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MH-6 Little Bird FIberglass Helicopter Fuselage (600-Size)

MH-6 Little Bird FIberglass Helicopter Fuselage (600-Size)
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The MH-6 Little Bird, and its attack variant, the AH-6, are single-engine light helicopters used for special operations aviation in the United States Army. Originally based on a modified OH-6A, it was later based on the MD 500E, with a single five-bladed main rotor. The newest version, the MH-6M, is based on the MD 530F and has a single, six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor.

The RC Aerodyne Model consists of a large Fiberglass fuslage, weapons set and hardware require to mount your 600 size / .50 class machine.

Direct fit for the Chaos 600 and all Align Trex 600 Electric and Nitro versions.

The Front fuselage easily removes by use of locating pins and magnets all ready installed for you as well as all the formers.

The MD500 Series helicopters are the one of the quickest installs. 
With as little as 3-4 hrs, this scale fuselage can be mounted and flown!

●Suitable for Chaos 600 or ALIGN T-REX 600 Nitro / 600E.
●Movable radar。
●High scale missile launcher。
●Install hole in the alert light, can add a LED light to increase the enjoyment to fly in the night.
●Magnetic adhered design. Make it easier for battery disassemble, maintenance and repair.

●Suitable for Chaos 600 series mechanics or ALIGN T-REX 600 Nitro / 600E.
●Movable radar。
●High scale missile launcher。
●Install hole in the alert light, can add a LED light to increase the enjoyment to fly in the night.
●Magnetic adhered design. Make it easier for battery disassemble, maintenance and repair.
●Body length:1290mm
●Body width:500mm
●Body high:450mm
●500D Canopy x 1
●500D Fuselage x 1
●500D Top window x 1
●Vertical stabilizer x 1
●Horizontal Stabilizer x 1
●Landing skid x 4
●Skid pipe x 2
●Fuselage frame 600E(Front) x 1
●Fuselage frame 600E(Rear) x 1
●Fuselage frame 600N(Rear) x 1
●Missile mount(L) x 1
●Missile mount(R) x 1
●Missile launching pad x 2
●Pipe mount x 1
●Light Cover x 2
●Exhaust guide(Φ11.5xΦ17x230mm) x1
●Servo pole x 4
●Washer(Φ3.2xΦ10x0.8mm) x 4
●Washer(Φ3xΦ8x1mm) x 4
●Socket button head screw(M3x6mm) x 8
●Socket collar screw(M3x16mm) x 2
●Socket collar screw(M3x35mm) x 2
●Socket screw(M3x12mm) x 4
●Socket screw(M3x14mm) x 2
●Self-tapping screw(T3x10mm) x 8
●Set screw(M3x3mm) x 4

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The successful Hughes 500/MD 500 series began life in response to a US Army requirement for a light observation helicopter. Hughes' Model 369 won the contest against competition from Bell and Hiller. The OH-6 Cayuse first flew in February 1963.

The 500 series design features shock-absorbing landing skid struts, a turboshaft engine mounted at a 45-degree angle toward the rear of the cabin pod, a fuel tank cell under the floor and the battery in the nose. The engine exhaust port is located at the end of the cabin pod underneath the tailboom. It has a short-diameter main rotor system and a short tail, giving it an agile control response and is less susceptible to weather-cocking.

Hughes won the US Army's LOH contest with its OH-6 helicopter by submitting a very low and aggressive price per airframe (without an engine). Due to rising prices, the US Army later re-opened the contest, where Hughes offered the machine at a more realistic price, but was undercut by the redesigned Bell OH-58 Kiowa (military JetRanger). OH-6 helicopters were still ordered by the US Army, though at a much reduced number.

Hughes/MD 500

Prior to the OH-6's first flight, Hughes announced it was developing a civil version, to be marketed as the Hughes 500, available in basic five and seven seat configurations. A utility version with a more powerful engine was offered as the 500U (later called the 500C).

The improved Hughes 500D became the primary model in 1976, with a more powerful engine, a T-tail, and new five-blade main rotor; a four-blade tail rotor was optional. The 500D was replaced by the 500E from 1982 with a pointed nose and various interior improvements such as greater head and leg room. The 530F was a more powerful version of the 500E optimized for hot and high work.

McDonnell Douglas acquired Hughes Helicopters in January 1984, and from August 1985 the 500E and 530F were built as the MD 500E and MD 530F Lifter. Following the 1997 Boeing/McDonnell Douglas merger, Boeing sold the former MD civil helicopter lines to MD Helicopters in early 1999.

Military variants are marketed under the MD 500 Defender name.

MD 520N

The MD 520N introduced a revolutionary advance in helicopter design being dispensed with a conventional anti-torque tail rotor in favor of the Hughes/McDonnell Douglas developed NOTAR system. Exhaust from a fan is directed through slots in the tail boom, using the Coandă effect to counteract the torque of the main rotor, and a controllable thruster at the end of the tail boom is used for yaw control.

McDonnell Douglas originally intended to develop the standard MD 520N alongside the more powerful hot and high optimized MD 530N (both were launched in January 1989 and were based on the conventional MD 500E). The MD 530N was the first to fly, on December 29, 1989, the MD 520N first flew on May 1, 1990. Development of the MD 530N was suspended when McDonnell Douglas decided that the MD 520N met most customer requirements for the 530N. Certification for the MD 520N was awarded on September 13, 1991, and the first was delivered on December 31 that year.

In 2000, MD Helicopters announced enhancements to the MD 520N including an improved RR 250-C20R+ engine with 3-5% more power for better performance on warm days, and, with changes to the diffuser and fan rigging, increased range.

Source: Wikipedia (01/13/2012)

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