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Bell UH-1N rubber powered helicopter build. (Read 33246 times)
Reply #12 - Aug 15th, 2016 at 8:55pm

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I too am very excited about this project because it is incorporating all new mechanics and will have pitch adjustable tail rotors. This will be either one of my better achievements or another downer like the R6.  Tongue

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Reply #11 - Aug 15th, 2016 at 8:43pm

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Amen to that brother,  Smiley I usually say to my self quite often after adding stuff, yea now that looks about right. Cheesy Grin

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Reply #10 - Aug 15th, 2016 at 8:37pm

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I'm really looking forward to this one Ray.  I tend to build like you.  Over do the strength and engineering but my engineering is usually "TLAR" engineering.  You know, (That Looks About Right)! Cheesy Wink Grin
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Reply #9 - Aug 15th, 2016 at 6:34pm

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Thanks Tom,

So far she is pretty light, I just have to be careful and choose my wood and other building materials wisely to keep her weight down as much as possible, I tend to over build or over engineer sometimes so I will have to keep myself in check.
My target weight goal is 40 grams or less.

Cheers, Ray K. P.S. more pictures coming in a day or two.  Wink
 
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Reply #8 - Aug 15th, 2016 at 5:45pm

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Ray,
From the looks she's only a piggy in girth not in weight.  Looks fantastic and light!!!
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Reply #7 - Aug 15th, 2016 at 4:51pm

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Nice color schemes Tom, Thanks, now onto what you have been waiting for, pictures of my progress so far, still much to do, she is a fat little piggy.

Cheers, Ray K.  Wink
 

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Reply #6 - Aug 13th, 2016 at 11:54pm

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Ray,
Found these colorful schemes with a quick Google search.
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Reply #5 - Aug 12th, 2016 at 4:04pm

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Thanks Tom, I found a few but you are right, what I have found most are not very, shall I say eye popping but again I just want to see this fly.

Cheers, Ray K.  Wink
 
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Reply #4 - Aug 12th, 2016 at 1:40am

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Sorry Ray, they're on 35mm slides and I haven't done any digital conversions.  Most of them were the standard green camo of the 1970's.  There were a couple with teeth/shark mouths but mostly non-spectacular camo schemes.
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Reply #3 - Aug 11th, 2016 at 5:54pm

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Hey Tom, you wouldn't happen to have other color schemes that you could post here do you? It would be much appreciated.

Cheers, Ray K.  Wink
 
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Reply #2 - Aug 9th, 2016 at 10:15pm

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It won't be super scale like the R6 but it will be close enough to do the job, trying to save as much weight as possible, side frames are now complete will start the rest of the fuselage structure in a day or two then transmission work.

Cheers, Ray K.  Wink
 
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Reply #1 - Aug 9th, 2016 at 9:57pm

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WoW Ray...love the Huey!  I have lots of slides of them from McClellan AFB as they passed through the area on the transit ramp.  Along with the Huey Cobras.  I remember one Marine Cobra pilot, Lt. Rock Savage...great name for a Cobra pilot and it was his real name!!!  He told of his flight of three Cobras playing chase through the canyons of the High Sierras when a Rutan VariEze locked on their six and followed them through the canyons.  They finally shook him when they all lifted out of the canyons and surrounded him.  Waved at him and broke off to the Air Base.

I really look forward to this build!
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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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Aug 9th, 2016 at 6:26pm

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I have started my new helicopter build, it is a Bell UH-1N, I will post some pictures by the weekend of my progress, it is pretty big and will have the new gearbox and a new main rotor head design. I put the Kaman Sea sprite on the side for now because I really wanted to do this one and it will give me the opportunity to test out the new rotor head assembly.

Cheers, Ray K.  Wink
 

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