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  • Astronome
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    Hi there,
    The end of the build is approaching.
    I received the decals from Tailormade: very good quality but not easy to apply.
    Here some pictures
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  • Astronome
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    Hello,

    Small return on the electronic part and equipment.
    After a lot of research I ended up with this:

    Hacker A50-12L Turnado V4 450 kV long shaft motor
    Controller Jeti Master Mezon 130A Bec
    1 Jeti box essential to correctly configure the controller
    Flybarless module Bavarian Demon 3X
    3 Savöx SA-1256TG 20Kg.cm/6v at cyclic
    1 Savöx SC-1258TG 12kg-0.08s at AC
    Graupner GR24 Hott Receiver
    Optotronix Aurora LCU EVO2 Lighting Module
    1 Nimh 5S 3000mAh battery to power the controller's lighting and fan (controlled by a PicoSwitch)
    2 x 6S 5200mAh 45C batteries for propulsion.

    I return a little more in detail on the controller and the JetiBox:
    It's the easiest controller I've had to program, number of motor poles, rotor speed, reduction ratio, brake, etc.... and live measurements.
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    A very practical thing is to have access to the last recorded flight parameters (the photos show a test in the workshop without the blades).
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    - maximum current reached for propulsion (56A during my last flight)
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    - minimum battery voltage
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    - controller temperature
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    - max rotor rpm (1320 rpm during my last flight)
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    - max current delivered by the BEC (6A during my last flight)
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    - battery capacity used
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    - and various programmable alarms....
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    My only regret is not to report this info via Hott telemetry (and yes I'm in Graupner / JR) 😪

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  • Astronome
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    Thank's sfcfury

    A little additional information:
    I found a decal manufacturer who already has a lot of versions in their catalog of the Bell UH-1 at different scales.

    https://www.tailormadedecals.com/lng...rs/bell-uh-1d/



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  • sfcfury
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    Looks great!!

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  • Astronome
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    Hello,

    Preparation for the first flight early this morning before the heat.
    nothing to say: no vibrations, very quiet.
    more than 7 minutes of autonomy.
    Unfortunately I was alone at the club, so no video.

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  • Astronome
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    Hello ,

    News from my UH-1D.....
    I finished the replacement of the windshield with the installation of the wipers, the side protections with brass wire and various small things.
    I made the pitot tube.

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    I also 3D printed the landing gear fittings
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    I received the pilot and copilot from WarbirdPilots , but they are "a little" large...
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    To be continued.....

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  • Astronome
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    Hello DCORSAIR, thank you.

    It's not the installation of the decals that is the problem (I let them soak in a bowl of warm water, then slide them in place.)
    But the backing of the decals is "pink" and the white, for example, is therefore pink when dry.
    Another thing: on a mat paint the support is shiny.
    I have to find the German specialist who had made me "tailor-made" decals (I don't know if my translation is correct) for my Cobra.

    Yesterday, I remanufactured a 0.5mm thick PETG windshield, i used Roban's as a template.
    It took me 2 tries to get there.

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  • DCORSAIR
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    Originally posted by Astronome View Post
    Some photos of the Huey progress.
    Painting of the rotor head in grey.
    Painting the tail blades.
    Installation of some decals, but their quality is so bad that I will make redo others.

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    To be continued.....

    That baby is looking great, also the Roban decals are junk as you said, anyone know a trick to applying the stock Roban decals??, maybe we are doing something wrong, every time I have tried, they just fall apart on me.

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  • Astronome
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    Some photos of the Huey progress.
    Painting of the rotor head in grey.
    Painting the tail blades.
    Installation of some decals, but their quality is so bad that I will make redo others.

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    To be continued.....

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  • Astronome
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    OK, your Unilight module has almost the same functions as my Aurora

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  • thebirdman
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    Unilight here also......

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  • sfcfury
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    Looks fantastic man! I'm using the unilight control module myself...
    https://www.tylergraymodels.com/unil...roller-black-4

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  • Astronome
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    The painting is almost finished, (except the windshield which is very ugly and that I will redo) before the last finishes I mounted the mechanics to make a test flight.
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    I also replaced the Roban light module with an Aurora Optotronix module that allows more functions.
    https://www.hacker-motor-shop.com/Lighting/Optotronix/Optotronix-Aurora-LCU-EVO2.htm?shop=hacker_e&SessionId=&a=article&ProdNr =OPT2000&p=10169

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  • Astronome
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    Installation of upper glazing, drilling and installation of rivets.
    Masking of glazing before painting.

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  • Astronome
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    Hi sfcfury,
    I'm not going to mount the rocket pods too, i'm waiting for choosing.
    I send you the stl file by email.

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  • sfcfury
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    Looks great!
    You are pretty much doing the same thing I'm doing! I am making all the same changes... I like that fan mount! Do you mind sharing the 3D file?
    I'm not going to mount the rocket pods... as I'm going with a 'slick' version...

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  • Astronome
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    Hi,

    Installation of accessories: antennas, air intake, cable cutters, hinges, etc...
    2nd coat of paint.
    We can see on the rocket launcher pods the difference in color: On the left the RAL 6003, on the right the green Roban...

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    To be continued.....

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  • Astronome
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    First coats of paint RAL 6003 Mat
    The paint is not yet dry (that's why it shines)

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    Feel free to correct me if you don't understand my English, I wouldn't be offended

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  • Astronome
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    Hi,

    This week:
    Modification of the fuselage of the UH-1D

    Replacement of the upper glazing (completely false) Vario 250/33, fiberglass, epoxy resin and polyester putty to plug the holes.
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    Modification of the landing gear (step, tips). Addition of ventilation intakes and upper position lights.
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    Replacement of the upper Beacon.
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    Relocation of the rear navigation lights.
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    To be continued.....

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  • Astronome
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    Small changes of the week:

    Manufacture of a support for the controller's fan with a 3D printer.

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    Securing the 2 torque tube, the tips being just glued, I drilled and screwed them.

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