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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #35 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 3:39pm
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4-18-2018

Ok, transmission is in and is smooth as glass, tomorrow I will finish the remaining formers and stringers.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #34 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 4:33pm
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4-17-2018

Cool, I am looking forward to your next build Bob. Smiley

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #33 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 4:17pm
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I watch your builds and mechanics with amazement.

Oh! Im doing better I have been sitting at my desk and building a plastic P-51B to get myself ready for the near future.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #32 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 3:37pm
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Ok, more work done, pinion drive installed and shaft locking plate, main drive shaft gear assembly made, just need to make the alignment plates for the spur gear and the main drive shaft and then I will be able to put in the mitered gear box to finish the transmission install, tomorrow.  Wink

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #31 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 8:28pm
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Hope you are doing better Bob, take it easy and heal. Wink

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Reply #30 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 5:55pm
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Im, game Ray. Just give me time to heal and Ill go for your helicopter cookup.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #29 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 5:08pm
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Thanks Bob, I have seen some of your builds and they look fantastic to me! I should have more pictures tomorrow, need to get you to come to the darkside and build a helicopter.  Cheesy

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #28 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 4:48pm
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Ray, I love to see your work progress it looks like an assembly line. The work puts my to shame and I want to go and hide in the closet. Shocked

Great work. Smiley

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #27 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 3:13pm
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Thanks Bob, I cut all my formers by hand, they are not laser cut. More work done, one side done, started on other side and main gear wire in, I will be installing the transmission tomorrow.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #26 - Apr 14th, 2018 at 11:13pm
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Ray, I just found this thread again and noticed that the former's look laser cut. If not they are the best cut out former's Ive seen yet. Great job so far, cannot wait to see the fight video.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #25 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 3:21pm
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Fuselage formers being installed, note former F4 is the mitered gear box former, see the balsa rail, both halves will have this rail, these rails will allow the gear box to slide up and down for alignment to the drive shaft, once alignment is made then it will be locked down in final position.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #24 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 5:16pm
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Ok, building has begun, started cutting wood for fuselage keels, now cutting formers, more pictures tomorrow.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #23 - Mar 28th, 2018 at 4:41pm
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Looking great Ray...the cast gears and pulleys are super.  Can't wait for more.
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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #22 - Mar 28th, 2018 at 3:40pm
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Ok, pinion drive has been made and started building the fuselage, will have more pictures in a day or two.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #21 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 3:56pm
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3-22-2018

Ok, all part masters have been made and casting has been done, even the pulleys, this will help speed up the building process on all future models, here are some pictures of finished parts. Now I can move forward and start this build this weekend.  Wink

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