"If the wing is moving faster than the airframe,
it is a helicopter and therefore inherently dangerous !"
A famous, but anonymous quote - although I
expect it was originally made by a fixed-wing pilot...! However, it sums up our
main theme for Scale ModelWorld 2007 : A history of Rotary-Winged display teams
from around the world.
Adding some "rotary action" ourselves, this
was the first time we actually had movement on our displays, by using
motorised turntables to show off some of the models.
The whole display was presented on an area
of approximately 18 feet x 4.5 feet (5.8m x 1.5m) of table space. A total of
177 models are on the entire display, made by 17 of our members. There are 36
models in the main "Helicopter Display Teams" theme, one in 1/32nd scale and
three in 1/48th scale. All the other models (including the "outer wings") are
in 1/72nd scale.