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08-01-2016 04:08 AM  4 years ago
Heli143

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Well I did a little bit of work on my 407 as I hit the road again tomorrow morning at 4am

I put rivets on the windshield area and where the inspections panel is on the right rear corner of the main fuse. Also put rivets on the nose and installed the pitot tube.
I still need to clean up the nose vents as they look sloppy right now.

Roy Mayoral
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08-01-2016 06:22 AM  4 years ago
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looking good Roy, glad you got to get some work done. drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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08-01-2016 12:28 PM  4 years ago
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Yep, looking good Roy. I actually had time to work on mine as well, working doors and fitting the tail cone. I'm not looking forward to this rivets tho...lol
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08-03-2016 02:21 PM  4 years ago
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Thanks guys I appreciate the encouragement.
A short travel week for once so headed home this morning
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08-03-2016 09:53 PM  4 years ago
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It's looking nice Roy, I have my 407 apart for the last time before Dalton, all lols good now I have to put it back together...Rich
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08-04-2016 03:59 AM  4 years ago
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Thanks Rich!
After seeing your 407 in person,'I look forward to seeing it in the air.

DJ,
I know that you mean about the rivets. After dinner i went and put the rivets on one of the lower Windows and will do the other side tomorrow.

Roy Mayoral
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08-04-2016 04:13 AM  4 years ago
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Preflight for the long haul to Muncie

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08-04-2016 02:18 PM  4 years ago
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hey emil, that last picture is so cool.
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08-04-2016 06:23 PM  4 years ago
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Very realistic looking pics Manno...
Barry
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08-04-2016 07:48 PM  4 years ago
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Roy, your rivet job looks awesome, what technique are you using?
Also in one of your earlier photos of the foward fuselage where the tail boom connects to the main fuse I see what appears to be a section of tubing coming out of the fuselage, what is this tube for?
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08-05-2016 02:31 AM  4 years ago
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thanks guys, we are here at ircha and having a blast aready!
I see what appears to be a section of tubing coming out of the fuselage, what is this tube for?
that is a section of the tailboom that plugs into the mechanics and the torque tube drive. I did that to mine and then to Roy's as well. utilizing the full tailboom isn't practical because of the angle of the tube drive in relation to the mechanic's forward tilt.
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08-05-2016 04:17 AM  4 years ago
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Yea what he said LOL

As for the rivets I am using two different techniques.
On the sides and other parts of the fuse I am using the Vario stick on rivets. They look very nice but I wish they were just a little bit taller.
I also use the old scalehouse glue on rivets. They are plastic and come on a tree like plastic model parts I stick a pin into the rivet, cut it off the tree, touch it against some super glue then stick it on the fuse. I am running out and wish I had more.
BUT similar pieces can be bought on the Internet and it is a lot cheaper and you get a lot more of them loose in a package.

Roy Mayoral
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08-05-2016 07:28 PM  4 years ago
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Roy, those rivets look great, it's hard to keep a straight line. Nice work...
Barry
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08-08-2016 05:33 PM  4 years ago
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Thanks Barry,
since I was placing them free-hand without making any measurement marks I was worried about spacing and the lines being straight.

I can't wait to finish this bird so I can move on to my "bigger"
projects
Roy Mayoral
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08-08-2016 07:57 PM  4 years ago
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the 407's are on fire!
This thread has focused on several 407 builds, all awesome machines.
I am proud to say mine has brought me home another first place trophy. I hope it will be able to participate in the 407 games at Dalton this year along with Rich and Ed's and who knows, maybe even Roy's if its flyable

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08-10-2016 05:24 PM  4 years ago
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Dam u won again??? 2 of my buds were at Ircha wonder if u met them?? I'm already for Dalton photo compliments of butch.. Rich

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08-10-2016 06:05 PM  4 years ago
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Rich, I may have, I chat with a ton of folks. Looking forward to daltondrive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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08-28-2016 06:23 PM  4 years ago
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100 hour inspection. ugh!!!
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09-15-2016 12:25 PM  4 years ago
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Well, these past few days I've been working on the Huey fixing pinholes and so forth prepping for paint. So while the huey fixes set before sanding, I decided to do something with the 407. So, I added a few more rivets. I'm not good at this and just learning but I think it definitely adds to the scale look...

I also decided to try the Perlen Pen to make rivets. I've seen a Jet Ranger completely done with the Perlen Pen and it looked great. It just takes practice to get them all the same. this next pic was my first attempt with the Perlen.

Roy Mayoral
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09-15-2016 12:45 PM  4 years ago
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Looking good Roy...Rich
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