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09-02-2017 01:38 AM  14 months agoPost 1801
Billybezeau

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Hey Rich,

next time I am off I will have the mecanic and be able to make the wooden mouint and fit everything. Thanks for the advice.

Billy

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09-02-2017 01:40 AM  14 months agoPost 1802
Billybezeau

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Alright guys,

here is what I did over the last 2 days, which I think is not a lot... :frust: :frust: I don't know for you guys but I just stare at it telling myself ok, I gotta this and that bud don't get anything done :laugh:

Ok so biggest thing I am happy about my progress, is fixing what bugged me the most about this kit; which is how round the nose is compare to the real one
p.s. seconded by the fact that the vertical fin is on the wrong side. ( I am working on that too)


Forgive me for the crooked mounted skid they are actually not mounted it is temporary while I get Mike's

Secondo, here is foot step for inspection of the rotor head (I still need to put some puty and fill the cracks.)

Here is some nose surgery:


Installement of drains tube and fuel cell vent:

Grounding plug for refuelling(which still need to get filled with epoxy aroung the tube):

ok so here is the last I got done, which I have a few questions about it for you guys. I started cutting doors:


So here is what I am looking to do. I want to smooth out the interior of the door and add the shape look the real doors the make the scale. Do you guys have ideas on how to do that?

here is a picture the give you an idea.

I know that the the 407 v2 from marvelcraft are already scale looking from the interior.

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09-02-2017 03:18 AM  14 months agoPost 1803
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A lot of times we do nothing to the inside door panel, I was going to do the same with my 407 along with the shock to hold the door open and closed, just paint it, cause if u do all that work? You may have an issue with the door opening and closing it , also use vario door hinges for the doors... Rich

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09-06-2017 02:34 AM  14 months agoPost 1804
Billybezeau

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Hey guys,

I am looking for a pnp 4 blade rotor head from scaleflying.com, 700 size. If anyone as that for me let me know please.

Billy

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09-29-2017 02:31 AM  13 months agoPost 1805
Billybezeau

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hey oh guys!!!

Finaly after a big summer of work I could get some work done on the 407!! I finaly got my mecanic and have been working on it all day and scratching my head to bolt it in the fuselage aswell!! did some detailing of the nose!! Can't wait to prime the thing up and lay some rivets!!!

I finaly have the impression that things are going forward!! Hopefully with days off here and there I can make it fly within 3-4 months from now.

Ok enough talking here is what I've done in 2 days( Which is still not as much as I would like to)

So here's the nose job; I am so thankfull from the guys on RR with Emile's thread on the 407!! So many good tricks!!

Here's a good one I found; using a pen end as a pitot tube :drug:

I've installed some magnets for the top cowling and cut it like Mike(Jestrr) told to do so I don't have to remove the rotor head all the time.


And finaly here is what I've accomplished for the wooden mecanic base. Still some work to do but most of it is done.



Here's what it looks like for now :dribble: that freaking landing gears bugs me so much since its super ugly but thats ok since I got a custom made one from Mike waiting to be crafted!! No pressure Mike I am leaving for a month in the James bay with the polar bears

p.s. oh and I don't know if you guys will notice but I fixed something I hated from this kit; the tailboom angle. I simply sliced 2 washers at the bottom screws in between the fuselage and the tailboom the lift the back end. It also helped me achieve the 5 degree rotor head tilt!

ok enough guys!! Hopefully I get a bit more done tomorow!
Billy

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09-29-2017 03:20 AM  13 months agoPost 1806
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Looking good billy. Rich

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01-19-2018 10:25 PM  10 months agoPost 1807
Billybezeau

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Hello guys,

after spending a lot of time at work(including during holidays) and also starting another project; a vario Bell 206 longranger, I finally could put some more work on the 407.

When I came back from my contract away from home I had a great gift waiting for me! Mike'S set of high heels for my 407 :laugh: :dribble: A big big thanks to Mike!!! I could've not achieve what he has done and the skids are definetly one of my favorite part of the heli even though I didn't do it!

Here is a few pictures of what it looks like:

and here is a little bit of work that I have done for the past couple days.

