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11-11-2016 03:18 AM  20 months agoPost 61
coptercptn

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Also...E6000 will become brittle and peel off over time. I Too, used to think PFM/E6000 were the same...they are NOT! ( I learned the hard way..)

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11-11-2016 04:11 AM  20 months agoPost 62
Copter Doctor

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Peter, its the E600 at DG, I use it for mounting things like antennas and seats n stuff. will have to double check what it costs.

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11-11-2016 01:48 PM  20 months agoPost 63
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Agree.. I have used them all in my quest to avoid epoxy.. E6000, Goop, Shoe goo.. all not meeting my requirement. Shoe goo is about the best of the three... but they all shrink..

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11-11-2016 02:58 PM  20 months agoPost 64
ssmith512

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E6000 is NOT the same as PFM. It has a solvent which is carcinogenic and stinks. It can take upto 72 hours to dry. PFM has no smell and will set in 8 hours.
I stand corrected. Apologies for the misinformation. I would have bet a buck or two that PFM was relabeled E6000. Learn something new from the Master (Peter) all the time!

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11-11-2016 06:21 PM  20 months agoPost 65
Peter WalesrrElite Veteran - Orlando Fl - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

back on track, the seats Vario have supplied are for the Allouette 2. As it happens, early Lamas used the same seats so their wire frame could be correct depending on which machine you are basing your model.

I have had to fire up the 3D printer to make the IP so I figured I would make some wire frames on the printer while i had it running. So, it will take a while. I am just going to do the base, not the back.

Meanwhile I must look at their turbine and see how it needs painting. It will probably be an airbrush job.

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11-11-2016 08:45 PM  20 months agoPost 66
Grimracer

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Ya going to Sheep skin the right seat back.. lol.. I like it!

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11-12-2016 02:47 AM  20 months agoPost 67
Peter Wales

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I actually did on the Nats model, but this one is only a toy so I'll use Varios seats as they come.

For the wire base they supply a piece of 3mm steel wire and tell you to bend it to shape. Trying to bend 4 of them exactly the same was too much like hard work so I printed something a little more accurate up. The design took me less than an hour. Much more fun than bending steel wire.

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11-14-2016 09:33 PM  20 months agoPost 68
Peter WalesrrElite Veteran - Orlando Fl - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Over the weekend between flying, fixing my RV and cleaning the house and shop, I made some parts on my 3D printer. The first parts out of the printer were the instrument panels which I had already designed for the Alouette 2

Vario have changed the molding for the instrument binnacle a little so a bit of sanding is needed but when fitted it looks like this

Then I started designing the seat mount. I was just going to do the base, on the full size there is a support for the back as well but as Vario have supplied some nice fiberglass seats, there is no need for the back. This is what they look like before painting and mounting

And this is what they look like on the seats

A 12" pilot is just about the right size for this model, maybe a tad too tall. I dressed her in some civilian clothes, but they are too big as they were made for a muscular GI-Joe figure. She will just have to look baggy

I'm having second thoughts about her, maybe it will be a dude next time you see it.

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11-15-2016 12:39 AM  20 months agoPost 69
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that looks just fine to me. Casey doesn't know it yet but several of her Barbie dolls are currently in flight school

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11-15-2016 02:32 AM  20 months agoPost 70
Grimracer

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Peter, what printer do you have?

Thanks in advance,

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11-15-2016 03:40 AM  20 months agoPost 71
Mojave

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The IP and seat frames turned out quite nicely!
Barry

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

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11-15-2016 11:28 AM  20 months agoPost 72
Peter Wales

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My printer is an Objet 30 pro. Their website is

http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printer...ies/objet30-pro

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11-15-2016 01:29 PM  20 months agoPost 73
Grimracer

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I suspected such.. I have used them in the past..

Thanks

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11-16-2016 04:18 PM  20 months agoPost 74
Peter WalesrrElite Veteran - Orlando Fl - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Its too quiet in here, so I went flying and took the wife and her new camera with me.

Peter Wales
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11-16-2016 04:23 PM  20 months agoPost 75
chopper37

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Looks great in the air, has your grandson tried it yet?

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11-16-2016 04:42 PM  20 months agoPost 76
Grimracer

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Looks Great..

Thanks

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11-16-2016 05:30 PM  20 months agoPost 77
kenb

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VERY nice! Ken

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11-16-2016 06:09 PM  20 months agoPost 78
Peter Wales

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Thanks guys. Marcus has not tried it yet, he is a little daunted by it. He had a hover on my 407 and liked that even though he was a bit nervous of it. I told him the Lama was even nicer so next time he comes out, I will get him on the sticks.

He prefers smaller helis and is working on stuffing a Goblin 500 into a Marvelcraft Huey. Whatever keeps his interest is good by me.

Peter Wales
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11-16-2016 07:50 PM  20 months agoPost 79
chopper37

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That's great I'm sure he will get used to in time

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11-16-2016 08:56 PM  20 months agoPost 80
Peter Wales

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The thing is, he is flying on a Spektrum DX7 so all his helis have Spektrum Rx's. I have switched to a Jeti tray radio which is a bit big for him as he insists on flying thumbs despite my objections.

Little does he know that a Jeti non tray radio is coming for Christmas so we will be able to switch pilots fairly quickly with a quick rebind, but don't tell him

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