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Gents. ..title says in all. I do know already about the tail rotor. I'm talking 1/72  DreamModel here.

 

 

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As I recall with this type of helicopter, the devil is in the rear end. There are changes to the fenestron rotor diameter, the number of blades and the size of the hole in the fenestron. Hopefully somebody who knows more than I will be along shortly.

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Besides the Z-9WA (🤔)  I have the different DreamModel Dauphins. Every type has type specific transparent window types, PE and resin parts included. I expected the fuselage parts (one mould with two sides and the cockpit roof) to be identical for every kit type, but to my surprise the Z-9J Dolphin (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm720009-z-9dj-dolphin--1190381) has slightly altered fuselage halves (nose) and a different cockpit roof part.

Afaik there are two DreamModel Z-9 types: the one as mentioned above and the Z-9WA (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720002-pla-army-z-9wa--1070105). If you refer to the latter, I would guess that the transparent parts are different, the Z-9WA having less passenger windows.

Just out of curiosity: why not just buy a DreamModel Dauphin? The kit has a nice price.

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They do several of them, every few months they release a new type:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm720001-as365n2-z-9a-dolphin-2-helicopter--1255646

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720003-hh-65a-b-dolphin--1070106

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720004-pla-navy-asw-helicopter--1127361

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720005-hh-mh-65c-d-dolphin--1170937

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720008-as-565-panther--1170936

and the two I mentioned in my earlier post.

At last after all these Lynxes, Hueys, Mi-xxs, Cobras en Black Hawks a subject that can be built into civil types, so I am having a great time building several of them!

HTH

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On 12/3/2019 at 8:53 PM, Viasistina said:

Gents. ..title says in all. I do know already about the tail rotor. I'm talking 1/72  DreamModel here.

 

 

Hi,

 

Both As-365/Z-9a kit 72001 as well as Z-9C kit 72004 have same basic plastic parts with 11 blades tail rotor.

 

Cheers,

 

AaCee

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