CH-47 Mechanics Notes

The following notes and photos are intended to provide additional tips and guidance for those building this project. 

1. Main Truss:  The truss is the backbone of the helicopter.  I machined mine from 1" square aluminum tube from the hardware store, but you could just as easily build it up from plywood or G10 fiberglass.  The torsional loads are actually pretty light, so my truss is certainly stronger than necessary.  Note the lightening holes and the slot in the middle that allows me to route the wiring around the middle drive shaft support block. 

Aluminum Truss

2. Drive Shaft and Bevel Gears:  Here's a closeup of the  drive shaft, showing the bevel gear and the journal block that supports the shaft housing.  The bevel gears mate with the crown gears on the rotor shafts to synchronize the front and aft rotors.  I used spare parts from the widely-available Lite Machines Corona 120 for the drive shaft, but you can use any suitable industrial bevel gears.  Note that I used 5/64" (.078") music wire for the drive shaft, so the Corona bevel gears and shaft bushings had to be reamed out to fit.  I milled the  journal blocks from ABS barstock, but you could just as easily cut them from plywood. 

Drive shaft and bevel gear.

3.  Extended Rotor Shafts:   I had to fabricate longer 5mm rotor shafts to provide a mounting point for the crown gears.  These were made from 5mm drill rod.  One end of each shaft was annealed so that I could drill the hole for installing the rotor head.  Flats were filed for the grub screws. 

Extended main rotor shafts.

4. Heli Mechanics:   The main frames for the two mechanical mix helis are mounted to either end of the truss.  Note that the crown gears on the longer rotor shafts mesh with the bevel gears on the drive shaft.  The spurgear and one-way bearing are removed from the aft heli while it's being disassembled and reversed.  The pitch input is disabled by screwing that pushrod to a rigid post the same height as a servo (I used a spare servo arm screwed to the side frame). 

Mechanics mounted to truss.

4. Landing Gear:  The landing gear are fabricated from music wire, brass tubing and wheel collars, silver-soldered together.  I installed the gear struts in blocks milled from ABS barstock, but you could use plywood or solder them to mounting plates.  Note that the longer aft landing gear impart the 6.5 degree tilt of the main truss. 

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