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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #210 on: September 28, 2018, 10:33:48 am »
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I prefer
" Im sorry, I cant hear you over how awesome that is"
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #211 on: September 28, 2018, 11:28:40 am »

Kitnut
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" Im sorry, I cant hear you over how awesome that is"


Oh very good.  ;D ;)

Of course by the time the RAF had adopted the Rotocrane as its standard vertical heavy lift aircraft the tip jet noise issues had been solved.

Yeah, right...........  ;)
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #212 on: September 28, 2018, 11:59:31 am »
I do believe that the official response would have been along the lines of  :
"That's the sound of freedom old chap".

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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #213 on: September 28, 2018, 02:15:04 pm »
 :o   sorry Kit, I hadn't even realised id done that one   :banghead:
it is just a phrase I use when I don't want to go excessively on the superlatives, but think that it is seriously impressive.  :thumbsup:
and I do think it is that good.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #214 on: October 20, 2018, 06:28:01 am »
Could've sworn I'd commented on this one, but apparently not... (this is an increasingly common experience for me...)... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Anyway, very, very very nice job Kit: that's my kind of crazy  :wacko: :thumbsup:

Random observation: have you noticed how much the Rotodyne cockpit section actually resembles the Noratlas?

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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #215 on: October 20, 2018, 09:33:48 am »

Random observation: have you noticed how much the Rotodyne cockpit section actually resembles the Noratlas?


Actually no, but now that you mention it, it certainly does. How odd. Now you've got me wondering if I should replace the nose with the Noratlas one, but I may leave that until I build the later, even larger HC6...............  ;) ;) ;)

Sadly, I took it to my local club the other night and had to do a crash stop on the M4 avoiding some gawp truck driver who was trying to turn left from the right hand lane (!) and the Rotocrane's carry box slid onto the floor of the car and one of the main wheel legs has broken. It'll need some alloy tubing and mucho superglue to repair I reckon.  :banghead:
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #216 on: October 20, 2018, 10:00:33 am »
Leave it as it is and put it on a base with a fire truck and a couple of Land Rovers round it!  I am much looking forward to the HC6 when it appears.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #217 on: October 20, 2018, 10:05:22 am »

Leave it as it is and put it on a base with a fire truck and a couple of Land Rovers round it! 


That's not a bad idea actually, with the container detached and jammed under the fuselage, hmmmmmm........

And I have a catalogue of 1/72 fire engines and stuff from the recent show I did in S Wales too.


I am much looking forward to the HC6 when it appears.


So am I, when I can generate the idea as to how it should look.  ;D

I'd need a few more 'dyne kits first though, and a LOT more Chinook rotor blades too.

Who did those aftermarket Chinook blades anyway, I can't remember?
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #218 on: October 20, 2018, 11:15:27 am »

So am I, when I can generate the idea as to how it should look.  ;D


How about like this Kit




I'd need a few more 'dyne kits first though, and a LOT more Chinook rotor blades too.

Who did those aftermarket Chinook blades anyway, I can't remember?

And Whirlybird did/does Chinook blade replacement sets, got one in the stash somewhere.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #219 on: October 20, 2018, 11:35:18 am »

How about like this Kit




That's a bit too ugly, even for me Robert.  :o



And Whirlybird did/does Chinook blade replacement sets, got one in the stash somewhere.


Indeed they do, thanks for the tip. 8.50 a set for the new composite type blades. I can pick some up at Telford with luck.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #220 on: October 20, 2018, 12:53:32 pm »
Well I wasn't thinking 'exactly' like that, more along the lines of something like it but using Rotodyne parts. I've got these 1/32 CH-47 front fuselage clear vacuform bits which I can't for the life of me remember why I got them and I thought they could work for something like this.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #221 on: October 20, 2018, 01:28:38 pm »
There was a guy from the St Athan Club at the S Wales show at the weekend who'd build the 1/32 Chinook. It's HUGE!

The rotor blades must have a chord of over an inch! A most impressive model though.
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Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Reply #222 on: October 29, 2018, 10:02:43 am »
A twin-boom Rotodyne may be a winner! :thumbsup: :bow:
Belated congratulations! I forgot to come back with cheers for the final result. Hurrah for this twin-boomer!
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