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PostSubject: VAM Copter - missing tail   Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:53 am

Hi guys,

Hope you are all well. I picked up a jeep, pursuit craft and coptor on ebay a while back - all in need of repair. Kids have just opened them and a bit of the tail is missing on the coptor. Its got the flat fin piece but not the hooped part that attached the whole to the gantry. Can anyone post a pic of theirs dismantled so I can get an idea how to build it?

Pic from internet of an intact one as below.

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:08 am

Hello,I am bidding on one as I write...If I win it...I will take pictures of it when it gets here..I have the Joe copter...Im pretty sure that it's the same...I will look.....Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:44 am

Hi again. Am still looking to make the missing end part of this copter. If anyone can post a pic of the dismantled end section of their machine, that would be great. Thanks. ODR.
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:47 am

Here ya go ODR,I did not win the bid on that Action Man Helicopter...Here is my repaired GI Joe part....It's the same as Action Man...Let me know if you need other angles....Walter 
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:27 am

Thanks Walter! Comprehensive photos. Looks fiddly... I will c what I can knock up. Oh for a 3D printer...
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:30 am

Your Welcome! Wow..... 3D printer!!I wish you the best of luck...Let us know how you make out...Cheers Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:08 pm


Yes, for clarity, I'll be using sprue, scalpel and sandpaper! I couldn't afford a 1k printer...
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:33 pm

Oh I see....Best wishes....Take your time I am sure you will be fine....Cheers Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:52 am

You could make that easily from small bore aluminium tubing!! Good luck finding a bending spring that small though!! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Sun May 04, 2014 3:58 am

A work in progress. Thanks to Walter for photos.

Combination of candle-melted airfix sprue and a bit of glue. Pesently working on the clips that hold it to the lattice 'fusilage'. Seems to be working so far...
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Sun May 04, 2014 7:35 am

WOW!! Great!! Man you are VERY Handy!! Cheers Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Sun May 04, 2014 8:45 am

great job looks fantastic

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Sun May 04, 2014 8:50 am

Wow!! That's really good!!! Nice one dude.
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Sun May 04, 2014 7:52 pm

wow!, awesome stuff mate  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon May 05, 2014 1:10 am

Looks good well done Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon May 05, 2014 1:54 am

good work odr , could you please post a pic of the tail-fin with measurements as i am missing that bit

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:08 am

Thanks for comments is all. Doesn't bare close scrutiny but does the job. Many thanks for measurements and photos Walter.

Jim, I'll post a photo of tail fin. In the meantime this is my completed bodge:
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The green is a shade or two wrong. Anyone have the airfix or similar best match for VAM green?
Best, ODR


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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:09 am

Fantastic work my friend!well done, great job !  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:18 am

Thanks. Tail fin pops in and out of sprue fairly well. And tilts! More by luck than design...
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:43 am

great job ,very handy fix

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:09 am

Outstanding ODR... cheers  cheers . My jeeps are pretty much the same color Green...I use Testors Olive Drab Green gloss for my repairs..Its a really good match....Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:33 am

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:57 pm

that looks fantastic odr

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:14 am



i'll add my...'that looks like a pharkeen' good effort... will be interested to see finished fin!!'
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Copter - missing tail   Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:33 am

Jim, sorry for massive delay. Dimensions as promised. ODR

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