1/6 scale AH-1F Cobra

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  • Last reply 1 month, 2 weeks ago
  • 1/6 scale, AH-1F, Cobra, RC, Sand Shark
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  • Patrick Leong said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Nearing completion on my 7′ long RC AH-1F.
    Cockpit and gun animation:

    Simulated engine sound:

    Spin Up test:

    Test Flight:
    https://youtu.be/2Nf4SsN_Rnw

    8 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    That’s extremely good work, Patrick! Unbelievable details. will follow with anticipation. Please sign me up! Welcome aboard iModeler!

  • Patrick Leong said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Hi Spiros,
    It is grounded for now, awaiting a more robust part for the tail. Currently working on more scale details in the cockpit. Will post when ready. I’ve edited the original post to feature a couple more videos.

  • Josh Patterson said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    AMA Top Gun Nats are October 28th to November 1st. I do hope you plan on taking it (as I assume that at 1/6 scale it will be a flyer). The cannon and pilot animation is a nice touch. When I heard the turbine spool up I thought it might have been turbind powered. The way the rotor head spins up though I’m guessing electric? At any rate in this big scale the rotor blades should make a satisfying thump when they get up to speed! The markings make me want to dust off and post my Monogram Cobra in a much smaller 1/48 scale!

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    I am really amazed about all these workineg details, beautifully put together, Patrick @PatLeong!
    Josh @jpatt1000: that’s a lovely 1/48 Cobra. You can treat us with a full presentation, if you so wish?
    All the best, my friends!

  • Patrick Leong said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Helmet sighting system is now connected to the ceiling rails via a magnet, which enables easy detachment during canopy removal.

  • George R Blair Jr said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Great job on this RC helo. I tried flying an RC helo once and found it very difficult. When you are done maybe you can post a video of this masterpiece flying.

  • Patrick Leong said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    George, I’ve done 3 tuning flights so far, without the scale bits. Didn’t want to risk them while dialing her in. Dummy weights were used to simulate the actual, at 28 lbs. https://youtu.be/2Nf4SsN_Rnw

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Excellent details, Patrick!

  • Patrick Leong said 6 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Josh, I had the same Monogram Cobra. I never understood why the cockpit side glass were curvy and not flat.

  • Patrick Leong said 6 months, 1 week ago:

    Cobra porn for your entertainment:)

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 6 months ago:

    That’s a simply amazing job, Patrick. This is a mean Cobra with a determined crew!
    All the best!

  • Patrick Leong said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Patrick, this is fantastic!
    I loved watching the gun rotating around during the flight.
    Congratulations!

  • Patrick Leong said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    The Cobra is officially complete. More fast forward flight tests are needed over the next few weeks.

    13 attached images. Click to enlarge.

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