Logo
Builders' Plan Gallery  |  Hip Pocket Web Site  |  Contact Forum Admin  |  Contact Global Moderator
September 22, 2018, 02:00:17 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with email, password and session length
 
Home Help Search Login Register
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A.  (Read 6798 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #100 on: June 13, 2018, 07:26:40 PM »

6-13-2018

Hi Marlin,

Yes the blades are flexible enough to allow them to flap up or down as well as fore or aft as needed, blades are 1/16" balsa sanded to an airfoil shape so they can flex quite well.

Cheers, Ray K.
Logged
OZPAF
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 157
Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 4,327



Ignore
« Reply #101 on: June 13, 2018, 08:48:38 PM »

Very nice Ray. Waiting for suitable weather?

John
Logged
cast_off_vortex
Bronze Member
***

Kudos: 1
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 42



Ignore
« Reply #102 on: June 14, 2018, 05:53:24 AM »

Wow! That is one swell looking helo. The covering is great too. Very nice effort.

Best of luck with your test flights.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #103 on: June 14, 2018, 07:19:59 PM »

Thanks guys, I will try a short flight indoors just to see it get off the ground and I will go from there.  Cheers, Ray K.

Sent from my SM-J327T1 using Tapatalk

Logged
flydean1
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 8
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 639



Ignore
« Reply #104 on: June 14, 2018, 11:26:30 PM »

Please!  We're begging you!  At least remove all the furniture from the room.  Hate to see your excellent work destroyed against a chair or table leg!
Logged
ZK-AUD
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 36
Offline Offline

New Zealand New Zealand

Posts: 987



Ignore
« Reply #105 on: June 15, 2018, 03:00:36 AM »

Ray this is lovely work.  And I bet you're the only bloke ever to have modelled this subject.  Now,  I want to see you build an aeroplane please.  Pretty please.
Logged
OZPAF
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 157
Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 4,327



Ignore
« Reply #106 on: June 15, 2018, 04:38:35 AM »

I believe Ray has Mike Smiley

John
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #107 on: June 15, 2018, 07:53:16 AM »

Ray this is lovely work.  And I bet you're the only bloke ever to have modelled this subject.  Now,  I want to see you build an aeroplane please.  Pretty please.
I do build planes as well . Cheers, Ray K

Sent from my SM-J327T1 using Tapatalk

Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #108 on: June 15, 2018, 07:54:46 AM »

Here's my comet aradohttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180615/7ba1cb5c3774c39c846f543432de911e.jpg

Sent from my SM-J327T1 using Tapatalk

New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #109 on: June 15, 2018, 11:47:02 AM »

Mike, here is my Bellanca Jr.
Cheers,  Ray K https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180615/67b13821511fca9503da72857aab315e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180615/d6fb88e6b2dc50a153b29ea9c8f21e01.jpg

Sent from my SM-J327T1 using Tapatalk

New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A.
New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A.
Logged
FFScott
Silver Member
****

Kudos: 1
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 140

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #110 on: June 17, 2018, 12:36:53 PM »

All your stuff looks great!  Did you ever try building a Pitcairn?
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #111 on: June 18, 2018, 06:33:04 PM »

6-18-2018

Hello FFscott,

A Pitcairn is on my list to do.

Cheers, Ray K.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2018, 05:07:28 PM »

6-20-2018

Ok, tried a power up test with rotor blades on and I noticed that the rotor hub assembly is not true, this caused the blades to track uneven and resulted in wobble,  Tongue easy to fix, making a new rotor hub, I will be ready to try again tomorrow. While I am at it I am going to make an access hatch to the main gear box assembly as well. I will post pictures tomorrow.

Cheers, Ray K.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #113 on: June 21, 2018, 06:06:25 PM »

6-21-2018

Ok, made new rotor hub, kept this very simple, no fly bar this time and shortened the main rotor shaft, it was too long, made new one, made opening for access hatch, door is drying. More tomorrow.

Cheers, Ray.
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Re: New helicopter project, Bell 30 ship 1A.
Logged
FFScott
Silver Member
****

Kudos: 1
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 140

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #114 on: June 21, 2018, 08:41:01 PM »

Ray:

Is that just a cross-pin at the top of the drive shaft going through the rotor shaft (sorry for my imprecise terminology)?

Scott
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #115 on: June 21, 2018, 09:29:12 PM »

6-21-2018

Hi Scott,

Yes, rotor hub is cross pinned to main rotor shaft and drive shaft is pinned to white couplers. Makes it easy to remove and repair anything that I may have to.

Cheers, Ray.
Logged
cast_off_vortex
Bronze Member
***

Kudos: 1
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 42



Ignore
« Reply #116 on: June 22, 2018, 04:19:38 AM »

I still can't get over that covering. Excellent job  Cool, almost looks like a dirigible scaled down. I have never been able to get anything close to that with silver. My last attempt was a Comet P-47.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #117 on: June 22, 2018, 04:53:34 PM »

6-22-2018

Thank you Cast off, the silver paint job is Krylon metallic paint right from the can, the trick to getting the silver right is to do a light dusting of Krylon clear #1311 over the entire surface, then do a light sanding to remove any fuzz, then do a light dusting of the Krylon metallic silver, two light coats, light sanding in-between coats, then a final light dusting of the Krylon clear # 1311, this final coat of Krylon clear dulls the silver so it is not a shiny chrome like silver but more of a dull metal silver.  Wink

Cheers, Ray.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #118 on: June 26, 2018, 05:45:24 PM »

6-26-2018

Made another flight attempt, the Bell still refuses to get off the ground, I think this is due to the 2 to 1 drive ratio, rotors are not getting up to flying speed, I will add more rubber and try again tomorrow.

If nothing else I will build another with the 5 to 1 drive ratio, the good thing is the transmission, new gearing and pulleys all worked well so either case it is not a total loss.  Wink

Cheers, Ray.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #119 on: June 27, 2018, 05:53:34 PM »

6-27-2018

She FLY'S!!!!  Grin

A brief flight, she lifted off and banked sideways to the right, need to put a little weight on the left wheel.

I will try another flight tomorrow, hopefully a longer one.  Grin I will post videos in a day or two.

Cheers, Ray.
Logged
MKelly
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 48
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 646




Ignore
« Reply #120 on: June 27, 2018, 07:57:35 PM »

Congratulations!  I'd love to see a flight video if you get the chance to make one.

Mike
Logged
OZPAF
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 157
Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 4,327



Ignore
« Reply #121 on: June 27, 2018, 08:30:22 PM »

Good going Ray - you will have to thank the pilot Smiley

John
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #122 on: June 27, 2018, 10:03:39 PM »

6-27-2018

Thanks Guy's, just a few changes need to be made to make this model a really good flyer.

I will have post videos in a day or 2, I want to make another flight in morning after I put some counter weight on the left wheel to avoid the right banking.  Wink

Cheers, Ray.
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #123 on: July 12, 2018, 07:20:51 PM »

7-12-2018

Here is the first flight video of the Bell 30, she made a hop.  Cheesy

Cheers, Ray K.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VWU21eClpw&feature=youtu.be
Logged
Ray_K
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 13
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 588

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #124 on: July 12, 2018, 07:31:43 PM »

7-12-2018

Here is the first transmission test.

Cheers, Ray K.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGhinqrrf8A
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!