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Kellett XH-28
« on: June 10, 2019, 07:23:13 am »
Just some pictures of one of the projects I'm currently working on.

It started with the hull of a 1/48 Esci Bo-105 helicopter and two rotors from an 1/48 Alouette II. Eventhough all parts used are in 1/48 it still will be an 1/72 model.
While working on the fuselage I realized I should have taken some pictures with it's old tailboom on. Ow, well too late now... I scratched a new rear empennage from sheet styrene and covered the sides with putty for that nice rounded look.

IMG_20190512_093808900 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20190610_110912296 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Also made and interior to fit. Yes it's a three man crew (incl 1 mechanic):

IMG_20190512_093815533 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

The fuselage of the Bo-105 is rather tall for 1/72 so had to lower the windows. Engine nacelles in place with tape. I got two of the four nacelles from TomZ (many thanks!). Will lose the bulges soon..

IMG_20190512_094343423 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Fuselage sanded and front nacelles glued in place. Rotor masts made from Do-16 sponsoons.

IMG_20190609_201845401 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Mickey Mouse was here:

IMG_20190609_201959470 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20190609_221415989 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Rotor, rotormasts and sprockets testfit

IMG_20190610_110150941 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Testfitting the rotors

IMG_20190610_114341152 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20190610_114350385 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20190610_114359384 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20190610_114404685 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20190610_114411720 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

As I want to play with the rotors (Intermeshing), I need to connect the rotors with shafts and angled sprockets. These are the smallest once's available. Shaft is 3mm. Rotorshaft is 2 mm. This is the situation in the nacelles with rotors in place.

IMG_20190610_115106938 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Shafts will end up like this:

IMG_20190610_132513121 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Inter connecting shaft is made in three parts. Two 3mm stubs for in the nacelles and a 2mm in the 3mm shafts over the hull between the nacelles. A cover will hide the inter connecting shaft later.

IMG_20190610_132431999 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_20190610_132449358 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

More pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/albums/72157709017768926

I wonder when this project will stop in it's tracks.. :rolleyes:

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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 07:25:23 am »
That's one WEIRD looking helicopter, but I like it a lot!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 07:42:37 am »
I like it a lot!
I disagree (my opinion is different): I love it! :wub:
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 08:46:12 am »
All Hail the God of gearing engineers.
Kaman only tried using rotors with two blades and they were definitely wierd.

A bold concept, and one that certainly boggles the mind.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 02:31:03 pm »
Thats as mad as a box of chocolate frogs!!
I love it :wub:

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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 05:12:20 am »
Ooh, this is nice.  Just the fact you are going to the effort of putting in the gears makes it for me.
 :thumbsup:

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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 06:32:06 am »
I've got a Huma kit of a Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine helicopter with twin inter-meshing blades like that and it comes with the gears as part of the kit. Very clever, but I have NO idea what the thing is called.  :banghead:
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 08:02:47 am »
I like it  :thumbsup:

I've got a Huma kit of a Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine helicopter with twin inter-meshing blades like that and it comes with the gears as part of the kit. Very clever, but I have NO idea what the thing is called.  :banghead:

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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2019, 10:49:14 am »
Could be, it's a short, fat thing with the crew sitting out in the breeze I think. YEARS since I saw it though.
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 03:28:00 am »
I like it  :thumbsup:

I've got a Huma kit of a Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine helicopter with twin inter-meshing blades like that and it comes with the gears as part of the kit. Very clever, but I have NO idea what the thing is called.  :banghead:

Flettner Fl 282?

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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2019, 02:34:08 am »
Time for a some updates...

First time on it's gear. It's from an Italeri H-19/S-55. Rest is taped to check the composition.

IMG_20190623_110456962 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20190623_110508762 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20190623_110532991 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20190623_110549599 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20190623_110635158 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

Rear engines nacelles are to be put on once the sprockets in the front nacelle are in place. First some PSR is needed.

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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2019, 03:18:14 am »
Looking good Dave.
Some interesting objects in the background of your pics.  I recognise some A10 DNA in one of them.
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2019, 03:47:02 am »
Interesting concept. That looks like a lot of lift capacity for that small a fuselage.  :)  Is that to be a heli-crane? Or are you going for ridiculously overpowered?  :)  Either way, I'm a fan.  :)
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2019, 05:40:27 am »
Looking good Dave.
Some interesting objects in the background of your pics.

+1 on both counts! :thumbsup:

I recognise some A10 DNA in one of them.

Dunno about A-10 but I can certainly see some OV-10! ;)
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Re: Kellett XH-28
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2019, 05:43:39 am »
Totally bonkers, but I LOVE it!  :wub:
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