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Re: MD530F

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:23 am
by coochb
Victory103 wrote:coochb, what is the primary use for your MD's? Generally most can be flown by either side, but if the MD is used for say long line ops (slings), based on the cyclic/collective layout, it's more comfortable for the pilot to fly from the left seat while looking down.
Most 500/530s are used for transport and the right controls are removed to make an extra seat so three people can sit across the front on a bench seat arrangement. One other point in this debate, there is a lock on the twist grip throttle to prevent it from being moved from the idle position to the fuel off position inadvertently. I believe this lock is always placed on the left hand collective in the civilian versions, a pilot sitting in the right seat would be unable to be access this and would have great difficulty shutting the engine down.

Re: MD530F

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:38 am
by Krazycolin
Thank you for that info. We are, as I said, taking this under advisement.

Re: MD530F

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:25 pm
by rotorhead911
Thanks Colin. I've flown the Hughes 500C, MD-500D, and the MD-520N and all of them have the PIC in the left seat. The military MH-6 little birds have the PIC in the right seat for standardization - the Huey, Blackhawk, and OH-58 fly from the right seat.

Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:03 pm
by hhelikopter
Hello Krazycolin,

I am really excited, I am waiting your model.
Do you have any result about model and could you share some new pictures?

Best regards,
Zoltan

Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:12 pm
by Krazycolin
I added the little vents. I also switched the attitude gauge to the left side.

Then, I decided this was all too much trouble and have now cancelled the project.

I will backburner the project until I feel more... interest in it.

Thanks for all your help.

Colin...

(just kidding... we're working on it albeit slowly)

Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:26 pm
by hhelikopter
Krazycolin wrote:I added the little vents. I also switched the attitude gauge to the left side.

Then, I decided this was all too much trouble and have now cancelled the project.

I will backburner the project until I feel more... interest in it.

Thanks for all your help.

Colin...

(just kidding... we're working on it albeit slowly)
:o :twisted:

Re: MD530F

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:01 pm
by hews500d
Krazycolin wrote:I added the little vents. I also switched the attitude gauge to the left side.

Then, I decided this was all too much trouble and have now cancelled the project.

I will backburner the project until I feel more... interest in it.

Thanks for all your help.

Colin...

(just kidding... we're working on it albeit slowly)

GAH!!!!! You just about gave us die hard MD fans a heart attack.... Well At LEAST a few extra grey hairs !!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thanks for taking these suggestions for the attitude gauge, vents, etc under advisement. This will be a TOP NOTCH product once it's released!

Re: MD530F

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:02 pm
by rotorhead911
I'm sure it will be worth the wait!!

Is there any thought about having the ability to attach an external load (long line) to the aircraft? Maybe a 25 foot and 75 foot line with a bambi bucket?

Re: MD530F

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:41 am
by hhelikopter
Very Nice 530 F 8-)
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Re: MD530F

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:50 pm
by deepdiver8055
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make the paintkit to matchup nicely with this one!. This is my favorite heli of all time so repainting this one will be very important (to me). Any chance on making the fuselage one piece and making the doors match up on the paintkit?

The 407 is fun to paint but it takes so long because everything is scattered and one of the sides are mismatched from the other and the door panels are different sizes then the openings on the paintkit. I'm not complaining, I'm just saying is all.

...and by the way, Thank you so much for the 407. It's really nice.

~A~

Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:09 pm
by hhelikopter
;)
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Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:09 pm
by deepdiver8055
Was that picture before or after this one? Did they rebuild it?
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Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:49 pm
by N4GIX
Since that "recently" occurred, that's highly unlikely:
http://helihub.com/2013/08/12/12-aug-13 ... us-oregon/

Just as an aside, the registration number "N62PJ" seems unlucky, since the aircraft that wore it previously likewise suffered an undignified ending, resulting in one fatality. :?
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=41021

Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:20 pm
by hhelikopter
Dear Krazycolin,

I don't want to bother you, I know you're busy, but I'm really starved for a few new screenshots! Quite a few people look forward to this model, I think they would be really grateful if you shared news with them.
I look forward to B 407 SP3 as well!

Thank you for your work! ;)

Re: MD530F

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:50 pm
by Krazycolin
I only have time for two.