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11-01-2016 05:11 AM  25 months agoPost 141
Mojave

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The detail looks great! Now, with that much detail going into this heli, you definitely need to get rid of those stock skids and have Mike Spinner make you up a set...
Barry

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

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11-01-2016 09:20 AM  25 months agoPost 142
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Barry

The thought did cross my mind.....

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11-02-2016 03:00 AM  25 months agoPost 143
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LOL... Great minds think alike
Barry

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11-21-2016 08:01 PM  25 months agoPost 144
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So... after pondering how to.. got the common disareement that using bolts to fix the wire cutter is the most preffered option as it is easy to fix...

and here is the result.
I know that it looks BIG... and it IS big... this piece is 70cm long on the real helicopter... hence it SHOULD be 10 cm on my 17 scale helicopter... but I cheated just a little bit and made it a tid bit shorter...
it still looks big though...

It is still missing the support rods but I'll make those later....

GH

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11-22-2016 11:55 AM  25 months agoPost 145
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Holy cow!!

I just saw the detail pics and all I can say is WOW!!

Roy Mayoral

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11-27-2016 06:40 PM  24 months agoPost 146
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Thank you Roy

here is the sequel..

Top one done....

Stirene with nail pearls...

Fastened with screws.... from within...

and now it looks the part...

gh

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11-27-2016 11:51 PM  24 months agoPost 147
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Looks great! I also like the fact that you did the entire cutter, including the guide that goes down the center of the windshield frame.
Barry

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11-29-2016 12:55 AM  24 months agoPost 148
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Definitely agree with Barry & Roy, details look great! Thanks for sharing your methods. I'm learning a lot that I can use.

Andrew

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11-29-2016 11:45 AM  24 months agoPost 149
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Thank you guys...
still a long way to go but hopefully the belly will be done soon.

I should have all the electronic components by the end of next week... then comes the programming and finally time for maiden... I am aiming for JAN... nothing better than white fuselage on white background for orientation.....

gh

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12-01-2016 03:30 AM  24 months agoPost 150
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Run strips of blue painters tape all down the sides of the fuse for the maiden. it will be easier to see against the snow. When you're done flying, peel it off.
Barry

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12-01-2016 06:31 AM  24 months agoPost 151
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Barry this is a perfect idea thank you. I would never have thought of that....

Klem

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12-02-2016 08:25 PM  24 months agoPost 152
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OK so I took Steve's suggestion to heart... and once Clayton2U made his point I was set...

I was lucky enough to source a local store with magnets... Previously I was buying off eBay which meant buying based off the description and waiting for a month for them to show up... but this store is only 5 km from my house... so I just couldn't resist...

I got the 3mm magnetic pegs (the smallest they had) and round magnets with 3,5mm holes in the middle...

Drilled and enlarged the holes in the wirecutter and glued the round magnets to the bottom of the fuselage...

now it works perfeclty. The wirecutter is set in place firmly for the flight but once (not if) I get it entangled in the grass or andy other ground obstacle... it will come off easily.

Watch at YouTube

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12-02-2016 08:46 PM  24 months agoPost 153
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That is awesome!!

That turned out really well.

You go you super scale master modeler you!

Steve

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12-02-2016 09:07 PM  24 months agoPost 154
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Steve

Thank you. I have to give you credit for this idea.

Klem

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12-03-2016 01:19 PM  24 months agoPost 155
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That's super slick! Is the magnet strong enough to hold it up against the fuselage when it gets knocked out? That might save you having to go search for it if (when) it does.

Thumper

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12-04-2016 06:01 PM  24 months agoPost 156
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I had just enough time today to set up the electronics to the places where I want / intend them to be....
The double LiFe packs will be way up there in the nose... I intend to stash the MAX BEC 2 under the seats with the power wire running up at the left support pole (not pictured)

Flight packs will be in the middle compartment, ESC will be in the rear in order to minimize the cable length...

FBL will be on the top... (borrowed Barry's idea) and receiver will be "close by"...

And here I have a few questions for the wise ones....
a) how long can the wires be between the MAX BEC 2 and the FBL?
b) how long can the wires be between the MAC BEC 2 and the receiver (Jeti REX7)?
c) Using PPM at this point.. how long can the connecting cable be between FBL and receiver (REX7)?

Anny real issues with the length of these cables? If I want to connect the components and keep the cables out of the line of sight... this is the approved solution at this point...
willing to listen to suggestions...

gh

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12-27-2016 08:55 PM  23 months agoPost 157
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OK so the kids are at the inlaws... and wife had to work today... had all morning to spend with my dog and my Bell...
I focused on the tail... Glued the stabilizers... which was easy. A celan cut along the lines and "some" epoxy glue did the job...
Then I focused on the pushrod. I will be using the Gold-n-rod which gently flexes and fits perfectly.
As Steve would say... look at the glue drying....

Then I glued in the tail support woodwork... and fixed the tail hatches. Here I caved in ... as I had to use screws...
not too many... and I placed them in the spots, chere the rivets will be once I apply them...

Tonight I'll let the glue dry firmly.. and tomorrow I have to cut and finish the pushrod... and then I'll be ready to fix the tail... and maybe... just maybe do a maiden in January as I planned....

GH

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12-27-2016 09:10 PM  23 months agoPost 158
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As Steve would say... look at the glue drying....
It's the best part of building rc scale helicopters!! (but not really!)

Horizontal tail looks spot on. NICE!

Are the hatch screws permanent or simply to hold the hatch in place whilst the ubiquitous glue dries?

Gold-n-rod - makes sure it is well supported along its length at regular intervals and especially at each end.

Steve

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12-27-2016 09:26 PM  23 months agoPost 159
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The pannels are fixed with screws so that I can access the "stuff" inside. The bottom hatch gives access to raised tail gearbox... and the back part of the tail gives access to raised tail axis and screws holding in the gearbox...

Gold-n-rod is supported on 4 spots (not counting the ends) along the length. So far I never had any issues with this piece and I do not expect to have issues with this one also. But yes as You said... needs to be well supported.

Klem

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12-27-2016 10:20 PM  23 months agoPost 160
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Ah, you have gold-n-rod experience. Good deal.

I will have a handful of exposed screws as well. Just cant get around having them exposed sometimes. I am planning on painting them body color. Hopefully that will be enough to make them "not stand out".

Steve

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