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05-12-2018 06:22 AM  3 months agoPost 21
Heli143

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This 412 has the low skids which are even lower due to a hard landing by the previous owner which flattened them out a bit. I will Be Meeting up with my friend and mentor copterdoctor tomorrow and try to build some high skids maybe with floats.

Roy Mayoral

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05-12-2018 08:26 AM  3 months agoPost 22
goodhunting

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Do you need any pictures of the real one?

Klem

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05-12-2018 09:35 AM  3 months agoPost 23
Heli143

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Hi Klem,
Pics of the real one would be awesome!!
Thanks a bunch!!!

Roy Mayoral

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05-12-2018 02:50 PM  3 months agoPost 24
marc28

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Details details, we're never done. The best part is watching it "come to life" as you add them.

East Coast scale helicopter Field Rep
Vario Team Pilot

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05-12-2018 07:59 PM  3 months agoPost 25
Heli143

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Hi Marc
That is so true...
The devil is in the details
I’m with Emile today and he ended making a new main shaft to lower the rotorhead to the correct height as it was way too high.
In about five minutes he had a tall landing gear to install. Just need to finish mounting holes, etc...
Will post pics tonight

Roy Mayoral

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05-12-2018 09:10 PM  3 months agoPost 26
goodhunting

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There is no end to the madness....
Klem

bell_412_high_skid.pdf

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05-13-2018 03:42 AM  3 months agoPost 27
Copter Doctor

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Yup, we spent much of today getting the rotorhead lowered, a new set of landing gear mounted and resetting the throttle and pitch curves. Fortunately i had a set of gear from my marvelcraft bell 407 originally that looked pretty good so we used them. They'll get painted later.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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05-13-2018 06:36 PM  3 months agoPost 28
Heli143

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Thank you Klem for the LG details pic!! Much appreciated!!

Yes! Emile hooked me up with tall landing gear in a few minutes. When he pulled out his original MC 407 LG we both laughed because they fit and looked pretty much correct. Now I just need to make the steps and detail them before paint. We installed the LG then Emile made a new shorter main shaft to lower the rotorhead height. The old one was way too high for a proper scale look. This meant making new control rods and resetting everything which emile made short work of
I don’t know if emile knows just how much I appreciate his time and efforts but I could never show it enough. I don’t pay him for the chief test pilot duties cause he enjoys the flying too much
Now today I’m installing nav lights.

Roy Mayoral

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05-13-2018 07:15 PM  3 months agoPost 29
goodhunting

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Perfect... Glad you got them... and do not get lost in the details...

Klem

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05-16-2018 04:23 AM  3 months agoPost 30
Mojave

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Looking good my friend! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods, tell "Mano" I said hi.
Barry

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

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05-16-2018 07:02 PM  3 months agoPost 31
Heli143

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Thanks Barry!
Things busy right now. Headed to Florida for a couple of days to move the inlaws down there

Roy Mayoral

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05-18-2018 02:41 AM  3 months agoPost 32
Heli143

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Figured I’d squeeze in one last little detail on the 412 before I hit the road for a few days. The 412 did not have any non-slip pad on the roof so after looking at some full scale pics, I added the pad. It’s just non-slip material skateboarders use and I paid $5 for a large sheet. It already has the glue back and it’s not coming off once it’s on.

Roy Mayoral

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05-18-2018 02:53 PM  3 months agoPost 33
kenb

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hello
Nice flying helicopter! Where did you get the rotor blades? Thanks.

ken berg

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05-19-2018 01:58 AM  3 months agoPost 34
Copter Doctor

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Ken, the blades were included in the sale but if i remember correctly they are two pairs of Curtis youngblood 690mm blades blades.

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07-28-2018 02:24 AM  21 days agoPost 35
Heli143

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Been slowly working on this 412 adding scale details. Added that green tint to the upper glass. Also added a retractable landing light.

Roy Mayoral

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07-28-2018 04:21 AM  21 days agoPost 36
blinny

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wow i didn't know those kits were still available

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07-28-2018 12:43 PM  20 days agoPost 37
chopper37

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Looking great Roy

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07-30-2018 02:03 AM  19 days agoPost 38
Heli143

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Thanks Charlie! I appreciate the nice comment!

Hey blinny, This kit is no longer made but can be found once in a while. I bought this one used and finished so working on a painted fuse is stressful especially when making cuts.
There is a second scalehouse 412 build thread down the page a bit. His kit was new and unbuilt so he’s taking his time with it.

Roy Mayoral

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08-01-2018 09:23 PM  16 days agoPost 39
blinny

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the reason why I asked that is I think I have one in my garage I will have to go check to make sure but a friend purchased from a guy in Georgia years ago it was the one that was on the cover of model rotor magazine years ago it need some work the tail let loose on him so he pancaked the landing gear and it does need some fiberglass work but it can be fixed

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08-01-2018 11:36 PM  16 days agoPost 40
Heli143

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Can you post some Pics?

I know someone who would be interested in buying it.

Roy Mayoral

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