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 Posted: Thu Aug 24th, 2017 05:57 am
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Rod Hutchinson
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The Hélica by Marcel LEYAT did exist and info maybe found at http://www.helica.info/modele.htm

Voie Libre, the French model railroad magazine, had a two part article and plans on how to build one.
The magazine is available in English in paper and digital form.

Info at:
http://trains.lrpresse.com/A-17302-voie-libre-international-87.aspx 

http://trains.lrpresse.com/A-17303-voie-libre-international-88.aspx

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 Posted: Thu Aug 24th, 2017 10:06 am
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Is that a headlight on the front of the prop?

If you can get your hands on one of those RC gasoline powered motors I'll bet you could really get that critter to fly!

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 Posted: Thu Aug 24th, 2017 11:51 pm
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Probably with the same amount of control that the prototype had...
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 Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2017 03:51 pm
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As you can see here ( it is just one of several videos you can find ) control isn't that bad. This contraption has been inspired by the 'Flyers' offered by LGB some 20 years ago.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2017 09:18 pm
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And who else remembers the Atlas prop-powered rail zippers?Jose.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2017 09:23 pm
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... and here comes the Great Meat Grinderrrr!!!

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The 'Tri-ang Railways' (TM) BATTLE SPACE ! Turbo Cars. :shocked:












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Now Si's latest post has possibilities. The  one with the prop would have trouble at night, when the cord to the headlight got wound tight and broke.

Then again, it might be a carbide light .

Then again, again, that would have trouble also, wouldn't it?

So then, buckets of D cells.

Any body coming up with that thing would never think of slip rings, would they?

As to that Tri-ang Abortion----please DO NOT show that to the Main Moose!!

If I built something with a prop, it would be an Aeronca Champ--but wrong forum for that.

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Nope - doesn't take some skydivers. I'd rather prefer a CS170. Had some nice jumps out of it (8000'), although the space is rather cramped- but can't have a Pilatus Porter all the time!



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