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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:38 AM
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Profile Kellett *Movies* Last Flight...

A buddy of mine down south, ssrobzoom aksed me if I would build him a Kellett if he sent all the electronics. I thought..."Why not?" As you know, my pain levels dictate what I can and cant do. Thank god I have a couch to lay on in the next room as I work a little, lay down...work a little and lay down. Takes a while to get things done....but in the end....it will fly awesome.

So, below are photos of what I got so far. I am actually recording movies of the build too. Very cool....but the guy filming it never shuts up!!! LOL!

More to come....

Dave




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Old Sep 25, 2009, 01:49 PM
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I just inlaid a CF tube inside the mast. It looks sweet!!! I clamped it down and will take some time to cure. In the mean time, I will work on the tail feathers.

Dave
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Looks good Dave as you know mine got taken out by a very fast plane.

I was thinking how I could take the undercarrage out of my broken Kellet-Profile and use it on a new build?

There is so much work in the steel its seems a shame to make it again.

Keep on with the good work Dave.

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Old Sep 25, 2009, 02:24 PM
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Andy....jut build a new one....it wont take long.

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Old Sep 25, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Nice one Dave, another Kellett. They seem very popular on here. I think you will overtake me at the rate your going already I will be watching with interest.

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Old Sep 25, 2009, 02:58 PM
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I am working on the tial feathers right now. She is coming together quickly. I just wish I could work on it at a steady pace.

All in all.....it has been fun!


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Old Sep 25, 2009, 07:45 PM
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OK....a couple more photos. I am having so much fun....

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Old Sep 26, 2009, 12:42 AM
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Hi Dave,
You've sufficiently guilted me into starting my Kellett. More to follow soon.
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 03:40 AM
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Go Mike GO!!!!
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 03:57 AM
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Nice work Dave,
This one is the fixed pitch/elevator version yes? it will be good to see how this version performs ..I see you have put hard wood pionts in for the UC, are you not going with the plan version of the 2 part UC??
I think your friend will be very impressed by the way it flies


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Old Sep 26, 2009, 07:14 AM
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Hey Rich. No....this will have full cyclic head as Steve already flies helis and he will take to the gyros like a duck takes to water! It will have the wire Kellett styled gear.

I got a couple more videos of me babbling. Just taking a while for them to upload.

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Talking about the head servos and basic set up...........




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Old Sep 26, 2009, 07:47 AM
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OK....last movie from yesterday. I have the fuselage still clamped together. I will unclamp it today and give her a quick sanding. Next will be the side planks. Then the head, and of course the UC.

I hope my ramblings help you guys out a bit?

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Old Sep 26, 2009, 09:58 PM
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Hi Dave,
I appreciate the videos you're posting about the build, they're helpful. I've started my Profile Kellett today after driving almost four hours round trip for the materials. I'll get some photos uploaded as soon as I have something worth looking at. You're the Man Dave, or as I like to say "Super Dave", but that may get into some copyright infrigements .
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Thanks for the feedback Mike. I was getting worried that no one was getting anything out of them. I try to get certain points accross in the video, I just worry that either I miss something and or beating a dead horse with other things.

So...if it is really helpful....I will get more done. I wanted to get some things done today on the build, but just a little tired today. I will some things done soon.

ssrobzoom had the electronics drop shipped to me from Hong Kong. Like Christmas opening that goody box! Gonna get the planks done next. I did a decent sanding job today on the fuse.

Dave
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