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03-20-2015 10:12 PM  3 years agoPost 1
Captain DanrrApprentice - Freeport, New York - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I don't know if anyone has posted this helicopter yet or not but I looked around and didn't see it. I just got it from RC Aerodyne and I'm very excited about it because it looks great and is simple to assemble. I built their 500 size Huey a few years ago and was very happy with it but wanted to upgrade to the 600 size. I have a 600 Cobra and 600 Bell 47G so it was time for a 600 Huey.

In 2 hours it came out of the box and looked like this. The mechanics drop in and out for maintenance with 4 screws that are easy to access. I'll be finishing most of the build this weekend but I'm waiting for the motor and ESC to arrive. It uses included side frames to move all of the mechanics into the tower and the rest of the parts come from a torque tube trex 600 esp or clone. RC Aerodyne sells the clone for $350.00. I'll put up a picture of the mechanics when they're complete. For $600 this is a great package.

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03-20-2015 11:34 PM  3 years agoPost 2
Aesop

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Looks Good
The Heli looks good. I plan on buying a Vario version of the UH-1D later this year. Looking fwd to seeing some pics of the completed airframe.

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Ken

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03-21-2015 05:50 PM  3 years agoPost 3
Wildbird22

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I've built the ERA version...

Make sure you reinforce the 4 mounting point areas for the framework...the woodwork can be a little on the weak side.

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03-22-2015 04:09 AM  3 years agoPost 4
Captain Dan

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That is a great paint job. Thank you for the tip on reinforcing the mounting locations. Are you willing to share your battery mounting solution? I haven't figured out how I'm going to do that yet.

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03-23-2015 06:36 PM  3 years agoPost 5
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I made some good headway this weekend but I'm still waiting for the motor and ESC to arrive in the mail. The mechanics are very well designed and I've put them and taken them out a couple of times and really like the system. I'm having a clearance problem in the tail with the bellcrank. I called RC Aerodyne and asked if they had been cutting a notch in the bottom for bellcrank clearance and they said no. They gave a phone number to call where I can get advice on how to solve the problem and I do like that. This is what the mechanics look like when you remove them and the helicopter with the mechanics installed and blades on.

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03-24-2015 09:58 AM  3 years agoPost 6
Andy01

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Looks good. Just like an overgrown version of my little 500.

The tail blades look a bit small for the heli unless you plan on running a high headspeed. I use a pair of 95mm CF blades on my 500 sized UH-1N, and it has plenty of authority at 1700rpm headspeed.

Colin

Vario Long Ranger 700e
Seahawk 600
UH-1N 500
Baumann EC-145 800+ (coming soon )

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03-25-2015 07:39 PM  3 years agoPost 7
getsuyoubi

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Have you been able to sort out the tail bell crank clearance? If not it may help to post a picture here; maybe someone here has an idea.

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03-25-2015 08:46 PM  3 years agoPost 8
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I spoke with both Cliff and Marvin at RC Aerodyne about the problem and Marvin told me the last one he assembled had a build up of epoxy resin right in the area of the boom where the bell crank is and he had to remove it in order to the required clearance. I'm thinking that I'll find the same thing in mine. I'm going to make up a little tool so I can measure the thickness at that spot and then decide what I need to do.

I'm hoping to finish the electronics installation tonight and make some kind of stand before Saturday so I can fly the mechanics without the body. I've never programmed a Spirit controller before so I'd like the first test to be without the body.

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03-25-2015 09:01 PM  3 years agoPost 9
getsuyoubi

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Are you planning on test flying it this Saturday? It's gonna be freezing cold and windy...

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03-25-2015 09:35 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Captain Dan

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Hopefully it will be 40 degrees with less then 13 mph winds at some point in the day and I can hover it in front of my house. The calendar says it's time to start flying but the weather just won't break for us.

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03-25-2015 11:43 PM  3 years agoPost 11
getsuyoubi

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Right, 40 degrees on Saturday, right in time for the weekend after 49 tomorrow and 54 on Friday...

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03-26-2015 12:22 AM  3 years agoPost 12
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Please post photo's of the mechanics on your test stand outside of the body. Thanks Regards, Gayl

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03-27-2015 02:59 AM  3 years agoPost 13
Mojave

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I hate to do this, but after seeing the weather report in this thread, I felt compelled... Beautiful night tonight. Move some place warmer...
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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03-27-2015 12:53 PM  3 years agoPost 14
getsuyoubi

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They should ban you for posting pictures like that while others are still freezing their butts off...

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03-28-2015 02:04 AM  3 years agoPost 15
Captain Dan

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I am still hoping to fly the mechanics tomorrow before the end of the day. I still need to program the Spirit and mount the motor and ESC. Everything is here now so I think I'll make it happen. I still have time tonight to get some of it done. While waiting for the last few parts I put the mechanics on the T-rex skids. I needed to drill some new holes in them to match the new mounting tabs that are set-up for the Huey body and then I needed a spacer about 54mm long and the Chaos bearing blocks just happen to be a perfect fit. The battery in my scale is dead and I want to weigh the body and hang the same amount of weight off the center of gravity on the frame. I should be able to take care of that quickly tomorrow. This is what it looks like waiting for the motor and ESC to be installed.

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03-28-2015 01:14 PM  3 years agoPost 16
Sleeper

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Thanks for the great close ups of the mechanics. I have a much better idea on how to do mine. Thanks Again. Regards, Gayl

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03-28-2015 02:39 PM  3 years agoPost 17
getsuyoubi

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Are you gonna convert the main rotor to CCW? In the last picture the blades still look like they're mounted for clockwise rotation. Any plans?

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03-30-2015 12:16 AM  3 years agoPost 18
Captain Dan

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Today we successfully flew the mechanics outside the body with the Spirit controller. I really like the way the controller feels when flying and the unit does have a cool bailout feature. I weighted the body and it came out to 4 lbs 15 oz so 1 oz less then 5lbs. I loaded the frame up with 5 lbs and 3 oz of extra weight. I used fishing weights an an extra battery. The frame flew great with no fins and it was windy. So windy you can't hear much of anything but the wind in video. It should only take a few hours to install everything into the body so hopefully we can fly the finished helicopter next weekend.

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03-30-2015 12:21 AM  3 years agoPost 19
Captain Dan

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Hopefully everyone can see the video here:

Watch at YouTube

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03-30-2015 01:10 AM  3 years agoPost 20
getsuyoubi

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Looks good - and you even went out to the field for the test flight!

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