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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 18 Nov 2017 14:36 #73

Looking good! Mechanical details always enhance a build. :thumbsup
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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 19 Nov 2017 11:49 #74

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Rainy and cold here yesterday, that means I could get some bench time.

Fuel pump, fuel line, support cables.
Side view.

Headed to breakfast with some buddies from our old 1/194 Air Cav days.
Thanks for looking.
Frank B)
Hot DANG that is nice :popcorn
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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 19 Nov 2017 16:56 #75

Brilliant work Frank! excellent details.




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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 22 Nov 2017 21:02 #76

Thank you, everyone.
Worked on the kit today.
Will upload more pictures tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 23 Nov 2017 11:39 #77

I was able to get some bench time this morning.
I made a template for the bending of the blade.

The brass tube, in the background, will be for the removable main rotor for transport

I will stick the bottom half of the blades in boiling water, then place them on the form and cool with cold water. That will make the bend set for good. All the blade will then have the same bend.

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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 23 Nov 2017 11:42 #78

Sierra Hotel, Frank!!
Attention to detail and thoroughness have always been the hallmark of your builds!
(You Egg-beater People still ain't quite right.)
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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 23 Nov 2017 18:11 #79

Cool idea! :good
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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 23 Nov 2017 23:21 #80

Nice work frank. Love the jig!

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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 24 Nov 2017 14:09 #81

Excellent work Frank! Nice idea with the jig; that is brilliant. Far better than my idea which is to slowly and gently bend each blade till it "looks right". :blink: :bgrin




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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 24 Nov 2017 16:50 #82

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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 25 Nov 2017 20:50 #83

Great idea for making sure all of the blades have the same sag.

Cheers,
James
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Vietnam - The Ch-37 Mojave has the votes 21 Dec 2017 11:25 #84

Well, I was able to get a few hours in on the Mojave this week.
I tried the boil then place on the form. It worked, but I thought there had to be a better way.
Soooo, I place the blades on the form before placing in the water. I then dipped the combined items into the boiling water, with the blade on the underside. This allowed me to us the bottom of the pot to help bend the blade. It work very well. As you can see the top blade was the first try. I redid it to make it match the others.
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