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V-22 Osprey Build Update #4

May 01, 2012 No Comments

After a break to concentrate on other projects, the Osprey has moved back to the front of the project queue.  This evening’s project was to install the spindle axles that allow the nacelles to pivot from vertical to horizontal orientation and to assemble the special servos that provide power for the transition. First up is [...]

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V-22 Osprey Build Update #3

Nov 23, 2011 1 Comment

This evening’s task is assembly the frames for each nacelle.  If you’ve built a couple of non-ARF helicopters in the past there won’t be any real surprises here, but definitely follow the instructions as the Osprey doesn’t function like a normal heli. A note of clarification:  One tends to look at the nacelles in their [...]

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V-22 Osprey Build Update #2

Nov 22, 2011 No Comments

Time to start building!  Assembly of the Osprey begins with the mechanics.  Although the body is a true ARF, the mechanics have to be assembled from individual pieces.  I consider this a plus for a couple of reasons:  First and foremost, on every “pre-assembled” heli I’ve ever purchased I felt it necessary to check every [...]

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RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey Build Update

Nov 22, 2011 No Comments

Before starting the build, let’s take a look at the kit contents and talk about the hardware needed to complete the aircraft. The basic kit comes securely packed in a single compact carton.  Inside, the components and sub-assemblies are packed in smaller cartons, making shipping damage very unlikely.  The basic kit includes a profile airframe [...]

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RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey Build-Along

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

One of the most impressive helicopter-related products at the 2011 Toledo Expo was the RotorMast.com V-22 Osprey.  I’d read a good deal online about this remarkable design, and I’d seen a number of online videos as well, but seeing it in person I gained a clearer understanding of the careful thought and effort that went [...]

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