500 size sea king

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500 size sea king

by backflipinfreak » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:06 pm

Just started work on my 500 size sea king from smartmodel and thought i would start a bit of a thread on the build.This is not my first scale project but the first scale that is not just remove the skids and put the heli inside.I went for a gel coat fuse so i can use my own colour scheme and decals.Here are some pics of the parts.

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the pilots were not in the kit but had to be added.
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by Anti_A » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:11 pm

Great stuff keep it up, how much was the fuse?

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by backflipinfreak » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:25 pm

hey anti_a.The fuse cost £150 for the gel coat version.Painted versions are available at a higher price but takes away half of the fun.lol.

here is an update on the build so far.

wood base glued together.
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with the retract unit installed.
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The side of the fuse drilled for the retract shaft.
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The base in the fuse
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all glued in ready for the next step
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by backflipinfreak » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:57 pm

update.

glued the winglets on today and set the retracts up.a little stiff at first but with a little oil they move very freely now.also did a little work on the canopy.more gluing and masking.

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starting to look like a heli

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by daruq » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:46 pm

Excelent! Keep up the good work! :)

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by chrismechanic » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:34 pm

hi all.. now that is cool...will it be able float like the real sea king??
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by backflipinfreak » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:32 pm

I don't think it will be a floater and wouldn't know how to go about making it to be honest.any ideas anyone?
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by kinghelichopter » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:31 pm

what a great project , keep us posted on the progress 8)

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by Jim » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:59 pm

Looks great, nice fuz, keep us posted.

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by packratt7 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:43 am

NICE! I will be watching this thread as I just picked one of the yellow (RAF) version.

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by bowkite » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:40 pm

Are you buying these direct from Smartmodel? like the looks of the lynx they have.

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by RichyUK » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:57 pm

coming together nicely :)
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by backflipinfreak » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:07 pm

the fuse is of great quality packratt7.you should be happy with it.
no i didnt buy direct i found someone in the uk who sells them but cant name them on here.they also have the lynx in stock.
did a bit more work this weekend and should be able to put some pics up later.
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by RichyUK » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:01 pm

backflipinfreak wrote:the fuse is of great quality packratt7.you should be happy with it.
no i didnt buy direct i found someone in the uk who sells them but cant name them on here.they also have the lynx in stock.
did a bit more work this weekend and should be able to put some pics up later.


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by backflipinfreak » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:46 pm

ahhh i see.cheers rich and thanks for getting things sorted.
update.
holes were drilled in the pontoons for the nav lights.here is a pic of the nav light in place.they really are quite bright.
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pontoons and struts glued in place.you can also see the sliding door rails that have been added.just 2 pieces of plastic to allow the door to open and close.not sure yet if i am going to attach it to the servo so it opens and closes with the retracts.
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Started working on a cockpit for the heli.the base is cut from a piece of plasticard and sits just above the battery.as you can see from the pics the pilot is now an amputee due to the battery taking up alot of room.
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you can see the battery just under the cockpit floor.
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by backflipinfreak » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:26 pm

update:
The tail wheel has been fitted in place.lots of epoxy used!

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The sliding door.

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Fuse undercoated.Pictured with the mechanics.Flipped the tail rotor over to the left hand side today and test flew the heli.Didnt feel any different at all.

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Just a bit of filling and sanding now before a final undercoat.
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by easto286 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:01 pm

Hi backflipingfreak,
Was the photo of the right hand pontoon with the Red nav light a spot the deliberate mistake :oops: or was it just the first colour to hand to try out the effect of the nav lights, as i was told a good way to remember the orientation of nav lights [not much port LEFT in the bottle] :lol: that aside thanks for sharing your build experience with lots of pics, i am particularly interested because i have a seaking fuse on order from smartmodel.hk, like you i chose the gel coat version.
please keep up the good work. :D
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by backflipinfreak » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:36 am

hey easto286.
enjoy the build when it arrives.been filling and sanding all morning.only downside to a gel coat fuse.
the light was just the first one i grabbed to try it in the hole. the lights will be positioned:

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by John Sims » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:23 pm

Progressing very nicely.

It is good to see a build that includes crew. I have found a 1/10 scale figure for my (450) Huges 500 - a wrestler chappie in the Argos bargin stock clear out. He has been a bit problematical though as he has/had a physique that would make you think "He Man" would get sand kicked in his face.

A bit of a crash diet (with a grinder) has brought him down to more human proportions but he is still a bit heavy so next job is drilling out all the flesh from the back of his limbs.
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