The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter. It is the civil version of the United States Army’s CH-54 Tarhe. It is currently produced as the S-64 Aircrane by Erickson Inc.
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In this video Ewald Heim Flyis this RC Turbine Helicopter Sikorsky Skycrane S-64F Vigili del Fuoco. It is painted in full red and white colours and carries Vigili del Fuoco (“Firefighters”) title. This S-64F rc helicopter is a scale of 1:4 and has a rotor diameter of 2.0m, the take off weight of the helicopter is 20+kg. The helicopter is powered by 2x JetCat- SPH5 turbine engines.
The helicopter is designed with the twin-shaft turbine mechanical system without a clutch, the model exhibits total scale fidelity even at the start-up process, with the rotor slowly starting to spin while the turbine is being started.This is a premium scale helicopter that offers tremendous details. The main body of the helicopter is die cast metal. This unique scale look and details stun and make it hard to see the difference to a real helicopter.
The turbine version fascinates by the smell of kerosene, a gently starting rotor, accompanied by the unmistakable sound of a turbine. Until the electrical power revolution in radio controlled model construction, turbines were the most powerful drives. In terms of flight times, turbines are still superior to electro-flight.