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Old 04-02-2021, 10:32 PM   #121
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport


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When I built the first CH-139 back in 2014, I made the instrument panel in such a way that it could be removed to look at it in close-up. I decided to do the same with this as I cannot do so with the 518 version. The most difficult part of the entire panel was cutting and shaping the three vertical slots in the side of the console. Even the visor seems simple as I only get one shot at it or the side is scrap. Since I now have set of patterns, I can cut the slots while I have the next set in the rough. I will be making the vents so that they will collect air and direct it to the cabin. Take care.

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Old 04-03-2021, 08:18 PM   #122
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport

This afternoon, I got around to cutting the hole for the upper vent, oil cooler, and rear doghouse areal. I sanded off the engine compartment hinges and replaced them with what will be a piano type hinge in the right place on the door line. I also made up a couple of access hatches for the rear doghouse that I had sanded off because they were the wrong style. The door shapes were not right for the full sized helicopter I chose so it was time to fill the corners in, all but one, that is. I have some new files that make this a breeze. I added the line at the bottom of the engine compartment doors in a few minutes. I also started to fill in the myriad of pinholes that are in the putty and from sanding the model to blend in various seams and removing surface details not used. The water trough that is above the doors is giving me a bit of concern in how I am going to make them but it may be as simple as a fine strip of plastic glued on and sanded to round the edges. Still noodling that. Take care.

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Old 04-04-2021, 06:33 PM   #123
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport

I set out today to make the entire heater (heater/AC?) system but found out just how much trial and error goes into making the first set of cockpit details. I think I made these three times in total but the last version was the second one cut down in width only. Oh, I also redid the ram air takes for the second time as they were not deep enough into the cockpit for the heaters to end up under them. Oh well...

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Old 04-04-2021, 07:43 PM   #124
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport

Don, your detail progress looks great.

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Old 04-04-2021, 07:56 PM   #125
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Thank you.

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Old 04-06-2021, 02:36 PM   #126
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport

Yesterday after work, I decided to take on the AC/heater vents that mount to the side of the instrument panel. Like most of the panel, I started with strips of 5mm foam board and bent them to shape. It took four layers to reach the thickness required as well as a layer of .040 plastic for the base. I shaped them to suit and then took a small piece of .040 plastic and carved out two frames for the vent outlets. I then took and split a piece of the foam board and made the "moveable" part of the vent and made the deflectors from .015 sheet plastic. The adjusting knob was made of a scrap piece of plastic that was sitting on my bench. The last item was the flange that the air vent tube sits in and tonight I will make up the vent air vent tube and the inlet on the vents. Or, I might just veg for the night, lol. Take care.

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Old 04-06-2021, 08:57 PM   #127
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport

No vegging for me. I got the duct tubes done. The brass tube is in there until I get some 1/4" plastic tube from the train shop tomorrow. It will blend much better to the flange that is in place on the vent housing. It's getting close to paint time for it but I want to do a few more details. No time like the present. Take care.

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Old 04-06-2021, 09:14 PM   #128
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport

Keep going like this Don and you won't have to build another heli for competition. You can just enter this one.
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Your sport scale is really getting super detailing. Your 518 model should be a real winner after using this a a practice run.
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Re: Fun-Key Jet Ranger 700 Sport

Thanks Phil. I am learning as I am going with this one. Yesterday and today after work, I decided to make up the twin landing/warning light housing. This sits on the exterior of the nose, rather than being internal and the only logical reason I can think of for doing it this way is the saving of time replacing the bulbs compared to the other internal covered light housing. I am thinking about the pitot tube next but a spring loaded unit might save some breakage as they are very fragile and this is one heavy helicopter so there is no give if something or someone catches the tip of the pitot. Take care.

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