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Inspiration
« on: December 02, 2020, 02:13:40 AM »
Any cool choppers or autogyros are welcomed here :)
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 02:20:07 AM »
Twin Harr-Cobra is pretty cool :)



Fast compound Apache as a incarnation of Cheyenne is really exotic :)
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2020, 02:37:39 AM »

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2020, 02:47:56 AM »


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2020, 01:02:07 AM »


All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2020, 01:56:13 AM »
Ahhh. those are all modern...


Excellent article on the PKZ here: https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/09/24/petroczy-karman-zurovec-pkz-2-helicopter/

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2020, 02:30:49 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2020, 06:38:12 AM »
Raoul Hafner design, late '30s.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 07:41:33 AM »
H.I. Sutton does nice work

When the French submarine Surcouf entered service in 1934 it was the first in the world with an aircraft capability designed-in. It’s compact MB.411 floatplane, which folded to fit inside the integral hangar, was a work of art. But French aviation designer René Dorand had an even more ingenious solution to deploying aircraft from submarines: a helicopter!
http://www.hisutton.com/G20_Gyroplane.html

See also http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6262.msg106612#msg106612
« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 07:44:12 AM by Story »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2020, 04:50:36 AM »
Do Tiltotors count?






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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2020, 07:12:45 AM »
Weir W.2 autogyro:

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2020, 09:00:18 AM »
More Weir.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2020, 11:01:05 AM »
« Last Edit: December 06, 2020, 11:07:42 AM by Frank3k »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2020, 11:23:33 AM »
From the Aug. 1934 Popular Science, a double gyroplane

From the Feb. 1939 Popular Science, Windmill plane

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2020, 03:13:10 AM »
Some inspiration ---- still in progress but I think to far into the build to join the GB

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2020, 11:23:07 AM »
Buhl and Comper
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2020, 11:30:16 AM »
Pitcairn 'helicopter-autogiro' concepts from the '60s.

Pitcairn started using the term for compound helicopters in the mid-'30s,
at the same time Cierva-Weir started using the term 'gyrodyne' for the
same kind of machine. Post-war the work at Cierva-Weir was taken up
at Fairey.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2020, 11:35:18 AM »
Wallis WA-120, Little Nellie's faster brother.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2020, 07:21:45 PM »
Kiowa AVX
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2020, 08:03:05 AM »
This PDF has a collection of old school - failed - wingless aircraft designs and others that haven't really been successful on aircraft, like the cyclowing. Some were intensely stupid, and were probably a grift on the naive and dumb.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2021, 01:17:28 AM »
Autogyro tanks:





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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2021, 04:23:54 AM »
That reminds me of the land, air and sea vehicle from The Three Stooges in Orbit


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2021, 01:53:29 AM »
Dare I suggest:



It has been done before.

An earlier iteration also had tracks:




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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2021, 02:40:55 PM »
The Cierva C.30 (and  licence built variants) has always looked right to me. I suppose a similar arrangement could be built on many fixed wing fuselages.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cierva_C.30
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2021, 03:47:25 AM »
Kamov is going wild :)


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2021, 06:44:41 AM »
SARO P.220 concepts based on the P.531. The P.531 became the Westland Scout which in turn became the
Wasp.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2021, 07:42:15 AM »
Kamov is going wild :)



That looks even wilder than the hypothetical KA-58 that Zvezda/Italieri did in 1/72.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2021, 01:29:04 AM »
Cool
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2021, 09:04:45 AM »
Buzzbomb's Hardrada reminded me of something....


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