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10-20-2009 04:01 AM  8 years agoPost 1
cgflyer

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Well after building The HH65 Dauphin, I decided to build the old Sikorsky HH52 that we flew before the HH65. Since no one makes one, I took the closest Fuselage (Seaking) and am modifying it to become the HH52. Here is what I started with, and where it is so far.

Rich

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10-20-2009 10:12 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Rogerm069

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Good luck on the project, and it looks like your going to need it converting.

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10-20-2009 01:46 PM  8 years agoPost 3
exbirdy

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Your HH-52 looks good. I have been building a 1/8th scale version for the last couple of years. The hardest part was getting information on it to get the shape right.
http://www.runryder.com/t397266p1/
John

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10-20-2009 03:11 PM  8 years agoPost 4
MichaelP

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I'm sure it will be great when it's finished.

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10-20-2009 03:40 PM  8 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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Awesome! Looking forward to progress reports.

Andy
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10-21-2009 12:32 AM  8 years agoPost 6
cgflyer

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Hi Birdie, I have seen your build as well and am very impressed with what you have done so far. Here are a couple of web sights that I have found pictures on. You might have already seen these. I actually worked and flew on the HH52 when I first joined the Coast Guard.

http://www.maam.org/airshow/hh52.htm

http://www.airliners.net/search/pho...+please+wait...

Rich

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10-21-2009 10:29 AM  8 years agoPost 7
exbirdy

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Rich
I have collected photos from all over the web.They helped me correct the 3 view drawing I was given.In the last year, there have been a lot of walkrounds posted. Before then it was hard work to get information. I had to change a few things when I got updated photos which showed where I got things wrong. I have just obtained the HH-52 Flight manual which has cleared up a few areas I was having problems with. If you need anything, let me know and I will post it for you. I scanned the wood parts as I made them, so I have a lot of templates.My navy career was on Wessex and B model Hueys.
John

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10-24-2009 12:40 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Copter Doctor

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Rich, that is looking good man!! i remember we talked about it and i am impressed with the conversion you have done so far. keep it coming along?

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10-24-2009 01:30 AM  8 years agoPost 9
cgflyer

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Thanks Emile, I tried marking and carving out panel lines today and they came out better than expected. Just a few more days and I should be ready to start the million or so rivets.

Rich

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11-03-2009 02:37 AM  8 years agoPost 10
cgflyer

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update
Well the fuselage is smoothing out nicley plus the cabin sliding door slides open and closed. Panel lines and cowling screws have been added to the engine and gearbox sections. The cockpit dash and center console are almost done but I am still looking for seats to use, any suggestions? A little more forming and sanding...then the rivets!

Rich

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11-03-2009 04:35 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Copter Doctor

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good gracious lord!!! Rich, i am speechless
i can only imagine how nice thats going to look when its done. boy i can see ircha and the nats next year is going to be very exciting!!!!

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11-04-2009 01:34 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Texmech

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WOW!
Looks great Rich, you must have a lot of spare time now huh Big Cheese

Has Chris seen it yet??

Steve

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11-04-2009 01:47 PM  8 years agoPost 13
BarracudaHockey

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That looks great, excellent job on the instrument panel.

Andy
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11-04-2009 04:10 PM  8 years agoPost 14
kennethw

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WOW!!!

I was going to start a thread on my UH-1Y build, but now I'm too intimidated looking at such incredible skill compared to my 'shove-it-into-a-mass-produced-fuselage' build.

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11-09-2009 01:18 AM  8 years agoPost 15
cgflyer

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ready for the rivet party!
well she is ready for rivets, wish me luck.

Rich

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11-09-2009 03:13 AM  8 years agoPost 16
ruddernate

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looking very nice. just finished riveting my long ranger. i see dots in my sleep. have fun

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11-10-2009 12:47 AM  8 years agoPost 17
fla heli boy

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looks great. Nice redo on the intake conversion!!
The console is bada$$!!

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11-14-2009 01:04 AM  8 years agoPost 18
cgflyer

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Rivets!
Well here is the first go around for the nose section. There are a few I will do over but not bad for the first try. It is a lot easier than you think, just takes time. The main body is next and it will probably take a million or so before it is done. No I am not counting although it would be cool to know the total number.

Thank you for all the comments so far and I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.

Rich

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11-14-2009 01:23 AM  8 years agoPost 19
Texmech

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Edge distance!
Umm you better check your calculations on that rivet spacing mate! Oh wait, you were an AD right like me? That's right we memorized that, what was that answer on the test 56 or 42? You better make a trip out to the bone yard to go count those rivet patterns, don't want to get second on a technicality!

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11-14-2009 01:35 AM  8 years agoPost 20
bwellmaker

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Huston, We have a problem...

I am showing Girlfriend your heli here on RR. She flies and this is here most favorite heli in the world. We went to the Intrepid Museum some years ago and there is one of these sitting on the deck and, well she fell in love.

How Much?

Great Job man.

Butch

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