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New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A (Read 6112 times)
Reply #95 - Jun 27th, 2018 at 10:40pm

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Congrats Ray. You certainly have unique interests. I still plan to do an autogyro some day.
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Reply #94 - Jun 27th, 2018 at 9:09pm

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She FLY'S!!!!   Cheesy

A brief one but she works, right after lift off she banked to the right, flew sideways and I had to catch it, I have videos and will post in a day or 2, I will make another flight tomorrow in am after I put some counter weight on the left wheel, I hope I can get a straight lift off and long flight. Just a few changes need to be made on the final version of this model and she will be a good flyer.  Smiley

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Reply #93 - Jun 27th, 2018 at 5:21pm

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Ray, hope it flies for you.
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Reply #92 - Jun 26th, 2018 at 5:13pm

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Ray, hope the additional power will do the trick.  Too bad you can't just swap out the gears like a quick change rearend in a hotrod!
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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #91 - Jun 26th, 2018 at 4:54pm

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Thanks Shipwreck, I have been designing rubber powered helicopters for over 40 years now and I still don't have everything figured out yet, sometimes my models will fly and sometimes they don't, I attempted another flight on the Bell this morning and she refuses to get off the ground, I think the 2 to 1 drive ratio is not enough to get the rotors up to flying speed, I will put more rubber in it in the morning and try again, worst case, I will build another one.  Wink

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Reply #90 - Jun 24th, 2018 at 2:18pm

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I have never seen this before. Great work. Like to give this a try.
 
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Reply #89 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 6:12pm

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Thanks Tom, we will see what happens tomorrow.

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Reply #88 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 5:44pm

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Looking good Ray....best of luck with the maiden!
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Reply #87 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 4:42pm

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6-21-2018

Ok, new rotor hub made, kept this very simple, no fly bar this time, main rotor shaft too long, made new one and shortened it, made opening for assess hatch, hatch door is drying, more tomorrow.

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Reply #86 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 3:59pm

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Tried a power up test with rotors on and noticed the rotor hub was not true, this caused an uneven tracking of the blades resulting in wobble, making a new rotor hub no big deal, will be ready to try again tomorrow, while I am at it I am making an access hatch to the main gear box assembly, will post pictures tomorrow.

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Reply #85 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 5:30pm

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Thanks Tom and Mike, I have not flown it yet, will try a flight tomorrow, had a busy weekend.

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Reply #84 - Jun 16th, 2018 at 6:44am

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Agree with Tom, a great creation. I've been following your creation from the start and must say your skills are absolutely terrific. Your casting and design methods are inspiring and you tissue work is also top drawer. Thanks for the posts and the picture of the creator, glad to see who is behind this great work.
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Reply #83 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 10:46am

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Outstanding Ray...great job and nice to see the modeler with his creation!!!!  Can't wait to see the videos of the maiden flight!!!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #82 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 5:57pm

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6-13-2018

OK, the Bell is now finished and ready to fly, weight is 70 grams with a rotor DIA of 26 inches, I have a 3 day weekend so I will try for flight then. She should fly with no issues.  Smiley

Cheers, Ray K.
 

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Reply #81 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 6:03pm

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6-12-2018

Thanks Tom, I will have to do that, the rotor blades are fairly simple, I cut out each rotor blade pattern from 1/16" balsa and just eye ball sand them to an airfoil shape and seal with liquid floor wax, about 6 to 8 thin coats, sanding in between each coat, another way is to put a few light coats, 2 to 3 of thin CA and sand that smooth, either way not a lot of weight is added.  Wink

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