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Reply #14 - May 24th, 2017 at 6:14pm
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Hello Mario,

You and I had met a long time ago at the oasis near O'hare airport back when you first started doing rubber powered helicopters, we exchanged a few ideas and I did like your approach to keeping it simple, as you know my designs are of a more complex nature and geared towards scale.
I will have a go at your RB500 design just to see how she flys, I will still redesign it for stretch winding capability's and light weight and I will see what happens.

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Reply #13 - May 23rd, 2017 at 12:39pm
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Ray_K wrote on Apr 21st, 2017 at 5:23pm:
4-21-2017

Or we could do the re-designed MIA Hughes 500 that I am working on, this one would be even easier to do?

Cheers, Ray K.


You mentioned it being easier to do, and I have to quote you on this as exactly my intent when I did that one  and all the rubber powered helis, kits,  I designed and sold back in the 80's 90's.

Simplicity was my goal with a scalish appearance. I had done quite a few full body balsa stick and tissue helis with some very complex geometry and beyond typical mechanical setups to really exploit the power of the rubber loops, but from my manufacturing point of view at that time,  this was too complex for the average builder and kid who simply wanted an inexpensive rubber powered model heli, something that looked like a heli but quick to assemble, power it and fly.

I have to dig out all my other helis, some which I have not shown before and take photos of the various mechanical contraptions I did to house them within the body of the heli. The MIA MD500 R/B or R/P  was an answer to a more simple, yet effective and attractive real like heli design.  If you do build one , I would encourage you to seek the original plan or review from Flying Models magazine back in March 1993  and if you want extended flight time simply use the traditional tissue for covering. 
  

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Reply #12 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 3:55pm
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Thanks Bob,

As soon as they are ready I will let you know.

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Reply #11 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 9:57pm
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Ray PM is on its way. THANKS.

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Reply #10 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 6:49pm
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Bob,

I am working on the plans for the 500, shoot me your e-mail, I should have them done in a week and I will send them to you.

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Reply #9 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 5:35pm
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OK! Ray, direct me to a plan on the 500 please. Shocked

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Reply #8 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 3:10pm
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Thanks Tom,

I am open to whatever anyone wants to try.

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Reply #7 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 7:09pm
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Bob,

I would go with the MIA Hughes 500, I don't think we could get any simpler than that, it is direct drive I just need to finish up the drawings and modifications on it, maybe a few weeks to have working plans, I want to make it as easy as possible to build.

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Reply #6 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 6:22pm
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OK, Ray I am all ears for some suggestions. Smiley

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Reply #5 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 3:58pm
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Hi Bob,

Funny that you mentioned a H-19, I have done some preliminary drawings for a Sikorsky S-58T twin pack as my next model but again either of these would be a bit more involved to build.

I would go with something a little more simple just to get your feet wet, direct drive and nothing that involves gear boxes yet. Just a suggestion.  Wink

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Reply #4 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 7:44am
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They all look nice, I have an aversion for the H-19. Probably too much for a beginning build.

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Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 5:23pm
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Or we could do the re-designed MIA Hughes 500 that I am working on, this one would be even easier to do?

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Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 5:08pm
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Sure thing Bob,

The easiest one would be my tail rotor version of the Vintage Aero helicopter, imagine this helicopter with a tail rotor instead of co-axle, if you give me a week I could have complete plans done and I would join in on this build as well unless you would like something else.

Let me know.

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Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 6:40pm
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Ray, Tom wants to do a helicopter cookup and I would like to use one of your plans to join in Shocked

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Possible Cookup for rubber heli's
Apr 24th, 2017 at 8:35pm
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Ray, you and Bob have been talking about a good beginner's project to start a cookup with.  You've been discussing it on the flying videos thread and I'm moving the conversations here so the video thread can stay just that, a video thread.
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