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Heli for Seabex One
« on: April 15, 2015, 05:34:25 PM »

Hi guys, i want to do plastic kit heli for the Seabex, the supplied heli is just too boring, what do you suggest, was looking at the Westland Seaking, what do you guys suggest?
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 06:15:52 PM »

Graupner's choice to present the ship in 1/72nd scale gives you a whole range of possible options.  For North Sea operations a civilian Puma would work well or the passenger version of the Sea King.  Revell's Sikorski Sky Crane with a cargo pod would be unusual or perhaps a float version of the Huey.  You might also consider one of the civilian Russian freight helicopters.
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 07:01:43 PM »

Before any things it is necessary to know which maximum weight is authorized on the hélideck

Then you look for which biturbine enter this weight.

No military copter
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 07:06:45 PM »

How about a passenger version of the Merlin EH, or a Westland 30?
I think there should be plenty to choose from in 1:72nd scale.
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 07:10:10 PM »

That Merlin looks good.
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 07:12:47 PM »

Before any things it is necessary to know which maximum weight is authorized on the hélideck

Then you look for which biturbine enter this weight.

No military copter

Kilos or Pounds??

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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 07:42:20 PM »

In ton

Example


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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 08:27:55 PM »

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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 08:28:28 PM »

Well, I'll be  !!!!!!

I am at present scratch building the Seabex One and had the same problem.  I've spent a lot of time looking and researching this helicopter and have come up with the following one.

It is exactly scaled at 1:72, whereas some others were listed as such but proved too long for the helli pad space.  This one is by Italeri and costs 20 pounds, and this is a far I've got at the  moment.  It looks an exact replica according to the drawings but as you are looking for a different model, then I wish you luck.

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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2015, 10:02:50 AM »

should have fitted flashing led's and a main rotor motor, brings it to life  %)
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2015, 10:46:48 AM »

Here is the helicopter nearly finished, to show the overall look.  It really is rather fragile for  those extra  add on's  like rotating blades or lights.

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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2015, 10:59:19 AM »

Actually they are quite stable, i,ve built a lynx with leds and rotors and that is about 3/4 the size, just need to think about where to run the wire and nowadays leds flash, so no little 555 circuit boards to fit as well, motors can be those used in mobile phone vibrators - tricky bit is removing the counterbalance weight without destroying the motor windings, even did a seahawk and then blew the motor - bah humbug
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2015, 11:51:37 AM »

at this price you can afford to damage one or two! I did have a link to the motors without the weight but can't find it now......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-x-Cell-Phone-1000RPM-Speed-Mini-Micro-Coreless-Vibrating-Motor-DC3-4-5V-/191275245495

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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2015, 02:36:11 PM »

Far too big your helicopters
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2015, 04:28:51 PM »

Here's one I did many, many, many years ago  :D

paint finish needs a bit of work and the front bit fell off (a little piece of plasticard as a pitot), but you get the idea
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2015, 05:13:22 PM »

The helicopter of friendly, too big one for the SEABEX ONE






Helicopter Dolphin which would be good for the SEABEX ONE






Helicopter SIKORSKY  S76  which would be good for the SEABEX ONE (weight to be verified)









hélideck opened at night



[img]http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/15/37/42/64/2332610.jpg
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2015, 05:25:47 PM »

oooo, I like that one, here's my version, its more finished with the decals, though it does really need to have the motor replaced (I burnt it out - one of the small phone motors) the lights work on the tail and at the sides, was a b*****r to do though
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2015, 07:45:15 AM »

That sikorsky can be seen flying out of Humberside airport everyday. There are five or more  flights every morning out to the gas and oil storage rigs. Of course they are not all flown by the same company, last time I was in the airport there were flights from three seperate companies listed.

One point to mention is where in the world would you be depicting the Seabex operating? What I'm getting at is, if its operating in the far east then its no good showing a helicopter in the livery of a company that only operates in the north sea.

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2015, 12:15:21 PM »

So come on KEN where is the BUILD LOG for this Sea Bex you are building come on show us all.
 
 
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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2015, 09:54:58 PM »


OK I'll see what I can do.

I've been building it purely from pictures gathered on the web, as per my usual cheap way of doing things.  I was getting on fair until I ran my thumb through the circular saw and sliced off the top diagonally, just missing the nail. It's been three weeks now before I can do up buttons on my clothes so the construction work has been on hold. I've started by trying a kit helicopter and got on alright.

They said I can play the organ now so that's the signal to start building again.   I will start a thread soon.  Sorry to interrupt this thread Rias.  :-)

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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2015, 10:59:15 AM »

Hi Ken,

Link for stickers, transfers. I'm sure this was the shop who once supplied a superstructure.
http://shop-test.marinemodellwerft.de/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Seabex+one&XTCsid=1a7f111e6525a95eabde48c73558210c

Regarding Graupner Seabex one, the scale was 1/75

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Re: Heli for Seabex One
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2015, 12:04:59 PM »


Thank you Adam.

Very informative.   :-))

Cheers

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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2015, 03:04:20 PM »

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AAAHH - but could you play it before hand - reminds me of the old joke
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