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Reply #50 - Nov 1st, 2016 at 3:51pm
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I do not have flight videos yet but hope to have some soon.

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Reply #49 - Nov 1st, 2016 at 3:04pm
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Hi Ray, I was checking your models,
Finishing is unvelievable, I was inspired to unearth some past heli projects I had.
I designed  one many years ago, and it was a great flyer, even able to "glie" back to my hand, that really surpised me, I was expecting the chopper just to fall in absence of power.
Ray do you have some flight videos?
Cheers from Uruguay, Im delughted just watching the pics! Smiley
  
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Reply #48 - Jul 21st, 2016 at 3:22pm
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Thanks Tom, I am hoping to finish the plans on the Sea sprite this weekend so I can start building her soon.

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Reply #47 - Jul 21st, 2016 at 12:50am
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The Rotodyne looks fantastic!  Love it!!! Hope you're up and at em soon Ray.  Hang in there Buddy!
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Reply #46 - Jul 20th, 2016 at 8:50pm
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Hello Terry,

It is an Autogyro, I have not built up the nerve to fly it yet but I will make and attempt as soon as I can walk again.

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Reply #45 - Jul 20th, 2016 at 8:03pm
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Ray,

Wow! That is outstanding with detail.  Does it fly?  A gyrocopter? 

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Reply #44 - Jul 20th, 2016 at 5:50pm
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Here is a photo of the Rotodyne with the rotors on her.

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Reply #43 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 7:15pm
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I would be interested as Tom stated Plans and drive kit might be adequate.

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Reply #42 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 5:03pm
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Plans and drive kit might be adequate.  But what do y'all think?
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Reply #41 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 4:49pm
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To those who are interested in kits when they become available, laser cutting for what I would produce may not be cost effective because of small quantity's that would be ordered because of low interest for this type of model ( I learned this lesson with the Hiller Commuter. ) So to keep kit costs down all future kits that I may do will have print wood parts instead of laser cut parts, just an FYI. Feed back on this would be welcomed.

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Reply #40 - Mar 14th, 2016 at 8:45pm
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I am doing the UH2-2A North Vietnam version only because the upper engine housing is much simpler to make, ( to save time ) but it can be easily converted into the Navy Seasprite version.

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Reply #39 - Mar 14th, 2016 at 8:03pm
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Can't wait Ray!!!
  

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Reply #38 - Mar 14th, 2016 at 6:56pm
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I did a lot this weekend on the plans, full side view structure is done and I am finishing off the top view, transmission layout is done, should be ready to start building next weekend if all goes well, I am very happy with the way things are looking at the moment, will post pictures of plans when done.

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Reply #37 - Mar 11th, 2016 at 8:26pm
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Fantastic Ray...can't wait to see this one come together.  Really like the Navy scheme!
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Reply #36 - Mar 9th, 2016 at 7:43pm
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Here is the new helicopter that I will put this gear box in, I have started on the plans and will start another thread when I start building in a week or two.

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