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09-19-2013 05:07 PM  5 years agoPost 1
andre

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Hi
Here is my last restoration : Bell 222 Graupner
Maiden this week-end
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Andre

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09-23-2013 06:43 AM  5 years agoPost 2
YSRRider

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Doesnt look like a 222...

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09-23-2013 10:12 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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Bell 407?

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09-24-2013 04:25 PM  5 years agoPost 4
andre

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This is 1979 Graupner Bell 222 with lexan fuse
Nothing else
Video of maiden here

Watch at YouTube

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09-24-2013 09:51 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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No sure if my comment was deleted or if I forgot to hit SUBMIT REPLY.

That is not a Bell 222 body. The Bell 222 has the side pods which yours does not, and the Bell 222 also has the large exhaust coming out the sides of the fuse near the rear of the mast. The nose of a 222 is also more rounded.

The fuse you have is a Bell 407.

Bell 222
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_222

Bell 407
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_407

Also compare the size shape and location of the side windows.

From what I can tell, the 407 is the only helicopter that has the same style horizontal stabilizer as the 222/230

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09-24-2013 09:57 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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Hi
The reason why I said it's a Bell 222 is because this is what is writen on Graupner's box and manual .
Sure , it does not look like , but this is the name given to it by
Graupner !
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Andre

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09-24-2013 10:10 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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Ah, well is it the original body? were they switched or mispackaged? I am not sure why they would do that.... Graupner always made premium kits and I know they know their body styles. Has to be some other explanation. I guess it doesnt matter really....... I just found it odd.

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09-25-2013 01:37 AM  5 years agoPost 8
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It's the same fuselage that I remember from the days of the Graupner 212. It used a similar upside down mounted engine with the cooling fan in the front. I think they intended it to be a standoff scale. I would love to find one to add to my collection of Graupner 212s. I've seen pictures of them before with the dummy retract pods but never seen one in person. Very nice looking helicopter Andre!

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09-25-2013 01:41 AM  5 years agoPost 9
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Here is a photo of the mechanics.

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09-25-2013 09:12 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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fuse
Not 407, the 407 came out in late 90's.

Some of the earlier fuselages from back then failed to be real scale looking. The real 407 as I mentioned did not hit the market until mid to late 90,s , just a simple fyi.

w freeman

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09-25-2013 11:24 PM  5 years agoPost 11
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Ok, so what does the 407 look like? A robinson R44?

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09-26-2013 09:22 AM  5 years agoPost 12
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Andre's model is the Bell 222 Trainer and was designed to give a sort of Bell 222 look whilst still retaining the skid landing gear. Idea was that after learning you then bought the 'proper' 222 fuselage with outriggers and retracts etc for a full scale look. Additionally, the model was flybarless however, it could be retro-converted to flybar for those wanting a basic model or trainer.

Details on the VRHC web site under Germany/Graupner

Joe

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10-06-2013 06:06 AM  5 years agoPost 13
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