Model Bell 407 helicopter project #8: Tail boom attached and the beginning of the engine housing.

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 04-11-2012 02:45 AM 2724 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the past few days it has started to take the shape of a helicopter.

Here is the switch panel located on the roof of the cockpit (sorry for the poor quality of the image):

This is a photo of clamping on the tail boom. Every minute the clamp stayed on there I worried that something on the body would give, but I was lucky and all went well.

Today I just began the engine housing, it is coming together well. There a lot more to do but I am happy with it so far.

Although there is still an extensive amount to do, the end is in sight. I have said It before and I will say it again, that grizzly bandsaw has made this project possible. It is a great machine especially for these types of projects. I don’t know how I used to get by without it.

Thanks for taking a look.


-- Ryan

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#1 posted 04-11-2012 05:05 AM

Looking good man, I have 100 helicopters fly over me every day and I think about yours with each pass.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 04-11-2012 06:00 AM

Awesome work. I am a flight nurse and love helicopters. Having built many many plastic models, I never thought of doing a wood one. I’m going to follow your and ponder the possibilities.

-- It is what it is...

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#3 posted 04-11-2012 10:05 AM

Looks just like the real thing. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 04-11-2012 01:59 PM

All I can say is wow


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#5 posted 04-11-2012 02:11 PM

Just got caught up. A fantastic project and a fun blog to follow. Keep up the good work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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