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Hughes OH-6A Cayuse
Here is my LDD model of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse. It is built to minifig scale and is an adaptation of my MH-6 Little Bird. You can find html building instructions for sale (at a modest price) on my Etsy site: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KurtsMOCs.
About this creation

The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse Light Observation Helicopter (LOH), also known as the "Loach," was developed from the Hughes 500, and first introduced in 1966.


The single-engine helicopter has a four-bladed main rotor and performed well upon its introduction, setting 23 world records for helicopters in 1966.


The US Army bought over 1,400 OH-6s to perform personnel transport, attack, escort, observation, and casualty evacuation.


The OH-6A had an Allison T63-A-720 turboshaft engine that produced 420 shp. Maximum speed was 175 mph.


Many other countries use the OH-6 including Japan, Spain, Denmark, Taiwan, and the Dominican Republic. Not all of the air forces are still using them though.


The OH-6 is also used by non-military operators, such as US Customs and Border Protection and various US city police forces.


The OH-6 Cayuse was selected by Task Force 160 to fulfill the Special Operations small helicopter role. These versions of the OH-6 became the Little Bird variants.


For this model, I chose to make the OH-6A version that would have been used in Vietnam.


The tail of the OH-6A is different from my MH-6 Little Bird. A tricky redesign!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 23, 2014
Quoting Gabor Pauler You captured the shape of cockpit pretty well. Instrument panel is awesome. I would reconsider tail rotor, there are better solutions, eg. 2 "Dorsal fin" parts plugged into "Brick 1×1 with 4 knobs" as rotor hub.
Thanks for the advice on the tail rotor. I didn't want a bulky arrangement which is why I opted for the propellor plate. Good suggestion though!
 I made it 
  January 23, 2014
Quoting World Of Recreation I would recommend to you to use Hinge Blocks instead of Hinge plates for the Tail, and use plates for the back rotor, and as always nice job.
Thanks for your comments. I'll have a look at the tail rotor assembly you suggest.
 I like it 
  January 23, 2014
You captured the shape of cockpit pretty well. Instrument panel is awesome. I would reconsider tail rotor, there are better solutions, eg. 2 "Dorsal fin" parts plugged into "Brick 1×1 with 4 knobs" as rotor hub.
 I like it 
  January 23, 2014
I would recommend to you to use Hinge Blocks instead of Hinge plates for the Tail, and use plates for the back rotor, and as always nice job.
 I like it 
  January 22, 2014
Your welcome !
 I made it 
  January 22, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti Awesome! You really nailed the shape of The little bird . I like the instrument panel straight up in the middle just like the real chopper. Sweet!
Thanks for the comments Clayton! I appreciate your interest in my work.
 I like it 
  January 22, 2014
Awesome! You really nailed the shape of The little bird . I like the instrument panel straight up in the middle just like the real chopper. Sweet!
 
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