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New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A (Read 3671 times)
Reply #25 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 4:21pm

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Fuselage formers being installed, note former F4 is the mitered gear box former, see the balsa rail, both halves will have this rail, these rails will allow the gear box to slide up and down for alignment to the drive shaft, once alignment is made then it will be locked down in final position.

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Reply #24 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 6:16pm

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Ok, building has begun, started cutting wood for fuselage keels, now cutting formers, more pictures tomorrow.

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Reply #23 - Mar 28th, 2018 at 5:41pm

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Looking great Ray...the cast gears and pulleys are super.  Can't wait for more.
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Reply #22 - Mar 28th, 2018 at 4:40pm

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Ok, pinion drive has been made and started building the fuselage, will have more pictures in a day or two.

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Reply #21 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 3:56pm

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Ok, all part masters have been made and casting has been done, even the pulleys, this will help speed up the building process on all future models, here are some pictures of finished parts. Now I can move forward and start this build this weekend.  Wink

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Reply #20 - Mar 7th, 2018 at 4:21pm

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Working on making pulley masters for casting if I am lucky I will be able to manufacture these as well, if everything goes well a kit would have all mechanical parts pre made and ready for final assembly.  Smiley

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Reply #19 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 6:13pm

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Some pictures of my earlier helicopters from the 80's and 90's, they are blurry due to scanning old photos.

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Reply #18 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 6:12pm

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Here are some pictures of my casting process, mold box, silicone mold and casted gears.

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Reply #17 - Feb 28th, 2018 at 12:38am

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Glad you got your mojo back...I hear you, sometimes you just have to jump start it!  That's been me with the Roland CII.  Life has a way of doing this to us!
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Reply #16 - Feb 27th, 2018 at 8:07pm

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Hello All,

Sorry for my absents on this, just have had no drive to build much but I need to get back on track here.

I am trying out some new casting material to make gears, gear box and maybe even the pulleys and more?

I should start casting this weekend and I will go from there, pictures coming soon.  Smiley

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Reply #15 - Nov 3rd, 2017 at 11:36pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Nov 3rd, 2017 at 5:26pm:
Welcome back Ray...I look forward to this one!  Popcorn and Soda is ready!
Tom


DITTO what Tom stated. I really like these photos showing the gears, bushings, box, and shafts. This finally gives me a picture of what and how you accomplish your choppers.

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Reply #14 - Nov 3rd, 2017 at 5:26pm

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Welcome back Ray...I look forward to this one!  Popcorn and Soda is ready!
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Reply #13 - Nov 3rd, 2017 at 5:17pm

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Halloween is over so back to work, I am finishing off the fuselage formers now and should be ready to build soon.

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Reply #12 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 5:53pm

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Gear box.
 
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Reply #11 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 5:52pm

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Parts.
 
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