Posted by crosby |
Sep 15, 2015 @ 10:07 AM | 2,105 Views
I was asked last year if I would come out of retirement (building scale) to help my friend Eric with his MD 500E heli (fully electric)
So I told him I would. here's what she looks like and how she looked occasionally throughout the build.
Here I am at day of delivery (blue X-Cell shirt is moi)
Eric is the one flying (white hat)
This heli flies as good as she looks. Eric says she flies really scale at about 25mph...Weight added was about 3 to 4 pounds (lead) in nose.
This isn't your MaMa' heli Flies like a dream (nice; not a nightmare)
I am now disabled due to "AGENT ORANGE" poisoning from a tour of duty in Viet Nam..1967-68-69. I've worked an instructor in Law Enforcement and 27 year with Michelin Tire Corp as an Electric/Electronics engineer and line trouble shooter.
United States, SC, Honea Path
Factory sponsored heli Pilot for sevaral world named brands and also JR and Futaba. Been flying RC since 1957 and RC helis since 1972...also flew Hughes HM500D and UH1 D in Vietnam. Just love the flying toooo much!!
Retired &100% disabled from Vietnam (67-69) Purple Heart, Bronze Star & Air Force Commendation Medal.... After 18 weeks at Paris Island special trng... I spent my entire tour with the Marines (1st MAW & 2nd & 3rd Marines& I claim to be one! SEMPER FI