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05-14-2011 09:33 PM  7 years agoPost 1
MattJen

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I visited Nomads today where Len Mount was testing his lovely new scale machine using a Jetcat Turbine,with Modtron.

This is the first scale I have seen of Lens up close, attention to detail was amazing.

I loved the truck and platform very nice touch, i was impressed with the head and the multi blade setup hovering rock steady in the wind which was awful today around 15-20mph gusting. Not for the faint hearted even more so with a brand new machine.

As a relativly new person to scale I found it an interesting experience and Len was very interesting to listen to.
I took some photos with Lens permission,

Matt

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05-14-2011 10:00 PM  7 years agoPost 2
payne1967

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lens a great chap
and his models are second to none
and the detailing is excellent, i remember talking to him a few years ago and admiring his wasp and him telling me it needed more detailing
i'd never seen as mch detail on a heli and he was looking at adding more as "it wasn't finished yet"

and lens beet me to the truck idea
i joked with my club mates a couple of weeks ago i was going to get an rc buggy and trailer to move my r22 up the the flight line

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05-15-2011 12:16 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Mojave

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Awesome looking machine!!

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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05-15-2011 02:15 AM  7 years agoPost 4
heliwreckr

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i expected him to have fire truck instead of tow tractor

paul

It's not crashed 'til it hits the ground

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05-15-2011 02:37 AM  7 years agoPost 5
doorman

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Beautiful Machine.....
Not only an outstanding builder, he is also a true modeler... and a great guy to sit and talk to..... and if you want to know how he makes some of these beautiful machines, you should check out his new book.... VERY good read......
Wish him all the best with the new heli.... Stan

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05-15-2011 09:55 AM  7 years agoPost 6
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as usual, a masterpiece form len. Maybe i get to see it at the nats this year. Stan is right about len being a hell of a modeller and very personable. i have always found it amazing how he will remember people given the many he meets all the time.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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05-15-2011 11:42 AM  7 years agoPost 7
MattJen

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Maybe i get to see it at the nats this year.

Hi Emile,

Funny you should say that, I was asking him if it was ok to put up the photos on RR, and he said I can call it Lens US National Scale winner machine. With a big grin on his face, i think that was a more a tongue in cheek comment for Peter Wales as there's friendly rivalry between them.

Made me chuckle..

Matt

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05-16-2011 01:55 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Heli143

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A true gentleman!!

I met him once and happened to have the latest RC Mag with me that had his picture in it. He was kind enough to autograph it for me.

He has delivered another beautiful helicopter!!

Roy Mayoral

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05-30-2011 02:28 PM  7 years agoPost 9
culky1971

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I've just had the privilege of reading Len's book. Absolutely fantastic and a rivetting (no pun intended!) read The things he's done with RC helis beggers belief..

I recently emailed Len with a rivet question for an upcoming scale build and he's offered to talk me through some points on the phone when the time comes. Considering how much of his own work he must have to do, it was extremely touching. As you say, a true gent.

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05-30-2011 06:14 PM  7 years agoPost 10
MattJen

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Culky

Spot on, he really is a nice guy, I went round to collect some metal blades from him that someone had kindly left as i was out, he had hung them up for me, and he then just sat and chatted to me about his machines, removed all the pannels for me to look at the turbines..

I just sat there like a kid in a candy shop, listening to all his experiences and explanations of making a machine go from a good looking build to a competiton world class winner, what i found really nice was when i asked him a question he clearly explained and, showed, got me to do it as well, to ensure i understood.

He lives right behind my house in a neighbouring road which i never knew, considering he has only met me 2 times i was really impressed with his kind nature and genuine interest in my models and what i wanted to achieve.

He is a great ambassodor for the sport. Many so called scale experts could take a leaf from his book..

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06-18-2011 04:43 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Geoff Simson

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Hope you don't mind me adding some photo's to this thread Matt,
I was out on holiday in Valencia Spain for a couple of weeks whilst doing some aereal photography.
After being told by my spanish colleagues I visited the site where there was a scale competition and Len Mount was competing with the model you have shown earlier.

He won these two trophy`s for the Best Flight of the Show and the Best Scale Model at the Show. He also won three medals and was given a Life time achievement award for all the work he has done for Model Helicopter through out the world by the Spanish modelling accusation.

When I spoke to him, being a fellow Brit, he was really fascinating to talk and all to pleased to relate his flying history from the early days.
All the trophies he recieved were well and truly WON.

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06-20-2011 11:50 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Heli-on

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+1 on Len's Book. Worth every penny.

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06-21-2011 07:18 PM  7 years agoPost 13
BrianSkilton

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I think you will find they are different models, I believe he has two one is slightly smaller(the first pictures)

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06-21-2011 09:21 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Heli-on

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Nah, that's just 2 different sized haulers.

LOL, that 2nd one is big enough to have the neighborhood toddlers lining for a ride.

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06-21-2011 09:48 PM  7 years agoPost 15
BrianSkilton

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If you say so!!

The smaller one has the jetcat, with the mechanics visable whilst the larger model has the mechanics in the scale position as in the link

http://www.lenmountscalehelicopters...l_bo105_24.html

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06-22-2011 01:17 PM  7 years agoPost 16
MattJen

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Len did build 2 of these machines. With two different powerplants.

He took both to Spain, which won awards in seperate categories.

I have uploaded a photo of both

Matt

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06-22-2011 01:47 PM  7 years agoPost 17
modtron

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Sorry guys,

His original 105 was powered by a Jakadofsky and his current smaller one is powered by JetCat.
Both machines travelled to Spain but only the JetCat version flew as the larger machine only has the mechanics currently fitted.

Just to clear that up.

modtron
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06-22-2011 02:03 PM  7 years agoPost 18
MattJen

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Thanks Modtron

Are you down at all soon at Lens Field ?

Matt

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06-22-2011 02:24 PM  7 years agoPost 19
modtron

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Hi Matt,

Not for the next few weeks, but then should be down for another tweek to the 105 !

modtron
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06-22-2011 02:29 PM  7 years agoPost 20
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difficult to tell from the pics but are the machines the same size?

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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