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10-24-2012 03:17 AM  5 years agoPost 1
SSMKN2

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Well starting another project while I await the arrival of the ducted fan for the NOTAR project. Picked up this little number from a member on here. Leaning towards the german polezei paint scheme. However, going through the mechanics, removing the old nitro engine and installing an electric motor. Fuse is in awesome shape and it should be a quick turnaround. Retained the clutch setup for the electric motor so I will see how that works.

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10-24-2012 10:15 AM  5 years agoPost 2
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I just recieved oneof these from a friend as well and also want to switch it to electric and retain the clutch as I like slow spoolups. If you dont mind please share pics of your modifications to make it electric, I'll be following with great interest.

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10-26-2012 12:43 AM  5 years agoPost 3
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E conversion complete...

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10-26-2012 02:29 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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what size is that machine..? 30?

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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10-26-2012 05:06 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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Near 90 i guess, a webra .61 came out of it. Its an olde schluter kit, with champion mechanics.

Joel
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10-26-2012 06:19 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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Old School 60 size bird. Heavy and built to last. Wish I still had my Superior. Great flying heli, smooth and stable. With todays nitro and electric power planta it would be a great flyer.

Christopher J
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10-27-2012 03:48 AM  5 years agoPost 7
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I agree, little frame mod for the emod and were good. Now to get the phasing and pitch set up right.

Joel
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10-27-2012 09:14 AM  5 years agoPost 8
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Hello and good morning.
I am the original builder of the model. I sold her many years ago. I still fly models and was always sorry I let it go. Good luck. It is a beautiful flying machine and with a new electric power system it will be great. Take good care of it. Thanks, Dave George AMA5129 Detroit area.

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10-27-2012 12:57 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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Thanks Dave. You are correct it is a beautifully crafted machine. Working out some pitch issues now, then a polezei repaint. Can't wait to get it in the air.

Joel
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10-27-2012 09:18 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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New paint scheme...an almost local heli

Joel
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10-27-2012 11:39 PM  5 years agoPost 11
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That paint scheme is gonna really POP!! Good choice! I really like your e-power conversion too, nice job.
Barry

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10-27-2012 11:53 PM  5 years agoPost 12
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Thanks Barry, clear is drying now, pics to follow in a bit

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10-28-2012 01:30 AM  5 years agoPost 13
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Almost there...

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10-28-2012 05:49 AM  5 years agoPost 14
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That right there is just gorgeous! Talk about a a way to freshin up and old bird. VERY NICE!!!

What blades are you using?

Christopher J
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10-28-2012 07:00 AM  5 years agoPost 15
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Going to use the original woodies cause the look nice for scale, just need to get the hook outta them. Right now they are some cheap fiberglass ones I inherited, so I can get the phasing and setup correct. Other ones gave her a lil hop

Joel
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10-28-2012 04:40 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Christopher J

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I hear you on that, i'm looking for some short semi symetrical ones myself. I was thinking about rotating the one way bearing and flipping the clutch and switching to left hand rotatation as Vario have some nice semis that are short and square tipped.

Christopher J
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10-29-2012 11:55 AM  5 years agoPost 17
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Well, back to the drawing board, had a little incident yesterday. Put heli in a hover, a slow,piro, blade strike, not bad enough to hurt hub or blades, however, it did break the motor shaft, and also the clutch bell managed to lose half it's shoe which it ejected,through the side of the airframe. At least it missed the window

Joel
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10-29-2012 01:17 PM  5 years agoPost 18
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Bummer No damage to major components though. I'd say you came out on the plus side on this one.
Barry

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10-30-2012 01:49 PM  5 years agoPost 19
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I concur, leaning towards modifying the xero g frame I have with the Schluter main gear and tail drive output. It will alleviate some of the mess in the fuse, as well as free up more room for a scale backseat area.

Joel
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11-09-2012 04:09 AM  5 years agoPost 20
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Well, the heli is finished again. Replaced Schluter mechanics with my last xero g airframe, modified with the flew drive tail. Test flights tomorrow, then to revamp the lighting system and add a scale cockpit. Pics and video tomorrow hopefully.

Joel
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