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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #50 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 3:59pm
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More work done, we are getting close to trial runs.  Smiley

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #49 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 9:34pm
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4-26-2018

Hi Tom, I had built the tri-geared version a long time ago, it flew but the gear made it heavy, I will make mine silver overall, I think that's what color it started out in and was painted yellow when it was doing flight demonstration shows.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #48 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 8:02pm
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I googled the Bell 30 and it's an interesting model.  Looks like the later models had a tricycle gear setup instead of the tail dragger....It's interesting to see that it was yellow overall.   I look forward to seeing this one come together.  Great to see your other birds in flight.
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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #47 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 3:29pm
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Ok, a little more done, working on the tail end piece, made this out of foam, just need to do the fine sanding and seal it so I can give it a light dusting of primer.

Also I found so old photo's of my Jet ranger and 1st Huey in flight. Enjoy.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #46 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:45pm
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Hi Bob, she's getting there, tomorrow I will try and get the tail rotor mast assembly done.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #45 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 6:34pm
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She is starting to look like a helicopter Smiley.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #44 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 3:49pm
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Ok, a little more work done, working on final sanding of the main gear wheels and made the main gear struts today.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #43 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 5:08pm
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Hi Bob, she's pretty big, not much done today, just ruffed out the wheels, need final sanding and sealing before painting.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #42 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 11:00pm
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Ray_K wrote on Apr 23rd, 2018 at 9:12pm:
4-23-2018

I estimate around 20 to 22 inches.

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Reply #41 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 9:12pm
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I estimate around 20 to 22 inches.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #40 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 9:05pm
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What will the rotor diameter be?

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #39 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 8:26pm
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Hi Tom, yea she is pretty big but simple enough and light enough to get airborne, if this works I will have to keep all designs in this simple scale type of work, who knows maybe I will simplify the Huey.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #38 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 5:38pm
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WoW, she's gonna be a big bird!  It's looking fantastic! Following with great anticipation!
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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #37 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 4:55pm
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4-23-2018

More work done, 80% completed, need to make nose plug and landing gear struts and sheet the nose section, total weight including the projected 8 grams of weight in the nose will be around 34 grams, model is almost 3 feet long.

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Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A
Reply #36 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 4:06pm
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4-20-2018

A little more work done, tail wheel wire and former in, a few more formers and a side keel, should be done with the rest of the formers, side keel and all stringers by tomorrow then on to nose plug and landing gear struts and wheels.

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