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01-15-2017 07:28 PM  34 months ago
Peter Wales

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I like the first one. Lovely metallic paint which will be easy to see and lots of lovely stuff all round it to make into scale detail.Peter Wales
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01-16-2017 01:34 AM  34 months ago
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Peter, the first one is my favorite color. It really pops!

V22: That scheme is very nice. It has a classy corporate look to it.

I'm still looking for paint schemes, I'm in no hurry at the moment. Europe has a lot of awesome looking 212's, but I don't have access for pics...
Barry
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01-16-2017 05:47 AM  34 months ago
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I just happen to "know this guy... who knows this guy... who knows this guy"... who has full access to this helicopter...

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01-17-2017 02:11 AM  34 months ago
Mojave

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Hi Klem, thanks I may take you up on that if I can't find something local to document. What is the big Dorsal fin behind the wire cutter?
Barry
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01-17-2017 07:20 AM  34 months ago
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Barry

that is an antenna for something that I already forgot...
but you can always ask "this guy"... goes by Phonix on SRCH and is building the other machine he flies... EC135...

Klem
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01-17-2017 11:27 AM  34 months ago
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Yup it's a communication antenna, installed one or two back in the wrenching days.
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01-17-2017 11:54 AM  34 months ago
PETER ROB

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it's a communication antenna
Seems they come in different shapes, this is one on a Huey at the Weston-Super-Mare heli museum
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01-17-2017 12:30 PM  34 months ago
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Nice start, Barry. I would go with scheme number one for its visibility and it looks good. Subscribed.

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02-01-2017 03:33 AM  34 months ago
Mojave

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Thanks Don, it's coming along slowly but surely... This is a nice big Huey.

So, I got the holes in the top of the vert fin done today. I also fit up the tail boom to the fuse and adapter. That was a lot of sanding and fitting to get the inner adapter piece to fit correctly. Next up is the torque tube drive shaft stuff. I read and work to aerospace blueprints for a living, but I have to say that the tail of this machine is making me scratch my head. I think that I need to make an access panel to help with locating and fastening the 47 degree gear box to the vertical tube that leads to the tail gear box. I also need access to bond the wood into the tail fin. Vario has not offered any solutions to this fitment in the manual. I guess I'll scratch my head a little while longer...
Barry

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02-05-2017 08:54 AM  33 months ago
PETER ROB

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Scale bits
Barry, found this selection of Vario scale bits
Ideal for your project as you have not reached this part yet
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02-05-2017 12:29 PM  33 months ago
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Mod Away!!
Barry, I think you have run into the Vario Challenge!!!
No doubt you will figure out a mod that will correct the problem at hand!!!
Gonna be a very nice piece!!

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02-05-2017 01:00 PM  33 months ago
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What it a Vario build without.... Some (extensive) modifications....

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02-05-2017 01:14 PM  33 months ago
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Yes!!!

Stan
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02-05-2017 05:59 PM  33 months ago
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Stan/Klem, you guys are so right... Vario really needs to update their molds to account for issues like these. I'm getting ready to pull a mold off the side of the tail fin area. That way I can replicate a piece to fit the area that I plan to cut out for access. In reality, there would be no easy way to inspect the 47 degree gearbox without some sort of access panel.

Peter: Thank you for the info on the scale parts. Are the light bezels intended to be molds for resin cast parts, or are they a stand alone part that gets bonded to the fuse?
Barry
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02-05-2017 07:55 PM  33 months ago
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Barry

They are intended to be bonded to the fuse. Andre (Wonko the sane) has successfuly cast them in resin for his build...
Peter sorry to steal your thunder...

There is also a company in Switzerland https://alk.ch that bought these fine molds from a German company... http://www.ssm-technik.de

They are fine pieces of accessories for Bell helicopters... come as cast resin only OR with LED lights already installed...

I opeted to put in my own lights....

Klem
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02-06-2017 01:23 PM  33 months ago
Copter Doctor

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that's a big bird! looking good Barry!drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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02-06-2017 07:50 PM  33 months ago
Peter Wales

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Barry,

If you look at the instructions for the gasser version of your model, it shows to cut a small section out from under the fin in the tail boom. They probably want you to do the same but forgot to tell you
Peter Wales
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02-08-2017 12:55 AM  33 months ago
Mojave

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Doc: Thanks bud

Klem: Thanks for the info. I checked out that website, very nice stuff, but no English translator. I need to brush up on my high school German...

Peter: Thanks for the info. I'll have a look at the gasser manual and see where they want you to cut this thing.

Barry
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02-08-2017 02:16 AM  33 months ago
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Hey Barry,

It's really coming along good. I used that same gearbox but in a 50 degree configuration on the S-76 its really pretty beefy I just hope the plastic gears hold up.

In regards to the scheme I really like the first one although that metallic paint would be really tough for me. But it really looks sharp.

Andrew
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02-08-2017 02:35 AM  33 months ago
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Thanks Andrew Yeah, I really like that color too. Have you had good luck with these tail gears?

So, I made a small mod to the 47 degree GB today. Vario has a bolt/nut/shim config on this tail bell crank. When you snug it down to take the side to side slop out of the bell crank, the bearings get tight. So I machined a small spacer and used a longer bolt that spans the 2 side plates. Now the bell crank pivots smooooth, but doesn't move side to side. Simple fix and well worth it IMHO...
Barry

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