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02-18-2013 07:35 PM  5 years agoPost 21
donnie170

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The first video I uploaded was the wrong format so I fixed it and reposted.

Watch at YouTube

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03-18-2013 04:00 AM  5 years agoPost 22
donnie170

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now painted
Got it painted. Dont think I will loose sight of this one in the tree line.

I will post the flight video in the morning

Donnie

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03-18-2013 10:09 PM  5 years agoPost 23
donnie170

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flight video
First flight after paint.

Watch at YouTube

Donnie

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03-18-2013 10:55 PM  5 years agoPost 24
cabojay

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WOW
Donnie,
It's look's and fly's beautiful. What a great job you did. Love the orange color.. Jay

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03-19-2013 01:14 AM  5 years agoPost 25
Chris Reibert

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Looks awesome Donnie!

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03-19-2013 01:36 AM  5 years agoPost 26
MichiganFlyer

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Very cool! Nice Job!

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03-19-2013 03:29 AM  5 years agoPost 27
Mojave

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Very impressive heli! That color really pops against the overcast sky. Great color for these old eyes
Barry

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03-19-2013 01:01 PM  5 years agoPost 28
CopterDr77

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Well done Donnie........excellent job.

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03-19-2013 02:52 PM  5 years agoPost 29
doorman

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Looking Real Good..
Nice job.. and I like the Orange on it too... Once back from Cajun, I plan on getting back on mine... just gotta get it going soon... looks like it should become a good flying piece!!!
Glad to see that you got the take off tamed down a bit... was it the balance issue from the first video.. and are you adding a bit of forward to get the tail to come to level just prior to the take off??? I like it!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing, Stan

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03-19-2013 04:19 PM  5 years agoPost 30
donnie170

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thanks everone

Stan I have not changed anything on the machine yet, it was really windy the first time I flew it and that could have been what made the tail dance around. It is really is tail heave so that is the first thing I am going to work on, then I need to increase the tail rotor throw. A little fine tuning then try it again.

Donnie

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03-19-2013 07:56 PM  5 years agoPost 31
jamesmac

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Interesting Topic
This is an interesting thread for me, I have(had) plans to mould a Westland Wessex fuselage for large scale turbine. Only got as far as the cad model for all the formers for plug.
Great to see that distinctive (in the case of Wessex - Ugly but nice!) shape in the air!
Well done on a really nice model!
James

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03-19-2013 08:56 PM  5 years agoPost 32
doorman

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Looks Really Good In The Air!!!!
I have to agree that it really is a "butt" ugly heli, but there is just something about it that makes it a very interesting subject.. and you don't see these at the fun fly's very often!!!!
I had to have one too...

Hey that is the fun of this hobby.. there certainly are a lot of choices for subject heli's...and this one gets away from the "norm"!!!
Good Job Donnie!!!!

Stan

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03-19-2013 09:45 PM  5 years agoPost 33
donnie170

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Stan
sleek does not describe this machine!! Thats what is so cool about the 58, It has so many different things hanging off it you can spend months adding details to it. I have a couple of different paint schemes I want to do, this was just to prototype so I did not spend a lot of time adding the extras to it. There may be a really detailed orange one in my future.
and maybe a green one
and maybe a gray one

Donnie

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03-21-2013 12:43 PM  5 years agoPost 34
slickporsche

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donnie170
That is an outstanding accomplishment.Darn, I sure like that. What are you using for a tail drive?

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03-21-2013 02:22 PM  5 years agoPost 35
donnie170

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I am using the adjustable angle tail drive from RCAerodyne. I changed out the plastic gears to metal.

Donnie

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03-24-2013 01:02 PM  5 years agoPost 36
bcopters500

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s58
VERY COOL!

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03-25-2013 02:50 AM  5 years agoPost 37
Richard Morgan

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Looks great, What do think about that rotor head? Does it fly well and how about the set up.

Richard

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

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03-25-2013 04:28 AM  5 years agoPost 38
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Richard
I only have about 10 flights on the head so far. I did replace the o rings on the feathering shafts with spacers, that took a lot of the play out of the blade grips. I still have some adjusting to do on the skookum and just need to put some more time on the machine.

Donnie

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03-25-2013 12:32 PM  5 years agoPost 39
Viggen65

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Thats amazing,congrats to the maiden and grats to a great looking veteran!!

Cheers
Jack

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03-25-2013 03:14 PM  5 years agoPost 40
Mojave

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Hey Donnie, were the o-rings spacing between the grip and the head block, or being used as dampers? Reason I ask is because my RCA 700 size huey head had o-rings as spacers between the grip and block, so I changed them out for some spacers that I made on the lathe.
Barry

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