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Model Bell 407 helicopter project #6: Clamping the body and adding more to the interior.

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 838 days ago 1636 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Cutting the body open. Part 6 of Model Bell 407 helicopter project series Part 7: Rotor blades and progress on the interior. »

Today was an all shop day, and it was a productive one. I clamped the body back together carefully. And of course filled some unwanted gaps, but less then I expected. It clamped together well, doing one side at a time just to make sure I was getting the best fit. Sanding was also needed to account for the displacement of material from the band saw blade when it was cut apart. I chose not to glue the roof on just for more simplicity when adding more interior components.

The seats were set in for test fitting and they fit just as planned.

I then began working on the cockpit and the abundance of controls and gages. I finished the collective lever and started the insturment dash. To make the dials on the dash I glued Beech veneer onto the walnut casing and proceeded to drill trough the veneer to reveal the walnut beneath it.

Thanks for taking a look,

Ryan

-- Ryan



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hunter71

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#1 posted 838 days ago

Great work Ryan. Here is a 15 year old teaching a 63 year old what detail really is.

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Ryan Haasen

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#2 posted 838 days ago

Thanks a lot Doug.

-- Ryan

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#3 posted 838 days ago

Very nice progress.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 838 days ago

I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it.

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#5 posted 838 days ago

It is pleasure a going through your post. I have bookmarked you to check out new stuff from your side.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 838 days ago

I love seeing this too. The detail is amazing! It is going to be awesome when finished! (It already is!)

Keep us posted! :)

Sheila

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GrandpaLen

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#7 posted 838 days ago

Your attention to detail is amazing. Please keep us posted as you progress through to completion.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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HalDougherty

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#8 posted 838 days ago

Your model is impressive now, I’ll be watching to see the finished project.

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#9 posted 838 days ago

Just went through the rest of your projects, you really have an eye for detail. Keep up the good work, really do want to see this when you are done.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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