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01-28-2017 01:54 AM  31 months ago
Mojave

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Hey Stan, I have a set of those stock blades, tried them on my AS350. To my recollection, they fly fine, lots of lift, a little ballooning but nothing crazy or terribly unpredictable. Good luck with the maiden.
Barry
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01-28-2017 02:12 AM  31 months ago
doorman

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Thanks!!
Barry, thx
I do appreciate that info... going to give them a try... crazy wind has been hanging in here... itching to give it a go!!

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01-28-2017 08:42 PM  31 months ago
doorman

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Still WINDY!!!
Gave me time to fine tune the BD and I had a couple of broken hinges.. I tried to contact RCA, but did not hear back, so I made do with what I had on hand... Vario 20/19 scale hinges... I had to mod then a bit, but they will do nicely and I don't think they look out of place...
Oh and had to add a bit of nose weight!!

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01-28-2017 08:54 PM  31 months ago
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All that shot is CRAZY!! I know that's what it takes to CG.. I slide my flight packs forward and use a 3s RX pack where your shot is. Reduced the weight of the whole bird by almost 2 pounds.,Dennis
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01-28-2017 09:09 PM  31 months ago
doorman

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Moving Batteries...
Tailkiller,
I agree that it is a lot of weight... but I had tried moving my batt's forward but they don't fit under the nose section... I have some new ones coming and if I can move them I will make a change....easy to remove the shot/epoxy...

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01-28-2017 09:23 PM  31 months ago
TailKiller

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Yeah I know.. I removed the back seats and cut a hatch so the batteries came into the cabin. It was the only way to move them forward enough. I really didn't want to do it but I had already cracked the landing gear frame work and bent the skids. The bird is heavy for that landing skid design. So I opted to reduce weight.,Dennis
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01-28-2017 09:36 PM  31 months ago
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Good Idea
I will have a look at that.. Can't hurt to get that lead out!!!

Thanks for your suggestions and info.... I agree the LG set up doesn't look like it would handle any heavy landings....

Got my work cut out for me tomorrow!!

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01-28-2017 09:49 PM  31 months ago
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I managed to fit my batts under the cabinets floor, these are two 5200mah's and I have some 5500's that fit too. I removed the hump in the cabin because its getting in the way of my scale detailing

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01-28-2017 10:37 PM  31 months ago
TailKiller

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I tried it the same way as Emile, but my cabin was complete with seats and IP. I placed the RX pack inside next to the mech's and it was way nose heavy. I was using Pulse 4500's... I didn't want to add tail weight. That was my experience.,Dennis
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01-28-2017 10:51 PM  31 months ago
Copter Doctor

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Dennis mine is still a bit on the tail heavy side, by the time my cockpit is dine and installed it should be just a tad nose heavy which will be perfectdrive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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01-28-2017 11:20 PM  31 months ago
Mojave

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Stan, your hinges look good. It's really hard to replicate the scale hinges on this bird. They are really thin sheet metal in real life. You'd have to make them out of stainless sheet metal to look 100% the part. As far as the battery placement goes, have you guys ever considered running 3 skinny 4S 5000 packs in series for 12s? Lay them all flat under the floor, side by side.

Emile: Your 350 is looking good mano. Have you decided on a paint scheme yet?
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01-29-2017 12:17 AM  31 months ago
TailKiller

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I'm glad to hear the Doc. I would really like to have my cabin complete again. So I'm going to re evaluate it when I put the mech's back in. Thanks.,Dennis
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01-29-2017 12:31 AM  31 months ago
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Looking good, Stan. Yours is also coming along nicely, Emile. See you two soon.

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01-29-2017 12:56 AM  31 months ago
Copter Doctor

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Barry yes, I've had the scheme chosen from day one, a local ems bird.


I've had slow progress on mine lately, working on a few others and an airplane
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01-29-2017 02:24 AM  31 months ago
doorman

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Good Ideas!!
Thanks for all the suggestions.., all good... Barry your 3 x 4s 5k could be a very good solution... I run 3 x 5s 5k in the 47...
Emile your looking good there buddy!!
I will have to relook tomorrow and see what I can come up with...

Thanks, Stan
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01-29-2017 03:02 AM  31 months ago
WrenFlyer

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Love seeing some 350 action! Keep up the good work! Copter Doctor....what's the N number or serial number of the one you are modeling? Just wondering if it could be one that I built! Mr. Haney
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01-29-2017 04:03 AM  31 months ago
Copter Doctor

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Allen, its been a while and always nice to see you chime in. Is a B-3E.
N859MB. How awesome if its one of yours!
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01-29-2017 04:16 AM  31 months ago
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I'm 99% sure I had a hand in this one!Mr. Haney
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01-29-2017 06:04 AM  31 months ago
Copter Doctor

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I'll check the data plate and see when it was manufactured. If i remember correctly, it was in 2014 or 15.drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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01-29-2017 02:38 PM  31 months ago
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SN 7685, Ticket date 12-17-2013Mr. Haney
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