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Eurocopter AS 350B3 "Everest"

Heller | No. 80488 | 1:48

Boxart Eurocopter AS 350B3 "Everest" 80488 Heller

Facts

Brand:
Heller
Title:
Eurocopter AS 350B3 "Everest"
Number:
80488
Scale:
1:48
Type:
Full kit
Released:
2005 | Rebox (Changed decals)
Barcode:
3279510804881 (EAN)
Topic:
Aérospatiale AS.350 Écureuil » Helicopters (Aircraft)

Markings

Aérospatiale AS.350 Écureuil

Eurocopter AS350 B3 Ecureuil
FR Private Civil
  • F-WQEX (Didier Delsalle)
    May 2005 - Mount Everest NP
  • F-HMGM
    July 2005 Sté Challenge Aerodrome de Gap Tallard

Box contents

Plastic sprue, Plastic sprue (Clear), Decalsheet (waterslide)

Product timeline

 
Heller
Heller Humbrol
Heller HTC
MisterCraft
Missing info
AS 350 Ecureuil Heli Partner (Heller 85003) Ecureuil "Bombardier d'eau" (Heller 56485) Starter Set Eurocopter AS 350 B3 "Everest" (Heller 56488)

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Gertjan Zwart
As stated on the IPMS- review, the kit is based on the earlier Ecureuil versions of Heller. Careful study of the sprues reveal some surprises though, the main one being the fact that Heller actually changed the fuselage halves. They added an extra dorsal part to the tail bumper but also changed the surface structure on the engine compartment. The horizontal protrusions that were there on the earlier versions are gone and the overall shape of the engine compartment above the exhaust is changed too. Extra parts on the sprue are the long extra steps for on the landing gear. Heller instructs the modeller to glue these to the gear that's supplied in the box but that is wrong: the real life- landing gear with the extra step is substantially higher than the gear that's in the kit. The gear in the kit though is similar to the (probably due to weight considerations very basic) landing gear on the record breaking Ecureuil, so no worries there.
Other extras are parts that make up a 350B3- type exhaust.
The basic rotor head, the basic interior and the wrong instrument console have stayed and imho that's a missed chance for Heller.
21. January 2013, 19:18
Gertjan Zwart
Update: just discovered that the still current Heller Bombardier d'eau- AS350 now also has the updated fuselage halves.
25. January 2013, 10:21

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