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Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« on: March 10, 2011, 09:38:10 am »
I scanned the most recent Whirlybird catalogue today on request, and I thought I'd post it up here for reference, as they don't have a website. Hopefully someone will find it useful, as they do lots of neat accessories, conversions and full kits. :)





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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 09:42:07 am »
Good thinking, thanks for that.

A pity some of them weren't so darned expensive, I'd love to do an S-61N, but at that price? No thanks...........
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 09:43:34 am »
I'd love to do an S-61N, but at that price?

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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 01:45:51 pm »
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 02:25:40 pm »
When you look at the part count, you can see where the cost comes in --  there's so much there I wonder how much of the donor kit gets used  :-\

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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 03:46:33 pm »
When you look at the part count, you can see where the cost comes in --  there's so much there I wonder how much of the donor kit gets used  :-\

Exactly! They provide a completely new fuselage, tail, rotor and landing gear. What else is there left to provide? It's hardly a conversion, it's almost a complete kit. And for that price it ought to be too!  :-\
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 02:42:31 am »
Didn't realise they did so many unbuilt projects, CL-1200, P.1121, XFV-12A.

Always fancied the Miles Student & a Sycamore, but the Student is a bit out of my price range & I've yet to sum-up the courage to tackle a vacform.
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 02:56:44 am »
Didn't realise they did so many unbuilt projects, CL-1200, P.1121, XFV-12A.

Always fancied the Miles Student & a Sycamore, but the Student is a bit out of my price range & I've yet to sum-up the courage to tackle a vacform.
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 03:53:44 am »
Yeah, I've seen the Student in the box & it looks lovely.  Only a few parts for the main construction, it's very cleverly engineered.
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 04:20:09 am »
Yeah, I've seen the Student in the box & it looks lovely.  Only a few parts for the main construction, it's very cleverly engineered.

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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 07:25:53 am »
I have their Seagull V (I think that's what it's called, a sort of Ultra-Walrus....) and that's 100% vacform, and an ex-Maintrack mould I think. It wasn't all that expensive and it's also the only game in town if you want to build one of course.
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 07:56:05 am »
I have the P.1121, which AFAIK is the old Maintrack vacform, but comes with extra resin bits (cockpit tub, intake, etc).
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 08:15:00 am »
I was looking through the catalogue that I have (courtesy my friend Steve Gardner and from Telford last year) and I see they do two types of passenger seats for the S-61N, there's what's called MCA seats and then there's airliner seats- 6 quid a set.  Wonder if they would work for the Rotordyne ----
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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 01:59:39 am »
I have their Seagull V (I think that's what it's called, a sort of Ultra-Walrus....) and that's 100% vacform, and an ex-Maintrack mould I think. It wasn't all that expensive and it's also the only game in town if you want to build one of course.

I've their Seagull that I picked up when it was a new release at Telford in 2009 ? Looks very nice and I will pluck up the courage to build it as my first vacform one day. My South China Seas Fleet needs it

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Re: Whirlybird/Whirlykits
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2018, 03:55:32 pm »
New Supermarine Type 545 from Whirlybird in resin in time for Telford.  30.  May have to invest in a pair...

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