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Old 11-17-2015, 04:59 PM   #21
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Here are the pictures of the instrument panel and the foot pedals. This time, I tried and made a set of keys, just for fun. Take care.

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Old 11-17-2015, 06:14 PM   #22
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I took some pictures of the helicopter, final assembled, and ready to go. Floats are on the way and I am figuring out how to install the Bambi bucket on the next one. Take care.

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Old 12-14-2015, 12:53 AM   #23
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When you have a few light controllers on hand, the tendency is to find a way to use them. Running wires down an exposed boom is not a very clean way to put navigation lights on a pod and boom helicopter. There is no real reason to add those lights to this helicopter but I knew the idea of putting a landing/warning light system was entirely possible as it could be completely hidden. I had spare light reflectors left from the TOW Defender so making up a couple of short wires and a small housing to hold the reflectors was very simple. The instrument pedestal was a better choice than putting them in the console area beneath the panel. The RC Lights controller uses two channels to turn the system on and off and then to turn the landing lights on and off with the main lights on. I used the mixing feature on my DX18 plus the ability to send the control of both channels to one three position switch. Once you get used to the system, it is a very simple matter to use the mix to alter the on and off positions of the two channels. Naturally, individual controllers may throw a monkey wrench into the works, sigh. Take care.

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Old 12-14-2015, 02:11 AM   #24
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Wow...very cool!
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When you have a few light controllers on hand, the tendency is to find a way to use them. Running wires down an exposed boom is not a very clean way to put navigation lights on a pod and boom helicopter. There is no real reason to add those lights to this helicopter but I knew the idea of putting a landing/warning light system was entirely possible as it could be completely hidden. I had spare light reflectors left from the TOW Defender so making up a couple of short wires and a small housing to hold the reflectors was very simple. The instrument pedestal was a better choice than putting them in the console area beneath the panel. The RC Lights controller uses two channels to turn the system on and off and then to turn the landing lights on and off with the main lights on. I used the mixing feature on my DX18 plus the ability to send the control of both channels to one three position switch. Once you get used to the system, it is a very simple matter to use the mix to alter the on and off positions of the two channels. Naturally, individual controllers may throw a monkey wrench into the works, sigh. Take care.

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Old 12-14-2015, 12:55 PM   #26
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Thanks guys. I am thinking about using a full size navigation light setup on this one. There is a Jet Ranger based in Slovenia that uses them on the underside of the body. I can easily install LED's in the floor of the cockpit area and still have no wires visible. I am 90% on this one. Take care.

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Re: The Heli-Baby Revival

Hello guys :

I have a heli-boy complete that I never had the time and money to make of fly..... I got as a present in 1982 when we were still living in Argentina. We migrated to Canada in 1988, the heli followed us in 1990 in two pieces. Once in Canada was difficult to put money for the hobby having 4 devils to feed and educate.... now retired have completed the whole heli but dedicated more to electrics because it is easy. Would like to make it fly by somebody that has experience with this type.... open to receive help

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Old 12-14-2015, 04:20 PM   #28
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Re: The Heli-Baby Revival

It was decades since I attempted to fly the original Heli-Baby. I now can fly pretty much any helicopter available that can actually fly (some toys just refuse to fly and you are reacting more than flying) so flying is not the big problem. I am not a fan of nitro any longer as I had had enough of it 30 some odd years ago. I am also only electric but having a few tools around for setting helicopters (flybarless and flybar) up and having them ready to fly. Did you ever get a gyro for it and is the motor free to turn? I am sure that an electric conversion could be fabricated based on the current design and it could even include the clutch. Hope this is of some help.

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Old 05-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #29
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The Build Begins

Hi all:

So fast forward from last year to mid-spring, 2016. The kit finally arrived in Niagara Falls so now the fun begins. Unlike most other kits I have bought (helicopters, airplanes, and cars), this one came in a plain brown cardboard box without a single marking on it. When I opened it in Niagara Falls, there was the canopy, boom and pushrod, landing gear, the seat molding, the side frames, cockpit panels, a whole bunch of peanuts, and a small but heavy Diabolo box. I didn't remove that from the main box until I got home and that is where I discovered the Diabolo label.

I was very surprised to find the entire mechanical contents in that 300x110x70mm box, including the unbent tail rotor skid wire. I has lots at home to keep me busy until a couple of days ago, when I finally got time to dive into this build. The parts are precision made and where you expect to find adjustment in the motor and gearing, there isn't. The fit is so precise that no shimming is needed and the mesh is spot on. The motor is one item that is not an option with this kit, as there isn't another motor with a shaft long enough to do this installation. I am sure that other motors could be retrofitted with custom long shafts, though, but there would still be the spacing that would need to be addressed for another motor.

This first section deals only with the upper frame build where you can see how the motor sits in place, has the main drive gear and tail drive gear attached, and the arm used to redirect the elevator servo travel to the swash plate. I may still need to work on that and the arms have yet to be trimmed. I might also need to move the balls to another arm in order to have the best positioning to being the trims to a minimum. Take care.

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Here is the next group of pictures. This takes it to the point that the float struts are now installed. The prototype had a second set of holes drilled for an earlier version of the landing gear or maybe in anticipation of installing floats. The production plate didn't have the second set so I went to a friends shop with the holes all laid out and ready to drill and tap. This is going together very smoothly. Take care.

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