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Lynx7 last won the day on February 25 2013

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  1. Hi Tony. Any chance you're going to revisit the Wildcat build? Drop me a line, be good to catch up.



  2. REVELL 1/32 Lynx

    Yep, the kraut Lynx are the easiest ones to convert. As for references, tons on here. If you need a steer, let me know.
  3. REVELL 1/32 Lynx

    I would swear but its a family forum.....git. Clive, I pretty much fabricated the bits either from scratch or as Colin says, used the Inaccurate Armour Lynx bits as a template. The main differences as youll be aware is the nose, skids and instrument panel. Skids are pretty simple appendages and the panel is straightforward. The remainder of the sundry differences are subtle but quite easy to change/mod or scratch build. Using the Mk88A as the base is the best option as it has the standard non folding tail and correct tail rotor. If you get stuck with the nose, give me a should and I can bash one out of my mould. Tony
  4. Query for Lynx7 and other Westland Experts

    Bloody glad the observer doesnt have access to the controls! Doc, welcome aboard. My area is Army Lynx so couldnt fully comment on the specific fits of the Navy cabs. You are however quite correct in your assumption that 'anything goes' in the back. Very much dependant on the role.
  5. Low pass, time to duck!

    One aircraft I would love to test for sure. Combine the concept with the West's avionics and I believe it would be unbeatable - its an A10 that can hover. I almost persuaded the Kamov chap at Farnboro a couple of years ago that the AAC were serious in considering it as an alternative to the Apache. Trouble was I didn't have enough Vodka to hand to let him let me have a cabby.... The only 'issue' is the potential for disc 'harmonisation' (read - blade collision) with harsh and rapid control inputs due to the co-axial layout. A superior bit of FCS software would negate this though (akin to Airbus FBW type of strategy). If I saw 'KA52' come up on my threat display, I'd quickly land on and briskly walk away from my aircraft. Believe the hype; its awesome!
  6. Looking awesome, Oliver. I'll add my two pence in too. To gauge the correct height for the seat cushion, the base of the black part of the cyclic grip should be around groin height ;-) You can just about gauge the rough height from this pic of a Mk7 with standard seat cushion (the right hand seat isnt adjusted all the way down either. Compare the rear height of the seat to the left seat); As an addendum. Dont know if its too late for you to amend it but the seat height adjuster ( the sticky out bit on the right/front of the base) would tend to be in the retracted position in all occasions except when actually adjusting the seat height usually on first strapping in). You can pretty much see where the hinge on the handle is and it would bend down from that point with the tip pretty much on the floor. Not a biggy as once you put the fuselage together, it can be barely seen.
  7. Oliver, Ive always admired your artistic paint effects as it adds a real sense of depth. And now youve explained how you actually do it. Very inspirational. I guess its in between an artist and a technical drawing. Something we all aspire to. Jose, magnificent that you are providing so many detailed pictures of a lesser photographed Lynx version. As you will no doubt know, the Mk 21A isnt as photographed as some of the European versions and it is great to see. Are you still on exchange at Yeovs? Rubber mapts. Thats posh isnt it?? I Tried to get Lambs wool carpets put in the Wildcat but for some reason it got declined.........
  8. Still possible to retro fit them, Ian.
  9. Olvier, if you look on page 10, post #188 from Jose, page 9, post #169 from Duane and post #170 from me you'll see some good clear pics of the pedal brushes. Fritag. Could your Jag keep up with a Lynx in a 2v1?
  10. The crabs just by being crabs take the piddle out of themselves. Its a given really. PS, Stella build so far Oliver!
  11. An observer has obviously hacked his account! If I found myself doing a low level anti ship strike at night, something has gone very wrong. Bloody daft and dangerous idea flying over the sea. Its just not natural!
  12. 1/72 Airfix Gazelle

    Stupendous detail and epic quality. Followed the build closely and the final result has not disappointed. A thoroughly exceptional piece of work.
  13. *Cough* The Royal Navy way. We fly two pilots in the Army Air Corps ;-)
  14. It looks like a CDNU. As well as a 252 in place of TANS on fwd interseat? Jose, how 'integrated' is the Mk21A?
  15. A very cool helo indeed. May I indulge the audience; First clip is from the 01 season with Ray Turner piloting the Lynx. And yes, that is a girl flying one of the Gazelles (And chewing bloody gum!) Julie Charlesworth nee Wiles (Alan Wiles daughter - former QARANC). For several years we did the display with 1x Lynx and 4x Gazelle. A good combination as the aggressive punchy Lynx display was balanced with the grace from the Gazelles. Top tech with the smoke too. We had a cluster of standard smoke grenades attached to the skids of each aircraft with a myriad of lanyards routing in to the cockpit with various ring pulls on each with time cues to pull each. From the 07 season. With Barry 'BJ' Jones piloting the Lynx (he also attempted to fly an Autogyro (Global Eagle) solo around the world and currently runs GyroJet - an autonomous company designing a kickass Autogyro (modesty will allow me to announce I helped with the design and did all his CAD work and promotion ) . The Eagles were now merely a singleton Lynx (defence cuts etc...). But BJ revitalised the display. He reintroduced the barrel roll and invented the loop-roll-loop and the 90 degree nose down with 180 turn. BJ would have a dream of what he could try and do with the Lynx then the next morning go to the Brass and pitch the idea. He really did push the design envelope of the Lynx. I do have few private vids of when it didnt go quite right and we just covered our eyes expecting to hear a large bang as he got it wrong. Not a great sight seeing a Lynx just fall out the sky after cocking up a new move for sure! A superb pilot with a very old school approach to pushing the limits! And to think he used to be an RCT driver...... I did the 2003-05 seasons with Ray as my mentor as well as driving the Bell Sioux with the Army Historic Team (despite what the Lynx could do, the Sioux was a massive challenge and a real Mans aircraft! Limited power all the time and a first gen helicopter where you had to really think about what you were doing - piston engine, manual throttle and hydraulics driven from the engine crank as opposed to the rotor gearbox. 'I learnt about flying' on one occasion when I went off to do so GH - general handling practice - one day over Salisbury Plain and conducted some Autorotation practices. I wound off the throttle too quickly which shut the engine down proper and discovered that the hyd ran from the engine - no hyd, no engine -very heavy controls. Luckily my rate of decent was very low (no idea how much cos it didnt have a R of D indicator) so had to restart the engine (magnetos OFF, prime engine, magnetos ON, hit start - engine fires over, wind throttle on cautiously, overshoot, gallantly return to Middle Wallop having lost about 3 stone through shitting and sweating....On return, re-read the manual properly! In my defence yer 'honour, I was current on four types at the time (three of them gas turbines with an auto goveronor so it was easy to overlook some of the elementary aspects of a 'simple' helicopter...... As a side note, we used to use 5 Lynx during the mid 80s -early 90s. To see five Lynx simultaneously back flip and loop was bonkers and awe-enspiring. (Black Cats take note with your rather bland 'Airtest' routine... ;-) )