was two-seat light general-purpose helicopter. It was manufactured in Moravan
Otrokovice n.p. and in fact it was earlier HC-2 fitted with more powerful 105hp
M-110H four-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine. HC-2 (and its modernization
HC-102) was the first and only Czechoslovak serial produced helicopter. HC-2
first flew on 3rd March 1954 and HC-102 first flew in February 1961. HC-2 served
in ČSLA (Czechoslovak people’s army) as VR-2 from 1960 in 50.spojlp (50.
liaison aerial regiment). Moravan Otrokovice n.p. produced 21 units HC-102 and
15 units HC-2 were rebuild into HC-102 standard. Due to introducing of soviet
Mi-1 and Mi-4 helicopters to ČSLA and due to some problems were all HC-102
given to Svazarm (Union for cooperation with the Army) aero clubs, which used
these helicopters in the years 1963-1978.
is exhibited in these museums in the
: Air park Zruč u Plzně, Air museum
Praha-Kbely, Military technical museum Lešany, Technical museum
and in Air museum Košice,
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my kit I choose HC-102 “white 0801” OK-RVE which is rebuild HC-2 and it’s
exhibited in Military technical museum in Lešany (near Prague), Czech
includes limited run parts, resin parts, PE parts, and 2 vac-form canopies so I
build this kit almost out of the box with good level of details.
Decals from the kit were modified and the remainder decals were designed in
Corel Draw and printed on decal paper for inkjet printers.
dual overhead cyclic control stick and antennae were replaced with copper wire
because it looks better. Only two plastic parts were adjusted to fit correctly
and only small amount of putty was necessary.
surfaces are painted with Agama C27 P grayish green, lower surfaces with Agama
R31 P light blue. Interior is painted with aluminum. For weathering I used
temperas specifically black, brown and white. I prepared mixture of this paints
with detergent and used it like wash. When it was dry I corrected it with wetted
my opinion this is great little kit of interesting subject which is
important for post-war Czechoslovak aviation.