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Folded rotor blades
Posted by radartec on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:27 AM

I'm usually a Navy ship guy,but as a break I occasionally do a chopper.My question is does anyone have any pictures of an UH-34D and a SH-2F with the rotors folded ?To save room on the display shelves I build them this way.Doing them in 1/48 scale.

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:08 AM

 Here you go.

Model showing a better view of the full folded rotors.

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Posted by radartec on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:30 AM

Thanks for the pics.Just what I'm looking for.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Friday, October 27, 2017 2:11 PM

I have the 34, and plan to build it one day with a lot of detail.  I'm not 100% sure it was here, or on one of the other military modeling forums, but a guy did a REAL nice example, complete with the engine bay door open and some detailing in there.  He also did the folded rotor and tail work.  These birds had a sort of 'rack' that the rotor blades would be set into to keep them from getting damaged when folded.  I believe someone mentioned that they were rarely folded, but when they were, the blades were always set in that rack.  I think there was a PE set that had that rack, but they builder may have scratch-built his own. 

His post also incuded many walk-around photos of the 1:1 example he was using for details.

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Pearland, Texas

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Pearland, Texas

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Posted by radartec on Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:03 PM

I've seen the rack your taking about,but haven't seen any details.Maybe someone will see this post and post us some detail pictures.


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