First, with those nice highs skids, I needed proper mounting to secure them. I used little piece of plywood that i drilled true and used blind nuts so I can install my skids brackets. I glued in place the pieces of plywood with vpoxy.

Finally, I started working on swapping the vertical fin over since I have the first version from Marvelcraft. I was pretty scared to start this mod since I have never done fiberglass work and I also tried something that I am not sure it was the proper solution, ehich is using bondo the give it the giving shape after the fiber work, but looks like its working( you guys can comment on that! Still a lot of work to get done.






and here is my official test pilot :rockon:

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01-20-2018 03:10 AM  10 months agoPost 1808
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Nice job,,landing gear looks great, surprised u didn't make the rear part of skids tilt up for floats.. either way nice job.. Rich

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04-06-2018 12:36 AM  7 months agoPost 1809
rmadfire

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Summerville, South Carolina

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I haven’t been around for a while but I hope everyone is doing well. I popped in to let everyone know that I will be selling my 407. You can look over the pics I have on this form, I can get more if anybody needs them. I’ve also got a programmable LED light kit from Design Engineering to go along with it, anyway if anyone is interested in it please let me know.
Thanks DJ

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04-06-2018 12:43 AM  7 months agoPost 1810
206 pilot

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Hey DJ how much are you asking for it? Rich

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04-06-2018 01:47 AM  7 months agoPost 1811
rmadfire

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Hey Rich,
I’d take 550.00 plus shipping, that’s with everything,
Thanks DJ

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04-08-2018 01:30 AM  7 months agoPost 1812
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Ok will let a few of my buds on the outside know out it....Rich

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08-29-2018 02:54 PM  79 days agoPost 1813
lt1pwr

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Douglasville, GA

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Reviving this old but great thread. Any updates on these 407's? I am slowly working on a pre-painted Roban 407 and trying to fix a few things they did wrong and add some details as well. My subject heli is from my home town in Orlando, FL with the Orange County Sheriffs Office called Chase 2. I ended up meeting the pilot of the helicopter and was given full access to it. There are not a lot of photos of it on the web and I now have 100 plus detailed photos of it. If anyone is considering this helicopter as their subject and need detailed pics, send me a PM and I will hook you up!

Jay

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08-29-2018 03:17 PM  79 days agoPost 1814
lt1pwr

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Some details I've added so far.

Sight glass ports (Thanks Emile )

Added the names of the fallen deputy sheriffs on the tail which was a must since this is a flying memorial.

Had the green paint scanned and matched so I could start painting a few bits like the rotor head cap.

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08-30-2018 12:13 AM  79 days agoPost 1815
Heli143

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I have also been absent for a while. Been taking care of family things and working on my scalers as time permits. But the 407 has not been touched in a while. Shame as there is not much left to do.
Bill, your 407 is looking awesome!! Great detail work.
jay, can’t wait to see your 407 in person. I may not be able to make it to Dalton due to the family issue I’m dealing with. It’s all in God’s hands now.
In the meantime You guys keep up the good work

Roy Mayoral

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08-30-2018 02:21 AM  79 days agoPost 1816
Copter Doctor

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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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Jay your 407 kicks butt! You def came back to scale with a vengeance. That machine definately represents the fullsize nicely and i am glad u gkt the pics especially of all the fallen officers names. Aa u know Ed (flyaway Ed) built one a few years back and im sure he would be impressed to see another one flying. Cant wait to see it at Dalton. I hope to have mine thete again this year so Rich and me can finally do our way overdue dance of the 407's

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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09-12-2018 05:17 PM  65 days agoPost 1817
sstewart

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Keller, TX - USA

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Howdy guys. Long time. What did everyone use for the fuel cap on their 407's ?

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09-12-2018 05:53 PM  65 days agoPost 1818
206 pilot

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Hey scot long time is right, proheli, has the gas caps that’s we’re i got mine.. Rich

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09-17-2018 05:28 PM  60 days agoPost 1819
sstewart

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Thanks Rich.

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09-17-2018 05:39 PM  60 days agoPost 1820
206 pilot

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Anytime

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