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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #20 - Mar 7th, 2018 at 3:21pm
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3-7-2018

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 5:13pm
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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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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #18 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 5:12pm
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Here are some pictures of my casting process, mold box, silicone mold and casted gears.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #17 - Feb 27th, 2018 at 11:38pm
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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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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #16 - Feb 27th, 2018 at 7:07pm
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2-27-2018

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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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
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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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
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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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
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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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #12 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 4:53pm
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Gear box.
  

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Reply #11 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 4:52pm
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Parts.
  

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #10 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 4:48pm
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Here is a close up of the gear box and parts used in it's construction, Top view drawings almost complete, enough to start making the formers for the fuselage now.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #9 - Aug 9th, 2017 at 3:26pm
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The gear box is made out of a variety of material, box is made from 1/16" balsa and sheeted with 1/32" ply.
Beveled gears are custom ordered, the rest is just brass eyelets, brass washers, nylon washers, styrene tubing and 3/32" DIA aluminum tubing. Takes me an hour to 2 hours to make one.  Smiley will post a close up of gear box and parts that are used tomorrow.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #8 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 9:52pm
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Ray, I am with Tom re: the gear box. Looks like another great looking build.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #7 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 8:02pm
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What and how do you make your boxes for the gears?  This looks very interesting.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #6 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 3:38pm
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Thanks Tom, I am doing well so far, here is were I am at with the Bell 30, a few more things to do in the planning stage but will be building the fuselage within a day or two.

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