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01-16-2010 06:33 PM  8 years agoPost 181
MaxPilot57

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heliporn is what that is i just love it!!!
Well, that explains that funny feeling I get when I watch something like that.

Wayne

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01-17-2010 05:58 PM  8 years agoPost 182
ruddernate

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Yep i get that same feeling. That pilot could have a future in FAI. I've been working on my daily flyer so the long ranger has taken a back seat. i'll get back on it later today. Hey Copter Doctor, why do some long rangers have the vertical fin on the horizontal stabilizers upside down and some are upright?

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01-17-2010 07:51 PM  8 years agoPost 183
Copter Doctor

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

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Hey Copter Doctor, why do some long rangers have the vertical fin on the horizontal stabilizers upside down and some are upright?
you are probably mixing up the 407 and the longranger. see, the longranger(on the right) has a smaller fin on the end of the horiz stab while the 407(on the left) has a much bigger fin that seems to be longer n the bottom than the top giving it that inverted look. the longrangers fin doesnt protrude much on the lower half of the horiz stab.

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01-18-2010 02:37 AM  8 years agoPost 184
ruddernate

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yep the heli i was looking at must have been a 407. You learn something every day. thanks

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01-21-2010 03:15 AM  8 years agoPost 185
krashtagain

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Bring us up to speed nate . Where you at with your Long Ranger ?

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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01-21-2010 03:34 AM  8 years agoPost 186
ruddernate

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i've got a few things done to finish mounting the actual mechanics in the fuse, tail and all. i've been using the empty extra frame up til now. I've been very busy lately and crashing my other helis doesnt help. i'll post up some pics tomorrow evening.

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01-22-2010 05:51 AM  8 years agoPost 187
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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The problem with using an empty frame is that the actual heli has lots more on it to stuff in the fuselage. my 401 is mounted on the top in the front and is hitting the top when i put the front on keeping it from setting all the way down. i'll move it to the rear above the tail boom like i used to have it. also once that's done the clearance on the aileron control rods is also going to be very close. worse case is i'll rebuild my base another 3/16" shorter or so and gain a lot more clearance for everything. other than that everything will fit fine. my other problem is the tail isn't quite as long as i'd like as you can see by the pic, where my finger is, is where the tail drive shaft would exit as it is. i'm going to order the same boom but not cut it this time, and also order a 2" longer belt. a couple set backs but no biggie. i'll get some parts ordered and get back at it.

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01-22-2010 01:54 PM  8 years agoPost 188
Copter Doctor

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yes it is very important when youare building a fuse that you use the mechs you intend to use for sizing things up. what i do is size things up, get the holes for mounting and exhaust drilled and pretty much install as if ready to fly. once everything is in place, i actually takeit out and fly it. this test flight tells me a few things.
are there any funky shakes or vicrations?
did i forget anything required to get it fueled and started?
anything form the mechs rubbing or causing wear on the fuse?
if all is okay, then you know the fit is good, it can be returned to pod n boom flying while you get the detailing and painting done.

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01-22-2010 03:23 PM  8 years agoPost 189
ruddernate

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sound advice, Copter Doctor. I don't see any issues that are major but hindsight tells me i should've used your method. I'm also looking for a way to use magnets on the fuel cap and fuel the heli from there but haven't got it worked out yet. tonight i'll move the gyro and see what else needs adjustment until i receive my new boom and belt. I'm also going to cut the radio tray off and remount rx and batt. so i can build my cockpit in. lots to do.

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01-23-2010 10:04 PM  8 years agoPost 190
Papa Sal

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Looking good Broski!!!

"Everything's better inverted"

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01-24-2010 02:10 AM  8 years agoPost 191
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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Thanks papa sal, i got a lot done today. I totally rebuilt the base for the heli mechanics about 3/8" shorter and i now have lots of room and my swash at full pitch is a little above the top of the fuselage. i'll end up pitching the heli a few degrees forward like i originally planned because after lowering the mechanics i must raise the tail a little. i think i can just cut an inch off the radio tray and have room for my cockpit. the 690's look great as far as looking more scale. i think she's really coming together. once i get a longer boom and belt, i should be able to test hover soon. here's some pics from the shop today.

nevermind my wiring job, i cut it all loose to move the gyro and haven't tidyed up yet. i'll also paint the inside black to help take some focus off the mechanics.

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01-24-2010 03:53 AM  8 years agoPost 192
atvracer

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looking good can't wait to see hover

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01-24-2010 04:03 AM  8 years agoPost 193
krashtagain

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Looking good nate . I recently bought a CH 47 Chinook so my Long Ranger has been put on the back burner .

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01-24-2010 04:10 AM  8 years agoPost 194
ruddernate

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better start a build thread on the chinook!!!

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01-24-2010 04:13 AM  8 years agoPost 195
krashtagain

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It's already in the air .

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01-24-2010 04:17 AM  8 years agoPost 196
ruddernate

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pics?????

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01-24-2010 04:21 AM  8 years agoPost 197
krashtagain

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I'll post some when I get home in March . It's fun !!!!

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01-24-2010 04:44 AM  8 years agoPost 198
ruddernate

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i look forward to it. i'll build a chinook one of these days. doubt anyone is interested but for my own quick reference i ordered a new belt part # A 6R 3-384025 from the same place i ordered the first belt but this one is 1.6" longer. i ordered the same boom but won't have to cut near as much off as i did.

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02-14-2010 07:14 PM  8 years agoPost 199
ruddernate

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i've been waiting on parts but i finally got some things accomplished. I cut down a vibe 90 boom with the longer belt i ordered and the tail is now the right length. getting to the bolts on the back of the frame that tighten the boom down is going to be fun. I'm going to cut the electronics tray down once i get my first test hovers in and i'll be able to do some cockpit work. i'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now. now i need to send callie graphics some measurements and get the paint finished up.

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02-14-2010 07:16 PM  8 years agoPost 200
ruddernate

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sorry bout' the plank it got left on my clipboard. that's what's been robbing my heli time lately.

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