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Reply #138 - Jan 8th, 2021 at 9:12am
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Hello Andrew, there are no kits available out there for rubber powered helicopters, I use to make kits years ago and I plan on producing kits again as soon as I finish and test my new prototype, what would you like to know?

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Reply #137 - Jan 6th, 2021 at 10:32am
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Hello Ray.
I really would like to have a go at building a helicopter.  Sounds great.  What would be a good starting point please?  Are there model kits out there somewhere?
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Reply #136 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 9:40pm
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1-4-2021,

I have been building rubber powered helicopters for the last 52 years, any advise would be appreciated, do you have any videos of yours in flight, I would love to se them.

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Reply #135 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 10:50am
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Sure, I would be open to suggestions, please feel free to send pictures or drawings of what you have done, I have tried fly bars, paddles, hinged rotors all without success, your help would be appreciated, pictures would be great. Thanks. Ray K.
  
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Reply #134 - Dec 11th, 2020 at 10:41am
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I am glad to see a rare fan of rubber-engined scale helicopters! Only a few people in the world do this! I also had experience in trying construction. You can see the Robinson R44 on my channel. Now I have started making a scale of the MI 2 helicopter. With your permission, I want to give you some advice. The downshift from the rubber to the main rotor is an unfortunate decision. The rubber motor likes a lot of torque and doesn't like a lot of speed. Optimal raito 1:1. you Also need to stabilize the rotor, such as flybar, or weights and hinges on the three or more blades. The blades must have a concave profile
  
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Reply #133 - Oct 21st, 2020 at 12:34pm
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Moving along quickly Ray - looks very nice.  I look forward to your flight videos - good luck!

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Reply #132 - Oct 21st, 2020 at 10:23am
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Well she's almost ready to fly,  a few more things to do.

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Reply #131 - Oct 15th, 2020 at 11:23am
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Here's the new Huey so far, did new artwork for this one.

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Reply #130 - Sep 20th, 2020 at 12:20pm
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Ok, here's what I came up with for a new 90 degree drive, torque and PSI test were successful now to build another Huey to put in in to, original gear box assembly was 5 grams new on is only 3 grams.

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Reply #129 - Sep 18th, 2020 at 11:09am
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Started construction of new gear box, need to do torque testing and PSI strength. If it is successful I will post pics, should know in the next day or two.

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Reply #128 - Sep 16th, 2020 at 10:14am
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Reply #127 - Sep 16th, 2020 at 9:45am
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Hello everyone, The Huey failed to fly due to the main gear box stripping out, my gear box design is a 50 50 shot, if I get the alignment perfect it works fine, if I am off on my alignment she strips out. This just wont do. I need to come up with something for a 90 degree drive that is not alignment critical. I am tinkering with something new that will not be alignment critical and that can't strip out so time will tell. When I come up with something I will let everyone know.

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Reply #126 - Jul 19th, 2020 at 11:46am
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Hello all, I will be attempting flight today, fingers crossed, yes this is Ray_k I will post videos later.

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Reply #125 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:30pm
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Another very nice build Ray - look forward to your flight reports.

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Reply #124 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:30pm
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I'm moving this thread to the rubber powered  helicopter category because this is more of a build than a cookup. 

Ray this is a fantastic model, thanks for sharing it with us!
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