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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2020, 03:42:05 pm »
More work done on this today. Fuselage is together and I made all the alterations necessary to the wings and the canopy they attach to. Pretty soon I'll cut down the tail planes and get them glued on and start to think about paint!   Decided to eliminate the winglets all together.



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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2020, 08:42:47 pm »
I'm liking your back story already! And those warped wings could be used on an ornithopter! ;D
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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2020, 12:16:30 am »
Don't know if it makes a difference, but the winglets would also carry stowage canisters on the Agent Runs.

https://www.reddit.com/r/WWIIplanes/comments/74ukb9/british_westland_lysander_with_small_winglets/

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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2020, 04:11:35 am »
I have also seen 20mm Hispanos with drum magazines mounted under the stub wings! Not certain if that was an option for this build, though.

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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2020, 03:49:22 pm »
I have also seen 20mm Hispanos with drum magazines mounted under the stub wings! Not certain if that was an option for this build, though.






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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2020, 04:07:05 pm »
Cool. Such a neat machine.
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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2020, 02:44:09 am »
Now that's what you call a "Jury Rig".

Wonder what any production fitting would have looked like ?
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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2020, 06:35:40 am »
Now that's what you call a "Jury Rig".

Wonder what any production fitting would have looked like ?

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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2020, 01:16:19 pm »
Into painting now. I've flip-flopped again and decided to run with the winglets. They're just too cool not to use!  ;D

Not done yet, but have started to paint all the frame work and the plane is now primed. I have my reference pictures and paints on stand by. Won't be long before this one looks like something resembling a finished aircraft.

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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2020, 05:03:34 pm »
Looking good! Never looked at the Lysander very much but i've got to admit that bird has charm of its own... :thumbsup:
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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2020, 06:09:08 pm »
That's one way of putting it.  ;D
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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2020, 10:38:01 pm »
If you wanted an improvised armament setup for the winglets, you could have a machine-gun cobbled onto the inboard pylon and an ammo box on the next one, with the belt running between the two. With all those pylons, you could even have the ammo box width-ways: good for ammo feed, bad for drag!
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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2020, 01:36:57 pm »
Quick update.... just about ready to paint things.

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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2020, 03:53:28 pm »
All the bottoms are painted. I went ahead and put the sky color on the whole thing, though, because it'll serve a better base color than the much darker grey for the next color which is a lighter tan looking bunch of jive.



That will be tomorrow I suspect. All the upper color on and I'll start work getting the engine and cowling in shape.

Finished painting the canopy frame work.

She's on her way! I'm trying not to rush things but I'm also facing down a deadline so striking a balance between the two is the goal for now.
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Re: Israeli Westland Lysander, Suez Crisis
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2020, 10:06:24 pm »
Pure happenstance. I saw this out on FB.

He didn't say what is was from but I know damn well what it is!   ;D



This is by Rodrigo Navarro‎.

Wow!


As far as mine... I've been painting... she's coming along nicely..... I can't wait to put the bumble bee stripes on!   :lol:

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