Author Topic: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King  (Read 34226 times)

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2019, 02:07:23 PM »
RH-3A Sea King minesweeping variant.  'Said to be underpowered but an interim anyway.

Air Vectors claims that Sikorsky thought up an ultimately-unbuilt three-engine Sea King variant.  Or would a notional "RH-3H" be adequately powered, too?
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2023, 07:17:51 AM »
Bump !  After seeing the new 35th Tahoe kit from ICM, it strikes me that the problem with all chopper kits is the size required to display them due to the main rotor.

So I thought to do away with the rotors & substitute variable position jets ala Harrier ....
I have an old Revell CH-54 & the engines always disappointed so maybe if I add the engine section of a 48th Harrier  ??? ???

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2023, 07:25:31 AM »
Intriguing  :smiley:
 

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2023, 07:38:41 AM »
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Bump !  After seeing the new 35th Tahoe kit from ICM, it strikes me that the problem with all chopper kits is the size required to display them due to the main rotor.

So I thought to do away with the rotors & substitute variable position jets ala Harrier ....
I have an old Revell CH-54 & the engines always disappointed so maybe if I add the engine section of a 48th Harrier  ??? ???

I would rather see you kit bash a V-22 Osprey with the CH-54.  That would get rid of the ugly arrangement of the engines/transmission and drive train to the tail rotor.  Replace the tail rotor and tail with the twin tail from the V-22.  Still have an ugly aircraft but the performance might be a little better :smiley:
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2023, 12:38:03 AM »
I would rather see you kit bash a V-22 Osprey with the CH-54.  That would get rid of the ugly arrangement of the engines/transmission and drive train to the tail rotor.  Replace the tail rotor and tail with the twin tail from the V-22.  Still have an ugly aircraft but the performance might be a little better :smiley:

That could prove interesting
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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2023, 07:56:28 AM »
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I would rather see you kit bash a V-22 Osprey with the CH-54.  That would get rid of the ugly arrangement of the engines/transmission and drive train to the tail rotor.  Replace the tail rotor and tail with the twin tail from the V-22.  Still have an ugly aircraft but the performance might be a little better :smiley:
V-22 fuselage to just aft of the electronics bay behind the cockpit, then a cleaned-up clpseput amd a bppm mating with the standard V-22 wing and extending back to pick up the tail surfaces.  Landing gear would be similar to that of the Tahoe, again off the boom to the tail.  overall design would have to take into account the large ring for the stowage of the wing.

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Re: Sikorksy S-61 Sea King
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2024, 11:26:16 AM »
Two shots of my friend Pete who flew Sikorsky S61N helicopters in Canada for several years.  Sometimes that entailed a round-trip flight of three plus hours over water, out to 200 nautical miles from the coast to supply oil-rigs.  A 6ft 6" Canadian now living in sub-Antarctica (Tasmania).

One of his memorable ferry flights was from Australia to Ireland .... Exmouth, Port Headland, Broome, Kupang, Denpaser, Dkakarta, Singalore, Hat Yai, Bangkok, Rangoon, Calcutta, Nagpur, Amadabad, Karachi, Seeb, Bahrain, Hail, Luxor, Cairo, Athens, Naples, Marseilles, Dinard, Shannon, Ireland. That was 107 flight hours over eleven days.

Planned cruise speed was 115 knots, always took off at maximum all up weight of 20,500 pounds with three full under floor fuel-tanks, an above floor ferry-tank and 4 drums of fuel.
He then went to Stravangar, Norway & transioned to AS332L/L1 Super Pumas.

Next month he wil tell the story of two Aussie RAAF glider pilots buried in the Commonwealth War Grave in Norway.