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    Well ladies and gentlemen, my Sea King project will soon be kicking into high gear and I need your help. I've been kicking around various color schemes and I've FINALLY narrowed it down to two, but for the life of me I can't decide between them. The way I've flip-flopped on this issue, you'd swear I was running for political office!

    Both are good looking helos and both have pros and cons so I'm asking for help! I've sent a similar request to my non-BT3 Central family/friends and I've posted the request on the local R/C forum. I'm going to keep a running tally and the winner will be the one I model.

    Here's your chance, vote early & vote often!
    Larry R. Rogers
    The Samurai Wood Butcher

  • #2
    Go Navy!

    Larry -

    I'm biased, but how can you go wrong with Navy Search and Rescue? Plus, I think it's got a little more pizzazz than the Marine Corps One.

    Hope it helps,
    Johnny C.
    not exactly


    • #3
      They are both awesome looking machines but I have to say the Navy Search and Rescue is the more eye appealing IMO.
      "GO Buckeyes"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 9johnny5 View Post
        Larry -

        I'm biased, but how can you go wrong with Navy Search and Rescue? Plus, I think it's got a little more pizzazz than the Marine Corps One.

        Hope it helps,
        Johnny C.
        I agree. Go Navy!

        Bad decisions make good stories.


        • #5
          I'm with you guys on the better looks of the Navy piece. That said, Air Force One is not the most striking example of a Boeing 747, but still is popular for other reasons, so perhaps Marine One has it's merits, also.


          • #6
            I too like the Navy version. The colors alone say "Look at me" more.

            The other one says "I've got work to do so get out of my way."
            Hank Lee

            Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!


            • #7
              While the Navy looks good, I've always been partial to the "Black" ones.

              "Western civilization didn't make all men equal,
              Samuel Colt did"


              • #8
                I have no idea what the Sea King project is all about (are you making a model?), so it's hard to pick which one is better. The Navy version looks a little busy, with the many colors and decals/images on the sides. I'm guessing the colors were chosen to make them easier to see out at sea?

                The Marines' version looks neater, but the color looks a bit drab. I guess that's for better camouflage?

                The Navy one is prettier, I guess, and a bit more ostentatious. The Marines one seems more stream-lined and classy.

                And I should stop posting on topics I know next to nothing about.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Anna View Post
                  And I should stop posting on topics I know next to nothing about.
                  That would seriously cramp my style!

                  I like the navy one.



                  • #10
                    I think the navy bird looks best.

                    As a matter of interrest, I found a quote from CBC about Canadians and the Sea Kings.

                    When the Canadians suggested Sea Kings could be launched and land on a destroyer, navies reacted by calling them "crazy Canucks." But they made it work, inventing a "hauldown" technique the Canadians nicknamed it the "beartrap" essentially a vertical winch that centred the Sea King over the destroyer often heaving in the raucous North Atlantic and the chopper pilot then flew down the hauldown and landed on a rolling surface about the size of a double-car driveway.
                    From the "deep south" part of Canada

                    Richard in Smithville



                    • #11
                      Go NAVY! The colors and overall look are more pleasing to me. I would have said that even if it wasn't the navy helicopter.
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                      • #12
                        Why pick a plane than basically does nothing but haul GWB to the nearest US AFB against a life saving USN helicopter?

                        In either case the guys that ride these things are true professionals.
                        A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
                        Rudyard Kipling


                        • #13
                          navy for sure.


                          • #14
                            You guys are awesome! So far the score (from all sources) is 14 to 6 in favor of the Navy SAR.

                            Yes, I'm building a R/C model of the Sea King. The model will be 54" long nose-to-tail, will sport a scale 5 bladed main and tail rotor, will have navigation/anti-collision/landing lights and the main wheels will retract. Power will be provided by by .70 OS engine burning 30% nitro fuel. I'm guessing all up weight will be around 12 pounds. There is even a bit of wood in it so both hobbies are combined!


                            I'm very familar with the landing system you are talking about. Our Navy calls it RAST (recovery, assist, secure, transit - or something to that effect). About 18 years ago I had to prepare an estimate for installing that system on one of our FFG's. Landing a helo on a pitching deck is nuts, being dragged out of the sky........those pilots EARN their paychecks!
                            Larry R. Rogers
                            The Samurai Wood Butcher


                            • #15
                              id say navy unless you can paint nixon and make him pop out the payload door

                              Phil In Ohio
                              The basement woodworker