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06-20-2009 02:35 AM  11 years ago
thedmc760

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"eapache build"
Excellent build thread. She's coming along very well. Can't wait to see her fly...
"I'm a Heli addict man, seriously I'm not playin!!!"
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06-20-2009 03:26 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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"eapache build"

Excellent build thread. She's coming along very well. Can't wait to see her fly...
Thanks things have slowed down on it a bit but I'm still going when I can - started sanding the main fuselage.
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06-26-2009 03:05 PM  11 years ago
rexingtheair

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i was very excited to read this thread today, because ive ordered an apache from approach eng. yesterday for a trex600e and cant wait for it to arrive and start on it

dogwood you are a very brave man taking on such a large and detailed model as this for your first time and you are doing a fantastic job,
ive built heaps of models in the past but nothing like this before so its a bit of a learning curve for me too. i wasnt going to go the whole hog and do the rivets, but after seeing your job and how good it looks im going to have to do it too...yeh gee thanks, lol

do you know the rivet layout for the whole heli and can you show us?

also with the 4 blade tail and the two hubs, did you use a longer tailshaft?

keep up the good work, look forward to seeing it finished

ps also, i take it you are using a very thin light fibreglass cloth to cover everything?
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06-26-2009 03:50 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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dogwood you are a very brave man taking on such a large and detailed model as this for your first time and you are doing a fantastic job,
ive built heaps of models in the past but nothing like this before so its a bit of a learning curve for me too. i wasnt going to go the whole hog and do the rivets, but after seeing your job and how good it looks im going to have to do it too...yeh gee thanks, lol
Thanks, LOL glad I could help

Haven't really planned out the rivets on the whole heli yet, the kit comes with a CD packed with lots of pictures, that's where most of my info is coming from.

For the longer tail shaft I used a trex 450 main shaft, once I new exactly how long I'd need I cut it down and drilled it.

I tried to use a nice hardend one but my drill bits weren't up to the task so I ended up using a stock shaft.

Yes I'm using light glass on most everything, except the smaller parts, there I'm just sealing with resin and sanding

Have fun with your build, it's a great kit. Looking forward to some pictures
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06-26-2009 05:26 PM  11 years ago
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I'm kinda new to doing scale as well. Although my Apache is the big Indyhelis one, I also had to look elsewhere to figure out the detailing. Besides photos and reference books, I got the idea of ordering a plastic model of the Apache, so I can see the rivet patterns, and visualize all the other little detailing doo dads in 3d (plus get some accurate unit decals that can be scanned and enlarged). Maybe this is common knowledge amongst the veteran scale guys, but it's helping me a lot!We don't need no stinking flybars!
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06-27-2009 04:45 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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that's a very good idea - will have to look into it myself
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07-29-2009 06:36 AM  11 years ago
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Ok Dogwood--what has happened to you and your Apache?

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney
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07-29-2009 07:17 AM  11 years ago
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Yeah, I'm catching up and I wanna see what you've done before I do it.Keep thy head speed up, less the earth come up from below and smite thee.
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07-29-2009 04:39 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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Thanks Guys,

Unfortunately not much.. between trying to get up to speed programming the iPhone and being sick as a dog I haven't been able to work on the eApache.

She's sitting there with a second coat of primer on the fuselage waiting for me to fill and sand some more.

Hope to be able to do some more work on 'er this week
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07-29-2009 04:43 PM  11 years ago
patsyw26

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send it to me..I'll work on it while you recover!

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
Boethius
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07-29-2009 04:52 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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LOL
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07-29-2009 08:13 PM  11 years ago
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Pasty are you crazy.....LOL
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07-29-2009 08:15 PM  11 years ago
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DogWood get well soon, I like to see you fly yours before I finish mine.......Leon
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07-30-2009 01:29 AM  11 years ago
patsyw26

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I know I am crazy....at least a voice I had once in my head told me so

But, I am all about helping people out, at least while they might need someone.

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin
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08-03-2009 10:17 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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Finally got a bit of vacuum forming done.....
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08-03-2009 10:41 PM  11 years ago
patsyw26

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Glad you are feeling better!!

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Judy Garland
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08-14-2009 06:40 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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Finally got a bit more done, installed the lights int he wings




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08-14-2009 06:55 PM  11 years ago
patsyw26

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As usual, looks great!

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa
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08-14-2009 07:02 PM  11 years ago
jackheli

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Why did you need to do your own vacuum forming? They are not provided in the kit?It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.
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08-14-2009 07:12 PM  11 years ago
DogWood

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those parts, no.

they're just some extra details I'm adding
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