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04-30-2011 04:57 PM  10 years ago
Wayne Parrish

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Peter, I just went over G III and no signs of fretting or cracking were found ,thank goodness. It's a good idea for all of us with truss tubing tail booms and such to check these things often.Thks again for the heads up. Wayne
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04-30-2011 07:52 PM  10 years ago
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peter, could it be the paint cracking because the metal plate has flexed a little but is still fully attached.?

gareth
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04-30-2011 08:01 PM  10 years ago
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gareth
if you look for cracking paint that is the sign that the metal underneath has fractured
thats how i found the fractured main chassis down leg on the hirobo 47 that i bought used
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04-30-2011 09:47 PM  10 years ago
PETER ROB

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Wayne, Good news from your inspection
Phil would not have found his cracked tube had he not taken the cabin off to fit a new battery
This Bell 47 has only flown for 14 hours, had he not found it, I suspect the bracket would has become completly detatched in the near future
Gareth, I would not have posted, or made a new bracket for cracked paint, please give me a little credit for not being a complete dork
Peter R
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04-30-2011 10:16 PM  10 years ago
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charming.
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05-01-2011 01:26 AM  10 years ago
Wayne Parrish

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We paint full scale steel aircraft structure tubing with white paint normally so you can see the fretting and cracking easier. A light color or white is the norm.. I have a friend that has or used to have a fleet of 47's and he stripped the black his was painted and went back with white so he could catch a crack in the fullsize,which happens.Peter posted this alert for the ones that care,the others just ignore it or go somewhere else and lounge.
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10-02-2011 12:17 AM  9 years ago
PETER ROB

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ON board camera
Guy came to our field today with a GOpro camera wanted to fit it to one of our heli's
Tavvy Phil put it into his Bell 47
Just some of the stills
Peter R

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10-02-2011 02:07 AM  9 years ago
Donnie D

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Now that is cool.

Donnie D
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