RunRyder RC
WATCH
 5 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2      3     NEXT    >> ] 23074 views POST REPLY
HomeScaleAircraftHelicopterScale Model RC Helicopters Docs  EC135 Build - San Diego
08-05-2008 08:40 PM  10 years agoPost 1
sean911scrrVeteran - San Diego - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

This project has been in the works for 2-years. Mostly waiting for me to find the time. I'm the 3rd owner and this is my first attempt at scale helicopter. Gear: Vario 2-bolt/4-blade head, Helitronix mixer with CSM180 on elev, VOG 10-blade fenestron, G230RC (electric start not installed)

The end result: D-HMFR

Mechanics have been pulled for trainer pob/boom configuration. Have 2-gallons of 100ft football field size figure 8's since figuring out my benzin setup problem. The head takes some time to get it down, but gets better with every flight.

The starting point

First install of electronics

Discovered fenstron wasn't center so the choice was made to try and fix. Added wood reinforcement for the fenstron Air Flow Rectifier mounting screws.

Tail ready for assemble

The fan housing reinstalled.

I started detailing the tail section first. I really like the fenstron tail rotor. Then the fabrication begins.

After working on tail and boom section its on to upper cowl. This was fun. The two piece cowl was glass/epoxied together then recut. The forward half was glassed to fuselage as per full size. The mechanics slide in just right after a few practice runs. Then it on to latches, vents, etc. The only thing not scratch builts are the latches.

Current work (June/July 08) has been the first sliding door and misc. detailing. The door required a number of designs. Still reworking and awaiting different parts.

Some of the nose detail

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-05-2008 09:48 PM  10 years agoPost 2
bulldogs

rrElite Veteran

~OC~ ,CA USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

WOW

Congrats that is NICE

~TEAM OCHC~
A strong man stands up for himself a STRONGER man will stand up for others.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-06-2008 02:11 AM  10 years agoPost 3
GrantL

rrVeteran

Springfield, MA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Ditto the Wow

Awesome!!!!

Grant

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-06-2008 05:01 AM  10 years agoPost 4
gtech

rrNovice

Riverside, CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Where did you get the latches ????

SHUT UP AND FLY!!!!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-06-2008 06:23 AM  10 years agoPost 5
sean911sc

rrVeteran

San Diego

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

gtech - http://www.modellhubschrauber.ch (Baumann part) Ordered from Starwood Models. It not on their website, but they order it as they carry other Baumann parts.

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-06-2008 02:45 PM  10 years agoPost 6
gtech

rrNovice

Riverside, CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks

SHUT UP AND FLY!!!!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-12-2008 01:17 AM  10 years agoPost 7
sean911sc

rrVeteran

San Diego

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

EDIT: 09-08-08 This is incorrect way to install lower vertical stab.
EDIT: 09-09-08 Corrected

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-30-2008 04:59 PM  9 years agoPost 8
sean911sc

rrVeteran

San Diego

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

New vent louvers before and after molding.

This part had me on the fence for a while, then the method to create hit me. Final design is made with styrene.

The hardest part I'm finding with creating parts is the "How To". Once that is determined its just time and patience.

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-30-2008 06:06 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Rodan

rrVeteran

Prescott Valley, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Excellent work!

It's really looking nice!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
08-30-2008 10:01 PM  9 years agoPost 10
seattle_helo

rrKey Veteran

Seattle, WA USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Sean, what is your process for making those louvers?

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-30-2008 11:26 PM  9 years agoPost 11
sean911sc

rrVeteran

San Diego

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

seattle_helo

PM sent.

You'll need various tools for cutting/shaping.

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-31-2008 01:50 AM  9 years agoPost 12
rsalazar

rrElite Veteran

Florida, USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Very nice work

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-31-2008 02:00 AM  9 years agoPost 13
sean911scrrVeteran - San Diego - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Updates from today.

View with louver installed.

Goal is to finish upper cowl this weekend. Need to fab winch mounts and complete upper air intakes (mold part).

Prep for lower sliding door track.

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2008 08:51 AM  9 years agoPost 14
sean911sc

rrVeteran

San Diego

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks for the compliments. Spent the entire 3-day weekend working away at it.

Current fuselage weight: 6 lbs.

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-08-2008 05:22 AM  9 years agoPost 15
sean911sc

rrVeteran

San Diego

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

This weekend was supposed to be set aside for the installation of the remaining door tracks. Instead - removed the 1st middle track to redo, and added unplanned detail to fuselage.

Got two flights in on the Vario 4-blade mechanics. One was nothing but buzzing the field. The ole drop in just past the trees, skim the deck between 5 - 10ft, then pop-up to miss building, gradual climb to 100+ feet, turn, line-up, do it again, but this time instead of going over building, bank-turn and climb out then repeat. I would just fly off into the horizon then turn around.

There are times when you really feel locked into it, and you just fly.

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-08-2008 10:12 PM  9 years agoPost 16
sean911scrrVeteran - San Diego - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Fuselage detail: functional steps. All thats left is inner panel work and second side.

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-09-2008 03:13 AM  9 years agoPost 17
Christopher J

rrElite Veteran

Kansas City, MO Californian lost in land of Oz

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Lookin' NICE Sean!!

Christopher J
same as I ever was
"Still all set & Flying the original"

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-29-2008 03:11 AM  9 years agoPost 18
sean911scrrVeteran - San Diego - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Updated pics of lastest work.
  • Latches around exhaust panels
  • Interior structure for functional steps
  • Trim for exterior power plug-in - The access door thats open
  • Re-evaluating floor woodwork - not happy with this layout

William S Harris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-29-2008 12:55 PM  9 years agoPost 19
bwellmaker

rrKey Veteran

Long Island

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I was lucky enough to meet Sean and see this beauty in person at the LA3D fun fly a few weeks ago. He has done a wonderful job and his hard work really shows.

Butch

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-29-2008 10:34 PM  9 years agoPost 20
Copter Doctor

rrProfessor

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

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

someday i will get as good at this modelling bit as he is. very nice work

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 5 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2      3     NEXT    >> ] 23074 views POST REPLY
HomeScaleAircraftHelicopterScale Model RC Helicopters Docs  EC135 Build - San Diego
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 26  Topic Subscribe

Wednesday, August 15 - 3:51 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online