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Basically, I'm just some random college kid who's Eagle Scout Service/Leadership Project was to repaint a UH-1 helicopter that is a memorial to all who served in the US Millitary, esp. in the Veitnam war. I stumbled onto this site while looking around for a cheap RC Huey, to which I have only found garbage ones that look nothing like a huey. Then, I found this little Syma that looked perfect for putting the guts of inside a model Huey. Then, through reaserching to make sure something so cheap is any good for this, I stumbled here, the perfect place for advice on such a huge mod project.
I have a good backgound in model train (O scale) modeling, (that's basic and low-budget, though) camping/outdoors, millitary history, model car building as a kid, model rocketry, and general knowlege of how things work and why. (gotta lay off of the discovery channel, millitary channel, history channel, and the others like that…)
If I can find what I want at the mall (there's a kiosk selling similar-looking ones to my mom's eyes… I guess--that doesn't mean much) then i'll quick-start the process. I think I'll swap to the guts of an Apache, though, since theire cheaper, and they have a better design of the guts for the job. If it all goes well, I'll post stuff on you-tube of how I did it and how it flies, or not, plus I really want to have a special mini-huey meets real huey thing with mini-huey landing on top of the big huey.
Anyway, hello from the heart of Steeler Country!
@cpd hey great to see you here,you have an interesting background,hope we can help you here.model train (O scale)woo As a kid was into Hornby trains,took them apart could never fix them,but guess that was my start in this great hobby.
Before you go and buy helis,just consider the Syma S107 or maybe a Syma Chinook Not sure if you have any rc helis,but do not spend your money without some research on what you are trying to achieve.
Great to do mods,but all costs time and dollars,do not buy from a street stall or $2 shop helis will be fakes-Any help we are here,take care and feed back neat--SF
"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com
Yeah, the ones that my mom thought were the same were absolutely NOTHING like these. Didn't look remotely close.
just looked up the blackhawk's corpus, and it's the same as the one in the apache, but it's a good bit cheaper, so I'm swaping again to that.
I'm constantly getting myself into all kinds of projects I'm never able to do because of not doing research, but I've done my homework on this one before starting, for a change. Also, I'm going to buy a 107 with the stuff for a standard starting point, and I'll fly it and the standard blackhawk for a little before doing anything to either.
If you think about it, I'm not really moding the apache, but powering rather the model huey.
The chinook'd be nice to have, but a little steep compaired to the others because of the double rotors. Besides, I don't really need three helicopters right now.
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