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09-07-2013 12:22 AM  5 years agoPost 41
NitroMedic

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A Little More Progress
Hey guys,

I was able to get a little more done on the EC and thought I'd post my progress.

Here, I got the vents installed and cleaned up a bit. Still have a little more to do to make them presentable.

I was able to get the pilot tubes done as well. These are as simple as sanding down the bottom and edges and lining them up while epoxying in place.

Now, making the side steps were quite fun to figure out a way to make them functional. As you will see in the 2nd photo, I used a simple ink pen spring to make the panels functional. I have lots of work to do on the interior so all of that "ugly" will eventually be hidden.

And heeere's the "ugly".

Thoughts?

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09-07-2013 01:50 PM  5 years agoPost 42
doorman

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Good Looking!!
It certainly is looking good to me!!
Can't wait to see the entire heli..
I am seeing some very good skills at work.. keep it up..

Stan

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09-08-2013 01:36 AM  5 years agoPost 43
Rckfish

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One word Shayne...styrene...
Paul

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09-08-2013 07:19 PM  5 years agoPost 44
NitroMedic

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Debated on Styrene
Paul,

I actually debated on using styrene for the step doors. That is what you're referring to, correct? I've seen folks use it for the entire step assembly as well. What size do you recommend?

Thanks,
Shayne

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09-08-2013 10:43 PM  5 years agoPost 45
Rckfish

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Shayne, yes sheet styrene...let me get you a thickness...I use it for all types of detail construction.
Paul

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09-08-2013 11:11 PM  5 years agoPost 46
Mojave

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Heli is looking great!!
Barry

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

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09-09-2013 02:43 AM  5 years agoPost 47
NitroMedic

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Thanks!
Hi Barry!

Appreciate the compliment! This is my 1st real scale project and I'm definitely learning a lot of what to do and what NOT to do. Promise, my next one will be better.

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09-13-2013 11:07 PM  5 years agoPost 48
NitroMedic

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Rivets, Anyone?
Only 1,428 more holes to drill. It's a good thing I have LOTS of free time now cuz it looks like I'll be needing it.

I debated the glue/syringe technique but figured I'd enjoy this more. Sick, I know.

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09-14-2013 10:31 AM  5 years agoPost 49
PETER ROB

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Damm plastic rivits
Difficult thing with plastic rivits is the drill supplied in the pack is 1mm, drills a tight hole for the rivit, and sore fingers to boot
I use a 1.2mm drill bit
where the rivit is visible use a soldering iron to flatten the excess,
I have a temperature controlled solder station so can adjust to get the correct temperature with out burning
Have fun
Peter R

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09-14-2013 10:38 AM  5 years agoPost 50
helifinance

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Peter, Are you suggesting using an soldering iron to flatten out the back side of the plastic rivet or the front side when its sticking up to far?

May I asked are those Vario rivets and where can you source a 1.1mm drill?

Many thanks Ray
BTW, Amazing build so far!

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09-14-2013 11:11 AM  5 years agoPost 51
PETER ROB

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Back or front
Ray. on the back, or inside
I tend to use those Vario plastic rivits to hold glazing in place, looks a lot neater than those hugh screws that are supplied with the kits
Here in the UK we are now metric so have no difficulty's in obtaining metric drill sizes
On line, ebay I would sugest
I did say 1.2mm, for easy fitting, although I use 1.15mm, some times, for the glazing I go larger to allow the glazing to flex freely
The soldering iron method is for when you can get to the rivit
In a blind hole situation a touch of super glue
If the rivit sticks up on the outside just cut it shorter, fix with super glue
Peter R

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09-14-2013 04:54 PM  5 years agoPost 52
NitroMedic

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Helifinance
Hey man,

Click on the link below and scroll about half way down. There, you'll see a title "Frequently Bought Together". This is exactly what I purchased on Amazon. It has the perfect size drill bit needed for the exact fit required.

http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Micro-Dr...y+drill+bit+set

As far as the rivets, yes, they are from EastCoastVario.com.
Part# 10/30 - White. They also have black. The main reason there's 2 different colors is you may be building a predominantly black or white heli. This way, if the fuse gets scuffed across some of the rivets the damage won't be quite as noticeable. Hope this helps.

