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Westland Scout rotor blade colours?


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Grateful for any thoughts on this please - looks like a light grey upper surface and maybe black lower surface but hoping someone has a more definitive view!!

 

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Pat when I made mine I only found dark green uppers and black below

My Wasp had grey blades though

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These tallied with all the research photos I could find, hope that helps

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Ah yes now you mention it I was looking at Wasp pictures and assuming the Scout would have the same colour blades- I took some good pics of the Scout rotor head when I visited Middle Wallop last year but can’t make out the blade colour due to the poor light 🙄

 

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That Air-Graphics set looks very good but mine was made with oddandsods from my transfers stores.

The unit badge was a home brew from a web-found picture.

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Just picked this up. I’ll have a look at the middle wallop one tomorrow.

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I’ve had a look at the HAAF Scouts this morning and as Perdu says above. Blade lower surface is black. The upper surface is green (same shade as the camo). The leading edge of the blades are a very dark brown probably an inch in depth which looks like erosion rather than a protective strip aka Gazelle. There is a fine line (cream) of sealant around the 3 sides of the trim tab. The rotor head and mast are all green. 
 

anything else drop me a line.

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Many thanks @speedy

 

I took this pic last year and reckoned the rotor mast and blade arms were dark grey (compare to the camo green) but again the light isn't great in TAFM. You reckon it's more of a green colour?

 

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52 minutes ago, Pat C said:

Many thanks @speedy

 

I took this pic last year and reckoned the rotor mast and blade arms were dark grey (compare to the camo green) but again the light isn't great in TAFM. You reckon it's more of a green colour?

 

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I’ll double check again tomorrow. They’ve got 2 in at the mo so will look at both.

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32 minutes ago, JosephLalor said:

My take would be on the rotor-head and transmission casings being Dark Admiralty Grey.

That was exactly my thought - but I can see how that could look green in that light.

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It is green in the majority of the Scout pictures in my research archive but that one does look a bit of the dark grey side, was it an airframe that had been painted in the later grey/green scheme I wonder?

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I have a load of shots of Scout rotor transmissions and some do look very dark grey but mostly like these
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Green and grey here
 
Green and dark earth here
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And this one was green and black I recall
 
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Not any use for the shaft and gear but it looks as if they got an overall splash of colour after main servicing happened and this one does look like a dark grey.
 
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I had a second look today and both look dark green. So based on the above you can’t really be wrong.....

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