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PostPosted: 10 Apr 2010, 23:11 
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I started this profile before the SAAF took delivery of the aircraft .... :shock:

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.... and I have been trying & threatening to finish it ever since, .... hold thumbs ...

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nice profile of an ugly helicopter

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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2010, 21:16 
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As long as you don't say .. it's an ugly profile of a nice helicopter. :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2010, 22:13 
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A helicopter doesn't actually fly.
Its thrashing and clattering is just so offensive to nature that the earth repels it!


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As ugly as it is, the type does hold the world speed record for helicopters.

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Some serious repelling done by mother earth ... this in 1986 !!

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The Lynx helicopter, registered G-LYNX, flew a 15km course across the Somerset Levels at 500 ft on a calm hazy evening back in 1986 with Westland Chief Test Pilot Trevor Eggington at the controls and Derek Clews, Flight Test Engineer alongside. The average speed achieved over two runs was 249.1 mph (400.87 kph), beating the record held by a modified Mil “Hind” helicopter by over 20 mph (32 kph).


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G-LYNX was a civil version with non-standard (higher power) engines. Substantially lighter and without the "ugly" bits and bulges of the military models so much lower drag too.


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Increased engine power & reduced drag were also complemented by a re-design of the rotor blades.

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The world record flight was made possible by the introduction of the advanced technology composite blades developed as part of the British Experimental Rotor Programme (BERP) project. The BERP programme was carried out in co-operation with the UK Ministry of Defence to produce an advanced technology rotor blade, which would exploit the advantages to be gained by aerodynamic tailoring through the use of modern composite materials and construction methods. The first BERP blades were flown on 9th August 1985 and such was the progress achieved G-LYNX was able to claim the World Speed Record just one year later. The BERP blades are now fitted to all Lynx helicopters in service and the same technology was used for the EH101 main rotor blades.


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Quite interesting!

Thanks for this piece of history. really cool!

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Noooice! :smt023
It is an ugly aircraft, but I still prefer it to the A109; it sounds better imo :mrgreen:

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How about a right side view and a top view and a bottom view too shout if you need sample pics spotpro@gmail.com


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The Lynx is ugly but can fly even better than the red bull BO105,when pushed to the limits,it is fully aerobatic with its hingless rotor system,it has allot of power for such a small helicopter making it the super car of the sky's for helicopters,yes designed in England not much aircraft they have designed has good looks,nimrod,Vulcan,Canberra,Lightning to name and shame a few,but they perform well,Looking forward to the finished product Brent!!

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Oh, Brent, remember to finish your Rooivalk as well [-o<

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Airfire wrote:
yes designed in England not much aircraft they have designed has good looks,nimrod,Vulcan,Canberra,Lightning to name and shame a few,but they perform well,Looking forward to the finished product Brent!!


What, the Vulcan, Can and Lightning not good looking :shock: :!: :?: Adrian, it's clear you're a chopper guy !!! :roll:

By the way, no Lynxs left flying for the military in the UK. Been replaced by the Wildcat which is waaaaaay uglier. Saw a Lynx do a backflip from a hover at RIAT. Awesome machine.


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Mistral wrote:
Airfire wrote:
yes designed in England not much aircraft they have designed has good looks,nimrod,Vulcan,Canberra,Lightning to name and shame a few,but they perform well,Looking forward to the finished product Brent!!


What, the Vulcan, Can and Lightning not good looking :shock: :!: :?: Adrian, it's clear you're a chopper guy !!! :roll:

By the way, no Lynxs left flying for the military in the UK. Been replaced by the Wildcat which is waaaaaay uglier. Saw a Lynx do a backflip from a hover at RIAT. Awesome machine.


yes sorry I am clearly a chopper guy, :lol: but still think most British designs are ugly even cars.The Wildcat is even a more powerful machine,even more Ugly now with that new tail boom.But still and awesome helicopter.

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