Model Bell 407 helicopter project #3: Seats and rotor head.

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 01-16-2012 12:02 AM 4316 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cutting Out The Basic Shape. Part 3 of Model Bell 407 helicopter project series Part 4: Sanding and shaping. »

Its about time to give you guys an update. I have finished the rotor head. It has almost all the same parts as the real ones, and moves in all directions (both collective and cyclic movement). I also cut the size of the main rotor blades, which are wenge. At first, the rotor head could not take the weight of the blades, so extra supports were added. The rotor head is maple and the dish on top is cherry. I also began working on the seats. I have the middle row done. They are cherry, padauk, and walnut. All made from my own plans.

-- Ryan

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 12:04 AM


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#2 posted 01-16-2012 12:15 AM

Beautiful work! :)


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#3 posted 01-16-2012 02:31 AM

Coming along nicely. What is the scale? Your dad’s office will need more room soon.

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 03:03 AM

Thanks for your comments. Hunter71, it is about a 1:12 scale. It required a lot a material for the body.

-- Ryan

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 04:13 AM

Great work, you going to sell the drawings?

-- Ray

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#6 posted 01-16-2012 04:28 AM

Raymond, I’m not sure yet. I still need to find a way to copy them in full size, as they are large. When I copy them at home (the body) I have to make many different copies and line & glue them together.

-- Ryan

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 03:16 PM

very impressive…........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 05:36 PM

Wow! The level of detail on this model is going to make this very impressive.

This is going to be fun to follow!

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#9 posted 01-17-2012 01:42 PM

looking good ryan thats going to be very impressive when you finish it

-- robert dignam

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