Friday, February 27, 2015

Tanmodel 1/72 TAI Hürkuş A **review**

Hello dear modeler,

"miniafv" is  a braille scale modeling site, I usually share of land vehicles. Sometimes water vehicles, minimal aircraft . Today, there is a detailed aircraft page.

Hürkuş (english translation free bird) is an important project for Turkey. Designed and developed by Turkish engineers.

Tanmodel, a new plastic model kit manufacturer and Turkish origin. The second plastic manufacturer Turkey (first manufacturer of PM is now closed) Hürkuş, the first product of the TAN model company and more coming. I want to support for continue.


New Generation Basic Trainer (HÜRKUŞ) Development Program contract was signed between the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries and TAI in March 2006. HÜRKUŞ with day and night mission capability; instrument flight, navigation and formation training phases will be realized.

Within the framework of the program; two aircraft configurations are being developed.
HÜRKUŞ-A: Basic version which is to be certified with EASA according to CS-23 requirements.
HÜRKUŞ-B: Advanced version with integrated avionics (including HUD, MFDs, and Mission Computer).

Following the completion of taxi tests, the first aircraft of HÜRKUŞ-A Configuration successfully performed its first flight on August 29, 2013 at TAI's facilities. Consequent to the flight permission of SHGM (Turkish Civil Aviation General Directorate) and EASA (European Civil Aviation Authority), the first flight, which lasted 33 minutes, was performed with open landing gear position at a height of 9500 ft. During the flight, the first checks were performed on control surfaces and a successful landing was realized.

Stability and control checks in different flight configurations have been conducted in the following flight tests. Landing gear up-down tests, cockpit pressurized tests and system functions pre-checks have been performed. The aircraft has reached 30.300 ft height and 295 knots speed currently. The flight tests are still ongoing.

The first prototype has performed 114 flight-hours in 104 sorties. During these flights;15.000 ft altitude, 295 knot speed and 4.4 g values have been tested.

The second prototype with TC-VCI tail number has performed it's first flight on 10 September 2014. During the tests performed so far; 30.300 ft altitude and 291 knot speed values have been tested.

As a resolution of SSIK's meeting, held on Sept. 26, 2013, in order to meet the 15 new-generation trainer aircraft requirement of TurAF, contract negotiations regarding the serial production of HÜRKUŞ was started with TAI. The negotiations regarding HÜRKUŞ-B contract is on the signing stage currently.

Design Features:
Superior aerodynamic performance, TAI designed wing airfoil
1,600 shp PT6A-68T Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engine
Five bladed aluminum Hartzell HC-B5MA-3 propeller
Martin-Baker Mk T-16 N 0/0 ejection seats
Inverted Flight
Good visibility from both cockpits, 50 down-view angle from rear cockpit
Comfortable accommodation of wide range of pilot sizes
Pressurized cockpit (nominal 4.16 psid)
On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS)
Anti-g System
Environmental Control System (Vapor Cycle Cooling)
Strengthened canopy for bird strike resistance
High shock absorbing landing gears for training missions
Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS)

Performance (Calculated*)

Maximum Cruise Speed310 KCAS (574 km/h)
Stall Speed (landing configuration)77 KCAS (143 km/h)
Maximum rate of Climb (@ sea level)4370 ft/min (22 m/s)
Service Ceiling34700 ft (10577 m)
Maximum Endurance (@15,000 ft)4 h 15 min
Maximum Range (@15,000 ft)798 n mile (1478 km)
Total Take-Off Distance (@ sea level)1605 ft (489 m)
Total Landing Distance (@ sea level)1945 ft (593 m)
g limits+7 / -3,5g

*Values given in the table are calculated under International Standard Atmospheric (ISA) conditions.
This text taken from the TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc.) web page .

About Kit (Hürkuş)

Launched as a fully-licensed product, thanks to close collaboration with TAI, (Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc), we are now both pleased and proud to offer our new 1/72 scale TAI HÜRKUŞ – A (2904) plastic model kit for your liking.

The TAI HÜRKUŞ-A model kit is launched with 50 easy-to-build and highly detailed pieces. These include a fully-detailed cockpit, with Martin Baker Mk T-16 N 0/0 ejection seats and detailed instrument panels, together with seperate control surfaces. The large canopy is faithfully represented and the undercarriage can be modelled either up or down. This kit is intended for beginner and experienced modellers alike. The box also contains a high-quality decal set, prepared by our sister brand TANDECAL. This will offer option for factory roll out scheme

The TAI Hürkuş (Free Bird) is a tandem two-seat, low wing, single engine, turboprop aircraft, developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries as a new, basic trainer and ground attack aircraft. It is intended for for the Turkish Armed Forces.

Kit photos taken from Tanmodel website...

here is an axample model from Sertaç Bayar : http://miniafv.....hurkus-by-sertac-bayar.html 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Academy 1/72 Schwimmwagen and Zvezda Flak 20 mm (by Cenker Olut)

Hello everyone,

Upps, Cenker Olut is coming.. An extraordinary work again from Cenker. Taken inspiration from a photo and very nice and applied. I liked it very much, what do you think..


Sunday, February 22, 2015

ACE 1/72 122mm. SP Howitzer 2S1 "Gvozdika" (by Erhan Atalay)

Hello dear friends,

I started in the spring of 2014. But I couldn't continue. Short-run mold and poor quality parts. Takes a long time to clean the parts. I lost my enthusiasm. Maybe one day I will continue :)
I wanted to share this kit.

Anyways I liked the PE parts.

manual is single page and too poor..

cleaning stage ...  sanding and patience ..

Click please for the completed model :http://miniafv...2s1-gvozdika-free-syrian-army.html?m=1

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Revell 1/72 PzKpfw IV Ausf J (by Hakan Karlı)

Hello everyone,

Today Hakan with us. Hakan's performance is awesome. Series models are finished.   However, I do not immediately share. Because there are many other modellers and models.

My friend, you're an amazing guy. Again was exquisite. Well done ..

And with a soldier (Orion tanker figure)

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