Man it was tiny! Very nice build!
March 14, 2021
very clean build and the red adds some colour 👍
Very nice looking build👍
sehr schön geworden!
Klasse Ding ?
I agree with everyone above!👍
March 13, 2021
February 6, 2021
@Mike: no, these decals are custom made (Alps printer). I had the chance to visit Rotex AG and take photos of the HB-ZGK and Rotex gave me the permission to use their logo. There are two K-Max operated by Rotex, the HB-ZGK has the warnings at the rotorhead in englisch whereas the HB-ZIH has them in German.
Very nicely done! I have always been an admirer of Kaman's inter-meshing rotor helicopters. You have captured the K-Max very well. Terrific work and photos.
Attack Squadron the polish company had done a reissue of this kit, this time the added decals for 4 civil versions. Among them is the K-Max that I have built.
And more news from ROTEX the Swiss K-Max operator: they are adding a third K-Max HB-ZTW to their helicopter fleet.
Ahhh, lovely Liechtensteiner K-Max, how come I missed it for so long? Fantastic! What's the fit of the parts?
Really nice! 👍 But I think you should turn one of the rotors 90 degrees.
no, you may read the comments on my Flickr album
I have put the rotors into their "service" position 🙂 this is usually done if the heli needs maintenance and is stored in a hangar.
But you are are right the Flettner system like the one at the K-Max has intermeshing rotors which have an offset of 90° - in "operation" mode.
Btw, having the rotors that way saves me space too, now the model fits easily in my display case 😉
Ok, I didn´t know, that they can turn their rotors! Thank you! 🙂
This "Flettner-double-rotation-drive" is interesting. One should normally think that both blades collide with each other as they are mounted same height. Somehow it is synchronised and one blade rotates "over" the other. I thought that the KAMOV drives are complicated ...but this tops it again! Grützi in die Schweiz!! Nice Model Ueli
The two rotor discs are mounted at a slight angle to each other when looking at the helicopter from the front (25 degrees, I believe), and offset at 90 degrees rotationally. I built a model of the mechanism in LEGO technic. It's really quite fascinating to look at 🙂