Author Topic: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King  (Read 29515 times)

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2012, 01:24:09 AM »
I chose to keep the pontoons since I was going for a spec-ops helo (versatility) and it is an amphibious helo (one of its major features) so why take that away?

Makes sense.

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2012, 01:39:01 PM »
The modern rebuild S-61Ts have S-61L type landing gear.





Most of the S-61s that are used in heli-logging are equipped with the L model gear,
regardless if they started as an L or an N or are ex-US military.
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2012, 01:42:25 PM »
Maybe I'm too used to seeing CH-124s, but those rebuilt S-61s look a little odd to my eye. They don't look *bad* at all, just odd...
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2012, 01:11:20 AM »
S-61T just looks like a re-painted SH-3 to my eye, it may be the Dagmar FOD cones that are throwing your visual.
Most of the logging 61s I worked on had the cones rather than the 'box'.
The maroon and white bird in the other photo is a shortened N model airliner.
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2012, 09:17:14 AM »
Quickly cobbled together a top view of the AH-3 Jolly Mean Giant:



Looks like it wouldn't need too much putty to adapt after all. The fuselage taper starts just ahead of the outrigger support strut.
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2012, 07:01:31 PM »
I like!
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2015, 01:51:21 PM »
dug out my old Hasegawa Seaking & thinking of doing this one-off prototype RN version at the front of the line-up ... anyone know what its called & any other pics of it ???


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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2015, 02:11:09 AM »
Hmmm...could be an AEW prototype?  ???
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2015, 03:13:15 AM »
Looks very much like the CASTOR system:
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2015, 05:11:08 AM »
Here's the info ... used for development of Blue Kestrel radar for the Merlin helo.
It always helps to know what it's called !





two Blue Kestrel trials Sea Kings - XZ570 and ZB506 
The former had an orange painted cockpit and other bits, and was the initial development aircraft flying initially out of Yeovil with some forays to Boscombe. The latter was raspberry ripple, with the RAE originally out of Bedford and later Boscombe.

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2015, 06:30:39 AM »
The "fat lip" or "under bite" are descriptive of the look.
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2015, 09:49:26 AM »
Anglo-French helicopter deal falls through and the RAF gets Commandos instead of Pumas?
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2015, 10:18:08 AM »
That Blue Kestrel configuration makes me wonder if a Searchwater setup could have been done in a similar way.  There would need to be a method to gather up the dome once deflated so it wouldn't contact the ground, maybe a cable run through the dome that is retracted and pulls everything in tight to clear the ground when landed.  Do that and it could even be a straight swap for the Merlin.

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2015, 05:30:09 PM »
The "fat lip" or "under bite" are descriptive of the look.

Also quite graphic as to the size difference between the Sea King and Merlin, the radome looking quite small on the Merlin

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2017, 05:27:22 AM »
Something different:  Sea King with Sea Eagle missiles:



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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2017, 05:09:14 PM »
here's a German Navy Sea King with Sea Skua missiles  8)



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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2017, 05:58:25 AM »
Interesting Iranian development:

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2017, 07:43:35 PM »
Land King: land based Sea King (with bits of Wessex)


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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2017, 08:42:47 PM »
A Wea King?  :icon_fsm:
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2017, 12:15:49 AM »
Personally speaking I’d go for S-61L type landing gear,
stronger than the S-58 type and designed for the heavier
machine.



When originally used as airliners the struts were covered
with fairings, these were removed on all the logging birds
I worked on, 61Ls and, 61Ns with L gear. The floats were
removed from the 61Ns as part of the conversion to heli-log
machines.

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2017, 03:38:14 AM »


Love the paint.

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2017, 04:33:04 AM »
S-61N Shortsky, done by Heli-Pro in the late '90s.
I don't recall if this is one that I worked on.
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2017, 06:20:02 AM »
You take two RW models



... and then you get two nice whifs


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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2017, 02:29:00 AM »
Digital kitbash. :smiley:
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2017, 01:51:17 PM »
 :-\
Well ... I am tempted to do it in styrene 3D  8)