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The new plastic rotors have been
designed to be much lighter the previous all-metal version and easier to
assemble and attach to the model. Casey has done a great job designing the new
rotors; which includes all the parts for required for all of the Huey variants
and the Hueycobra gunship. It has also made our
lives simpler in terms of the manufacturing and packing.
Assembling The Huey Main Rotor
The first step is to identify the correct components of the sprue needed to construct the rotors for the Huey. The image on the right highlights the components required. The components highlighted in green are the parts needed for the main rotor while the part highlighted in red is the tail rotor.
Next, cut each component off the plastic sprue and clean them up. The best way to cut the parts off the sprue is with a sharp hobby knife; some of the parts are quite delicate so using a pair of hobby cutter could damage these parts.
You can find all the tools you need in the GF9 hobby range.
Check out the GF9 hobby range in the online store here...
Below: Cutting the parts off the plastic sprue.
Remember, you can use the magnets included in the helicopter box sets to attach the rotors to your helicopters; this is a much simpler method of attaching the main rotor to the miniature and make for easy removal for transportation.
Learn more on how to use magnets on your models here...