RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 1361 views POST REPLY
HomeScaleAircraftScale HeliScale Helicopter Main Discussion › My Kiowa Story
03-04-2018 04:09 AM  6 months agoPost 1
Copter Doctor

rrProfessor

Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Although I have had this machine finished and flying since 2010 I have always thought it a pretty interesting build and was also my 1st electric scaler. Century/funkey 50 size jet ranger fuselage with a highly modified set of xcell mechanics. century diamond 4 bladed head (the prototype sent to me by century to evaluate) with rotortech 610mm carbon fiber blades. Tr blades made from natural fiber (wood ) and jr radio for steering. took it to the natsin 2010 and 2011 and placed 8th and 6th respectively. still flying occasionally when I remember I still have it LOL!

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-04-2018 04:45 AM  6 months agoPost 2
Doublah

rrKey Veteran

USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

So Awesome!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-04-2018 07:10 AM  6 months agoPost 3
goodhunting

rrVeteran

Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Doc

Could you please post some photos and explanation on how did you sort out the top mounted FLIR and observation sensors so that they do not spin with the main blades.

Klem

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-04-2018 08:06 AM  6 months agoPost 4
ozghost1952

rrApprentice

Melbourne Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Ditto!!!
Jeff

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-04-2018 10:50 AM  6 months agoPost 5
Copter Doctor

rrProfessor

Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I will be happy to when i return home. I am away for a week.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-04-2018 04:21 PM  6 months agoPost 6
goodhunting

rrVeteran

Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

No problem. I have time.... and I know about being away...

Klem

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-04-2018 05:34 PM  6 months agoPost 7
Wemo

rrApprentice

Hampton Roads, VA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I remember this bird when I started to get into scale. Brings back memories on how you inspire Emile. Thanks
Daryl

"How high do they go? Are those things hard too fly? How much do they cost?

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-05-2018 10:15 PM  6 months agoPost 8
helicrunch

rrApprentice

Rock Hill sc

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Emile
if only it was bigger lol
1/4 scale Kiowa will be ready for Dalton this year

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-05-2018 10:26 PM  6 months agoPost 9
Copter Doctor

rrProfessor

Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

i know it Russ. Looking forward to your GINORMOUS KW!

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-06-2018 03:25 AM  6 months agoPost 10
Heli143

rrElite Veteran

Phenix City, Alabama

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Damn! I’m drooling just thinking about seeing a 1/4 scale Kiowa

Roy Mayoral

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-06-2018 02:51 PM  6 months agoPost 11
darrelluh1b

rrApprentice

Dalton Ga

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

There will not be one but 2 LOL

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-07-2018 06:20 AM  6 months agoPost 12
goodhunting

rrVeteran

Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

OK so I just have to ask...

1:4... are you guys using Vario's fuse as a base and a certain modd for top cowling? Or is there a generic fuselage available somewhere?

Which mechanics do you guys use in that beast...

Klem

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-07-2018 01:11 PM  6 months agoPost 13
darrelluh1b

rrApprentice

Dalton Ga

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Russell and myself built the fuse and I build custom mech for the beast.
Darrell

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-07-2018 01:15 PM  6 months agoPost 14
goodhunting

rrVeteran

Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

nice. This will be interesting to see when you decide to share

Klem

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-21-2018 05:54 PM  6 months agoPost 15
Copter Doctor

rrProfessor

Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The pics show the big ring just under the Century diamond rotor head and just above the locking collar. I machined it to fit the neck of the rotor hub with the holes lined up where the jesus bolt would normally pass through. It now has two 4mm set screws inserted from opposite sides and are screwed in till they sest in the 3mm hole of the main mast. The same is done for the main gear. Now the holliw shaft is free of anything passing thru to allow the mms rod to go all the way up from underneath the main drive gear. Also pictured is the gears used to turn the mms a full 180 degree each way by a modified servo.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-21-2018 06:33 PM  6 months agoPost 16
goodhunting

rrVeteran

Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

OK Doc
I get it now... thank you for the pictures.. they speak volumes...

Klem

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 1361 views POST REPLY
HomeScaleAircraftScale HeliScale Helicopter Main Discussion › My Kiowa Story
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 5  Topic Subscribe

Tuesday, September 25 - 6:37 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

The RC discussion world needs to consolidate. RR is now one choice for that. Its software is cutting edge. It hosts on-topic advertising. Help RR increase traffic buy making suggestions, posting in RR's new areas (sites) and by spreading the word.

The RunRyder Difference

• Category system to allow Rep/Vendor postings.
• Classifieds with sold (hidden) category.
• Classifieds with separate view new.
• Answer PMs offsite via email reply.
• Member gallery photos with advanced scripting.
• Gallery photo viewer integrated into postings.
• Highly refined search with advanced back end.
• Hosts its own high end fast response servers.
• Hosts thousands of HD event coverage videos.
• Rewrote entire code base with latest technology.
• No off-topic (annoying) click bait advertising.
Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online