to the ongoing chronicle of my
next scale helicopter build.
I am building a 1:7 scale model of
the legendary Airwolf Helicopter!
Airwolf was a 4-year long
Television series back in 1984.
Airwolf is the most sophisticated
helicopter imaginable (flies
halfway round the world, outruns
jet planes). Stringfellow Hawke is
its pilot, essentially
blackmailing a secret US agency
into finding his brother (lost in
Vietnam) while he flies dangerous
assignments for "The
the show, Airwolf
was an armored, stealthy
aircraft. It could
maneuvers and stunts,
including traveling at
mach speeds (the
speed of a helicopter is
significantly below Mach
0.5, or half the speed
of sound), flying upside
down, and flying into
The weapons were
machine guns that could
rip apart tanks and
bunkers. The belly
missile pod could fire a
variety of rockets,
The challenge here, is to not only
build an Airwolf, but have as many
of the helicopter's features
actually function as possible.
Secondarily, I want to apply all I
have learned building the Coast
Guard Dauphin to make this one
even more detailed and realistic....
the hilarity ensue!