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10-26-2012 04:33 PM  5 years agoPost 21
Mojave

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Thanks for the info. It looks like you are you using BVM Aeropoxy to bond the wood blocks etc.. I'm thinking this is the best choice for this vacuum molded fuse, due to it's slight flexibility. Did you ever add the shock struts for the landing gear?
Barry

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10-26-2012 07:56 PM  5 years agoPost 22
satsuma

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Barry yes, i use Hysol 9432/Aeropoxy for all my building where strength and safety are paramount, might be expensive, but it never lets you down.
The shocks never got done as i have just sold her to fund another project, am boxing her up to send to Switzerland next week.
You will enjoy it, it's a lovely model when completed with loads of detail to add as time goes on.
Will follow your build with much interest as i am keen to see how she turns out as an electric version, great stuff.

Cheers

Ian

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10-27-2012 03:28 AM  5 years agoPost 23
Mojave

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Thanks Sats She's almost ready for a maiden flight. If all goes well, then I'll blow it apart and send the frames and tail truss out for powdercote. I plan to powdercote the mechs frames the same color as the heli, so they blend in. I'll tidy up the wires after I get the frames back from powdercote. I still need to fab the shocks for the LG and the dummy fuel tank. Here are a few pics.

Stan, I'm going to take your advice and try to run a straight link to the TR servo.
Barry

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10-27-2012 04:40 PM  5 years agoPost 24
doorman

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No Doubt...
As Sats said, there is no doubt that this will be one great looking build...
I just looked at the pic's added and I would move the servo to an upright positon, lowered into the truss and then using the same outer tubing you could exit it at the rear just under the last cross member that it is touching and that would give you enough rise in the pushrod to attach to the control lever at the tail...(maybe just a "slight" tweak needed) also you could have the guide tube mounted and powedercoated along with the boom (or at least mount it when it comes back!!) This is how it is done on my 47 and it will hide a LOT better inside the truss instead of on top like it is now....
Just a thought from a good "Bud"!!!
Gonna be "pretty"!!!!!

Stan

Take a close look at the first pic in my gallery and you will see it on the 47.. it goes to a belcrank at the rear on mine and that is how it gets the angle headed up to the tail....

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10-27-2012 06:25 PM  5 years agoPost 25
Mojave

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Hi Stan, I looked in your gallery, but couldn't see any pics of the TR servo mounting on your 47. Maybe it's just these old eyes, or the fact that I'm sick as a dog right now. Can you take a couple of close up pics of your 47 and post up?
Thanks, Barry

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10-27-2012 06:49 PM  5 years agoPost 26
doorman

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See That!!!!
I told you it would be eaiser to hide it inside the truss!!!!
Actually my servo is mounted on my mechanics inverted up under the fuel tanks... the pushrod is what I meant to look at in the pic...
I will shoot a couple of pics when I can make it back out to my shop... I pulled my back and I am running on some pretty good pain killers, so I am staying away from all TOOLS!!!!! Am I bored!!!!!!

Looks as if you could add a mount to those nice side frames and that would almost take care of the problem... I will shoot you a couple methods that I use...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well either... must be something in the air!!!!

Stan

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10-27-2012 11:36 PM  5 years agoPost 27
Mojave

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Hi Stan, problem fixed. I dropped the servo .250 under the bracket and used an airplane clevis instead of the swivel ball end. Not the way I would have wanted it, but it works smooth and it's a fairly straight shot.
Barry

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10-27-2012 11:49 PM  5 years agoPost 28
doorman

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Now That Looks Good
See how easy that was!!!!!

This looks so much better and NO Z bends...I like it...

Hope you feel better soon, but it seems you do your best work when you not 100%... maybe you gotta slow down a little more!!!!

