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10-26-2011 11:17 PM  6 years agoPost 21
2tall

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA

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That's the one I ordered.
Think I need to give them a call. They have a version for the 700 size MD 500 that is the overall same look and description but is clearly identified and pictured as a kit and sells for $50 less:

http://www.skyhunterhobbys.com/Cock...e-HEH500E60.htm

There must be some reason why the Bell 206 version is $50 more.

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10-27-2011 12:20 AM  6 years agoPost 22
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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Their website is quirky sometimes. There should be a kit like you have pictured and an assembled version for a little more $.

fly it like you stole it

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10-27-2011 02:45 AM  6 years agoPost 23
sstewartrrApprentice - Keller, TX - USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

More skid work and a few other details. after shooting the skids with gloss white I dabbed a cloth on the step rail while it was still wet to give it some texture. After dry, I used flat black paint and dabbed on the surface to give a bed liner look. This seemed to be the closest resemblance to the real thing.......

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10-27-2011 03:19 AM  6 years agoPost 24
Keygrigger

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Mississauga, Ont. Canada

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Those skids look very good. I do have to thank you for the simple tip about making a pitot tube out of an empty ball point pen refill. I took one and made a nice looking pitot tube for my Ranger that was way better looking than one I did for my first Jet Ranger. Take care.

Don

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10-27-2011 01:15 PM  6 years agoPost 25
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Nice job on the skids.

The best I've seen for the non-skid is that real fine artistic sand applied to wet paint but those look really good.

Andy
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10-27-2011 09:56 PM  6 years agoPost 26
Heli143

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Phenix City, Alabama

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you are doing a beautiful job on this Ranger!!

+1 for Callie also. I just received the graphics for my MD500 and I can't believe the small details on them.

Keep the pics coming!!

Roy Mayoral

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10-27-2011 11:29 PM  6 years agoPost 27
torque

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bolivia , north carolina

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did the landing skids come with the kit or did you make them?

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10-28-2011 02:20 AM  6 years agoPost 28
sstewart

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They did, however they did not include the skid step. I fabricated the strip from some aluminum strips I got at Lowes.

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10-28-2011 11:43 PM  6 years agoPost 29
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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certain grit sand paper cut to shape and epoxy works nice for skid grips too.
Yours look great

fly it like you stole it

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10-31-2011 01:48 AM  6 years agoPost 30
sstewart

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Keller, TX - USA

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I used weather stripping and split it in two sections for the front interior bubble column. Self adhesive so this was very easy. Drilled a couple of holes in the upper engine cowling. Will cover with screen next. Added a little detail work to the spot light which will be a working light.

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11-01-2011 03:42 PM  6 years agoPost 31
sstewart

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Keller, TX - USA

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Used a Drimmel tool to cut out landing light opening and installed plastic cover from a coke bottle. Fabricated some support rods and installed a WSPS. Used some tiny diodes from Radio Shack and cut one end off to replicate the probes on the underside of the nose.

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11-02-2011 06:19 PM  6 years agoPost 32
sstewart

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Found a couple more good reference shots of the nose. This shows the battery drain lines and landing light in better detail. I can't decide if I'm going to drimmel/file out the battery air vents in the nose or not. If I had the non painted version I definitely would.

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11-02-2011 07:39 PM  6 years agoPost 33
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Are you a dentist or neurosurgeuon ? That would take a steady hand to dremel those out...

Andy
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11-02-2011 10:32 PM  6 years agoPost 34
MaxPilot57

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Dothan, Al. USA

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You could use these for the battery vents..........
http://us.vario-helicopter.biz/shop...oducts_id=30731]

Wayne

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11-02-2011 11:05 PM  6 years agoPost 35
sstewart

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Keller, TX - USA

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I saw those from Vario, but Im afraid that since by heli is already painted it will just look like I "stuck them on there". Hmmmm something the ponder. I'll just move on to something else until I decide.

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11-03-2011 03:10 PM  6 years agoPost 36
sstewart

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Keller, TX - USA

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Added some upper cowling latches using silver automotoive pen striping. Not as cool as some of the techniques I've seen on this forum but I guess it gets the job done for a already painted fuselage. used a a simple wire rod and paint for the tail rotor guard. Color match is pretty close. Also added some dummy hinges for the cargo door.

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11-03-2011 03:26 PM  6 years agoPost 37
Keygrigger

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Mississauga, Ont. Canada

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Those vents on the front are actually the cockpit air vents. It would be safe in saying that there would be some sort of vent tubing being attached to them inside, so it could be slotted on the outside and some blackened cover put on the inside to duplicate the vent tubes. Maybe there is someone that has pictures of it or a breakdown diagram to show how it is finished. I am also interested as I have just painted mine in but would like to see if opening them up and putting an internal cover would be a better way to do it. Take care.

Don

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11-04-2011 03:09 PM  6 years agoPost 38
sstewart

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Keller, TX - USA

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A little more progress.....I purchased the Gas filler cap from Starwood models, Drilled a hole in the fuselage and mounted from the inside. Also made some fuel cell vents.

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11-04-2011 04:27 PM  6 years agoPost 39
sstewart

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Keller, TX - USA

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Anybody had experience putting a cockpit in this scale with and electric version trex 700 ? I would like to put seats and controls in the cockpit, but I'm not sure it will fit with the lipo's.

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11-05-2011 09:22 PM  6 years agoPost 40
RodanrrVeteran - Prescott Valley, AZ - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Mine's not a '700' size, but a '60' size with stretched 600 mechanics. I run the batteries 'sidesaddle' to the mechanics, and had room for a full cockpit up front. It balanced without any issues, and I didn't have to add any weight up front, though I have a lot of ply in my cockpit structure.

In this pic from my test flight phase you can see the packs on either side of the mechs (light blue):

Couple pics of the cockpit structure, the bulkhead is in the scale location, and both the rx and flight packs are behind it:


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