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 Post subject: Helicopters
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:59 pm 
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I've decided I'm going to work on a little covered are of the website and see if I can increase the amount of helicopters offered. Right now I'm working on the UH-1 Iroquis, aka the Huey. Next I'm thinking of doing the H-13 Sioux (think M*A*S*H), if I can figure out the fishbowl canopy. I'm also debating updating the Cobra to the twin engined Super Cobra. Also I've given thought to the AH-64 Apache. And if the Huey works out, I might try the UH-60 Blackhawk because if slight similiarities in the nose. Does anybody have any other suggestions? I want to focus on rescue helicopters right now, so the apache and super cobra are on the back burner.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:47 pm 
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Well, it's not military, but...
http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/ ... index.html
...it is helicopter-ish. :?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:15 am 
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Actually I had another idea with research aircraft. While researching the Huey I found a site that talks about the first helicopter to go faster than 300 mph. It was a Huey modified with short swept wings and 2 jet engines on the side of the cabin. They called it the Bell model 533.


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Being partial to Navy birds.......... I think it would be nice to do the Sikorsky HO3S-1, it would tie into Rob's Brubaker Panther

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:59 pm 
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Based on popular demand, I've gone as far back as I can in helicopter history (not that far...yet...) and started work on the Focke Wulf Fw 61, the first successful helicopter, produced by Germany's Heinrich Focke. This is the helicopter flown by Hannah Reitsch in the German stadium in 1938. The rigging on this baby makes a biplane look easy.


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Ignore the above link. It worked when I entered it, but I must have mistyped. Try this one- click on "Heinrich FockeóFa 61"
http://www.century-of-flight.freeola.co ... _frame.htm


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 Post subject: KA-50
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:32 am 
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Russian KA-50 would be great!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:36 pm 
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Ka-50 would be cool, a bit '"out there" though. Rather more recent, more widespread choppers, UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47 Chinook and a AH-1W/Z Super Cobra would be my choices for new chopper models. They would also be more successful commercially for FG.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:16 pm 
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We're working our way forward from the past. Chip wants to develop a series of 'primitive' helicopters first. Next on the list is the either the sikorsky R-5, or S-55. Then the flying banana.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:48 pm 
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I would very much like to see a Skeeter.

http://www.deltaweb.co.uk/haf/skeeter.htm

That particular helicopter was transferred to Middle Wallop when I was living there and I have a fond spot for it :)


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I'd like to see any RN helos - the first I flew in was a Whirlwind, so bring on the Sikorsys!

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I think the Husky was a fabulous suggestion. It's a unique enough design, hard enough to be a good building challenge, and has a stellar history as a search and rescue chopper. The most recent edition to the short line of Air Force Medal of Honor recipients, A1C John Pittsenbarger, was a pararescueman who flew from huskies.

Plus, in the 60's the Strategic Air Command used them in support roles around northern tier missile silos, and had a cool silver and orange paint job with the blue/stars SAC sash on the front! How hard could that be to repaint?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:20 pm 
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Well, I just started on the Sikorsky S-55, aka H-19, aka H03S(? maybe H04S), aka Westland Whirlwind, aka..... It's due out in about 4 weeks, after the Sioux, Hillercopter and Flettner Kolibri. Chip decided to turn me loose and let me design a few choppers. It's amazing what you can do with 12 uninterrupted hours a day:-) Sorry guys, modern choppers are down on the list. There's about a dozen early choppers to go.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:43 am 
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Glad you're working all out on the choppers Aaron, a nice change from the planes, they look cooler as well. You say you're desiging the flying banana as well, awesome, it'll make a cool early-Vietnam display with the huey.

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