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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2022, 05:41:55 AM »
Thanks, Craig! The blades were actually harder to build than the rotor mast was to CAD and print. It is delicate, though.

I think I'm done. It was 95F/35C on the patio - and breezy - so I took the pictures quickly before the blades windmilled off the model or it (or my feet) melted to the floor.

Our bored French friend with the NKL-6 Aerosani Vertolet:



The landing gear gives it a bit of height, but I like the look:

 

Barely visible are spare fuel and oil cans in the rear bin:



Joined by the slightly wobbly inspector, who seems to have lost his book. Too much vodka:



"I'll be fine. Just inspecting the nose gear":



Now I have to go back out and look for that drunk guy's book.

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2022, 08:55:49 AM »
Once again, a real gem to add to your display cabinet. 

I could have helped with the rotor blades if I had known you were in need.  Had several types in a bag taking up space that could have been repurposed for your project. 
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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2022, 03:35:25 PM »
Tremendous imagineering and building.  Landing gear height is right, lower don't work.  Wears color scheme perfect, would not change.   8)
« Last Edit: September 05, 2022, 07:32:58 AM by finsrin »

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2022, 07:53:35 PM »
Very nice build Frank!
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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2022, 10:05:00 AM »
Thanks guys! Both helicopter conversions (and the French guy) came out pretty much according to plan. I thought the first one (the KM-4) would be the easiest, since it had fewer parts to build, scratchbuild or print but the NKL-6 ended up being easier, even with the radial engine and the rotor mast. Getting the blades just right too 40-50% of the build time.

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2022, 07:11:33 AM »
"I'll be fine. Just inspecting the nose gear":



From my friends in PNG who work with Russian aircraft mechanics, I understand that this is the standard position & state of Russian mechanics ::)

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2022, 07:37:22 AM »
Terrific job as always. Very interesting subject with the contra-rotating blades.

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2022, 06:18:36 PM »
Brilliant work, Frank!

Another aerosan helicopter masterpiece!

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2022, 12:54:02 AM »
Well that came out well.  :-* :-* :-*

It's a " I wish I had thought of that" sort of build  ;D

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2022, 10:02:37 PM »
The tall gear just screams "hinterlands rough terrain landings are my jam."

The body color is *chef's kiss* just right.

The counter-rotors are just as amazing.

This is a tour-de-force.

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2022, 10:57:29 PM »
Thanks! The landing gear ended taller than the default ski position because it would have otherwise been a Russian lowrider. I was thinking this would be a good mail delivery helicopter for Siberia and mushy tundra. Plus with relatively poor downward visibility, landings might be a bit rough.

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2022, 02:31:53 AM »
Nailed it.
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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #62 on: September 24, 2022, 08:58:31 AM »
Thanks! Good to see you posting again, Doc. Daryl

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Re: 1/35 Aerosani Vertolet (Aerosan helicopter)
« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2022, 12:29:03 PM »
Damn, but those two are cool!  8)
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