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Aérospatiale SA 345 Oryx - Finished pics Pg 4
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:24:08 am »
What if the Gazelle was upgraded from a single 590hp Turbomeca Astazou III to a pair of 890hp Rolls-Royce Gem 2s?
It might provide a handy performance boost.
Should prolly also get more fuel capacity.
I'm not completely sold on "Super Gazelle" as a name.
The beginning.
Suoer Gazelle Start by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Today I put the cockpit together gluing as much liquid gravity as I could to the underside in an attempt to pre-empt tail sitting.
I also started to put the engines together.
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Re: Aerospatiale Super Gazelle
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 04:42:28 am »
Kudu?


Eland?


Springbok?


Maybe not the Springbok, it's a bit lightweight. ;)
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Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 05:16:17 am »
Thanks for the suggestions.  Oryx I think.

The Arabian Oryx became extinct in the wild in 1972.  ISTR reading about them being hunted from helicopters with high powered rifles which to my mind makes the name appropriate.

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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 06:15:11 am »
I assume that's one of the Italeri re-pops Tamiya do for their home market ?

Interesting to see what you do with this, and then the left over bits ?
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 09:04:27 am »
Thanks for the suggestions.  Oryx I think.


Sorry to party poop, but the Oryx is already taken, incidentally by South African Atlas Co, for their indigeneous Aerospatiale Puma update..
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 09:49:21 am »

Sorry to party poop, but the Oryx is already taken, incidentally by South African Atlas Co, for their indigeneous Aerospatiale Puma update..


But this is WhiffWorld, so perhaps they haven't here...................  ;) ;D
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 11:20:56 am »
...and who is to say that Aerospatiale did not chose that name first !  :wacko:
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 05:03:15 am »
Thanks Pellson.
This (at risk of setting off an outbreak of Pythonitis) is an Arabian Oryx.  You are thinking of an African Oryx.  They can carry more.   ;)
I did a search for Aerospatiale Oryx.  Nothing showed up.  That is enough due diligence for me so i'm keeping the name.
I'm more surprised that there never was a twin engined Gazelle.

Fuselage is adjoined and engines are in place.  The red hand gang are just resting their feet for the moment.
Aerospatiale Oryx WIP 16-08-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Aerospatiale Oryx WIP 16-08-2019 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 05:53:21 am »
That looks seriously overpowered!  :lol:

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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 08:35:45 am »
That looks seriously overpowered!  :lol:
Yes, those engines could be used on a 1/48 Gazelle.  <_<
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 03:16:45 pm »
 :o :o a beast in the making... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 01:03:30 am »
Three times the power.  So surely three times as fast... ;D ;D :mellow:

As my last three completed flying thing builds have all been civilian aircraft the in the interests of balance I suppose I should arm this to the teeth.
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 02:57:14 am »
That red plastic is going to take some covering, especially on the crew figures.

Looking good sir  :thumbsup:
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2019, 06:51:31 am »
Thanks Chris.
I may ditch one of the figures in favour of another from the stash.  They look a bit ridiculous sitting there in exactly the same pose.
The red plastic is one reason it's not going to be a police chopper in white or pale grey.
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2019, 05:37:20 am »

The red plastic is one reason it's not going to be a police chopper in white or pale grey.

With you on that one. I've only ever had a couple of kits moulded in that colour plastic and thankfully they were all when I was a kid and it was all about getting them up and running rather than the finishing of them.
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