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01-16-2020 12:27 AM  7 months ago
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Agusta 109E Power
I have been working on a few projects this winter and this Thunder Tiger Agusta fuselage is one of them. I picked it up cheap at Dalton a few years back and have been slowly working on it. The fuselage was designed as a sport scale for a raptor 60/90 and the entire nose section is removable so you basically shove the raptor in and go.
i glued the removable front section in place and cut away the top section so the Xcell mechanics i am using drops in from the top.
I cut the woodwork from 1/8" lite ply and angled the floor of the woodwork so the mechanics tilt forward a few degrees.. this will give it the slightly nose high attitude in the hover and makes ground taxiing a breeze. The Xcell uses a universal joint for the tube driven tail that allows a few degrees of offset to accommodate the forward tilt of the mechanics.

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01-16-2020 12:42 AM  7 months ago
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Next order of business was the landing gear. Thunder tiger had the nose gear retracting rearwards which is all wrong so i patched up the hole and cut a new one in the correct location. The little stub wings for the mains didn't look right either so i cut them off to do a little plastic surgery later. Thunder Tiger used wire for the landing gear struts and since that wouldn't do, i got out the brass and brake line tubing to make a set of shock absorbing struts. They are retracted by simply using a servo pulling the gear in with a push rod. They extend the same way with the servo arm going just past the over stop position to lock them in place. No retract unit or servo required and a standard servo can be slowed down for that scale retracting/extending speed.

The nose gear went together in a similar way with a servo for retracting the gear ad another servo for closing the doors. A micro switch on the door servo is activated by the gear servo to open and close the nose gear doors at the right time.

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01-16-2020 12:49 AM  7 months ago
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Mounting the tail rotor was a little bit of a challenge due to the tr gearbox on the fullsize machine is in a compromising spot for the model. i cut a section of tailboom to mount the gearbox and made a bulkhead tomount it to, then mixed up a batch of epoxy and glued the whole assembly in place. since the mechanics are tilted forward and the tube drive comes down to the tr gearbox at an angle, i had to cut a slot in the tailboom section to clear the tube drive shaft. I also had to cut a square access hatch to get glue on the inside of the bulkhead, it will also make gluing the tail stinger and running wire for lights easier as well.

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01-16-2020 01:00 AM  7 months ago
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With the mechanics mounted, blades bolted on it was time to do the first test hover. the mechanics which has been flying for a few years as a nitro then converted to electric and a 4 bladed head mounted was already proven so the first flight in the fuselage was uneventful. ground taxiing was kinda neat, a little collective to get it light on its feet and a touch of forward cyclic and she starts rolling, just like the full size machine.
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01-17-2020 05:18 PM  7 months ago
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Looking great Émile.Phil
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01-17-2020 11:03 PM  7 months ago
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Your a building maniac this year Emile

Looking good man !
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01-17-2020 11:54 PM  7 months ago
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looking good Emile. I don't know how you guys can work on 2, or 3 at one time. I have a hard enough time staying focused on 1. LOL

Ron
I didn't crash. I just ran out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at the same time!
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01-18-2020 01:02 AM  7 months ago
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Simple. i have no life lol!!
actually, when i get to a point where i am stuck or waiting on stuff to cure or dry or stuff i need to get, i get onto the next one which by that time is ready for some more attention, or other times it gets tedious working on one so i change the scenery and get onto another :-)
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01-22-2020 01:35 PM  6 months ago
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R/C is life!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE_rywpdgBAxA8bHVCw3VQQ
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02-09-2020 05:12 AM  6 months ago
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Made some t/r blades for the Agusta 109E today. When it comes to scale looking blades there just aren't any options out there.

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02-29-2020 03:27 AM  5 months ago
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Anyone out there have any good walkaround pics of an MH68?drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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03-02-2020 05:26 PM  5 months ago
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Got the cockpit structure done. Getting it detailed is next

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03-16-2020 01:31 AM  5 months ago
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This thing is fast!

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03-17-2020 06:33 PM  5 months ago
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cool! looking forward to seeing this detailed and painted.Roy Mayoral
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03-18-2020 03:30 AM  5 months ago
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Thanks Emile, I enjoy going over your building problem solving. Helps take away a bit from what’s happening in the world.
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03-18-2020 03:40 AM  5 months ago
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Yes sir you are welcome. I flew the mechs in the fuselage last weekend. Here is a short clip

Watch at YouTube

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03-23-2020 09:07 PM  4 months ago
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Another masterpiece in the making. Well done Emile.Phil
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03-24-2020 01:54 AM  4 months ago
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Thanks Phil, i am trying, we will see drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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03-24-2020 01:57 AM  4 months ago
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Very cool!!!!!BD Team Pilot / Get !T - Got !T - Perfect !T
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03-25-2020 02:50 AM  4 months ago
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got some exhaust stacks for the A109E
made from some sophisticated material. $1 each at the dollar tree, about 30 minutes of terrorizing the cats til empty, a date with my butane torch and viola!
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