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Old 11-15-2012, 12:57 AM
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Beta build - OBP's Hughes - Schweizer 300 & TH-55 Osage

OBP's latest helos as given in the title were passed on to me for test build. Though the scale was not mentioned, I guess it is around 1/24. Aaron said that there are lots of tubes, large and small, to roll and the actual number that you need to roll is 17. Whether there are too many or not, it's up to you.

Tips for rolling tubes to build these two helos. Print the sheet with the relevant parts the second time using thinner paper, like 80gsm. Roll them up first but don't glue them yet. Take some waste paper from magazine (e.g. Time - the pages are flimsy enough to give good rolls) and roll to just about the same diameter of the relevant part. Dry fitting to make sure that the waste-paper roll just fit or slip into the rolled part. Then glue the paper roll to the edge of the rolled part and wait for it to dry. Start rolling until satisfied and apply glue to fix it. Touch up with paint at a later stage. This way, you'll get very sturdy rolled struts, bar and skids whatever. You'll need this preparation work to begin your build of either of these two helos.

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:43 AM
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To give you an idea of what the helos look like, here are the pics.
From the next post onward will be the build report.

Schweizer 300
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TH-55 Osage US Army
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For comparison with the R22, here it is. Did I say build report in the next post? Well then, the next post it shall be.

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As always, fantastic job with Aaron's helicopters.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:35 AM
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Thank you, Niki. Guess it needs Aaron's approval to see if they are up to his expectation as he's the designer.

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:13 PM
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They look fantastic!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:38 PM
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Those came out great! Even though you explained how you did all of those tubes, I just don't know how you did it. I can't stand rolling tiny tubes (because I'm horrible at it).
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Thank you, Carlos and willygoat. Now, I'm proceeding to the build report.

1. Cut out the cabin from the plan and cautiously cut out the door using a sharp blade or cutter. Trace the door on waste paper of the same weight as a template. Cut out the template slightly about 5-8mm in perimeter larger than the door. Use this template to glue under the position of door on the cabin plan. Colour the edge of the cabin plan where the door is and colour the template along the edge mentioned above to approx 5mm wide. Then cut out the uncoloured part of the template. Repeat on the other side.

Beta build - OBP's Hughes - Schweizer 300 & TH-55 Osage-01.jpgBeta build - OBP's Hughes - Schweizer 300 & TH-55 Osage-02.jpgBeta build - OBP's Hughes - Schweizer 300 & TH-55 Osage-03.jpgBeta build - OBP's Hughes - Schweizer 300 & TH-55 Osage-04.jpgBeta build - OBP's Hughes - Schweizer 300 & TH-55 Osage-05.jpg

2. Now glue the doors to their original position. The template now acts as a tab on which the door can be affixed squarely. Don't apply too much glue (PVA I would suggest) and there you have a cabin completed. Of course, if you would explore building seats, control sticks and panel etc in there, you can leave the doors open for now.
Beta build - OBP's Hughes - Schweizer 300 & TH-55 Osage-06.jpg

This is the way I did it as it is quite impossible to glue up the whole cabin without sticking your finger or similar equipment, like a chopstick or a rod, to press down the tabs inside. The cabin has double curves on both sides to crease and assemble and glue, that's why my way of doing it would be a better way out. If you guys can suggest another way, you're welcome to let us know.

The pics are self-explanatory and hope I have explained the steps of building the cabin clear enough.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:17 PM
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Wow. Those turned out better than I thought they would. Did you build them to scale, or shrink them any? If built as printed, can you give me the rotor diameter, and I'll calculate the scale.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:47 AM
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wow !!good work
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