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DOLPHIN NOSE a.k.a. MI-17A-5 a.k.a. CH-178

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Now you just need a picture of Putin with one of these!

 

Gaz

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Where do you find all this stuff??? I could never source out the pics and info you do......................... phenomenal..................:notworthy:

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Hey girls, 

Last night I was working on the windows. It was quite late to post pictures, so here is the update.

Initially I wanted to use clear plastic from a random CD cover. Using my template to scribe the outline, only to realized that this material is waaaay too brittle :)

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There has to be something in my garage , we know there is.  Eye protection or the shield on my table grinder.

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The shield has nice concave to it, so it won.

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The next part can be scary, containing words like grinder and orbital sander. Anyway, it all worked out at the end and was able to drown it all it the epoxy sauce :).

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And this morning with the help of my new sanding pad, we have some results. Rough cut ( 180 grit) of course :)

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I am not going to worry about the inside look of these windows, they  will be almost completely hidden behind the armour plating .

Cheers

M.

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Ok, I was happy that I cut a square piece of plastic to the correct size.  This...this is AMAZING  work. Your a true craftsman Martin.

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Yikes!  That ones seen better days. Hope you ge crew walked away

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This is great, i get in now........scratching parts, making things from what works... is half the fun... if your that way inclined of course... great work Martin. 

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6 hours ago, Jeff said:

Where do you find all this stuff??? I could never source out the pics and info you do......................... phenomenal..................:notworthy:

Thank You Jeff, It is about your searching techniques.  For instance , you are not searching for" Mi-17".  Ninety  percent of social media reporters have no idea what that is. You need to look for situation, something that describes places where Mi-17 was operated, maintained etc.  Then there is a gallery on U.S.ARMY web that contains beautiful pictures of Afghani helos . Marketing departments are probably trying to justify the spendings to the taxpayers :)

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5 hours ago, TJTX said:

Ok, I was happy that I cut a square piece of plastic to the correct size.  This...this is AMAZING  work. Your a true craftsman Martin.

Tony , thank you for the compliment. If I can do it anybody can. Especially, when your middle name is "Precision " :)

Cheers

1 hour ago, GusMac said:

Wow, amazing finish Martin. They flush-in beautifully

Thank You sir :unworthy:

1 hour ago, Clunkmeister said:

Yikes!  That ones seen better days. Hope you ge crew walked away

No casualties, Unfortunately, 9 soldiers were injured after this chopper hit the tree during the landing in the compound of national directorate of security. 11 May 2011.

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49 minutes ago, coolboxx said:

This is great, i get in now........scratching parts, making things from what works... is half the fun... if your that way inclined of course... great work Martin. 

Yes sir, that pretty much sums it up. This build id very special for me, with Ernie we have been planning this for several years now and I was hoping that somebody would come up with conversion set. I guess Mi-17 does not have a cool-factor such as Blackhawk or Apache. Well , long story short, I am not getting any younger and I do like to lots of fun creating something slightly deferent that the mainstream offering . 

Thank You for the support :) 

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Well, we were always told that the safest place to be in a helicopter crash was inside the helicopter.

We were always ordered to, in the event of a crash, stay inside the helicopter until all the pieces stopped flying around.

Of course, with our Hueys, the transmission would generally come crashing through the enclosure and decapitate those sitting in the rear..

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23 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Putout with one of those :)5988d67fdda4c8392a8b4567.jpg

Martin,

   You never cease to amaze!  Love the result of your window works!  What paint scheme were you going with, again?

 

Gaz

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On 4/20/2019 at 6:44 PM, Clunkmeister said:

Well, we were always told that the safest place to be in a helicopter crash was inside the helicopter.

We were always ordered to, in the event of a crash, stay inside the helicopter until all the pieces stopped flying around.

Of course, with our Hueys, the transmission would generally come crashing through the enclosure and decapitate those sitting in the rear..

That is actually true. The Mi-17 undercarriage is design to collapse and absorb the impact energy during the event of crash landing. And the cabin has a lover part that collapses like a cushion for further energy dissipation . Mi-17 is one of the types with a great safety record.

On 4/20/2019 at 7:57 PM, GazzaS said:

Martin,

   You never cease to amaze!  Love the result of your window works!  What paint scheme were you going with, again?

 

Gaz

Thank You Gas, it should be Canadian ship.

On 4/21/2019 at 3:10 AM, coolboxx said:

My 1st thought he's adding a filter..... with a broom....

Valeio wash :)

 

 

Parenting one to one:

 

 

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and that is how I bought tons of time past long weekend. So here is some progress. Sanding  and correcting the shape some more, Wet-sanding and polishing , and finally scribing the radome.

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That nose is amazing Martin!  I can't believe how perfectly you shaped and scribed that thing!

 

Gaz

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Gentleman, thanks you for the support. Last week was very hectic and the little time I had was invested to some unrelated research.  :)

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and this just popped out :)

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These resin guns are an absolute gems, however they are missing very prominent spare cartage housing and  tube. Not a biggie, but considering the price , it would be nice to include this detail in the package.

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