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Old Jul 22, 2012, 06:45 PM
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If you get the chance and have not seen it, catch the Military Channel's Great Planes: Bell UH-1 Huey. I had DVR'd this from June 29th and just got around to viewing it coincidentally as I rebuild my E-flite UH-1. The program not only gives you the history of the helicopter, but it also gives the history of Lawrence Dale Bell and how he experimented with model helicopters to come up with a working model. The Bell Model 30...
...was working by 1942--which was a lot sooner than I thought. The Bell Model 47...
...is the famous model you saw on M*A*S*H during the Korean war, but it first flew back in 1945. I was interested to see the use of the flybar on the first models. For some reason I always thought that was just for the Blade SR 120.
Very cool Sax! This is the kind of stuff I love! We do not have TV, so I like to see this stuff on the internet.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 07:06 PM
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If you get the chance and have not seen it, catch the Military Channel's Great Planes: Bell UH-1 Huey. I had DVR'd this from June 29th and just got around to viewing it coincidentally as I rebuild my E-flite UH-1. The program not only gives you the history of the helicopter, but it also gives the history of Lawrence Dale Bell and how he experimented with model helicopters to come up with a working model. The Bell Model 30...
...was working by 1942--which was a lot sooner than I thought. The Bell Model 47...

...is the famous model you saw on M*A*S*H during the Korean war, but it first flew back in 1945. I was interested to see the use of the flybar on the first models. For some reason I always thought that was just for the Blade SR 120.
When I was in the USAF, I used to get a lot of rides on this little beast!

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Old Jul 22, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Very cool Sax! This is the kind of stuff I love! We do not have TV, so I like to see this stuff on the internet.
BD
Yeah, it is cool because you can watch the entire program on the net: History Channel
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 07:11 PM
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When I was in the USAF, I used to get a lot of rides on this little beast!

Wow, what was that? And, are those aileron controls I see on the blades?
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Wow, what was that? And, are those aileron controls I see on the blades?
Yep..I forget the model number, but we called it PEDRO the Rescue Heli. Use to haul big fire bottles and some other stuff....when they wouldn't use them, they gave us rides over the base...awesome.....

OK, got it...

H-43 Kaman Huskie USAF Rescue Helicopter

No tail rotor, and two main rotors..check out the video.....

Kaman HH-43 Huskie (1 min 29 sec)
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 12:10 AM
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Yep..I forget the model number, but we called it PEDRO the Rescue Heli. Use to haul big fire bottles and some other stuff....when they wouldn't use them, they gave us rides over the base...awesome.....

OK, got it...

H-43 Kaman Huskie USAF Rescue Helicopter

No tail rotor, and two main rotors..check out the video.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SztPlFERpl0
Just as an FYI:

http://www.mmanrow.20m.com/images/CIMG1190_01.JPG

(that should be about the right size for a 120SR)



Even though you would have to actually put it on a CX2 or V4 (which is what it was originally "designed" for anyway ...)
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Just as an FYI:

http://www.mmanrow.20m.com/images/CIMG1190_01.JPG

(that should be about the right size for a 120SR)



Even though you would have to actually put it on a CX2 or V4 (which is what it was originally "designed" for anyway ...)
Can't use a video from youtube here anylonger?
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 01:15 AM
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Can't use a video from youtube here anylonger?
It's an image. Well, it was supposed to be
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:00 PM
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It's an image. Well, it was supposed to be
Can you upload it to Youtube?
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I took her outdoors but the tail blade is flying away. It did it three times after I pushed it all the way back. It is very humid and hot outside. Should I put some CA? I hand held the heli after half hour inside and after several secs running it came out again. Another question when you look the heli from the right the tail turns CCW. Is this the way suppose to be?
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:26 PM
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You won't get glue to stick. You'll probably want another tail blade. Do you mean that your heli yaws to the right? In other words, heads right? It should be correctable with the trim, however, if it keeps doing it too much, it's either your problem with the tail blade, or the motor itself.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:27 PM
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I took her outdoors but the tail blade is flying away. It did it three times after I pushed it all the way back. It is very humid and hot outside. Should I put some CA? I hand held the heli after half hour inside and after several secs running it came out again. Another question when you look the heli from the right the tail turns CCW. Is this the way suppose to be?
Don;t use CA on the back rotor....to many bad things can happen...when my rotor gets loose, I run a strand of dental floss thru it and then stick it on the motor.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:36 PM
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You won't get glue to stick. You'll probably want another tail blade. Do you mean that your heli yaws to the right? In other words, heads right? It should be correctable with the trim, however, if it keeps doing it too much, it's either your problem with the tail blade, or the motor itself.
The tail blade just flies away. No yaw to left or right. I guess I need a new tail blade.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Don;t use CA on the back rotor....to many bad things can happen...when my rotor gets loose, I run a strand of dental floss thru it and then stick it on the motor.
Thanks Jake. I should give It a try if my LHS does not have in stock the tail blade.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Thanks Jake. I should give It a try if my LHS does not have in stock the tail blade.
If it still a little bit loose, double strand it...always worked for me when mine got loose!
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