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Old Apr 14, 2015, 12:06 PM
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You might get a chuckle from this one. Thanks.

Don

PS: The full size 314 is right behind the nose of mine, lol.
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 01:05 PM
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Now that background really makes it look real!!!
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That's just amazing!!!
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 06:14 PM
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You might get a chuckle from this one. Thanks.

Don

PS: The full size 314 is right behind the nose of mine, lol.

ROFL,

Outstanding!!!

John
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 06:43 PM
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I just had to do it. Photoshop is such a great tool to have fun with.

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Old Apr 14, 2015, 07:51 PM
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I just had to do it. Photoshop is such a great tool to have fun with.

Don
Yes it is, I also think its the best tool when you need lettering or nose art on your helicopters.

John

She looks really fine there in the hanger, right at home if I say so.
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Old Apr 15, 2015, 06:45 PM
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A part that I have been anticipating for a month or more has now arrived and is ready for installation. I will wait until I get the new main shafts in but this follower, although larger than scale, is very, very close to what the real one looks like. I would rather have it this way than the other one that is currently on the mast. This was made by a fellow in Slovenia that has taken on the task of making his own rotor head hub and spindles. The workmanship is top notch. Take care.

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That's a very nice part, bushings or bearings?

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Old Apr 15, 2015, 08:18 PM
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There are no bearings nor bushings in it but I just went over it with a bit of blue Loctite on each screw so we shall see how it holds up. There are washers between the pivoting links and the blocks which prefer to be round side to the block or they allow the screw to tighten up. If the rounded edges are to the blocks, they move a lot smoother and do not allow the screw to move. I can see some changes could be made to this but I will give it a trial first. So far, those that are in service are still there and none have had any trouble with them. I hope to get it in the air this weekend. Thanks and take care.

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There are no bearings nor bushings in it but I just went over it with a bit of blue Loctite on each screw so we shall see how it holds up. There are washers between the pivoting links and the blocks which prefer to be round side to the block or they allow the screw to tighten up. If the rounded edges are to the blocks, they move a lot smoother and do not allow the screw to move. I can see some changes could be made to this but I will give it a trial first. So far, those that are in service are still there and none have had any trouble with them. I hope to get it in the air this weekend. Thanks and take care.

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Hope that follower works out, let us know what you think of it once you get some time on it.?

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I saw that there are some upgrades coming to them and whatever they upgrades are, mine will get them as well. I really think that shouldered screws through the arms would be more than ample to act as bearing material. Another way would be flanged bearings with a stepped washer to retain it on the other side of the flange. Stepped washers are the hard part to nail down. The last method would be a simple machine screw with a long unthreaded shaft, held in place with nylok nuts. It's simple and effective and would be easy to change on the fly. It really depends on how complex you want to be and there are lots of overly complex components to our helicopters that could be done a lot simpler and less expensive than they are now. Take care.

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