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Old 12-14-2005, 07:21 PM
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Well today I finally got the nerve........

I've been working on my UH since this summer as my next scale competition project. During the late summer and early fall I started fitting the wood work, prepping the mechs, and doing my anal rounds of measuring, dry fitting, measuring, and more dry fitting. This late fall and beginning of winter I started premantly securing parts and over the past week re-fit the mechs, set the boom, and installed the electronics.

At 5:40 PM CST she hovered for the first time as a scaler. Today was the first time I've started the motor since I quit flying the heli this summer. It ran like it always had. As of yet my doors are only hinged and they stay in place using the working handles. I don't have my magnets mounted yet and expected the doors to have some wobble to them, not so. The heli is just as smooth as a scaler as it was when it was in pod n boom form.

I'm glad I took my time with the build and made sure everything was as close to perfect (for me) as I could get it because the smooth hover this evening was totally rewarding.

The only problem I noticed after my post flight was that my torque tube bearing needs to be oiled and I will have to richen the motor some as it was sounding a bit lean for the cold winter weather.
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Old 12-16-2005, 11:22 PM
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Sounds like she's going to be fine CJ......hope ya got a pic or two.

And Merry Christmas to ya too.
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Awesome! We look forward to pictures and video!
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:11 PM
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Good news,

Got PLENTY of pictures.

Bad news,

My card reader is not working, PISSER!!! I'll have to go to a buddies house to download the photos to a disc.
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Lookin' forward to it Partner.
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Did somebody say pictures?......


The shots here of my "Cover of Darness" test flight. I was so anxious to test fly it I turned on the flood lights in my back yard and took it up and had my wife get a couple of shots. The other are of some add on trays I built to hold my receiver and gyro where they would be easy to get to. Joe at East Coast Scale gave me the idea.







As I get the others resized to fit the forums I will post them as well.
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Chris,

I love the smell of petrol in the evening!

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Now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Good stuff Christopher. Keep'em coming Bud.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:43 PM
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Build pics











And a tired crew after a day's building....

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Where did you get the pilots??!!!
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Old 01-06-2006, 06:16 PM
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The male figure is from 21st Century Toys and the female is from Blue Box toys. She's part of the Cy Girls edition. Since I was modeling a police heli I needed police figures. The male was easy to find, the female took some searching.

For a pilots you can check out www.goodstufftogo.net and www.actionfigure2000.com

The figures are sometime expensive but very detailed. McCleod, the female figure came with three sets of hands, police hat, sunglasses, 6 guns, knee pads, and a stand, the male figure came with a vest, detailed helmet, and gun.
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