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BWDenver

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    Bird shooting, with camera and gun, target shooting, aviation photography, aviation research, and in the summer riding my Harley Road Glide Ultra

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  1. It would appear that Lone Star is indeed going to have it on the market again. Apparently he's in the middle of rebuilding his web site and promises to have all of Cobra CO sets available... So my hybrid AH-1R will have to wait for a bit longer... Bryan
  2. I'm Looking for a Cobra company AH-1G conversion in 1/48 scale. It was on Loan Stars web site a few weeks ago, but now appears to have been dropped... Bryan Wilburn Parker CO
  3. I'm looking for suggestions for a good representation of the quilting used to deaden sound in the interior of cargo helos Bryan Parker CO
  4. Tony, many thanks! I found a couple of shots of a Mk 5 on Airliners.net and after a bit of photoshop and measuring I came up with a placement of .911” out from the centerline of the main gear attach point. Or 2.8”” off the centerline, Or .00661” inside your dimension. So yeah that works! One Mk 5 out there has the tanks 15" out for the Main gear. Just inches from the gear door. Bryan
  5. Thanks for the info! I took a shot of one of these on the ground at Mojavi in 79, operated by Flight systems and highly polished silver with a data boom where the gun radar went. Bryan
  6. Does the Hasegawa 1/48 Canadair Mk 5 kit have the correct 6-3 wing? Are there any drawings on this forum? Bryan Denver
  7. On a recent trip I picked up a 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1D. It sat on the shelf for a bit and I started getting the pieces parts to build an RC Crash Recue "Firebird". Unfortunately when I opened the box I found the RH fuselage was deformed, looks like it was pulled hot and deformed. Any idea how I can get in touch with Kitty Hawk to get a replacement part? The WEB address in the instructions lead to a dead page... Bryan Wilburn Denver CO
  8. Ken, That's not entirely true. The US 500D is flown from the LH seat, at least the civil version that I flew in the Rockies doing exploration work for oil companies. The 206 BII & BIII was flown from the RH side. The position of the pilot has more to do with what is known as "Translating Tendency" of the helicopter roto system. With the TR under the tip path plane the helo tends to hang one side low. Western Helos hang LH side low as that's where the thrust of the TR shifts them. The European birds with blades that rotate in the opposite direction hover RH side low. So the placement of the pilot likely has more to do with weight and balance than custom. The 500D took a bit of getting use to as you rally hung lower than a Bell bird. All total I have about 3500 Hrs in helos. Most in UH-1's, OH-58's and CH-47"s. And on the civil side 500D and 206 BII & BIII. And a little AH-1G time. Fun bird, especially in a dive... And why do you board a fighter or an airliner form the LH side? Has more to do with how Knights got on horses - with their swords.... Bryan
  9. Mi-8AMTSH The long high aspect ratio metal blades droop quite a bit. I must admit this is the first time I've noticed the antennas strung to the horizontal stabilizers. Likely HF.
  10. The real thing... Not sure if the Mi wipers have a "park" position. Most birds I've flow do. Looks like HB came close to getting the windows right. Note the center window extends about 3" farther down than the L & R chin bubbles. It looks like the bird had two defog lines on the outboard side.
  11. Attached is a shot taken in the mid 90's at a Moscow air show. I didn't take the shot, and won't discuss who did. The bird is an Mi-8MTB-5/Mi-17M. Interesting study in upgraded armor and the adoption of the ramp sililar to the Chinooks I few.
  12. This looks like the Hip modified to run on Compressed Natural Gas. The turret looks like most graft on IR/FLIR turrets I've seen. Another interesting lump is the one forward of the roof hatch. - Bryan
  13. I doubt that is an OAT instrument. I have never flow a helicopter where the OAT is place on the instrument panel. Simple reason is it’s fairly useless in flight unless you going into the clouds and are worrying about icing. And AH/MH-6's are likely VFR only AC. In all the birds I’ve flown the OAT gage is placed at the top of the windscreen, or in the case of the CH-47, in the RH overhead window. You use it for validating your PPC (Performance Planning Card), and the HIT Check, after that you really don’t pay attention to it. Unless it’s to reinforce how hot and miserable you are like when I landed at Balad AF in Iraq and the OAT gage was stuck on 57C. I've never seen a military helo OAT gage in anything but C. So a temp of 89 would be a wee bit uncomfortable... What is missing from the instrument panel is an RMI, Radio Magnetic Indicator. There is probably a standby “Wet” compass on the top of the panel. My guess is your looking at digital readout heading display indicator. Where ever they are they are flying at 350 MSL, 250 AGL, and just cruising along with a 600 degree C TOT, they are not really “heavy”. Even if it was an OAT, at 30C/90F you would likely be seeing a higher TOT. 1996 and you're probably looking at an MH-6J My best guess... Bryan
  14. By any chance does anyone know who or where the shot of the 58D came from? -Bryan
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