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About TimB

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  1. Thanks, all. Wish I had taken a few more photos at the time... Have a good New Year. Regards Tim
  2. Thanks Selwyn. I think I may still go with the soft top as I've photos that show the number plate from one on a site at Osnabruck in '85. One of the rate occasions we "deployed" to an airfield. Regards Tim
  3. Thanks, tweeky. I suspect it may have been because the soft tops had better visibility with the top down. I'll cut the cab down to a soft top, then. All the best Tim
  4. Hi, all, I'm trying to convert the CMK Unimog to an RAF one as used on the RAFG Harrier Force in the mid 1980s. Does anyone know if the hard top Moggy was used on the HF sqns, or were they all soft tops? I have a faint memory that the hard top ones were usually restricted to bomb dumps, but those brain cells are not very reliable. I only have a few pics from 4 Sqn and they all show soft tops, which will need rather more work on the cab. Thanks Tim
  5. Wow, I had to double check a couple of photos that looked very like some of mine from visits to NASM! That is superb, especially the LM foiling. Well done again. Tim
  6. Hi Jeffrey, what are you using as your slicer? I just have the basic Photon printer, and I initially tried the bundled software. I now use Z-suite, as it gives me better results. I have to scale the X&Y dimensions by 95% when using it, while the Photon software works at 100% in all three dimensions. With it factored, I can get close enough to use it for bearing housings and gears (it;'s not just for modelling). The Z-suite fails at some complex 3D models (so I have to use the Photon 'ware) but works well on the simpler ones. Trying different slicers may tell you what's hardware and
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    BERP rotor blades

    Hi Mike, which BERP was fitted to Lynx? I think the later versions had BERP III. BERP (British Experimental Rotorcraft Project) is a series of research projects. There is quite a lot on line on the BERP IV fitted to Merlin, and IIRC the BERP III was not much different in plan view but had a less distinct tip down turn and had fewer airfoil changes along the blade - which were hardly visible at 1:1. There are also some plan views of the BERP III. Exact dimensions and profiles are probably commercially sensitive. While I do not know the chord on the Lynx BERP blades, but suspect that i
  8. In 1988 they were in pretty good nick, and were kept in good husbandry. I can't answer for what happened after my time... Regards Tim
  9. Hi, Mike, do you have any drawings? I might try a quick draw (no charge) if the source info is usable. I've just drawn a 1/72 Navaho from plans, and am building the resulting print. Regards Tim
  10. Dark Sea Gray is the correct colour. There was a small pool of aircraft rotated between the UK and the FI, all with that colour and additional modifications such as RWR which were not on the standard UK-aircraft. Regards Tim
  11. Nice Gina. Really like the weathering and the cockpit. Regards Tim
  12. Very nice, both build and finish. Looks the part. Regards Tim
  13. For the Puma, the aircraft had a full rebuild and the rotables were all replaced. If I recall correctly, the Puma had no set airframe fatigue life limit. This was probably due to the design of the main structural items, and the replacement of most of these "on condition" at Major. Regards Tim
  14. Hi Mike, how about this? Def Stan 02-127 ftp://ftp.iks-jena.de/pub/mitarb/lutz/standards/dstan/02/127/00000100.pdf . If Air requirements are anything to go by, the basics of Human/Machine Interfaces (ie how do we fit the people in) don't change much. Cheers, Tim
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