwellmaker

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Do it!!! Just do it.

Either way it going to look Great.

Butch

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03-09-2008 06:27 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Antsis

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While I don't believe the United States Coast Guard every used the 109K model, that is the scheme I am going with.
Have to correct you here. The USCG actually use a version of the A109E Power, not the K2. This is designated the MH-68 and is called either the Mako or Stingray. It is also the only armed CG helo. One major difference is the K2 has fixed u/c and the E has retracts.

Ant

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03-09-2008 06:50 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Rckfish

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Antsis,
You are correct. Thanks for you comments.

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03-11-2008 05:23 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Antsis

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I had a similar problem with my Graupner A109E Power. It was in the Swiss rescue colours, who, as it happens, actually use the K2. I would fly the model with the gear down, but it just didn't look natural.

Ant

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03-11-2008 10:35 PM  10 years agoPost 8
doorman

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4 Blade Head
Paul, I have to agree with Butch... the 4 blade will make the machine... and I know that it will be another knock out, just like your Lama, so like Butch posted.... you gotts just DO IT!!!!!!
Listing on our house went out yesterday.... hoping to be flying with you by the end of the season !!!!!
Stan

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03-13-2008 02:28 AM  10 years agoPost 9
Rckfish

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Stan,
I know Butch is right...OF or Vario? I am excited about your move...keep me posted! I need another scale pilot down here.
Paul

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03-13-2008 01:34 PM  10 years agoPost 10
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OF or Vario????
I am flying the Vario heads on all of mine and have not tried an OF as of yet, but from all the advise and tips that I picked up last year, I think if I were buying now, I would most likely give the OF a try...and I am pretty sure that Butch is using the OF on his machine and is happy with it...
Not sure I will know how to act having all that EXTRA flying time down there!!!!!!!! (but I'll do my best to get used to it!!!)

Stan

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05-23-2008 11:35 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Rckfish

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Paint begins
Here is the beginning of the paint on my Augsta. The nose and the belly will be black as well as the steps.

While I realize the Coast Guard never used the 109K2, I like the paint scheme. Oh well. By the way the Benzine flys great is this fuse. I am still debating on the 4 blade head.

Rckfish

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05-24-2008 12:12 PM  10 years agoPost 12
doorman

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Maybe They Will Now!!!!!
The 109 is really looking good..... and if they didn't use it, maybe they should !!!!! Once they see yours they might!!!!

Keep those pic's coming!!!!!

No hits on the house yet!!!!! But I think our weather has been better up till now anyway!!!!!

Stan

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05-25-2008 12:26 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Flyman007

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Paul that bird is really looking nice i cant wait to fly her

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05-27-2008 02:44 PM  10 years agoPost 14
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Here is the real A 109 K2 Vario rega style....

Swiss Pilot

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