It's About Time... Airwolf 1/18th Scale (GI Joe Scale).

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K'Tesh

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If you're like me and grew up in the 1980s, you loved the show, and the helicopter was something you'd drool over. I mean... Yeah, I had my Airwolf poster on the wall.


If I had one of these, you know I'd be investing in a vacuum former and trying to adapt it into a RC heli.
 

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I built a .60 size heli of this, must have been 30 years ago. Looking for pics. But check out the Trex line of helis. They make several sizes of this.
 

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I think RC vehicles and rockets, scaled to host playable action figures with TV, comic and movie storylines, could disrupt the toy industry. I spent last year "smurfing" around with this as an amateur with a simple vehicle and pre-school level characters, but with more complex vehicles (like G.I. Joe's) and 6-12 y.o. plots, I think it would bite. Professional fiction writers and toy engineers with real production capabilities could do wonders.
 

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I still go into the Barbie section at Toys R Us looking for figures and clothing for my pilots. Get really weird looks sometimes.
 

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To me, being a kid that played with the original issue, GI Joe scale is 1/6, giving a 12” action figure. The 1/18 scale (4” tall) of the newer action figures is a little small for most RC aircraft, but I did use one in a smallish Su-34 EDF jet model. A little undersize, but looked good in the cockpit.

A fair number of RC folks fly 1/6 scale aircraft and use these action figures for pilots. I have 2-3 models in this scale with this type of pilot. I picked a couple of the George W. Bush 1/6 figures in US Navy flight gear from his S-3 Viking flight at a very good price years ago.

With his helmet on, you can’t tell who it is…;)

Recently saw an Airwolf RC heli at a fly in. Almost a vintage model these days…;)
 
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There was a Gemini rocket kit scaled to the same scale as the 12" tall G.I. Joe The capsule even had a working hatch to allow you to put the action figure inside. There was a thread here about it many moons ago. Don't know if it was before the big crash or after.
 
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