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Offline ZacYates

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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2016, 02:06:26 pm »
Hi all,
Wikipedia (I know, I know) mentions the Sealite was to feature "new skid landing gear". Are there any drawings, concepts etc showing the skids?

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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 03:20:05 pm »
Hi Zac,

I searched for you about this drawing,but I couldn't find it,maybe tomorrow
I can make anther search.

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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2017, 07:38:01 pm »
Thank you, hesham. A "Sealite" would be an interesting scale model project.

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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2017, 04:49:07 am »
Hi Zac,

unfortunately nothing in my files,even JAWA books,also I searched in many books about
helicopters,no way.

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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2017, 10:42:05 pm »
Ive just stumbled across this
https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1972/1972%20-%200279.PDF

I looks as if the Kaman designation for its Sealite was K-820.

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Faithfulness and fortitude.
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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2017, 04:56:02 am »
From JAWA 1973.

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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2017, 05:29:25 am »
AWST article

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Re: Kaman Sealite (LAMPS)
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2018, 07:05:19 pm »
OK, I just stumbled across this picture and exciting info at another website :o

'Kaman Sealite mock-up at New England Air Museum.'

Photo by Jerry O'Niell!


OK, got very excited, and done some enquiries, and sadly this was posted:

"Well, sadly, it doesn't exist any more. The Museum had been hit by a tornado in 1979 and they were able to build a new building, which is where I took this photo. In the late 80's, there was a sever need more indoor display space. Even though it was not a real aircraft, and made of wood, the decision was made to place it outside with tarps over it. Within two years the wood had delaminated and it was going down hill rapidly. It was given to the Airport Fire Department and burned as an exercise. There were some actual aircraft parts, hard points, racks etc, that were removed as they had other uses."

😩😢

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« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 07:28:10 pm by Pioneer »
And remember…remember the glory is not the exhortation of war, but the exhortation of man.
Mans nobility, made transcendent in the fiery crucible of war.
Faithfulness and fortitude.
Gentleness and compassion.
I am honored to be your brother.”

— Lt Col Ralph Honner DSO M