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Kitty Hawk: Huey Inbound
SgtRam
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC


A bit of a surprise announcement from Kitty Hawk has a Huey inbound for the LZ.

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Thanks!
Grauwolf
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 05:32 AM UTC
FINALLY!....a Huey in 1:48 with the M23 weapons system only.

More CADS here....looks like it could be a winner.

https://www.kittyhawkmodel.com/copy-of-kh50003

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:35 AM UTC
This is really good news and I anticipate that it will be a superb kit. Floyd Werner helped with the research and CAD-work.

It was going to be 1/35th but on the news post on Cybermodeler I read that Kitty Hawk said they'd read too many forum posts where people said they preferred a 1/48th scale kit.
Meanwhile there's a 12-page thread full of high anticipation on the forthcoming Kitty Hawk 1/35th Huey.
http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/294463-kitty-hawk-135th-scale-huey/
Those guys were really drooling for a really good, new large-scale Huey...

They are going to be soooooo disappointed.
I am too but, you know, having three or four top-quality 1/48th Huey kits (and the space to display them) will probably help me get over it.

Grtz,

Marc
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:44 AM UTC
Wow, this looks promising
bill_c
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 08:24 AM UTC
There is talk this will jump to 32-scale eventually....
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:15 AM UTC
As Marc said above, it was originally planned in 1/35 (not 1/32), but Kitty Hawk changed their minds and it will now be in 1/48. They are going to focus on 1/48 helos for now. Hopefully they will eventually revisit 1/35 scale.

By the way, why isn't this posted in the Rotary Wing forum???
SgtRam
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text



By the way, why isn't this posted in the Rotary Wing forum???



Gino, my bad. I will be more observant in the future. Sorry.
mother
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:42 AM UTC
Good news for the 48th builder, as I will not be getting this one. I bought my last 48th Kitty Hawk...the UH-1Y Venom. It's a great kit but I was hoping for 35th as mentioned in the earlier announcements.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:20 AM UTC
No problem. Thanks Kevin.