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Hi All.

The issue with the blade holder was resolved by cutting off the top brackets and extending from the 6 and 8mm in the instructons to something more like 15 and 17mm. This twists and pushes the blades out and clear of the tail and the horizontal stabiliser. I bent a couple if the lower brackets to get the outer blade below the tail. In fairness to Scale warship, the set would probably have worked for a HU5 and the issue only arrises for those silly enough to fold the tail as well.

 

For future reference by anyone else doing this set here is the drawing you need.

 

IMG_6323_zpskjaecs2k.jpg

 

 

Colin

 

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Well Humphry is finished and just posted in the gallery.

 

Here are a few more pictures for those interested. First the cable winch inside the cabin for the sonar cable and the instrument panel in the cockpit.

 

http://imgur.com/2gpR1eP

 

A close up of the finished rotor head. Clearly its worth installing the rotor brake as its quite visible through the roof. 

 

http://imgur.com/0K2qBxs

 

 

 

Here's the finished item in a perspex case. The problem with model helicopters is they are almost impossible to touch without breaking something and with the weapons racks and folded rotors Humphry is worse than most. I found this case in the local pound (50Baht)  shop. and its perfect. Humphry is secured to the base with brass pins and PVA. The rolling south atlantic ocean is from the net.

 

 


 

Cheers Colin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh I wish I could model like that

 

Wonderful work Colin thanks for sharing the build in all its ways

 

I love the case, I think I need a few of those

 

Well done

 

b

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Beautifully executed,Colin. Good save/fix for the blades. 

 

Like Bill, I could do with a few cases like that

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Congratulations Colin a superb build. Glad you were able to resolve the blade saddle problem. I don't know but just maybe the struts on the port side were longer than those on the starboard in order to clear the tail in the folded position? Something I never took notice of whilst I was working on them!

I have one set of the ROTORcraft parts left, all the other four will be rotors spread. Re the handkling problem, I grab mine by the area just aft of the MRH, not much to knock off there...

 

Colin

 

PS Colin, just had a look at your pics in the gallery, nice base, shows of your model to great advantage. Congratulations.

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Colin - great build and spectacular finish.

Thank you for the diagram in post at top of page, I think that blade holder will be the biggest challenge for me at my attempt!

 

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that really is a brilliant result, very very  nice indeed.

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Very nicely done. I did have concerns about the order you have folded the aircraft. I always thought the blades were folded first followed by the pylon but further research has proved you are correct and my foggy memories have been updated. She does look the business, great job!

 

Bob

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Posted (edited)

Here are the WIP photos

IMG_5630

 

IMG_5729IMG_5732IMG_5744IMG_5751

IMG_5762IMG_6114IMG_6125IMG_6126IMG_6140IMG_6147IMG_6148IMG_6178

 

IMG_6253IMG_6290IMG_6293IMG_6312IMG_6324IMG_6316

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lovely bit of building work on the frames, its all looking very spiffy!

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Finished pictures replacing old Photobucket deletes'

IMG_6365IMG_6350IMG_6349IMG_6366

 

IMG_6370IMG_6372IMG_6374IMG_6358IMG_6359IMG_6363IMG_6376

And finally in a small display box for protection

 

IMG_6346

 

 

 

 

 

 

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gotta say that does look pretty awesome.

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