General Product Description
Our MyMahoganyModel McDonnell Douglas MD 902 Great North Air Ambulance Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual aircraft. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The McDonnell Douglas MD 902 Great North Air Ambulance Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful, finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid helicopter model collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual real life heli.
If you require, we can also make the McDonnell Douglas MD 902 Great North Air Ambulance Model in any other airline, private livery or colour scheme you require and if necessary, in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require, and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airships, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again, by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
McDonnell Douglas MD 902 Great North Air Ambulance Model Details
The MD Explorer light twin helicopter is the first all new design to incorporate the unique NOTAR system. McDonnell Douglas Helicopters launched the Explorer as the +MDX+. in January 1989. First flight took place on 18 December 1992. Full certification for the initial PW206B powered Explorer (unofficially designated MD 900) version was granted in December 1994.
MD 900 (+N900MH+.) Helicopter Noise Abatement TestOne of the most advanced helicopters in its market segment, the MD Explorer features Boeings unique NOTAR anti-torque system, with benefits including increased safety, far lower noise levels and performance and controllability enhancements. Instead of an anti-torque tail rotor, a fan exhaust is directed out slots in the tail boom, using the CoandÄƒ effect for yaw control. Boeing retains the design rights to the NOTAR technology despite selling the former McDonnell Douglas civil helicopter line to MD Helicopters in early 1999.
The Explorer also features an advanced bearingless five blade main rotor with composite blades, plus carbonfibre construction tail and fuselage.
Initial Explorers were powered by two Prattamp; Whitney Canada PW206As (the Explorer was the first application for the Prattamp; Whitney Canada PW200 series), while plans to offer the Turbomeca Arrius as an option were dropped.1 In September 1997 a range of improvements were introduced, including PW206E turboshafts with higher single engine inoperative ratings, revised engine air inlets, improved NOTAR inlet design and a more powerful stabiliser control system. Benefits include improved range and endurance and an increased max takeoff weight. This enhanced Explorer was unofficially designated the MD 902.
From September 2000 the Explorer has been delivered with the further improved PW207E turboshaft, with improved hot and high and one engine inoperative performance.
In August 2008, 30 MD Explorers operating in the United Kingdom were grounded, on the orders of McDonnell Douglas, following an incident involving a London air ambulance.
+MD 901 Explorer+.
Civil utility transport model, powered by two Turbomeca Arrius turboshaft engines. None ordered.
High performance version.
Armed version for the United States Coast Guard.
+Federal Police+. 1
+Baden-W uuml;rttemberg Police+
+Lower Saxony Police+. 2
+Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht German Air Ambulance+. 3
+Greater Manchester Police+. and many other police authorities and Air Ambulances throughout the UK.
+United States Coast Guard+.
+Drug Enforcement Administration+.