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08-01-2021 04:35 PM  48 days ago
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EnstromPilot

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500 size UH-34 “Mercury Recovery”
Really should have posted more of the build process earlier, but I’ve been trying to throw it together quickly to be ready for IRCHA. Putting the final touches on my 500 size UH-34D now. It’s a PKM fuselage with Trex 500 mechs, Align 4 blade head, and the JDHMBD 4 blade tail. Should have everything ready for the trip to IRCHA on Thursday! Paint scheme is modeled after the aircraft that recovered Alan Shepard’s Capsule after the first Mercury Mission. Eventually, I’ll be adding a cargo hook on the bottom to attempt to lift a 3D printed capsule.

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08-01-2021 06:08 PM  48 days ago
v22chap

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Lookin really good ... hope to see ya at IRCHA , I will be getting there Wed.Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters
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08-01-2021 09:52 PM  47 days ago
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Nicely done. Looks great. Have a great time.
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08-02-2021 04:52 AM  47 days ago
Heli143

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Wow! Very nicely done!!
Hope to see it at Dalton.
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08-03-2021 04:50 AM  46 days ago
EnstromPilot

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Thanks guys. Added a few more details. A more scale exhaust, and a hook for the hoist. Not sure if it will be flight ready in time, but it will at least be good for display at IRCHA. Will definitely be ready for Dalton though!

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08-03-2021 01:39 PM  46 days ago
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Always good to have new models to drool over !!!! Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters
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08-03-2021 02:39 PM  46 days ago
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Tail Drive?
Does yours have a cable drive or shaft for the tail.. I had a problem getting my cable drive to work...

Stan
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08-03-2021 02:42 PM  46 days ago
EnstromPilot

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doorman Tail Drive?
Does yours have a cable drive or shaft for the tail.. I had a problem getting my cable drive to work...
Stan, I'm using the Roban 45 degree gearbox and a torque tube setup. My luck with cable drives has never been great.
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08-04-2021 02:27 AM  45 days ago
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Tail Drive
Can you give me a part number and where to order..I will make a change on mine..
I never had much luck with cables either... thx
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08-04-2021 02:46 AM  45 days ago
EnstromPilot

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doorman Tail Drive
Can you give me a part number and where to order..I will make a change on mine..
I never had much luck with cables either... thx
Here you go: https://www.motionrc.com/products/r...rbn-sp-uh500-12

Also used the Align short tail tube: https://grandrc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id=50918

And the Align drop-down frames: https://grandrc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id=50913

Which requires this tail drive gear: https://grandrc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id=50963
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08-04-2021 01:40 PM  45 days ago
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Parts and Pieces
Thank you!!
Parts on order!!
Stan
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NEW  08-28-2021 10:43 PM  20 days ago
EnstromPilot

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Maiden flight complete! Hoping to get it out to the field tomorrow getting into more of the forward flight and gain tuning. Handled well and had plenty of tail authority and power margin.

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NEW  08-29-2021 11:41 PM  19 days ago
EnstromPilot

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I put in a few more flights today and got the gains dialed in. Really flies excellently! Very stable with plenty of authority.

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NEW  09-02-2021 11:27 PM  15 days ago
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Sweet!!Roy Mayoral
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