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10-31-2013 12:22 AM  5 years ago
doorman

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Look'n Good!!
Jay, you are doing everything right.. keep it up.
Gonna be a very nice addition to the fleet!!

Stan
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10-31-2013 12:52 AM  5 years ago
Thumper217

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Good idea to use cardboard first to lay out the pattern. Don't know if weight is an issue or not but I used styrene sheet for the floor in the LAMA. I was able to find the right texture and it was a little lighter than ply. I used some styrene channel to stiffen it up a little. Just a thought. What you have done looks great and the magnets are a good idea to keep the flexibility.

I also got a set of spin blades for the LAMA and they are awesome. Provide a lot of lift and look scale besides!

Looking forward to seeing your bird at Cajun Helifest, yes???

Andrew
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10-31-2013 01:21 AM  5 years ago
cabojay

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Thanks
Thanks guys.
The styrene is a good idea i will look in to that. Also like the channel idea that is something i was thinking about.
Thumper yes we are going to try and make it down to you guys. Next is the blackhawk that i won at Dalton. Jay
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11-06-2013 04:16 PM  5 years ago
Copter Doctor

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looks like i may be getting my old hughes 300 back. always liked that little bird

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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11-06-2013 05:02 PM  5 years ago
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no maybe abut it bro

Emile is not just my friend but my mentor.
I am giving him the 300 with new LG and an electric conversion kit to repay him for all the things he has done and does for me.

He is definitely one of the good guys!
Roy Mayoral
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11-06-2013 09:26 PM  5 years ago
cabojay

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Awesome
Looking forward to seeing it Emile! I just got the floor and bulk head cut out with Jim. I have some trimming to do to get it all to fit.
Then I am going to try and carve out the seats from some foam and see how they turn out. Hopfully will turn out ok. Jay
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01-03-2014 11:36 PM  5 years ago
cabojay

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build continues for the 300 making some progress
Well have been doing some things on the 300.Got the bulk head and floor done thanks to some help from CopterCptn.. Also mounted new servos and a new 7200bx for the flybar head.
Trying to make the seats out of foam and move on to other stuff. Also within the next to weeks get it in to flight so i can paint it and get it finished.

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01-04-2014 12:31 AM  5 years ago
doorman

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Looking Good!!
Coming along nicely.. gonna look real good..
Might be good to use balsa for the seat bottom and back to get the outline right, then use foam to add the details.. just a thought.. thats what I did in my Jet Ranger..

Keep it going!!!

Stan
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01-04-2014 01:11 AM  5 years ago
cabojay

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Stan
Thanks Stan, Thats what i was going to do. Jim said put slots in the floor and then i can slide the seats in.
Then use the foam for the seats. Thanks again should have it flying after it warms up here and Jim and I can get out. Jay
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01-04-2014 01:59 AM  5 years ago
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looking good! It should be really nice when it's done. My 300 is apart for details/paint. I have the base color on now and will paint the rest when it's warmer out.
Barry
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01-04-2014 03:00 PM  5 years ago
cabojay

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Thanks
Thanks Barry, Can't wait to see yours.. Jay
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01-04-2014 05:20 PM  5 years ago
coptercptn

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Dang... I may have to drag out my 300 and get it together.. now that I see we are having a "300 revolution"? (Like I NEED another project!!)Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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01-04-2014 06:14 PM  5 years ago
Keygrigger

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One of the posters on many forums, Hoverup, had a new kit for the Vario S300 for sale. I kick myself for not just going ahead and buying it, in the event that I sold one of the large helicopters I have now. I would have been forced to store it until such time that there was room for it, but I am regretting it. As simple as it is, the S300 is one of my favourite helicopters just because of its looks. The only one I have now is the Blade mCX S300 but flying it is like giving a starving dog a rubber bone. Even Century no longer sells the kit but it is possible that bodies are still there. Sigh...

Don

PS: Love the build, cabojay, and what you have done with the landing gear. Very cool.
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01-04-2014 06:18 PM  5 years ago
coptercptn

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Yes, Jay is doing a great job on this build!! Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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01-10-2014 12:58 PM  5 years ago
cabojay

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Thanks Don
Yes i agree i really love this heli and getting more done all the time. I have a new post with pics. Thanks Coptercptn..
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01-10-2014 01:08 PM  5 years ago
cabojay

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Got a few things done

I have gotten a few things done, got one of the seats carved out and working on the second one. Also have gotten the doors to open and close also got the batteries mounted and also the LiFe battery for the electronics. Cajun fest is coming quick, Coptercptn and I are going to get it in the air as soon as the weather breaks. Thanks for looking Jay
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01-10-2014 01:26 PM  5 years ago
doorman

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Looking Real Nice!!
Great job Jay... it is looking good...
I like the seats...everytime someone mentions foam, I think of the white stuff, which in general is a pita to work with.. the blue thst you used looks great... I like the finish.. maybe you could give a little info on how you did them?? Time for an old dog to learn a new trick!!!

Stan
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01-10-2014 03:02 PM  5 years ago
cabojay

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seat build for Stan
Hey Stan,
We are never to old to learn new tricks right? Well here it go as per Coptercptn I got some 1 inch blue foam from any home improvement store. But thanks Jim for the sheet.. Then you trace out the shape of the seat but bigger then you want. I cut it with a hand scroll saw but you can use a kitchen knife needs to be sharp and have teeth.
Once I cut it out I use 80 grit sand paper to mold it down the finish with a 120 grit to get it smooth also use a new razor blade to help smooth it out. The 120 or higher sand paper will make the foam nice and smooth. It's not rocket science but it works.
I am going to use some material I got at hobby lobby to wrap it to look like seats. This is my first try at it and they are turning out pretty good. Hope this helps..

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01-11-2014 04:10 AM  5 years ago
Thumper217

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Awesome job on the seat Jay. That foam is some great stuff, you can make all kinds of things out of it.

Cajun Helifest better not get here too quick I just got my LAMA yesterday from Barry and am waiting on the mechanics from Joe. I've got a lot of work to do…

Andrew
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01-11-2014 07:38 AM  5 years ago
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Seats and heli look great Jay. Be careful of the type of glue used with that foam, normal ca will eat right thru it, if you didn't already know that.

Chris
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