PKZ-2 – The first helicopter -1/48 – Eduard

May 30, 2019 · in Aviation · · 12 ≡

At the last year of , this was design in order to replace Observation Ballons. It was controlled by wire from land. Due to accidents, project was cancelled.

This is one kit of 's "Never-Fighting Ladies" series, it was released in 1996 with two simple plastic sprues and one photoetched sheet. No decals.

I built it last year (2018) adding some scratch parts, rigging to improve the details. It looks like easy to built, but it is not at all. I spent several hours correcting and improving some parts from structure.
Although, it enjoyed it a lot. It was in my stash several years, but finally is done!

May be, this was the first operational helicopter in the history, because a counter-rotating system was developed to take off as many actual helicopters.

Thanks for watching.

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12 responses

  1. great job on this oddball...what a death trap...i've got that kit

  2. Excellent work! This is one challenging kit I'll pass on.

  3. Nice work, looks great!

  4. What a unique gadget! Nicely done.

  5. Beautifully built & finished, Guillermo!

  6. Cool. A finicky looking blender

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