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Posted by HawkerTyphoon | May 05, 2009 @ 08:50 PM | 2,414 Views
Here are some more pictures, I just taped the fuselage sections together for now only the real trouble spot is the water tank especially the removable side, the alignment still needs some fine tuning. But all in all it really looks amazing, sometimes I surprise myself. BTW sorry for the dramatic lighting and angle or what ever it is. playing around with the camera is sooo much fun
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | May 05, 2009 @ 04:06 PM | 1,900 Views
Some things I forgot to mention are,

I am making this from my own drawings
I have been working for about one week
I really don't have a 450 size helicopter
I did measure one at the LHS
and I really, really, really enjoy detail and building with balsa.

any way here are some more pics.

I think I will cover it with ion on covering in a Italian "Forestale" scheme
like this: http://www.airliners.net/photo/CFS--...ane/1238787/M/

Did you know, the picture at the link above is copyrighted, and the copyright owner's name is Alfredo! isn't that sweet! how awesome would it be for your name to be Alfredo?

I really never thought about the battery situation till just now,
It will probably will need to sit forward of the stock location for proper CG
I do not know how that will work, maybe it will fit in the fuse. just between the cockpit and the rotor mast . OH well I have to address that later.
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | May 04, 2009 @ 10:57 PM | 2,405 Views
Blogosphere time

anyway here is my new project
I feel it doesn't merit a thread that will just sit around, so here ya go

It is a 450 size S-64 Skycrane, anyway it is a work in progress and really a neat subject

taking a leaf from darthdrk's book it will have a n-60 motor in the tail
it is mostly made of 1-32 balsa and some 3-32 and 1-4 inch reinforcement.

I chose this subject because I really like the machine and it is rarely modeled but when you get down to the nuts and bolts it is really pretty easy because of the lack of compound curves. the only really challenging part is the nose but it hasn't beat me yet.
i'll post more tomorrow