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10-22-2009 12:39 AM  8 years agoPost 361
bwellmaker

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Gerry your next Biotch

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10-22-2009 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 362
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For those of you who don't know, Gerry is a plank guy who has a little 400 size heli and does pretty good with the thing.

I think we will have to push him to a 500 or 600 Rex soon.

UIH

Party at my house this weekend. I know you are in.

What ya going to be Gerry?

Best costume gets a prise, I here "The End" is going to be HOTTT.

I already started drinking.

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10-22-2009 12:58 AM  8 years agoPost 363
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UIH
Confucius say "One must stop drinking, before they can start."

Hey, can I borrow that?

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10-22-2009 01:00 AM  8 years agoPost 364
Richard Morgan

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Butch:

She looks great in the air, even unfinished! The work you are doing on the interior is looking awesome as well.

The rain they say has stopped for a couple of days here at the Beach, so I hope to get a lot of work on the Cheyenne done.

Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?

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10-22-2009 01:25 AM  8 years agoPost 365
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What are you trying to say graff,

And no, you can't borrow that but I will give it to you.

Thanks Richard,

I have been following your build and find it quit incredible. It has given me the thought of making a fuse.

I would guess it will be some kind of Sikorsky Product.

Any suggestions out there?

Butch

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10-22-2009 01:54 AM  8 years agoPost 366
Richard Morgan

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Butch:

I think that a Sikorsky HO3S-1 built to the same physical size as your S-76 would be a lot of fun to build and be beautiful bird to boot. It is one that I have considered doing in a large scale at about 1/6th. This would yield a bird 82.33" long, 25.83 inches high, with a rotor diameter (3 blades) of 96" or 2438mm. You could use the rotor head and blades for the Vario Alouette III which would be about perfect.... or you could down size it a bit.... if you wanted to

Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?

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10-22-2009 02:09 AM  8 years agoPost 367
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one great machine
man i have to say i got to see this bird in action today, it is just to impresive, congrads on a good flight and as always i was very impressed. a true master of the craft.

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10-22-2009 11:52 AM  8 years agoPost 368
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Thanks Paul, I am still learning though.

Richard, I was not think to much along the line of Vintage but you may be on to something there. I will have to make a few calls to my friends over at the mother land and see what I can dig up. Off the shelf Mechanics too. Hmmmmm

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10-22-2009 03:02 PM  8 years agoPost 369
Richard Morgan

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Butch:

I was thinking it would kinda fun to have two helis from the same company from very different eras and technology.

Richard

Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?

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10-22-2009 08:56 PM  8 years agoPost 370
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UIH

Hey Butch! I wasn't always a plank guy... I even own a pair of boxers with a little helicopter on it that says "I'd rather be flying my heli"!!!!

Can't say what I'm gonna be this weekend - its a surprise. But here's a hint... Me lass and me will be loaded to the gunwales!!! Errrrrrrrrrrr....

I sent you PM...

Gerry

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10-22-2009 11:56 PM  8 years agoPost 371
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External Lighting

UIH

When we build a scale heli, we try to duplicate every aspect possible. To be honest, I am the last guy to build a scale heli, much less, a Sikorsky S-76. Why, I have worked on them for 32 years.

This, in and of itself, creates issues which drives me to drink. Is my ultimate goal to win something, sure. Does it matter, not one bit.

The goal for me, to replicate, as true as possible, the full scale counter part. If I happen to fly the rotors off of it at the right place and time, my model is correct as possible, then good for me, if not, oh well. Its all about the build.

One particular issue for me, the external lighting. I looked high and low for a system that would be as "true to scale" as possible. The 76 has some fairly unique sequencing for the external lighting system.

The nice folks at East Coast Scale recommended Electro Dynamics for all of my lighting needs. OFD e-mail sent.

Within a day, I received a reply, "What can we do for your project"

I spilled the beans and low and behold, after sending the requirements and some video of what I was looking for, a custom lighting system appeared via e-mail.

We had to "tweak" a few things here and there for my particular application with disconnects, wire lengths, and sequencing of the lighting system, but the end result, Electro Dynamics presented is a 100% correct external lighting system for the Scale Jet 76.

