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Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: AMP
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2019, 06:58:23 AM »
The sheet has been OOP for 14 years. It does occasionally show up on Ebay but at crazy pricing.

The owner of Leading Edge Decals, Dave Koss, from I have been told is a bit eccentric. He generally does not reply to any correspondence. Have you had any success Robert?

He will occasionally revive OOP sheets but which sheet what and when is known only to himself.
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Re: AMP
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2019, 10:48:32 PM »
1/48 Kaman HOK-1/HUK-1 inbound



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMP48013

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Re: AMP
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2019, 05:31:32 AM »
1/48 McDonnell Model 120 Flying Crane:




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Re: AMP
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2019, 04:44:38 PM »
Interesting. Load capacity doesn't look to be much though. ???
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Re: AMP
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2019, 11:51:02 PM »
Interesting. Load capacity doesn't look to be much though. ???

You were saying -----

This appears to have different more simplified tail planes though
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Re: AMP
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2019, 09:34:08 PM »
Ah, but are those drums full or empty? ??? ;)
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Re: AMP
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2019, 10:41:05 PM »
I would have to say empty ---

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Re: AMP
« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2019, 02:29:02 AM »
According to Boeing, it had a maximum useful load to empty weight ratio of 1.75 to 1.  Therefore, if its empty weight was 1111kg, we are talking about a useful load of just over 1944kg.

Either way, the box art makes me think of something from Avatar.
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Re: AMP
« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2019, 04:03:44 AM »
Francillon gives the following:

Rotor diameter: 31' 9" (9.45 m)
Length: 20' (6.1 m)
Height: 9' 3" (2.74 m)
Empty weight: 2,450 lb (1,111 kg)
Loaded weight: 5,000 lb (2,268 kg
Max weight: 6,300 lb (2,858 kg)
Rotor loading: 6.6 lb/sq ft (32.3 kg/sq m)
Max speed: 138 mph (222 km/h)
Cruise speed: 109 mph (175 km/h)
Rate of Climb: 2,400 ft/min (12 m/sec)
Hover Ceiling in Ground Effect: 12,000' (3,660 m)
Range: 98 miles (158 km)

It's roughly 40% of the size of the K-Max with 42% of the load capacity,
really not too shabby for the period.
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Re: AMP
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2019, 04:25:49 AM »
With a little work, you'd have an interesting small gunship, maybe for SpecOps work?

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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2019, 02:49:22 AM »
With a little work, you'd have an interesting small gunship, maybe for SpecOps work?

If you don't mind the tip-jet noise.  ;D
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Re: AMP
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2019, 04:50:25 AM »
With a little work, you'd have an interesting small gunship, maybe for SpecOps work?

If you don't mind the tip-jet noise.  ;D

"They" would never expect a noisy attack, would they?


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Re: AMP
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2019, 03:11:44 PM »
With a little work, you'd have an interesting small gunship, maybe for SpecOps work?

If you don't mind the tip-jet noise.  ;D

"They" would never expect a noisy attack, would they?

Wouldn't they? Are you sure?  ;D
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Re: AMP
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2020, 07:52:46 AM »
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Re: AMP
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2020, 02:50:33 AM »

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Re: AMP
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2020, 10:29:02 AM »
1/48 McDonnell Model 120 Flying Crane:




How did it counter the rotor torque?

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Re: AMP
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2020, 10:33:32 AM »
1/48 McDonnell Model 120 Flying Crane:




How did it counter the rotor torque?
IF memory serves me correctly (not guaranteed at my age), it was tip-jet driven.

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Re: AMP
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2020, 02:22:52 AM »
Correct and as such no torque issue.
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Re: AMP
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2020, 08:12:12 AM »
crife... so what is the big mass of engine for? Forward thrust?

And there would be high pressure fuel lines running through the rotors I guess. Wow.

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Re: AMP
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2020, 01:49:38 AM »
crife... so what is the big mass of engine for? Forward thrust?

And there would be high pressure fuel lines running through the rotors I guess. Wow.

See here - particularly the first paragraph on the top of the second page.  The engines were essentially compressed air generators and also provided forward thrust.

BTW, there was a proposal for an armed version with a recoils gun:




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Re: AMP
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2020, 04:01:16 AM »
Some more info:


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Re: AMP
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2020, 05:56:18 AM »
Be vewy vewy quiet!  I'm hunting wabbits.
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Re: AMP
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2020, 02:00:19 AM »
Be vewy vewy quiet!  I'm hunting wabbits.

 ;D  I wondered if anyone would spot that.
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