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Chuck Aaron's Red Bull Helicopter

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

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Looks great, very nice build !

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Fantastic!

G

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Thanks, guys!

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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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Very nice build. The paint job is killer! It must have been a lot of meticulous masking. Nice work!

Sam

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She's a beauty Tommy!

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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!

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