Here it is. This ones for you Jfruge... Century E raven, UH 60 Blackhawk!!! - RC Groups
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Jan 31, 2006, 02:27 AM
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Here it is. This ones for you Jfruge... Century E raven, UH 60 Blackhawk!!!

Well, after JFRUGE handed over the Giant E-heli, what did I do ?


M names OC, I am an alcoholic, and heres what I do best,
not fly, BULID.....

Here is what I started with:

-Raven 50
-Tango brushless setup

Recently aquired:
-4 bladed OH head
-OH balanced blades ($ yikes!)
-Century 55 degree angle box
-Century 60 size UH 60L
-LED kit
-LOTS of Brass tubing, 30 minute epoxy, 15 minute epoxy, BONDO!@ LOL, bandaids, and a level. ( so I can be on the "level", nyuck, sorry)

OK, here is the first pic, its a simple " put the gear inside to get excited" picture.... ( you know we all do stupid thigns like this)
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Jan 31, 2006, 03:23 AM
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Jan 31, 2006, 05:31 AM
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more pics

Here is more pics.
Jan 31, 2006, 05:37 AM
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The tail is shown with ply for fit to frame.

The tail seciton, a pain in the arse, with cover now installed. I did not convert it to 4 blade yet, I will do this at the VERY last. The mechanics with the supplied CF frame from JFRUGE, and CNC motor mount. Notice the brackets I had made for the very bottom, those hold the assembley to the heli.

In the picure with the shaft, you see how I reinforced the shaft with epoxy coated wood. This was VERY ahrd to do, as the space is VERY limited.

The last pic should be the mid section of the connection between tail housing and main housing of the Century body. I used a little Bondo to make this perfect, or as close as my patience would allow, not to bad.

I am painting tongiht, so pics tomora of the pianted body.
I reluctantly went with US Coast Guard theme, per the wife...=). I couldn't fint myself to paint this beautiful heli a lame flat black, or borring sea king/navy grey.
Jan 31, 2006, 05:40 AM
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couple more pics, the hole enchilada seen unpainted.

The motor mounts on the heli.

And the tail geat, cusotm made by me. I was very proud, first time soldering up brass, very fun.

I did the mains as well. Century's metal rods, were, VERY boring. I soldered springs to the top of shafts, that run down the center of the main shaft, on each leg to create REAL working SCALE suspension...OOOHH RAAAH!

Fun stuff.
Jan 31, 2006, 05:47 AM
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also note the cutout in the tail for easy access to my main shaft linkage, this is the rear of the shaft, so I can check the "seat" to make sure everthings ok. I suspect I might have problems with the 5 degree angle in the gear. But I dry tested it and it was fine at 1400 rpms. very little chatter...that I think will also discipate with the foam that I shot into the Tail section, per my friends suggestion. Man, that really worked too!
Jan 31, 2006, 05:51 AM
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One more thing, as you can see, the main shaft goes to the rear, meets with the 55 degree tail box, where at the other end of the tail box is a 1/4" FAT cable that goes directly to the tail mech's. I custom made all of that too. Pics will follow to explain this.
Jan 31, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Wow, the Blackhawk is one of those scale projects that I will HAVE to do at some point - maybe to my Voyager..........
Jan 31, 2006, 09:55 AM
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"Eibo Morakinaga " its nice to see your back and posting again. I just need to ask if your planning on sending that 2M glider you offered me before Xmas?

Thanks, Your Bud in CA

John Fruge
Jan 31, 2006, 11:38 AM
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yup, you got PM..don't forget, I am throwing that one in! =)
Jan 31, 2006, 12:56 PM
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I got your PM

Thanks again,

John Fruge
Feb 02, 2006, 01:36 AM
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still painting, no update today...=)

Anyone have any WINCH ideas?
Feb 05, 2006, 05:56 PM
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new pics, with paint ! yipperrrreee
Feb 05, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Man, that looks AMAZING!!!

Has it flown yet? Would love some in-flight pics or video!

Feb 05, 2006, 11:38 PM
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no, not flown it YET, need to ballance batteries, then install the landing gear, and glass.

Then its "go time" next weekend. I will keep ya posted!

I can't wait! I am trying to devise a WINCH...any ideas? anyone?>

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