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Old Jul 11, 2009, 04:21 AM
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I love the attention to little details. Great job Daniel.
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 08:15 AM
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Killer Kool Daniel. Superb craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers - Boyd
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 12:42 AM
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Here is my MD500E... last photo before phase off/scrap (Jun 20, 2009).
It them being replaced by AH-6 "Little Bird" (Jul 19, 2009).

Note: TFModel/Smartmodel fuselage. Missing turbine exhaust and wire cutter during shipping. While waiting for them to sent me the missing parts, I temporary create turbine exhaust using photo paper.

SH
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Here is my MD500E... last photo before phase off/scrap (Jun 20, 2009).
It them being replaced by AH-6 "Little Bird" (Jul 19, 2009).

Note: TFModel/Smartmodel fuselage. Missing turbine exhaust and wire cutter during shipping. While waiting for them to sent me the missing parts, I temporary create turbine exhaust using photo paper.

SH

That rocks SH. Whose head is that? Is this one of your creations?

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Old Jul 19, 2009, 03:51 PM
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Hove up colour !
EC 145 CHAMONIX (1 min 55 sec)
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Here's a little aerial video I did last weekend with a Fly Camone2 stuck to the bottom of my T-rex 450x with scale jet ranger fuselage. The same one from post number 20 above.

News Chopper 5 T-rex 450x Aerial video (5 min 52 sec)
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 07:27 PM
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Whoa! Anybody got a barf bag??

Pretty cool, but I think you're passengers are going to sue!
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Hove up colour !...................
That's my baby.
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 08:25 PM
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That rocks SH. Whose head is that? Is this one of your creations?

Cheers my friend - Boyd
Thank Boyd

The main rotor head is a combination of:
hub, swash and swash plate follower is from Heliartist.
blade grips from TRex600 tail rotor grip
flapping damper is from Mini-Titan

As usual, the original color of the hub is aluminium silver. I paint it with "Matt Black" color

Going to paint the tail blade grip with Matt Black as well.

EDIT: Oh.. the black color washout mixer plastic thing below the hub is just for balancer. Due to HeliArtist only come with one swash plate follower arm, it tend to cause unbalance in the hub during spinning. Thus, I add some weight in opposite direction to the follower arm in order to counter balance it.

SH
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Here is my MD500E... last photo before phase off/scrap (Jun 20, 2009).
It them being replaced by AH-6 "Little Bird" (Jul 19, 2009).

Note: TFModel/Smartmodel fuselage. Missing turbine exhaust and wire cutter during shipping. While waiting for them to sent me the missing parts, I temporary create turbine exhaust using photo paper.

SH
Looks good.

How is the performance on it?

I painted the head on mine previously but since its AL, the paint always ends up coming off due to use so I don't paint it anymore. I was considered anodizing it in black but I haven't done it as of yet.

Heliartist hub is nice and drilled straight, but its very weak and if you have any misshaps, its basically gone. Lightning heli hub is improperly drilled but it is tough as nails and with some help of a machinist can be fixed perfect. JMO.

MB.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Here's a little aerial video I did last weekend with a Fly Camone2 stuck to the bottom of my T-rex 450x with scale jet ranger fuselage. The same one from post number 20 above.

http://vimeo.com/5667082
Is it you use !
http://www.smartmodel.com.hk/product...0&image=image1
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Yes. That is the camera I used. The actual resolution is better than what you see here. I also deleted the actual sound track because it was just too noisy to keep in the video.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 12:38 PM
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Whoa! Anybody got a barf bag??

Pretty cool, but I think you're passengers are going to sue!
Well, like I said in post #1, I am new to heli flying, so my piloting skills could still use some work.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Here is my MD500E... last photo before phase off/scrap (Jun 20, 2009).
It them being replaced by AH-6 "Little Bird" (Jul 19, 2009).

Note: TFModel/Smartmodel fuselage. Missing turbine exhaust and wire cutter during shipping. While waiting for them to sent me the missing parts, I temporary create turbine exhaust using photo paper.

SH
SH the 450 size scale guru

Let us know your thought on 6S setup in detail, i.e. ESC, motor and Lipo size/weight; surely flight time too.

With that said, my semi-scale Little Bird also from Smartmodel.

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Old Jul 21, 2009, 12:07 AM
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How is the performance on it?
MB.
So far so good.. Minor vibrations..but that I suspect is because my blades not good.

As for painting, I use normal brush and tamiya paint to paint the hub. The paint ca easily came off. For the hub, I use tamiya spray paint. After the Matt Black, I also spray a few layers of Tamiya clear paint.

Maybe u can try spray Tamiya clear paint 1st on the hub, then spray paint whatever paint u want. After that, spray clear paint again. That should protect the paint from coming off.

SH
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