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  • #31
    I'm hoping to make a cannister that engulfs the gears but it might be a bit of a chore. The original heli had the gears exposed but since enclosed them. If
    not they won't last. If not oil maybe a light grease.
    Nick
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    • #32
      I imagine the canister could be as simple as a free floating tube with a lipped seal at each end and two threaded holes in the side. One to add oil and one for an overflow full marker.
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      • #33
        The problem is the top and the bottom are rotating in opposite directions.
        Making a seal will be tough. Maybe make 2 pieces(cans) the bottom can attatched and sealed to the bottom rotor top plate and a top can that would just fit into the bottom. Keeping oil in will be difficult. If you have more
        ideas, let me know.
        Nick
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        • #34
          New pictures of my progress on Helicopter project

          It's been a while since I have posted any pictures. I have been busy. I am making headway on this project and thought I would share some pics with you guy because some of you showed interest.
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          • #35
            New pictures of my progress on Helicopter project Part 2

            More pictures. The engine, being used, is a modified (not by me) 440 Kawasaki water cooled Jetski engine. This thing had better fly or it will be one He!! of a blender.
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            • #36
              What size chain is that? Also, did you buy or make the large sprocket for it?
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              • #37
                I'm not sure of the size. There are markings on it though. I got both sprockets and the chain off ebay. They go on a 900 CBR motorcycle for stunt use.
                Nick
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                • #38
                  very cool.
                  i thought a motor had to be aviation approved ??? also wont the water cooling be too much wait?? seems like an air cooled versing modified would be lighter giving a better lift to wait ??

                  looking forward to seeing the finished product.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
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                  • #39
                    Monte, Nice work!

                    I have one concern though, i don't think you have enough chain wrap on the smaller sproket. They are usually further away (on motorcycles) and the chain covers more of the circumference. In the picture it looks like you will pop the chain or rip teeth off. If it were my behind i would look at some idlers and a guide.
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                    • #40
                      Very intriguing project, Nick. I assume that engine has an enclosed water cooled system? I so, do you have a radiator for it, yet? If it's not enclosed, you'll need a long intake hose when you fly around over the lake.

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                      • #41
                        Yes,it's water cooled. I don't have a radiator yet. I'm not sure if this engine has the power to do the job yet. While ground testing I'll connect a water hose to it. No sense in making a lot of stuff just to find out it won't work. I already had this engine so I thought it would be a good place to start. The engine has been modified but I don't know to what extent. A stock 440 is about 27 hp.
                        Nick
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                        Jet Lathe and Mill
                        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                        Propane Forge
                        60" X 60" router/plasma table

                        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                          Yes,it's water cooled. I don't have a radiator yet. I'm not sure if this engine has the power to do the job yet. While ground testing I'll connect a water hose to it. No sense in making a lot of stuff just to find out it won't work. I already had this engine so I thought it would be a good place to start. The engine has been modified but I don't know to what extent. A stock 440 is about 27 hp.

                          I have a small radiator that would be nice for something small. It's the one that came off the dirtbike in my "shoe horn" thread in the projects area. It was on a liquid cooled 85cc 2-stroke. I'm putting a large air cooled 4 stroke in the frame instead so the radiator is just sitting there.

                          If nothing else i was thinking of using it for a home made water cooler, but i'm not too concerned about that as i don't have any money for a pump of new torches and hoses.

                          LEt me know if you're interested or want a pic.

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                          • #43
                            MOnte.. I think it's a cool A$$ project. I was going to offer any machining you might need but reading through i think you've got that under wraps. Now just throw a bead on something so people can't b!tch about it's relativity
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by turboglenn View Post
                              MOnte.. I think it's a cool A$$ project. I was going to offer any machining you might need but reading through i think you've got that under wraps. Now just throw a bead on something so people can't b!tch about it's relativity
                              There is some welding on this project that has been done already as on the mount for the rotor head assembly to be mounted to the mast. I appreciate your offer for machining and I may take you up on it for what I can not do. I have a small mill and lathe and so far have overcome. If at all possible I want to make every piece. It has always been my dream to make a flying machine
                              that I built myself. It's kind of a mission. To start a project and job out all aspects of it would not put much pride in my pocket. That's just me. And yeah.........it is a kick a$$ project...at least to me it is. After all, the only one I need to impress is myself and if others like it.....GREAT!!.......Nick
                              Thanks again for the offer.
                              PS can you cut splines on a shaft?
                              Nick
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                              Miller Cricket XL
                              Millermatic 150 Mig
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                              Jet Lathe and Mill
                              Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                              DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                              Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                              20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                              Propane Forge
                              60" X 60" router/plasma table

                              www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                              Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                              and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by kiwi View Post
                                Hey Nick,
                                It looks like a fun project. Will this type of "helicopter" autorotate in the event of engine failure?
                                Nick
                                Way back in 1968 I was a UH-1 {Huey** Crew Chief Here is what we were basically told about autorotation " If you ever get in a situation where autorotation is required here is the procedure" " Bend over, stick your head well between your legs and ..... Kiss you ass goodbye".
                                Of course we were flying above the jungles of Vietnam and once you reach tree top level YOU ARE GOING TO CRASH autorotation or not!

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