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On the hunt for a interim project I came across a litte rarity in an old friends shed. He had an old Len Mount Rotorway exec fuselage sitting under his workshop bench, basically how I put it in his hands 6 years ago.

After a quick negotiation and a win-win deal for both of us, I took her home to my workshop.

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As with most build sitting that long I took her completely apart and removed all glue joints and gave her a good wash.

Unfortunately the windows are in pretty bad shape and badly scratched, so I have to find a replacement later.

Next step was to figure out which mechanic to use as these are my parameters:

  • 1.7 m rotor diameter
  • less than 10 kg
  • electric drive
  • 12s Lipo Batterys
  • Full cockpit
  • reuse existing Vario Benzin mechanics

The later drove most of the decision what to do next.

I had to shorten the mechanics significantly and move the servo tray from the front to the back.

so I modified the mechanics to retail the full strength by keeping the shortest possible buildup.

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That's what's left of the mechanics.

Next step, where to place the batteries? the only feasible place was under the cockpit.

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So I build a platform where the batteries are sitting on, which can be removed to the bottom, so the cockpit in top can stay.

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Flooring in, now the cockpit console

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The paper print is only a template and will be replaced later.

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then the interior lining, so we don't see the rough inner surface. I used leather, with a soft foam backing.

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An he will be flying the Exec. Got that one from a friend in Germany

Axels Scale Piloten

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Test sitting...all Ok

For paint schema I used a original I found on the internet, which was not too difficult, but well visible. The markings will be done on my decal printer, which also can print white and metallic colours.

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So next comes the cockpit dash. Good old school scratch build.

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And some paint and phot print later.

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Which leads to the finished model.

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I hope you enjoyed the little show.

 

Andreas

 

 

 

 

 

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