AH-64 Apache Helicopter Assembly

AH-64 Apache Helicopter Assembly (TUBX21)

How to assemble your AH-64 Apache Helicopters.

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Assembling the AH-64 Apache
Step 1. Begin the Apache by gluing the two pieces of the fuselage together. There are notches to help ensure correct alignment
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Step 2. Glue the elevators to the rear of the hull.
Step 3. Now glue the rear rotar blade to the rear main fuselage.
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Step 4. Now glue in the canopy. This should just slot right in. Step 5. Next the bottom plate to the bottom of the cockpit.  Step 6. Now attach the nose machine-gun to the underside.
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Below: The cockpit and nose gun in place. Step 7. Attach the propeller shaft to the top of the hull in the slot below. Note that there is a slot to help you correctly place it.
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Step 8. Now we can assemble the Rotar. Start with the bottom piece denoted by the right side picture. Simply glue the two pieces together on top of each other 
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Step 8. (optional). You can glue the completed rotar blades to the hull or you can leave this part unglued so that you can take the blades off for transport.

For the purposes of this guide the blades have been left off for now.

Step 9. Now we will assemble the engine pods for the main hull. Start the left side and join the two pieces.
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Step 10. Attach the air intake to the front of the engine. Step 11. Attach both of the M159 rocket launchers to the wings. Step 12. ANow we will build the left side engines. Join the top and bottom pieces together.
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Step 13. Attach the intake to the front of the engine. Step 14. Attach the right side engine to the main hull.
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Step 15. Attach the left side engine to the main hull. With this both engines are onow in place.
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Step 16. We will now begin assembling the wings and weapons. Glue the two missile pod assemblies together.
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Step 17. Glue the two M159 missile launchers together. now below the correct alignment of the two front pieces on the assembly.
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Step 18. Glue both weapons systems onto the two wings. Make sure that the M159 missile launchers are on the outer slot of the wings.. Step 19. Chose one of the two sets of sensor pods. The larger one is for the AH-64 Apache Longbow. attach them to the main hull.
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Below: The two different types of sensor pods in place on the hull.. Step 20. Attach the right side sensor pod to the hull.
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Step 21. Glue the wing assembly from Step 18. on the main fuselage of the Apache.
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Step 21. Attach the right side wing from Step 18 to the main hull. Note that sensor pods attached are for the Apache Longbow.
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Step 22 (optional). If you are building the AH-64 Apache Longbow you can attach the radar to the top of the rotor. There are also Stinger missiles (which are just for looks and no in-game effect, at the moment) you attach to the ends of the pylons on the AH-64 Apache Longbow.
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Below: The Fully assembled AH-64 Apache Longbow Below: The Fully assembled AH-64 Apache 
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