H-53 Whirly Gig

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 02-04-2013 02:35 PM 1678 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was going back through some old pictures and found this one I did a few years ago. It actually rotated when the wind blew. Nothing like some of the high quality toys others are making on here but thought I would share. Sorry for the poor quality picture…..

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 02:37 PM

Very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 03:04 PM

Nice, a good friend flew one these for the Navy.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 04:20 PM

I like it! Good job.


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#4 posted 02-04-2013 05:31 PM

Nice job on this Whirly Gig! Very cool !

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 07:06 PM

I like it… very unique.


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#6 posted 02-05-2013 12:14 AM

Thanks for the kind reviews.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#7 posted 02-05-2013 12:30 AM

Love it! My group at GE Lynn, MA makes the engines. You know that thing is 50 years old and still going strong.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 07:41 AM

yep, looks like a sh!tter. Can you do a 46?

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 03:58 PM

Yep, I was in Hawaii with the Deltas….the last of the Ds in the fleet.

A 46 shouldn’t be no problem…...just have to make whop whop sounds when putting together…...ha

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 04:06 PM

Looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-06-2013 02:43 PM

Cool and fun project! Great carving and build on that one. Like every detail esp. the rotating blades.


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#12 posted 07-06-2013 06:12 PM

THAT IS COOL! The shape is very realistic. I looked at lots of your stuff and it is great! So much military themed art. Were you military? I saw the goat, and wondered if you went to USNA. Two of my sons graduated from there.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#13 posted 07-07-2013 11:14 PM

I’ve been in the Navy a little over 24 years now and still going. I came up the rougher way, started out E-1 and wasn’t very good and fixing radars so they made me an officer. I usually stick with the military themed projects due to space and time. I have a lot of fun with all these projects.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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