Andy and all the folks at ED really really helped to make this happen.

If you need something special, these are the guys to call.

Butch

The end result;

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10-23-2009 12:02 AM  8 years agoPost 372
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Now Thats Freaking Impressive.

OUTSTANDING !

Gaui Greatness X7, X5, NX4, X3

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10-23-2009 12:13 AM  8 years agoPost 373
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One wrench to another,

Thanks.

Butch

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10-24-2009 10:07 PM  8 years agoPost 374
Unitah

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Butch,

Terrific work man! Thanks to all your research and effort, my S76 will have a 100% prototypically correct lighting system as well! Awesome!

As for making things prototypically correct, that is the point here. In the Model Railroading world, builders like us are known as rivet-counters. I am proud to be a rivet-counter. Don't get me wrong, for others, being prototypically correct isn't what they are after. There is nothing wrong with that at all. Those guys build the heli, and have a blast flying it. I did that with my TRex 600. I built it and have fun flying it. But, when you do scale, it has to be prototypically correct. That is the entire point of scale. It is just understood. Otherwise, build a pod-and-boom.

So, no need to explain your rivet-counting on this project Butch. At the start, you defined this as a scale project. Thus, your time and effort, and rivet-counting are expected, and greatly appreciated!!

Jonathan Landon, MD

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10-29-2009 02:39 PM  8 years agoPost 375
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Update,

I have had sort of a lull the past week. We throw a Halloween Costume Party which was this past weekend, so getting ready for that was using up some of my free time. On a good note, the boss is away and I have had the past couple of days to work on helis.

I have all the cockpit and cabin doors installed. They fit pretty well but did need a little work. I used BVM hinges that are carbon reinforced plastic and found some cool little Neodymium magnets that are .125X.0625 from United Nuclear Scientific that fit right into the door jam and lip on the door. The mags are really strong. I used 2 sets on each door. The way I installed the hinges allows the doors to slide off really easy, just open the door and lift up, you have a door in your hand.

I made a little cover for the 6010 regulators. I have broken a fan blade when a battery wire slipped from my fingers reaching in to hook it up. There are 11 blades on the fan. Pretty smart on there part. Made a pretty simple cover, a piece of .030 Lexan, some small spacers, and longer screws.

Butch

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10-31-2009 08:21 PM  8 years agoPost 376
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What is the only thing consistent here on Long Island these days, other than traffic, oh a good pizza, OH and Smokin-Al's Bar-B-Q, and party's at my house, never mind.

Schitty Weather, yes, that's right. No rain but pretty windy today
15 gust to 25

This does have its good points maybe sometime, but every weekend.

Well not being one to loose out on an opportunity I installed the main gear door servos and linkage. I have yet to set the radio up for it all to work together but maybe buy the end of the weekend.

Some pics

Butch

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10-31-2009 08:26 PM  8 years agoPost 377
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Looks good buddy!

Oh, btw, heres one for ya!

Gaui Greatness X7, X5, NX4, X3

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11-01-2009 02:11 PM  8 years agoPost 378
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Nice,

Is that Rotor Blade wound to the side of the head?

Hummm, That gives me an idea for next year.

Butch

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11-01-2009 10:47 PM  8 years agoPost 379
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Dam, if only you would've said something sooner, I would've glued one in there!

Gaui Greatness X7, X5, NX4, X3

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11-02-2009 11:39 AM  8 years agoPost 380
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"SCHWING"
UIH

It happened, Yes, the gear on my SCALE JET 76 is functional with gear doors.

Being it was another stellar day on LI, Not for human, but for duck, (I even think that would be questionable) with some help from sgfromny and ambravo, the gear looks great.

The gear sequencing for door, and gear movement is all done internal to the TX with on sequencing devices. To do so, we are taking up 4 channels, however this allows us to not have any unnecessary devices installed to operate the gear.

The 12x being as versatile as it is, really made this pretty simple. Once the curves were made and servo timing for the doors adjusted, it was pretty much done.

Here is a vid of the gear.

Butch

Watch at YouTube

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