Vintage RC Helicopters - Kalt 50 Baron
Kalt 50 Baron (1979 or earlier)
Also known as the CP Baron and following on from the original Baron; developed to take the new 50 size helicopter engines with any of the collective pitch rotor heads with autorotation as standard. The Baron body was used but with an extended boom in order to accommodate longer main blades and heavier duty landing gear in order to take the increased weight. In line with Kalt's policy the kit was provided without a rotor head and the customer chose the specification of the head themselves. belt start but an option available was to fit a bottom starting cone to the OS50 engine.
Kalt already had a model of the JetRanger with its own dedicated mechanics however, it was also decided that the first of Kalt's range of 'hang-on' scale bodies would be the JetRanger with the internal layout redesigned specifically to take the 50 Baron mechanics with either the standard 50 size engine or a larger 60 size for more 'sporty' performance. This model was later followed by the Long Ranger and Bell 222 which were also suitable for the 50 baron mechanics.
The Baron 50 had proved very popular and was thus available in four formats to cover all applications, Standard and Super Aerobatic, Custom and Flybarless; these options were provided by supplying the model with different rotor head arrangements.
1985 Circus Hobbies catalogue K-1SB rotor head
The standard 50 baron for the US market in 1985 included the K-1SB head and slightly larger blades giving a rotor diameter of 57 inches with autorotation as an optional extra.
Kalt 50 Baron A
1985 Circus Hobbies catalogue K-1SB
Same specification as the USA standard baron but including autorotation along with the tail boom brace for those slightly heavy landing's when practicing autorotation's.
Kalt 50 Baron Custom
Same specification as the USA standard baron but including autorotation / tail boom brace / custom machined main gear / Black anodised frame / Shock mounted landing gear / 4-way clutch / Two piece cooling shroud / Metal bell cranks / 'C' type Bell-Hiller mixer / ball bearing tail pitch control / tail rotor speed up gearing.
Kalt 50 Baron Custom BH
Same specification as the USA Baron Custom but fully factory assembled along with the new Blackhead Mk2 head with adjustable damping.
Kalt 50 Baron Mark III
Same specification as the USA 50 baron A, but with the 'floppy' type rotor head though catalogue photo shows a standard K-1SB.
Kalt 50 Baron S
Standard version of the 50 Baron with Bell Hiller mixing through the scissor arm 'C', autorotation and head as an optional choice.
Kalt 50 Baron EC
The EC model was the budget version of the 50 Baron S using a number of 'plastic' components with autorotation optional in order to reduce cost.
50 Baron instruction manual - Basic helicopter minus the head assembly as the option fitted depended upon specification required.
50 baron exploded view - Used with the manual and again is the basic helicopter minus the head assembly.
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