Shayne

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09-14-2013 09:42 PM  5 years agoPost 53
NitroMedic

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New Cockpit!!
It's gonna be quite a while before I'm ready for this bad boy to be installed but it sure is purdy to look at.

It will have lighted consoles and a functioning LCD screen, or 2.

This was purchased through Fine-ScaleModela.com (no part# listed). Can't wait to get started on the interior. Only 60'ish more hours left on the exterior.

Thanks,
Shayne

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09-15-2013 12:18 PM  5 years agoPost 54
helifinance

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Peter/Shayne,

Many thanks for the feedback and information, just what I was looking for!

Ray

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09-15-2013 05:15 PM  5 years agoPost 55
NitroMedic

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Good To Hear
Ray,

Also, you can unscrew the bottom of the drill handle which is where you will find a second hidden chuck inside. This was a nice surprise for me.

Shayne

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09-21-2013 03:54 AM  5 years agoPost 56
NitroMedic

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A Little Update
I was able to get the windows cut & fitted with scale screws mounted in place for a dry fit. Windows will be removed when comes time to paint. I think they're shaping up fairly well. Windows will be cleaned and polished before final installation.

Here's the mounting screws I used. Hope the label helps. LOL They're 2mm by 10mm.

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09-21-2013 12:21 PM  5 years agoPost 57
helifinance

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Links...
doorman... Cobra is amazing! Well done.

Do you have a scale head on it as well, can't seem to see it close up in any of the pics?

Ray

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09-22-2013 02:26 PM  5 years agoPost 58
doorman

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"SWEET"!!!!!!!!!!
Shayne,

The glazing is looking great (no surprise here) just as the rest of the build!!!! Your moving along nicely...
Just a side note for you, I think you are "CRAZY" for using the plastic rivets... I had some and used them on the Cobra rebuild of the tail...think I used about 30 of them and I have a few sheets of them left if you need them!!!!! Back to the old glue spots for me!!!! Just too small for these old finger to work with...
Have fun!!!!

helifinance,
Glad you like the Cobra...it actually has to go back to it's rightful owner "Rckfish"... he was good enough to allow me to do most of the rebuild after it had a little problem last year at the NATS.. so that I would have another machine to fly at the NATS this year, since my 47 was retired after the 2012 NATS win..and I have been flying it most of this season(since before Aug!!)...as far as the head, we took a trex 700 FBL head, flipped it over (left hand rotation and leading edge control) and that is what is on it and works just fine since the scale head is a 2 blade!!!thx

Stan

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09-22-2013 03:20 PM  5 years agoPost 59
capesandblaster

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Our small town has a festival every year and this was my highlight.
The Mass. state trooper heli landed on the front lawn of our police
station yesterday for a few hours. I spent 2 hours pawing over
every inch of it. Got lots of pics of every detail for a possible
future build. Some of the details will help in my ongoing Lakota
build. Let me know if you need any close ups. It was a rare treat
for someone like myself to get up close to one of these birds.
Adam
p.s. Yes I know the Lakota is not an EC135, but the nightsun, flir and some of the details are shared!:

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09-23-2013 03:44 AM  5 years agoPost 60
NitroMedic

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Thanks!!!
Stan,

Thank you, sir! Yea, being retired now (as you know) gives me LOTS of idle time to just indulge in my projects and tackle anything. Sky's the limit.

Capesandblaster,

Man, that is one impressive looking machine. Looks to be a AWESOME project for you. Looking forward to following this build. If/when I ever do another 135 it will be that exact one. I'll have to hit you up for some close ups when the time comes.

Shayne

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