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  1. Litte problems Attention, there is a "little" problem with this model. In fact, it is a hybrid of the UH-1A/B/C/E/F/M/Bell 204B, but with only the kit parts, it’s impossible to build an accurate UH-1. There is always something wrong : Two fuel caps are engraved on the fuselage. One on the right side (correct for a UH-1A/B/Bell 204B) AND one on the left side of the fuselage (correct for a UH-1C/E/F/M). On a real Huey the fuel cap is on the right side OR on the left side but never together. In the kit, you will find the 540 rotor system with reinforced rotor head and large blades, correct for the UH-1C/E/M, and the narrow tailfin and horizontal stab, correct for the UH-1A/B/F/Bell 204B To add to the confusion, on the decal sheet, you will find markings for an UH-1E. But the UH-1E should have a rescue hoist on the roof, absent in the kit and on the box art, and it has no particle separator. Versions Depending on the version you want to build here are the options you have 1) If you want build an accurate UH-1B : It is possible to build a pretty good UH-1B with just the kit parts and the new narrow chord 204 rotor. This has to come from a Italeri UH-1D/H kit and should be cut down from a scale 48ft to 44ft. For rivet counters the rotorhead should also have blade counterweights added to the blade grips for a UH-1B. The particle separator isn't a problem if you are building a post 1967 Vietnam UH-1B as the bell mouth intakes were replaced on most B models about that time. However, the M-16 system was also phased out around 67 or 68 so the M-21 minigun system would be much more appropriate for a bird with the particle separator installed. 2) If you want build an accurate UH-1C/M : You need the Cobra Company UH-1C HUEY "Hog" Detail Set #48028 3) If you want build a UH-1F: you must steal the rotor from a Italeri UH-1D, scratch build a long tailboom and a new paritcle separator (not the same model as on the UH-1C) 4) If you want build a UH-1E : You need the Cobra Company UH-1C HUEY "Hog" Detail Set #48028 Scratch build the roof mounted rescue hoist and an air intake without particle separator 5) If you want build a Bell 204B You must steal the rotor from a Italeri UH-1D, scratch build a long tailboom (same model as UH-1F), scratch build the air intake without particle filter (or cut this part from an old Lindberg or old Monogram UH-1B) Weapon System A few words about the weapon system : In the kit you will find the following weapon systems The M-5 "stump gun" nose mounted 40mm grenade launcher The M16 armament subsystem, quad M60 and XM-157, seven shot rocket pod Once again the instruction sheet in not clear. A drawing shows all the weapon mounted at the same time on the aircraft, but in reality this configuration is impossible. The ammunition canister for the M-5 grenade launchers and the ammunition pad group for the M-16 subsystem (quad M60) should be installed at the same place in the cargo. With the kit parts, you have to choose between two weapon combinations : FROG: with the M-5 nose mounted grenade launcher and the two XM-157 seven shot rocket pod include in the kit, without the M 60 GUNSHIP: with the M-16 armament subsystem (quad M-60), and the two XM-157, seven shot rocket pod include in the kit, without the M-5 grenade launcher The Cobra Company UH-1C "Hog" Detail Set gives you a third option : HOG: with the kit M-16 armament subsystem, (quad M-60), and the two XM-159, nineteen shot rocket pod include in the Cobra Company detail set Notice: The Cobra Company UH-1C "Hog" Detail Set includes an ammunition canister and chutes for the 40mm "thump gun" but attention, to install this canister, you'll have to cut away the ammunition pad group for the M-16 armament subsystem (quad M-60) molded with the floor kit part. If you cut it away, you will open a large rectangular hole in the floor an you'll have to rebuild this part. Conclusion : Not a bad kit, but it is just a starting point for a nice and accurate Huey
  2. Hello Chris, OOOOOOOOOOh,so you have already done this conversion?!, Very interesting! Have you published an article on the forum, and if so do you have a link? I will be very interested to see pictures of your work. I agree with you, the Seminar seats are ridiculous and had to be rebuilt in scratch. The conversion seems feasible but four points worry me: The rotor head To reduce the "pre-coning" I see no other way than incise the hub and reduce the angle but I'm afraid of weakening the rotor head and it can no longer resist to the weight of blades The blades of the main rotor. Except error on my part, on the UH-1A, the chord of the blades is 15 in or, 30.1 cm = 1.08 cm in 1/35 ...... the blades of the kit have a chord of 18.2mm ! if I reduce the blades of the kit I will lose all the reinforcements engraved on the blades and I do not know how to reproduce them. The right lower aft compartment door (just in front of the tailboom) is louvered How to reproduce these slots? In 1:35 you can not just engraved them, you have to really open the slots and cross the fuselage, how did you reproduce that? The seats Their shape seems easy to reproduce but I have no dimension and I'm afraid to be wrong in simply estimating their size after a photo I am very interested to know what solutions you have found to these problems In advance, thank you for your help Patrick PS : Sorry for my poor English, I hope you can understand me................
