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Garden shot with stand photoshopped out.

 

 

A bit of a vid to show sensor activation, runs for 30 seconds (adjustable).  Supplies 6v for motors and lights.

 

 

The same stand as used on an Argosy build from last year.

 

 

Wessex

 

 

Bit messy I know, I’m not sure what angle the rotorshaft should be tilting forward but it seems about right.  The main rotor is driven via a 6v 200rpm motor gear box.. I think I remember the real thing was about 230 - 240 rpm. The rotor head isn’t fixed to the shaft (although it goes through it) but has a slipping clutch effect on the collar shown, which is fixed. It takes about 15 seconds for the rotor head to catch up with the shaft. (The nuts shown aren’t used)

I did it like this because I didn’t want a high speed motor running away with it’s self and difficult to keep it slower and steady speed.  But then the problem with the slower geared rotation was too much torque which would go from 0 - 200 rpm in less than a second which would either

rip the blades off or rip the body apart.

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The tail rotor spins at about 1000rpm but is so light I just used the same motor as in my Argosy.

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IR jammer, as close to what I can remember when I was on 72sqn in the mid 90s

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Can’t decide if that’s a model or the real thing, if it’s a model then it’s one of the best I’ve seen, if it’s not then your on the wrong forum!

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33 minutes ago, Farmerboy said:

Can’t decide if that’s a model or the real thing, if it’s a model then it’s one of the best I’ve seen, if it’s not then your on the wrong forum!

Definitely the wrong forum.  This one is for mere mortals.

That's incredible.  I hope you will share more of your Argosy with us.

 

Chris.

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I think you'll find that the offside leading edge ganglepin rivets are the wrong colour. Other than that it is of course perfect and I'm insanely jealous. Next you'll tell us it is 1/144 scale too I suppose? 

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some great shots of a very nice build.   I'm going through the pains of building one just just so I know what it takes to try and make the thing look like a Wessex

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Great stuff. During the video I half expected the crewman in the door to move it was so realistic.  Maybe in your next project? 😉

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