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Old Sep 16, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Went to the Air Show at Scott AFB, Il to see the Thunderbirds, and had to share this Kodak moment with you all:



And I left my DX6i at home!
Sweet, I have a RCA UH1B Huey, for my 450, in the mail. I should have it next week. It looks about the same as that one. It was the first Heli I got to fly in back in 1972. WS
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 09:18 PM
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The pilot said it was an 'N' model.
Hi Jake, The Bell 212 or UH1-N Huey was a twin pac "Twin engined" Bird and first flights were in 1968. Look at top behind main rotor and see how wide it is. WS
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 10:00 PM
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I was looking at a post yesterday about someone wanting carbon fiber blades for their 120 sr. It was posted that Nine Eagles Solo Pro 328 would work. I found the blades but not the cf ones. I kept searching and found a site called Club Heli.com and they had blades that I have a question about. They list main fiber blades at 140 mm. Some of the blades are listed as +1 degree and +3 degree.
This refers to the pitch of the blades? Would these work on the 120 sr? How would each affect the 120 sr?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Hi Jake, The Bell 212 or UH1-N Huey was a twin pac "Twin engined" Bird and first flights were in 1968. Look at top behind main rotor and see how wide it is. WS
Check this, then:

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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:15 AM
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I was looking at a post yesterday about someone wanting carbon fiber blades for their 120 sr. It was posted that Nine Eagles Solo Pro 328 would work. I found the blades but not the cf ones. I kept searching and found a site called Club Heli.com and they had blades that I have a question about. They list main fiber blades at 140 mm. Some of the blades are listed as +1 degree and +3 degree.
This refers to the pitch of the blades? Would these work on the 120 sr? How would each affect the 120 sr?
Rwek, friendly advice here... You will be spending money not necessary on cf tail. The 328 is stiff and I haven't had any break on me. If you really want to experiment with a cf blade, please report your success here because no one has done that in 1000+ messages.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Check this, then:

There you go,LOL, you nailed it with that shot. RCAerodyne has a new fuselage out for the 450 and that is it, a UH1-N Huey. It is bigger than the the UH1-B and comes orange and white, but I wanted the Military version. Great pics. Thanks WS
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Went to the Air Show at Scott AFB, Il to see the Thunderbirds, and had to share this Kodak moment with you all:



And I left my DX6i at home!
Those are awful small weights on a very short flybar!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Ok, so this is the Iriquois, Not the Kiowa. That's why I didn't recognize it. It comes in several ways. http://www.faqs.org/docs/air/avhuey2.gif
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Great pics Jake. You must have had a great day and many more pics. Did you happen to see out beloved F-106? Any pics?

BTW, I had me a couple rides in the Huey. I don't know what model. We were on a recovery mission when one of our F-106's went down. They had to fly us out to a remote forest and landed on a frozen swamp. Pilot got out ok A very memorable day indeed

Mike.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:59 AM
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I readed here than some of you are using the Solo Pro 328 blades and i might give it a try..

but if im not mistaken i also readed that the 328 rotors are same dimensions as the 120 but with one more degree of pitch. (14 to 15)

Ok ..now correct me if im wrong.. this would indeed cause more lift (at some more power drain expense probably as the rotors make more drag).. but wouldnt it be better to remain at 14 pitch? i mean.. with more pitch you get more lift or same lift at lower RPM ... but in a helicopter , specially in a fixed pitch like this we want head speed since the more rpm the fast the flybar and head spin and more stable and more control the helicopter has in theory..

or am i wrong?
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 08:10 AM
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You are not wrong. If you have your heli weighted down by totally unnecessary mods--like i do--the extra lift is a lot of help. However, it's also super for the guys who mostly hover! I get both speed and lift that works fantastically with my hybrids (see my blog).
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Great pics Jake. You must have had a great day and many more pics. Did you happen to see out beloved F-106? Any pics?

BTW, I had me a couple rides in the Huey. I don't know what model. We were on a recovery mission when one of our F-106's went down. They had to fly us out to a remote forest and landed on a frozen swamp. Pilot got out ok A very memorable day indeed

Mike.
No F106s........
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:59 AM
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If you look closely at the picture, you will an IPod and docking station ontop of the canopy area...I asked him if it was optional equipment........


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Old Sep 17, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Rwek, friendly advice here... You will be spending money not necessary on cf tail. The 328 is stiff and I haven't had any break on me. If you really want to experiment with a cf blade, please report your success here because no one has done that in 1000+ messages.
Not really interested in the cf tail. More interested in the main. Will look into the cf main and if I do go that rout I will let you know.
Ron
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Not really interested in the cf tail. More interested in the main. Will look into the cf main and if I do go that rout I will let you know.
Ron
Kind of "been there, done that" ... at least as far as the research into finding a suitable REAL CF blade for them main rotor is concerned - and I was actually unsuccessful!!!
The only (again) REAL CF main blades I found, were all symmetrical (ie CP heli blades).
Now, there is a way to install symmetrical blades (I did a video about it roughly half a year ago) but I got to the point where I realized that to install symmetrical blades that give enough lift, they need to be longer than the stock blades (to be honest, quite a bit ...) and therefore it would require to install a longer tail boom!
(but it is definitely doable and looked flyable as well - I only "work" indoors, so I did not get beyond hovering ...

Anyway, good luck with your quest, I am looking forward to the results ...

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