  3. Hi Mig,Thank you for these informations, they will be very useful to me the day I will start to build this model. For the vertical fin, no problem. both are in the kit, B and C Thanks again for your helpPatrick
  4. Hi Oliver, I hope you're patient Because it's just a future project. Before starting this UH-1A I have a lot of shelf queen to finish ........
  5. Hello friends, Huey specialist I need your help ... Ray are you there? I have in my stash a kit of the 1/35 Seminar UH-1C. As everyone knows, Seminar did not do his homework well and this kit is unusable to represent a C The rotor of the kit is a UH-1B rotor and although a new vertical stabilizer with wide chord is provided in the kit, it does not have the cambered profile of the UH-1C. Of course, I will not throw this kit in the trash bin but I plan to to convert it to a UH-1A ambulance in 1962 in Vietnam I already know that it will be necessary to modify : Use the empennage of the UH-1B fortunately still present on the sprues of the kit Shorten the length of the main rotor mast Reduce the chord of the main rotor blades (15 in) Correct the length of the blades to respect the diameter of the rotor (43ft 9in) Move the counterweights under the rotor head at the axis of the rotor blades Redo the weights on the stabilizer bar different on an A Ammo falls exited forward fuselage instead of the rear like B and C models Install the pitot tube on the nose Install FM antennas on the nose Install unarmored seats Scratch build stretcher and medical equipment The fuel tank cap is already engraved on the right side of the fuselage What have I forgot? Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated thank you in advance Patrick
  6. Hello friends, Here is a totally different proposition: bush planes equipped with bush wheels, vortex generators and other accessories 1) Maule M7 2) Cessna 185 3) Cessna 172 4) Carbon Cub 5) PZL Draco. A heavily modified Wilga build by Mike Patey. I fell in love at first sight with this aircraft Infinite possibilities of dioramas on the tarmac, on the sand, on the snow, on the grass, on the water, opportunities iiiiiifinie possibilities
  7. Hi my friend, Yes, I agree with you, it's just a link. Unfortunately I am not very good at computer and I have not found a solution If anybody reads this post and has a solution to propose to us I am very interested Cheers Patrick Afficher plus Afficher moins
  8. Hi my mate I try to send video from imgur and postimage.org, don't work. Then i remember my old photobucket account and with a link you can aparently read my videos https://vid1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff459/PatrickNabinger/Easycopter XS Metal video N4/P1220683_zps9f270e57.mp4 Cheers, Pat
  9. video test 3 https://vid1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff459/PatrickNabinger/blade bending tool video/P1080149.mp4
  10. video test 2 http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/PatrickNabinger/slideshow/blade%20bending%20tool%20video http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/PatrickNabinger/blade%20bending%20tool%20video/story <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/PatrickNabinger/embed/blade%20bending%20tool%20video/story"></iframe>
  11. video test http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/PatrickNabinger/library/blade%20bending%20tool%20video <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/PatrickNabinger/embed/slideshow/blade%20bending%20tool%20video"></iframe> <div style="width:480px;text-align:right;"><embed width="480" height="360" src="http://pic2.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf" flashvars="rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1236.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff459%2FPatrickNabinger%2Fblade%2520bending%2520tool%2520video%2Ffeed.rss" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" /><a href="javascript:void(0);" target="_blank"><img src="http://pic.photobucket.com/share/icons/embed/btn_geturs.gif" style="border:none;" /></a><a href="http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/PatrickNabinger/library/blade%20bending%20tool%20video" target="_blank"><img src="http://pic.photobucket.com/share/icons/embed/btn_viewall.gif" style="border:none;" alt="PatrickNabinger&#039;s blade bending tool video album on Photobucket" /></a></div>
  12. Hi my friend This is a very good question but, sorry I do not have the answer. I will do a test with one of my videos ............. wish me good luck! Cheers Pat
  13. Hi Bo, No, I never flew on these helicopters. I have a PPL license but I only flew on planes. At fifteen I made my first solo on a Piper Cub J3, then I flew on Jodel 112, Jodel 120, and Morane Rallye. Flying on helicopters has always been a dream for me but it was far too expensive. I flew twice as a squirrel passenger, an hour on an MD500E and, my best flight, half an hour over New York on the front left seat on a Long Ranger So I flew RC helicopters. My first was the Schluter DS22 inspired by an Enstromm helicopter Sorry for my poor english Greetings from France and by the way, Happy New Year !!!!!!!
  14. 1/35 AH-1G Cobra 1/35 OH-13S Sioux 1/35 OH-23 Raven 1/35 OH-6A Cayuse 1/35 OH-58 Kiowa
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