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Huma 1/48 FL 282 “Kolibri” [Hummingbird]

November 29, 2018 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2.5K

The world's first production helicopter came on the scene in 1942...Flettner came up with the same intermeshing blade design still in effect today...a radial engine sits behind the pilot with a transmission on the front from which a shaft ran up to the gearbox that split power to the two rotor shafts...built in one and two seat configurations, with enclosed and exposed cockpits...although close to 100 were already ordered, only about 24 were produced before the wars end but the die had been cast

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10 responses

  1. Outstanding! And I hadn't "heard"all the history before.

  2. Heard of it but never saw a model of it,very nice and different.

  3. crazy they existed...ain't it amazing to me ...thank you...

  4. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Love it Bob … nice work. Very interesting subject for sure. Hope to see it in a diorama … it will make for a very good conversational piece.

  5. Very nice work on a real oddball.

  6. Excellent model! I've never seen one built up before.

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