Author Topic: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread  (Read 10288 times)

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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2016, 01:09:13 AM »
Photo of Chinook in RAAF Service before the helicopters were all transferred to ARA:



I see it has a white painted roof like some RAF ones, what was the purpose for painting it that way ?

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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2016, 01:57:24 AM »
Reflecting / reducing the absorption of solar generated heat? Note the RAF used white paint on top extensively for middle east and desert based A/C.
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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2016, 02:59:24 AM »
Reflecting / reducing the absorption of solar generated heat? Note the RAF used white paint on top extensively for middle east and desert based A/C.

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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2016, 03:41:07 AM »
Yep, which is the same reason post-WWII airliners were/are primarily white or bare metal.
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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2016, 02:00:17 AM »






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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2016, 02:43:55 AM »
A herd of Helo's.

I wonder were they get the money to pay for the fuel bill?
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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2016, 02:51:17 AM »
The McCulloch MC-4:



is shown in flight at 1:22 in the 1954 Sci Fi movie, "Gog":



It's not a bad movie and the robots are cool.

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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 04:33:15 AM »




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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2016, 07:35:08 AM »
I wonder if they have a Bell HSL to go with all those other tandem rotor helicopters.  It wasn't that successful and I doubt there are many, if any, left.

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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2016, 07:45:02 AM »
Cool.



But it needs a 3 bladed rotor. The two blades looks unusual.

Anigrand has a 1/72 kit.

Wikipedia Bell HSL Page
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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2016, 11:11:34 PM »
Gives me ideas  >:D

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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2016, 12:30:38 AM »
Shipboard ASW helicopter?  >:D

With appropriately-sized DDH?   >:D >:D
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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2016, 02:21:41 AM »
Cheers,
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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2016, 07:00:14 AM »
That would work too Moritz!  :D





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Re: Tandem-rotor Helos Inspiration thread
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2016, 08:57:58 PM »
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A tandem rotor helicopter with the armament of an Mi-24?  Been done in the real world.
A nice play on words and picture Logan!!  ;D

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