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Burgess
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:46 am
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Keith, he don't look too happy about you takin a photos.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:00 pm
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Hey Burgess,

It's not the photo that worrying him, it's the piece of wire that I drilled into his chest to support the Machine Gun, I'd be a bit p1ssed off too. Embarassed Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:43 pm
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Hi all.
Just joined the forum as it seems not many people own these choppers.

I just picked one up off a friend.

Keith, Im very much like what you have done with your Huey. I hope after some work I'll get mine looking as good.

Cheers,

Rob.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:03 pm
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Hi Rob,

Welcome to the forum, thanks for the kind words. I sure you will find lots of help on the forum, what sort of helicopter do you have ?

Once you start flying I think you'll find a lot of people are into RC helicopters right to the smallest Mall co-axials through to the much bigger stuff.

A handy link for you would be the guys at this site https://sites.google.com/a/townsvilleaeromodellers.com/website/ it's right in your neck of the woods
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:53 pm
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Keith,

I have a A2pro huey. Has an Align motor, Turnigy esc, Hiperion servo's, Assan GA250 gyro.

I bought it last night.

Still trying to figure out if it was a good thing to buy or not yet.

I also have been flying a solo pro 100. Not doing any 3d flying as im not interested in it, but just moving around slowly.

Thanks for the link, I know of the club. I am yet to join one of the two clubs up here. From what I have seen / heard is alot of politics.

I have been flying my planes at one of the local parks near by.

I am moving down to Brissy area in the new year with work. So I will most likely find a club to join then if I cant find an area to fly in.

My interest in the helicopters is to fly scale looking ones. Nothing over size, Im happy with the 450 size atm.

Cheers,
Rob.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:45 am
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Hi -QIK-,

My Huey has all Turnigy gear except for the Gyro & tail servo which are Align.

Couple of things to watch out for, there is a pin holding the tail gear to the tail rotor shaft needs Loktite and pins holding the Radius arms on, one of those came out on mine as well a bit of CA glue on each end needed. The only other thing was the Tail bearing, they tend to chop out after a couple of flights, I replaced the existing 3x6x2.5 with 3x8x4 haven't had a problem since.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:51 am
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Hi Guys,

After about 6 full batteries (about 10 minutes each) the tail modification is holding up, so the Huey is back in pieces getting the finishing touches.



If not flying this weekend, it will be by the one after.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:22 pm
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Hi Guys,

Think its about there, I can see a few things that aren't quite right but they are going to stay that way, time to move on to the next project, well in this case the previous project the Airwolf.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:36 am
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Nice little video that Keith, you've done a great job on that heli.

Question: Do the crew come alive after midnight? Very Happy

Tom.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:46 am
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tombo242 wrote:
Question: Do the crew come alive after midnight? Very Happy

Tom.


I hope not, they are all armed to the teeth, I might get bush wacked heading to the toilet at 2:00 AM Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:24 am
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You know Keith, at my age I sometimes wonder about that as well!

Still - no sweat mate! Have a good night. Drongos rule OK?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:30 pm
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If they do bush wack you, watch-out for were they stick the wire 'Laughing'
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:09 pm
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Keith,

The chopper looks great. Sorry I didnt reply sooner, we just moved and im sitting in Ipswich atm waiting for our house.

Thanks for the email with your settings. I fired my Huey up the other night and I just had to trim it and it seems to lift off fine. I will tweak / fine tune it at a later date. But it does fly.

Regards,

Rob.

P.S. How much will you charge me for a camo paint scheme? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:09 am
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-QIK- wrote:

P.S. How much will you charge me for a camo paint scheme? Wink


Hi Rob,

Happy to help you paint it in either RAAF or ARMY camo colours, they were the same paint jobs only the Decals changed slightly, I can also do the Decals for you, just pick the Serial Number you want. You have two locally to you, A2-279 is at Amberley RAAF Fire School though what left is just a burnt out shell or A2-771 is in the RAAF Amberley "Vietnam Museum" although it is no longer in camo it has gone back the the plain Drab Green that they were painted during Vietnam. You can pick any of them that served just go to http://www.adf-serials.com.au/3a2.shtml for the full history and current location.

All you need for the paint job is 2 x Tamiya AS-9 Dark Green (RAF) and 1 x Tamiya AS-15 Tan (USAF) some wet & dry sandpaper to remove the existing decals, some masking tape for the windows and supermarket shopping bags if you want to paint it without removing the mechanicals.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:26 pm
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Keith,

Was thinking of painting it the same as the one now sitting at the RAAF base in Townsville. 488 is the number on it.

I have to learn how to pull this chopper apart as I have to replace those bearings in the tail.

I was going to ask if you had tried longer blades on it? I was looking at getting a set of 500 size blades as the ones on it seem way to short.

I'm running a turnigy 3000 mah 4s lipo and it still seems to be a little tail heavy. Once we move into our house I'll have to try catch up one weekend and get you to have a look at it.

The paint is those Tamiya spray cans?

Cheers,

Rob.
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