I need a measurement on the Mini-500 Helicopter

DennisFetters

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Greetings,

Unbelievably I was contacted by a person that had acquired the very first UAV helicopter I built back in 2004, and they were interested in selling it. The company I'm working for the UAE expressed an interest in buying it to be used as a display.

Well, after 18 years out of my life, and on the other side of the world, yesterday the original StarLite-1A arrived in our Abu Dhabi factory!

Back then, I installed a mixer on the mast that cut the control input in half to make it easier to fly. For a display aircraft that mixer looks like crap. But, the control linkage barrel had to be much longer.

My question is; would someone please measure their old Alfa-head barrels and tell me how long they are so I can machine these I have to the correct length? The Alfa-head used the bent-metal control arms.

Thanks in advance!

Dennis Fetters

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I think I have 2D Autocad drawings I did of the cones. I that the "barrels" you are referring to?
 

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Thank you! So in real dimensions, that about 2.812". That's what I needed!
 
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