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Academy CH-46A/D kit questions

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    November 2004
Academy CH-46A/D kit questions
Posted by jhawk on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:57 AM

I haven't built a helicopter in a long time and I'm thinking of building this particular kit.  Shelf space is a problem, however.  Does anyone know how wide the rotor blade assembly is (from one rotor tip to the other rotor tip)?  I'm not sure I can safely display this model with the rotor blades deployed.  A British firm (Scalewarships) sells a folded rotor aftermarket kit, but I can only find it in England and nowhere in the states.  And, any ideas of where to buy aftermarket machine guns for this model of helicopter?  Kit reviews state that the kit guns aren't very good.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.!

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    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:43 PM

The actual rotor diameter is 51 feet.  In 1/48 scale, that is a little more than 12 inches.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:01 PM

I would wait and get the kit before deciding on what you want to do about the MG's. The internet can be full of that kind of, well, thing. They may suit you just fine.

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Posted by jhawk on Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:24 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. It never occurred to me to do the math and shrink 1:1 down to 1:48th! Thanks again.
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  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:56 PM

I ordered the Rotor folding kit from Scale Warships and it's very well made. I only wish they did the same thing for the 1/48 -CH47 Chinook. 

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