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UH-1H Sgt. Daniel Wilson memorial build.

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UH-1H Sgt. Daniel Wilson memorial build.
Posted by Centaur567 on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 1:44 PM

This is Eschi's 1/48th scale, labeled as a UH-1D, but has the correct antenna and pitot tubes for a "H" model.

One improvement was to thin down the front 2 part that are in the nose and also to bevel the hole to look like stamped sheet metal.
THINNED DOWN PARTS

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, July 08, 2016 7:17 AM

Now that I installed these last parts I noticed a gap in the floor board

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, July 08, 2016 7:19 AM

Made interior pylons

 

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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, July 08, 2016 7:51 AM

 Use folded fine mesh screen to make upper engine screen

 

Found a lock washer a long time ago and though that is I build another Huey, it would make a great rear end turbine.

Use folded fine mesh screen to make upper engine screen

 
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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, July 08, 2016 7:58 AM

 

Cut open hole for cargo hook. We called this area the "hell hole", because if you dropped a tool it could get real nasty.Also made a mount for the cargo hook.

Now to make lightening hole for seen framing inside hell hole. plan to extend hydraulic control tubes down fron swash plate. Had to trim base of transmission in order for tubes to reach down. Gary

 

  

I'm still researching the tail numbers. It might be in my Army logs that I have now that I think of it. It will look like this one pictured.
This is the person I remember most. Sgt Daniel Wilson, KIA in Cambodia 1970. He was a UH-1H crew chief that I flew with as a part time door gunner. He was killed while I was home on leave after I extended my tour of duty. Gary

 

More progress, Added screens

 

 Detailed the collective lever.
 
 
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Posted by Centaur567 on Friday, July 08, 2016 1:10 PM

Added armor plates to seats
 Made control tubes w/ rubber covers.
Painted interior primer lt. grey and glued the front baffles to nose for better fit after they broke off.
Thanks for looking Gary
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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, July 08, 2016 4:27 PM

Looking good!

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, July 08, 2016 5:13 PM

Hello Gary!

NIce lookin' Huey - and you seem to know exactly what you're doing building it! It's the first time I see somebody cut out the hell hole. I have always wondered what's inside it? Isn't it ridiculous that no scale model of the Huey in any scale gets it right?

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 08, 2016 6:01 PM

Pawel

Hello Gary!

NIce lookin' Huey - and you seem to know exactly what you're doing building it! It's the first time I see somebody cut out the hell hole. I have always wondered what's inside it? Isn't it ridiculous that no scale model of the Huey in any scale gets it right?

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

 

Either Heavy Arty or Gino put up a couple of pics of the hell hole in Bedlam's huey build here a month or so ago.

 

Nice build and a good way to honor the young man.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, July 09, 2016 9:06 AM

goldhammer
Either Heavy Arty or Gino put up a couple of pics of the hell hole in Bedlam's huey build here a month or so ago.

Yup, that's me, one in the same.  The "hell hole" pics are here, towards the end of the post: 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/16/t/170951.aspx

They were actually in response to a request by Pawel.

 

Good looking build so far.

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, July 09, 2016 11:46 AM

Hello!

Gino - thanks again for posting those! Maybe I should have written "I always wondered what's inside the hell hole until Gino posted the photos" - I guess I have abbreviated it a bit too much :-)

Anyhow - isn't it funny that no schale model, even the large scale ones, have this feature done, and very few people correct this?

While building the Huey for my brother I have found, that just cutting the hole out and painting the insides black already helps the looks of the finished model a lot:

1:48 Italeri HH-1N by Pawel

Good luck with your builds and have a nice day

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Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:24 PM
Great shot!!. That reminds me to add landing lights. I also have a hook made, but will install later. Gary
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Posted by Centaur567 on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:02 PM

 

 

Added instruments and wiring to the rear of the instrument panel.Panel painted and hood extended.Top of transmission was cut down to lower collective lever. The rotor mast will have to be shortened also. Flight controls finally are completed. Thanks Gary

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:09 PM

Hello!

Those innards look good! Good luck with your build and have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:44 PM

Excellent.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:47 AM

   Made and installed seat belts, installed seats, collectives and cyclic sticks. Made from soda can, ammo can and a tool box to go under the crew chiefs seat. Also 3 smoke grenades. Gary

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Posted by rotorwash on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:06 PM

Gary,

  That is one beautiful looking bird you have going there.

       Ray

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Posted by Centaur567 on Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:50 AM
Hi Ray!! Nice to hear from you again. Long time no see.Gary
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Posted by rotorwash on Sunday, July 31, 2016 6:57 PM

Centaur567
Hi Ray!! Nice to hear from you again. Long time no see.Gary
 

Indeed it has, Gary!  Glad to see you still building Hueys.  I can't wait to see what you do with this one.

    Ray

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, August 01, 2016 10:22 PM

That is some really nice work Gary.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by Centaur567 on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 2:29 PM

I didn't like the gap in the floor, so I filled it in. Painted ammo cans and tool box. This morning I glued the fuselage together.

This is a question for Ray. Is there a differance of main rotor mast hight between the C model and the H model? I have a really good drawing of the C model in Pete Harlem'c book about building Monograms C model. Sunny Beaches Gary

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Posted by rotorwash on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:01 PM

Gary,

  Unfortuantely, the UH-1C mast is for the 540 rotor system and the UH-1D/H has the 205 rotor system, so there are quite a few differences.  I think these pics of UH-1D/H masts and rotorheads I have taken over the years should be pretty adequate for what you need though.  Let me know if there is another view you need.  Keep in mind the black masts and heads are only accurate for mid-80s birds onward and the Vietnam ones had bare metal and gray rotorheads and masts.  I hope these help.

   Ray

 

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Posted by Centaur567 on Monday, August 08, 2016 1:55 PM

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Posted by Centaur567 on Monday, August 08, 2016 1:59 PM
Starting to look like a Huey.Thanks Ray.

Gary

 

 

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Posted by rotorwash on Monday, August 08, 2016 8:26 PM

Looking good, Gary.

   Ray

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Posted by Centaur567 on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 7:29 PM

Hi Ray, I finally got a chance to see your photos. They are blocked at work. What I want to know is the overall height of the mast. The one on the model seems a little high. Thanks Gary PS I built the CH-53E you saw at Werner Robins a few yrs ago.

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Posted by rotorwash on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 7:58 PM

Oh, I rememebr you and your 53 very well, Gary.  you gave me a tail rotor drive chain from a Cobra.  Still one of my prized posessions.  I'll see what I can find on the mast height.

   Ray

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Posted by Centaur567 on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:21 AM
Hi Ray, You probably wouldn't recognize me now since last seeing you. I've lost 30 lbs. One of my neighbors thought my wife was "stepping out " on me when she saw us at the mall. Gary
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Posted by Centaur567 on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:31 AM

 

Once the chin bubbles were added they needed to be sanded down and polished to be flush with the fuselage. A small strip of plastic simulates the cowling hinge. Gary

 

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Posted by rotorwash on Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:15 PM

Centaur567
Hi Ray, You probably wouldn't recognize me now since last seeing you. I've lost 30 lbs. One of my neighbors thought my wife was "stepping out " on me when she saw us at the mall. Gary
 

I think I got those 30 lbs you lost, Gary!  The kit is coming along great.

    Ray

    

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