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Old 04-23-2018, 04:38 PM
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My AC Supply order came Saturday and I am well along in building one of these. My rotor blade sheet doesn't have that issue. It is warped in a way that would give the blades some dihedral but the shaping process should straighten them right out.

I'm looking forward to flying this. It seems the key to getting a score in a helicopter recovery event is getting a reliable blade deployment. This design looks like that is one of the main objectives, so I'm looking forward to getting some good practice with this model.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Kartman
I completed my Mini A Heli two days ago. The kit is all of Level 3 IMHO. Trying to not cut all the way through the rotors is a challenge. I was successful on two of the rotor blades
You can only do so much with a multi-language pictorial instructions. You will need to study them carefully. Kinda reminds me of the Quinstar
I attached two additional photos showing some issues with the rotor laser cut balsa sheet. The photo near the hub shows an extra "bump out" that needs to be removed. More serious is the photo of the rotor tips showing two of the laser etched marking lines are wrong. Copy the rotor marking line on the rightmost rotor.


I just finished a build of the Mini Heli A. Mine didn't have and rotor blade laser cut issues. No "bump out", my laser etched lines were correct.

A very interesting build, it'll be featured on my blog after the Mini Little Joe II is finished.
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:35 PM
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I loved building this kit - the instructions were great.

Look forward to flying it.
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