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02-09-2011 05:11 AM  7 years agoPost 21
DCORSAIR

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Sweet
gotta love open mechanics, now thats a heli.

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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02-09-2011 06:31 AM  7 years agoPost 22
Sidneyw

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At 30 lbs, it comes to $192 per lb which is not bad in comparison with any scale helicopters of all sizes.

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02-10-2011 12:40 AM  7 years agoPost 23
jackheli

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$192 per lb
I'll take two pounds, please

Hopefully the turbine part...

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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02-10-2011 01:26 AM  7 years agoPost 24
Sidneyw

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I'll take two pounds, please

Hopefully the turbine part...
Sorry, turbine is a class by itself.

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02-10-2011 01:49 AM  7 years agoPost 25
Wemo

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Al,

She is a beauty. Keep the pics coming.

Daryl

"How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?

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02-10-2011 04:07 AM  7 years agoPost 26
teamdavey2001

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I flew the model for the videos referenced in the original post and am happy to confirm that this model really does handle well without electronic stability augmentation. The models in the videos just had a basic 401 gyro on the tail and that's it.

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02-10-2011 04:34 AM  7 years agoPost 27
Copter Doctor

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happy to confirm that this model really does handle well without electronic stability augmentation.
not surprising to me

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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03-06-2011 08:08 AM  7 years agoPost 28
R.J.

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Received a request for some more photos of the landing gear:

Regards,
Rick

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05-13-2016 04:31 AM  31 months agoPost 29
Heli143

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I just purchased a Starwood Lama and while doing research I found this thread.

Are there any updates on this build?

Aside from this being an awesome build log, I know of several who have also purchased a Lama from Joe at Vario East recently.
After seeing this build thread, I am really excited to receive my Lama.

Roy Mayoral

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05-13-2016 05:57 AM  31 months agoPost 30
R.J.

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Hi Roy,

Here is some video of Al's Turbine Lama:

Watch at YouTube

And my Electric Lama:

Watch at YouTube

Watch at YouTube

As you can see, still haven't finished it yet. But ask any questions you may have and will try to help.

Regards,
Rick

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05-13-2016 12:09 PM  31 months agoPost 31
Heli143

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very nice videos, thanks!

I love the sound of the blades and the presence it has in the air.

One question I have is what servos are you using on your Lama?

thanks in advance!

Roy Mayoral

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05-13-2016 02:34 PM  31 months agoPost 32
doorman

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Great Deals!!
Vist the East Coast Scale website to see the great prices on these machines...

Stan

AMA 2918-Team Spin Blades,,Castle Creations, Unique Aircraft

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05-13-2016 06:56 PM  31 months agoPost 33
R.J.

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One question I have is what servos are you using on your Lama?
My electric Lama has Hitec HS-7954SH servos on cyclic and a Hitec HS-7940TH on the tail using a 2S LiFe pack for power. But Al's turbine Lama is only using JR DS8717 servos on cyclic and a DS8900G on the tail.

I guess I should mention that on my electric Lama I used a slightly larger diameter stainless steel tubing for the tail rotor pushrod housing to reduce friction. Not sure if that was really necessary though.

Regards,
Rick

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05-13-2016 09:55 PM  31 months agoPost 34
Heli143

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thanks Rick!

I use JR TXs but love the Futaba servos mostly.

At least now I have two choices to go with.

I can't wait until it gets here. it was in VA yesterday

take care!

Roy Mayoral

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05-23-2016 05:13 PM  31 months agoPost 35
Heli143

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well, while I haven't unboxed my Lama yet mostly for the reason I have no open space to put it LOL I am researching everything for it.
I have picked out my color scheme which carries my favorite color... blue and without having to do a lot of painting. I also wanted a Lama with an N Number and I got lucky.

Roy Mayoral

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05-23-2016 05:16 PM  31 months agoPost 36
Heli143

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But here is the icing on the cake... a beautiful Lama dash!

this Lama is too big to disrespect it with a crappy cockpit.

Roy Mayoral

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05-23-2016 06:47 PM  31 months agoPost 37
Dr.Tim

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That panel Looks GREAT !!!

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

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05-25-2016 01:27 PM  31 months agoPost 38
Heli143

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Well, I finally got around to unpacking my Lama. I was worried because the box was beat to hell, but everything is so well packaged there wasn't a scratch on anything. The box is huge at a little over five feet tall.
The first thing I noticed was the size of the landing gear. As I unpacked I was in awe.
The rotor head is huge and so nicely detailed.
The main part of the helicopter with the engine installed is bounded to the bottom of the box with plywood supports which kept it in place and again, not a scratch on anything.
The ad for this helicopter stated that the fake turbine engine was not included but lo and behold, there it was. Once painted and finely detailed it should look pretty realistic I think.
The blades come in a really nice protective holder.
the picture belies the size of the tail boom but when I held it out in front of me I had to take a pic to show how big it really is.
the motor is installed with a clutch so it should have a sweet start up sound.
and the best thing is that it is all painted white. all I have to do is some small area painting such as the blue trim along the bottom of the cabin, tanks, and covers. The tail will get the appropriate orange-ish color on the end of the tail boom next to the tail rotor.
I did not unwrap the tail rotor and tail blades but I will do that tonight. I was too busy drooling over the parts I did unpack
Thanks to Joe Howard for the great service and awesome support he always provides

Roy Mayoral

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05-25-2016 01:46 PM  31 months agoPost 39
doorman

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It's A Beauty!!
Roy,
Best of luck with your new heli...
No doubt you will have her decked out nicely!!
I think Peter's website might have some info on the fine tuning too!!
SWEET
Stan

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05-25-2016 05:48 PM  31 months agoPost 40
Heli143

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Thanks Stan!!

yea, I think this is going to be a fun build!

I will check out Peter's website. I remember his Lama was absolutely meticulous but then all his builds are

Roy Mayoral

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