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07-15-2018 02:13 AM  34 days agoPost 1
ssmith512

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Well, after the demise of my beloved Roban Cobra last year, and since the AH-1W is my favorite full size heli of all time, I decided that I HAVE to have a Cobra in my hanger.

So, late last year I placed an order for a Heli-factory Super Cobra through their North American dealer, Eastern Helicopters. It finally arrived Thursday!! So this will be my build thread.

Fuse is 1/6th scale, roughly 7-1/2 feet long. Mechanics are Heli-factory with cable tail drive.

I will be diving into the world of 3D design and printing to assist with details on this build (should be fun!)

So enough talky, time for pictures!!

Subject heli - flew sorties in Afghanistan.....

Raw fuse as delivered......


Fuse comes with woodwork and cable drive installed.....

Mechanics are HEAVY DUTY!!! Steel pinion and main gear....


M-copter tail box. REALLY nice piece!!!


Initial progress might be a tad slow but am really looking forward this build. I am anxious to apply all of the things I have learned about scale modeling since the Airwolf build. Stay tuned for the periodic update!

Steve

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07-15-2018 03:05 AM  34 days agoPost 2
Heli143

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OMG!!!
That is absolutely awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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07-15-2018 03:25 AM  34 days agoPost 3
cmezip

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Very nice! Looking forward to seeing it come to life.

Steve

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07-15-2018 03:30 AM  34 days agoPost 4
eeeeky

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Keep em coming, that thing is NAUGHTY

Lets Fly!

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07-15-2018 03:46 AM  34 days agoPost 5
eeeeky

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Did you have to contact the distributor to get this? I cant see it on their site?

Lets Fly!

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07-15-2018 12:11 PM  34 days agoPost 6
ssmith512

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eeeeky
Did you have to contact the distributor to get this? I cant see it on their site?
Everything is listed on Heli-factory.com (the manufacturer). I contacted them and they put me in touch with Eastern Helicopters (North American dealer for Heli-factory).

Hope that answered your question.

Steve

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07-15-2018 01:44 PM  34 days agoPost 7
doorman

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Beautiful Machine!!
That is a great project Steve.. the subject heli will make an awesome model.. I know you will be making it a "show stopper" and looking forward to watching your project take shape.

Stan

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07-15-2018 05:17 PM  34 days agoPost 8
bwellmaker

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SWEET!!!

Will enjoy watching this come together.

UIH,

B

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07-15-2018 08:01 PM  34 days agoPost 9
FenderBean

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man love that size, put this one on my list lol

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE_rywpdgBAxA8bHVCw3VQQ

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07-15-2018 09:21 PM  34 days agoPost 10
seaharrierman

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If this is as good as your Airwolf steve will be an amazing model

Do you know what’s happened with scalerchelis forum

Glen

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07-16-2018 02:32 AM  33 days agoPost 11
eeeeky

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Ive been looking on the site, looks like there are two options for the electric cobra. Is this the electric, or the electric 2? Looks like they sell another manufacturers fuselage as well thats bigger still.. Holy CRAP!

Lets Fly!

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07-23-2018 01:08 AM  26 days agoPost 12
ssmith512

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Work has commenced on the Cobra.

Installed some mounting blocks. What mounts to them will be addressed in a future post.

Cyclic servos mounted and cables routed.....

And fabbed up this most awesome "avionics plate". Items you are unable to identify will be identified in a future post - you'll just have to wait




Working on battery mounting options/ideas. Been trying to figure out a way to keep from having to remove the canopy and cockpit to access the batteries, but it doesnt look like that idea will work. Oh well, will just have to make the cockpit and canopy removal system quick and easy.

Will be awhile before I update again. Next weekend is the US Nationals and then IRCHA immediately after that, so I will be busy competing, chilling, flying and flying some more for the next couple of weeks.

Steve

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07-23-2018 01:55 AM  26 days agoPost 13
Grimracer

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hubba hubba.. dude.. super looking work!

Grim

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