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HH-65 Dolphin - Coast Guard Helicopter

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Here is a Coast Guard Helicopter I built, the ship that you see was done by my friend Disy and you can download his creations here. http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/disy/

The Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engined, single main rotor, MEDEVAC-capable Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). It is a variant of the French-built Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin.

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The SA366 G1 Dauphin version was selected by the United States Coast Guard in 1979 as its new short range recovery (SRR) air-sea rescue helicopter, replacing the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard. In total 99 helicopters, optimised for the USCG's search and rescue role tasks and given the designation HH-65A Dolphin, were acquired. Unlike the HH-52, the HH-65A is not able to perform water landings.[1] The HH-65 normally carries a crew of four: Pilot, Copilot, Flight Mechanic and Rescue Swimmer.

The Dolphin was manufactured by Aerospatiale Helicopter Corporation (now American Eurocopter) in Grand Prairie, Texas. Textron Lycoming (nowHoneywell) built the Dolphin's LTS101-750B-2 turboshaft engines in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Rockwell Collins manufactured the HH-65's electronic systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[1]

The HH-65 Dolphin is used for homeland security patrols, cargo, drug interdiction, ice breaking, military readiness, pollution control, and search and rescue missions. The HH-65 is known for its Fenestron tail rotor and its autopilot capabilities, which can complete an unaided approach to the water and bring the aircraft into a stable 50 ft (15 m) hover, or automatically fly search patterns, an ability which allows the crew to engage in other tasks.

In order to comply with U.S. regulations relating to local content (based primarily on the value of individual components of the aircraft), engineering changes were required o notably, the SA365's originalTurbomeca Arriel engines were replaced with LTS101-750B-2 powerplants, which at the time represented the cutting edge of turboshaft design. Unfortunately, initial teething problems with this engine worsened as the HH-65's weight grew, resulting in several in-flight loss-of-power events. The USCG funded a program to improve engine reliability, but the resulting LTS101-850 failed to meet expectations.

In 1994, the USCG therefore held a fast-track competition to select a new powerplant, and in March 2004 the Guard announced the selection of the Turbomeca Arriel 2C2-CG, already installed on the EC155. This upgrade began in 2004, and has resulted in a safer and more capable aircraft. These modified HH-65As and HH-65Bs, which also gained new avionics and other enhancements, have been designated as HH-65Cs.

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http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/disy/ - Creator of Coast Guard Ice Breaker
CreditDisy, Oddishboy
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01/01/2014 4:01 pm
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Oddishboy
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To whom it may concern (no one), I was "lucky enough" per say to see one of these irl in action. I was on a cruise ship over Christmas break and a man jumped overboard into the ocean, and the Coastguard flew out to the ship with one of these bad boys and helped look. They never found him...
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08/20/2013 4:07 pm
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Thanks for the support guys! This was my very first piece of MC artwork and I have been making more ever since! And a big thanks to STEALTHy for inspiring me to make the render!
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08/20/2013 5:05 pm
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STEALTHy
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No problem.
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07/03/2013 8:12 am
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Nice STEALTHy!

BTW its sickman221
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06/08/2013 9:14 am
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BojanV03
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looks amazing :)
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06/06/2013 6:05 am
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ST_RD_ST
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woohoo! zeppelin mod!
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06/05/2013 11:20 am
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SwissBuilder97
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nice ;)
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06/05/2013 7:01 am
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AirforceCraft
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Wow looks so much like the real thing! I love the design of this helicopter! Its sleek and fast!

Also one question... i know this might sound dumb but why do some helicopters have the tail rotor inside of the tail?
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06/05/2013 7:03 am
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STEALTHy
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I'm no expert and I didn't even spend time to find out why, but my guess is to minimize drag that is caused by the tail rotor would be my guess.
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06/05/2013 7:08 am
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AirforceCraft
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Oh! Yeah i had a similar guess too! I though it would make it faster but also it might even be for more protection!?
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