450 Rooivalk project

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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:29 pm

It is starting to take shape now, hopefully the standard gear will now fit inside the fuse.
I also had to make the vertical fin thicker so the tail offset will fit.
I have to figure out how I will get the heli inside the fuse, I thought of making it split allong the red line, this will also be the batt access.

The line on the fin will have to be so the gearbox can be installed.

Still allot of sanding to do

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Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:14 pm

Basic shaping done.A little fine sanding still remains.
Soon I will prime and start prepping for mold making.

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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:31 pm

It's been primed and I will have to do allot more filling and sanding :wink:
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:44 am

I got the mold making stuff from AMT, hopefully I will get to it soon.

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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:52 pm

Big desaster yesterday, I got home and somehow it seems the plug that was 90% ready somehow fell off the shelf and broke a few pieces off. I glued most back but all the finishing work needs to be re-done :x :x
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by SNIPER » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:04 am

Theuns v V wrote:Big desaster yesterday, I got home and somehow it seems the plug that was 90% ready somehow fell off the shelf and broke a few pieces off. I glued most back but all the finishing work needs to be re-done :x :x
Ai sorry about that one Theuns, really looking forward to seeing it come together.
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Unread post by Theuns v V » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:34 am

Ah Barry , these things happen :( All just little lessons in life we need to learn from, in this case - make sure you put the plug SECURELY on the shelff #-o
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:47 am

A little more filling and sanding to be done before I can prep for mold making but almost looking like a rooivalk now.

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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by F3P flyer » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:45 pm

Wow lovely I would love one. Many years ago Herman Grobler went overseas and brought back a belt CP for me. My first 450 heli, he said he had a Rooivalk body for them I think it was vacuum formed anyways I never got around to getting it. I still fly the belt CP so to have a Rooivalk kit on it would just be awsome
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:16 am

I am sure I will be done with the mold in the next few weeks and then I can pop out fuses....stay tuned.
My first one will be in the all white UN scheme
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Tomcat1 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:51 am

Awesome, would also love to have one on my...sorry, my sons #-o 8-[ , Belt CP :mrgreen:
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:15 pm

The biggest hassle I see sofar is the offset tail drive unit. None available locally only from HK :shock:
I have seen one made, but that takes a longer than standard tail belt...no idea where to get it :(

I am very tempted to cheat on the prototype and just bring it out at the base of the fin.....but tell no-one :wink:
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Peter Connan » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:25 pm

But won't t hit ground, seeing as it is a tail-dragger?
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Re: 450 Rooivalk project

Unread post by Theuns v V » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:31 pm

I looked at it, with a tail wheel long enough I don't think so . The real one does not sit to low anyway....it is just till I figure out the tail drive issue :wink:

When you photograf it oneday, just be "creative" with the angles you use :lol:

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