Stan

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10-28-2012 03:53 PM  5 years agoPost 29
Mojave

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LOL I'll take the wood servo spacers out and machine aluminum blocks with 2-56 tapped holes to take their place. That will tidy it up a bit... BTW I hope your back is getting better. After reading your last PM, I have come to the conclusion that those pain killers are effecting your spelling. Maybe we'll call it chemically induced temporary dyslexia
Barry

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10-28-2012 07:31 PM  5 years agoPost 30
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The dummy turbine is mounted. I did the 2 front mounting points by drilling through the body of the turbine and using 4-40 threaded rod with nuts, it worked out great.

The doors are final fit and mounted also. I put striping tape around the border of the door because both the doors and fuse are clear, so it made fitting them easier. I could tell where the door ended and the door jam started. When I paint everything, I'll run another piece of striping tape on the inside of the existing tape, then peel the border tape off. That way the simulated metal door frame will be a consistant width around the entire perimeter of the door.
Barry

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10-28-2012 08:50 PM  5 years agoPost 31
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Looking good Barry! Greg

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10-29-2012 03:31 AM  5 years agoPost 32
stunt4fun

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You are a inspiration to all is scale guys Barry. Wish I had all the toys u got! If you need a hand building or painting you know how to reach me. And I'll be calling ya soon for help with the contour drive setup.

Ken

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10-29-2012 04:06 AM  5 years agoPost 33
Mojave

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Thanks guys Ken, I have a feeling you're gonna be the guy to paint my UH1D. I just need to decide what scheme, it really needs to POP! I like the red one at the top of the SRChelis main page. You are definitely one of the best heli painters that I have ever met. Let me know when you're ready to set up the contour drive. We can set it up at my pad, over a few beers
Barry

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10-29-2012 01:52 PM  5 years agoPost 34
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I wish I had the space you do, to build and store my helicopters. I need to sell one in order to get another one, lol. My room is a quarter the size of the garage space I see, let alone what I can't, sigh. Love the build and every time I see it, I want one, or the Schweizer S300, I'm jealous. Take care.

Don

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10-29-2012 02:33 PM  5 years agoPost 35
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Barry,

I did the same as you converting the Alouette ll to a Lama. I raised and lengthened the landing gear with 15mm tubing. Kept it a Gasser and it is my favorite heli to fly.

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10-29-2012 03:14 PM  5 years agoPost 36
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Hi Don, Thanks agreed 100%. I am blessed to have enough room to work on my hobbies. Believe it or not, I feel cramped sometimes, because the garage doubles as a gym with a 4 station machine, dumb bells and treadmill. I won a really cool heli workstand in the Scale masters event raffle and it has proven to be a real handy tool and space saver. It tilts and swivels and helps me out a lot. It is well worth investing in one. You'll notice it in a couple of pics.

Garyl, that is one sweet looking lama! I may have to copy your paint scheme. I have yet to mod the landing gear and add the struts, but it's in the works. I'm also going to make a dummy fuel cell. Where did you get the ribbed tubing for the turbine?
Barry

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10-29-2012 05:41 PM  5 years agoPost 37
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Where did you get the ribbed tubing for the turbine?
Scale accessories for Alouette II 300/8

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10-29-2012 06:08 PM  5 years agoPost 38
Richard Morgan

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Barry:

I am watching your build up of this Heli with interest. I have thought about doing one of these as an electric conversion as well. looking good!

Richard

Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?

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10-29-2012 08:28 PM  5 years agoPost 39
Mojave

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Hi Garyl, thanks. Funny, because I saw that sheet in the instructions, but have just now been bitten by the obvious It's an add on part from vario... Next thing I need to locate is a scale roof beacon.

Richard, thanks. If there's any specific info you need, feel free to ask. I'm more than happy to help out, or give input regarding any shortcuts that I have found.
Barry

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10-30-2012 02:26 AM  5 years agoPost 40
Mojave

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Well, Gonzo's scale surprize for my Lama arrived in the mail today. I was totally surpized... It was a very cool servo activated scale cargo hook kit. Check this thing out. Thanks again Gonzo
Barry

http://www.modellhubschrauber.ch/Sh...21102&c=60&p=60

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