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BrittMac

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  1. You're not wrong about them getting a bad rap. I have a flat-plate -58 not too far from me if reference is needed. The guys actually want to back-date it to round glass because they hate the flat plate. Last -58s came through my local airport just a couple months ago. They were from CA going east to some agency or place. A nearby agency got 3 -58C's from Ft. Polk late last year too. Also, to look into Loach Drivers comment about autopilots in the 407, it wouldn't surprise me at all if they had it. Many HEMS 407's have them. At least more recent airframes.
  2. Yeah Ray, also you may need someone to go with you that flies -58s to make sure the research is correct.......and needs to go to the back hangars at the museum. May need to make a flying day out of it..... Weather has sucked lately, but, maybe we can plan something out.
  3. Glad they worked for you Floyd. Feel free to shoot me one for my Jetranger kit when they come out (yeah it's 32nd, but, it'll do the job right?) 😉
  4. I'm a little late to this party, but, we have a Trakka on one of our birds. If you need info other than that link above, I can try and get it. That said, one of the Revell kits had a Trakka on the skid, I don't remember if it was an ADAC ec-145 or REGA kit. One of those had it in 32nd. No clue if that info helps. Edit: So I can't find the old kit pics from most sites, but, the current "Airbus E145 Police" kit has the Trakka on it. 32nd is pretty close on this item anyways.
  5. Surprised Ray hasn't posted on this. Doesn't appear to be any -1R pics in this Cobra thread. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/172509-ah-1fs/ My age-addled brain seems to remember Matt having some -1R pics in his big Edwards thread. If I can dig that up, I'll post a link. Also, if I can dig it up, its a huge thread and will take digging.
  6. The paracord is how they stabilize the weapon. It is the most common way to do it, at least from the "super sniper dudes" I've talked to. I am not a super sniper dude, so, I rely on what they tell me. I'd guess that, from that steep angle of the wood and rifle (while not in flight), they were way above the target, or in a decent orbit.
  7. Talking with my coworker, there are a lot of differences. Mostly avionics, but, some others. But don't worry, he will definitely talk Chinooks at any point in the conversation. (hopefully I will get him in the forum so he will see my ribbing him).
  8. My coworker is a D and F model guy. I'd be happy to ask if he would be interested in adding to the kit. He may know "a little" about both.
  9. Yeah. Interestingly, the Cyclic is removable and is connected electrically, but, the collective is still a physical connection. The operation is automatically reversed for the guy flying from the back. I missed the Skycrane leaving this morning, and I am bummed about it. But, I gleaned a lot of info from them while they were here.
  10. That is a freaking great idea. I love WHIF's. I was talking to the Sky Crane pilot today, and to further back up what he said the other day, he said they rarely had any pods at all. Almost always were hoisting loads or slinging them. Very interesting helo, as they would have THREE pilots onboard.
  11. Ooh, that youtube video was good stuff. It is weird that I saw this post Friday night, looked around the internet for a couple hours for the heck of it, then Saturday a HTS Skycrane came to my local airport for temporary base ops. Great group of guys. One of the pilots flew in 'Nam, and I mentioned the Medical Pod. He said he didn't think he ever saw it deployed, aka super rare. This was an interesting rabbit hole to go down. Learned an awful lot about the S-64 in the last few days. Hopefully the OP will be happy with some info here.
  12. Looked around for a bit. So far, just found this cutaway drawing of how litters would be set up. Scroll down the page a bit. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/55-450-2/Ch1.htm May not be a bad idea to contact Sikorsky here: https://www.sikorskyarchives.com/S-64_Product_History modX.php
  13. Not former Army, but, I believe the quality points were all earned in Tinder. Maybe Grinder (Grindr)?
  14. Wait, are you saying the helo was a 'nam veteran with the "Miss Behavin'" nose art, BEFORE it belonged to Canada? I would like to know more, but, I am too lazy to look into it. Also, I spent all day in the heat of Alabama today, and am about to do the same tomorrow.....so, I appreciate any info. That being said, I'll be flying an OH-58 tomorrow that is older than me, and that my father may have flown. Good times. I like flying it more than the TH-67.
  15. I'm afraid not. I am in the same boat though, I misplaced the turbine out of the kit I started. I'll find it eventually I suppose.
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