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Old 07-31-2017, 12:50 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Very good! Much more secure than my broomstick clamped to a step-ladder.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:35 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Looking real good!
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:56 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Thanks! I hope I'll soon be able to post pictures of it being used...
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:48 PM   #124 (permalink)
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I have just picked up a Funkey AS350 and I have been reading through your thread. It has been great to get some references for my build. I am curious about the height of the Align 3 blade head for scale. Is there enough clearance or did you use a longer main shaft? Also which blades are you using? Any more info about the 3 blade head would be appreciated.

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Old 11-02-2017, 02:02 PM   #125 (permalink)
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I'm using the main shaft that comes with the Align 3-blade head. With my 600E mechanics the head turns out to be about 5mm too low for perfect scale - good enough for me. In fact, getting the head any higher by using a longer main shaft would require a larger opening in the doghouse to allow the swash to sit higher. The limit for the distance between the head and the swash is the follower arm, which means you need to raise the swash together with the head if you want to get any higher than what I have in my heli. While the full scale AS350 has its swash above the doghouse, the 600 size swash is way too large for scale and wouldn't look right above the doghouse.
I believe I mention the required dimensions for the longer turnbuckles in my thread. You will then also very likely have to replace the linkage rods from the servos to the swash; I don't remember the required length, and don't think I mention it in this thread.
I replaced the stock black head dampeners with softer gray ones. It's been half a year since I last flew this heli because I'm still waiting to get it painted, but it flew like a dream.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:58 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Some slow progress while I'm waiting to get the fuselage painted. I wrapped some black tape around the cargo gear to match the full size appearance, and painted my main and tail blades. They came out perfectly balanced. I used Tamiya light ghost grey and bright red for the mains, and intermediate blue (US Navy) and chrome yellow for the tail blades.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:29 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Nice cargo sling frame. Is that 3D printed?
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:22 AM   #128 (permalink)
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Yes, it is. User "lynxman" posted a link to a whole bunch of 3D-printable accessories for the AS350 here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-AS350-project
Looking closely at the photo of the full size, and counting the turns of tape wrapped around that one, I figured out that my subject has an elongated gear (ratio is 36:26 or so), while lynxman's is square. So I uploaded his file to tinkercad, and shrank it in one dimension. That solution is not perfect, of course, because it shrinks everything in that dimension, but the factor is small enough that nobody will ever notice.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #129 (permalink)
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Painting has started. Here she is in white base coat:
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:50 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Spent 4 hours masking the fuselage. The large Swiss crosses on the sides are stencils from Callie Graphics (who else?). I stuck some masking tape on top of the stencils on the lower half of the cross here to guide the eye; it has no real function there. The left side was a little tricky because of the sliding door rail. Anyway, ready to paint now! Hope she turns out as expected/intended...
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:09 PM   #131 (permalink)
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And here she is in all her glory - thanks Rick:
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I always had a tough time with red and white. Inevitably, the red would bleed into the white because I never let the paint dry long enough to fully cure. Looks really good.

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Old 06-14-2018, 12:54 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Nice paint job !

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Old 06-18-2018, 12:09 PM   #134 (permalink)
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I never have the patience ..... got mine in late April. Century Swift NX mechanic, 910kv Scorpion 9T pinion on 6S, HW 100A V3 governed. Painted in color I can see (getting old), DJI Wookong-H controller.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:42 PM   #135 (permalink)
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Looks good!
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:43 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I just got mine clear coated today:
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:51 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Nice!!
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:11 AM   #138 (permalink)
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Great looking Heli you have there

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Old 06-19-2018, 08:18 AM   #139 (permalink)
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Great looking Heli you have there

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Nothing like the one you are building ..... mine is just semi scale to fly around.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:35 PM   #140 (permalink)
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Today I installed the Vario #114 window rubber seal. After the second window I really started getting the hang of it. Unfortunately I didn't have enough of that stuff - as you can see the large rear window on the left didn't get any yet (the pilot's bubble window on the right won't get any, as a careful inspection of pictures of the full-size machine revealed). I hope it won't take too long for more of the stuff to arrive...!


Does anyone have a good idea how to cut the windows to the correct size now? The guide lines for cutting on the stock windows are meant for the windows to be simply glued from the inside of the fuselage, so they are 5mm or so larger than the opening. I was thinking of making templates from some clear plastic food containers first, and fit them in before cutting the actual window material. That should work for most windows since they are fairly flat, but not all.
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