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The heli of the day, again from a standard plastic model kit: Westland Wessex[^]

Because of some TV series I have never watched, friends have given the little project the nickname 'Mimi' and wanted me to paint the heli pink. Judging by the pictures, the 'Mimi' was a late model of the Sikorsky S-58 and looked a little different than a Westland Wessex HAS 3[^]

The model is still missing most of the detail, like the torpedoes or the 'camel hump' radar dome. At the moment I'm fitting in the electronics and the mechanical parts. On the picture you can see the brass landing gear I have made and the four neodyme magnets which (hopefully) will hold the nose with flight battery when it is finished.

The battery will have to be in the fron t as far as possible. The real helis had the heaviest part, the engine, inside the nose. That moved the center of gravity far to the front. For the model, I have tried to move the main rotor shaft (which sits at the center of gravity) as far back as I can and at least use the battery as a counterweight. If more weight is needed, I will go for a larger battery with a higher capacity.

Last (if the little motor can take it) I will try to install some longer rotor blades which fit better to the model and provide some additional lift. A four bladed rotor head that resembles the originial more closely is out of the question. The motor is too weak for that. On the other hand, I may need to replace it with a stronger brushless motor anyway...

Edit: Fixed the link to the picture of the original and now I'm heading out of town to fly some of the already working helis Smile | :)

Edit ^2: Found a page with pictures of the Mimi from the TV series.[^] Let's leave that for later...
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