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Old Dec 12, 2015, 09:22 AM
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Skyrush Teryx 450 - papercraft scale fuselage of Kamov KA-32

Been posting mainly in the coaxial forums but since my interest is primarily scale pursuits, I thought I would post here as well. I seem to be infatuated with the Kamov line of full scale coaxial helicopters. I have a Teryx 450 helicopter and after flying it for about a year and a half, it has proven to be a durable capable platform. Skyrush offers several scale fuselages for it but annoyingly, only one of them is of an actual full scale coaxial, the Sikorsky X-2. The other fuselages are Hughes, Augusta, Airwolf and to scale purists, just don't look right on a coaxial platform. Since no Kamov fuselages exist in 450 size and I doubt I'll ever acquire the skills to make a proper fiberglass or blow molded fuse (the artistic skill of carving a mold), I made one out of paper using well known papercraft techniques.

First off, just to set expectations, up close the results are most decidedly "fun scale" for a novice papercraft builder, however, in the videos I think it is pretty convincing in flight and satisfies my own personal requirement of a realistic model helicopter.

I got the plans freely downloaded at
http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/CNT-0011296/index.html

Increased size 225% and modified the front part to make it look more like a Kamov KA-32.

Bottom line, if you have a pod and boom helicopter (not too big, I would not go above 450 size) and have a hankering for a specific type of scale subject that's not offered, there's a good chance it exists as a papercraft plan that could be sized appropriately.

Here are some videos

Skyrush Terxy 450 FFF for a coax (2 min 42 sec)


VID 20150705 084636 702 (2 min 44 sec)
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 09:29 AM
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video of full scale KA-32

Here is video of full scale heli as a reference point.

Kamov Ka-32 Heavy Lift Helicopter of Heliswiss - Start up & Take Off (2 min 35 sec)
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 11:16 AM
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in-flight videos

playing around with on-board camera

Skyrush Teryx 450 scale KA-32 fuselage with onboard camera (5 min 53 sec)


Teryx 450 - first flight with onboard camera (3 min 51 sec)
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Old Dec 14, 2015, 05:22 AM
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Hi bartj1234,

Nice helicopters! I am also making a paper craft body RAH-66 Comanche in 1/22 scale by using Adobe Illustrator. But I want to try to make full-scratch FRP bodies in the future.
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