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choppercharlie
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Posted: Oct. 04 2013,11:27

Hi everybody!

We are busy developing a collapsable cockpit of a B206.
It's gonna be a fibreglass unit that splits in half for easy transportation/shipping/go through doors.

Main windows and chin bubbles are also available.

Are there pilots/simmers out there who would be interested in something like this?

I'll post some photos soon, but it will be a dimensionally accurate replica of the real one and very very well priced, because of our weak exchange rate against the Dollar/Euro. :cool:  :cool:
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bladeheli01
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Posted: Oct. 04 2013,12:28

Hi,

This sounds great and yes I'm very interested in this. Have you got any ideas of when it will be available and costs?

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Rich


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LONE WOLF 61 A
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Posted: Oct. 04 2013,13:36

Hi my son and I would defo be interested would love to see pics A.S.A.P! :cool:

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Posted: Oct. 04 2013,15:18

Surely

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Shawn
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Posted: Oct. 04 2013,15:37

I would be interested. Looking forward to seeing the photo's.

Shawn
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choppercharlie
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Posted: Oct. 05 2013,17:10

We are trying to have it ready as soon as possible, hopefully before the end of the year.(which is soon anyway!)

The price will vary according to different options and specifications, like adding windows, interior trim panels, seat base and cushions if needed, etc...etc...

But to give you guys a rough estimate (without making any promises here!) a very basic shell might start at around $ 3500 -$4000. excluding shipping costs.

I'll have a more exact price for you guys in the very near future.
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Posted: Oct. 05 2013,18:07

Yes , We would also be very interested to see some pictures and shipping costs to UK.

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John

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LONE WOLF 61 A
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Posted: Nov. 20 2013,15:16

Hi, any updates pics etc ?

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choppercharlie
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Posted: Nov. 21 2013,17:41

Hi Guys!

Yes the project is progressing very well, and I'll try to post some pics over the weekend!! :)
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Posted: Nov. 22 2013,17:09

OK Here are some photos:
A while ago I built a 1:10 scale scruffy paper model of the cockpit, just to see if all the dimensions and measurements add up.

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Here is the overhead panel that is almost finished, with a few loose switches and missing CB's of which I'm busy with making new molds to make dummy CB's to fit into the panel.

The cockpit is taking shape slowly but surely, but there's still a lot of work to be done. we are going to try to finish it either end of December, or early January.

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Also a shot of the chin bubbles in place, but in very rough form. Molds were made from the original windows that I bought, and fibreglass copies are used to help shape the cockpit prop. The fibreglass "windows" are extremely tough, but also still flexible, to get the desired shapes for the cockpit.They are loosely fitted, thats why it might look a bit uneven at some places. I'll post some more photos as we progress.

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LONE WOLF 61 A
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Posted: Nov. 23 2013,15:36

GREAT! Good to see thanks.

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choppercharlie
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Posted: Dec. 05 2013,19:05

Hi everyone!

I'm also busy with a rotor brake unit. Here are some pics of the brake which still needs to be painted grey. Apologies for the spelling mistake on the information placard, it's only a sample to check the size etc...  :p
The lever is attached to a spring mechanism, to give it some resistance as it is pulled, and has a built in magnet to catch it when pushing it to closed position.



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Posted: Dec. 10 2013,19:35

Here's the rotor brake in an almost finished state. Some more paint is needed on the red ball end.[/URL][/IMG]
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Posted: Dec. 10 2013,20:55

Man that's looking nice, great work. Is the mechanism half way down the handle shaft just to keep the break in the off position? Looks like it might be a giant detent type lock?

Shawn
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Posted: Dec. 11 2013,05:42

Thanks Shawn!

Yes its to lock the lever in the off position. I've built in a magnet to keep it in place and the lever is spring loaded to give some resistance when pulled.
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Posted: Jan. 15 2014,14:14

Hello fellow pilots!!
Best wishes and many happy flight hours for you all in 2014!!

The cockpit is progressing well and I will post more pics of it soon!

In the meantime here are some pics of the dual pedal setup I'm busy with and also the collective with a mechanical idle release button.
The collective is not completely finished, first needs to be powdercoated etc..etc...then everything can be put in place.
The cockpit is going to have dual controls for training purposes.
I'm also busy with the dual cyclic with friction knob etc...
Will post the pics soon...
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Posted: Jan. 15 2014,21:30

Quote (choppercharlie @ Nov. 22 2013,17:09)
OK Here are some photos:
A while ago I built a 1:10 scale scruffy paper model of the cockpit, just to see if all the dimensions and measurements add up.

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Hi Charlie, do you have plans for this paper mockup? I'm not sure if you would be willing to share them as it would seem your starting a commercial venture but thought I would ask. No sweat either way. Everything is looking top notch, I really like the pedals.

Shawn
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Posted: Jan. 16 2014,11:56

Hi Shawn!

Well I only scaled down all my dimensions that I've collected up to now, and just cut them out on a piece of paper/carton, so I don't really have plans for it.

But I will be more than happy to share whatever info you need!

Do you just need dimensions, or do you specifically want a scaled model?
I can try to put all the parts onto a sheet, and email it to you, then you can print them out, and cut and paste if you want?!
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Posted: Jan. 16 2014,18:04

I will send you a pm Charlie

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Posted: Feb. 05 2014,15:01

Hi fellow pilots!

Just a few more photos of the cockpit as we progress with the shaping of it.

All the edges and surfaces are still rough, but the cockpit is taking shape...

More pics to follow soon.........
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