Thanks to all of you.
sigmeister, on Feb 5 2010, 08:21 PM, said:
Did you know that the Sea Lynx is the fastest helicopter in the world? Great job on building it. Your models never cease to amaze me.
The world speed record (roughly 400 km/h) for conventional helicopters is held by a modified Lynx AH1. Technically that was an army version. Without wanting to get too technical, one of the factors limiting the forward speed of a helicopter is a condition known as retreating blade stall. The weird paddle-shaped ends on the rotor blades were designed to delay this from happening. The record-braking machine was one of the test aircraft for this type of blade, so it's fair to say it worked! Since then the blades have been (retro-)fitted to many more Lynxes, including the Dutch Navy ones. I'm not sure they can do 400 km/h, but they're probably quite fast.
Wout, on Feb 5 2010, 09:03 PM, said:
It's funny that you should mention this classic song by Dorus. I recently saw it on <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH8OBeNaCmE>youtube</a>. A few words of warning: once you get it into your head, it's almost impossible to get it out again!
CommanderFox, on Feb 5 2010, 11:46 PM, said:
That Heli is Amazing!
I really like the folding tail and rotors..
The colours make a really nice combo.
There is just, so much detaile on that beast...im just speechless!
Great job Ralph_S
I always felt that the real helicopters were quite attractive looking, with the contrast between the greys and the colourful roundel. I built it out of dark bley and old grey by the way.
prateek, on Feb 6 2010, 05:14 AM, said:
Ralph_S strikes again! I am overwhelmed by the detail on this thing. I love the folding rotors
Being able to reach this level of detail is one of the reasons for building it bigger than most of my other helicopter models. The Lynx is a fairly small helicopter and I feared I couldn't do it justice on a smaller scale.
CloneCommanderDelta7, on Feb 6 2010, 07:16 AM, said:
Awesome. If Lego made models like these I would buy them, definately. The model detail is amazing, especially that the use of Lego bricks since they are square-ish. Awesome model.
Trying to recreate a non squarish shape with rectangular bricks is, of course, a major part of the fun.
Legostein, on Feb 6 2010, 12:14 PM, said:
Like the others I am again completely impressed by this wonderful creation. The level of detail you manage to keep up through the entire creation is again very admirable! My favourite section of the helicopter is the transparent-green roof.
A pleasure to look at, and I am not finished yet.
They are probably slightly too green, but the windows are tinted and I quite liked a little splash of colour. Call it artistic license
Edited by Ralph_S, 06 February 2010 - 11:44 AM.