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Chuck Aaron's Red Bull Helicopter


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#1 roadhawg

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

Chuck Aaron is the only pilot in the United States that is licensed to do areobatic stunts in a helicopter. He flies a modified MBB BO-105 CBS, and if you've never seen him you can go to YouTube and watch him do things that a helicopter isn't supposed to do....back flips, barrel rolls, etc....just search "Red Bull Helicopter"....
I've been wanting to build a model of this for some time now, but there is no kit of the CBS version of the 105....the CBS is the "lifeflight" version and has a slightly longer fuselage. I finally decided to use two 1/32 Italeri BO 105s "spliced" together to create my own 105 CBS. I added collectives and masking tape seat belts to the interior, and added steps to the runners. I also designed my own decals. Everthing else is from the kit. The hardest part was masking for paint, but I'm pleased with the way it came out.

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#2 cobraman

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

You did a great job on that build, it really looks great !

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

Looks great, very nice build !

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

Fantastic!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

Thanks, guys!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

Looks pretty good all the way around. Beautiful work. Our local Life Flight just switched to these and boy do they sound aggressive.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

Very nice build. The paint job is killer! It must have been a lot of meticulous masking. Nice work!
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

She's a beauty Tommy!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thanks again, and Sam, the paint was really a pain, but not just the taping....my first effort had the blue wrinkle up over the white, so I had to strip it, retape it, and shoot it all over again. Lets just say that I'm glad it's finished, lol!