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Westland Anax Imperator
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:32:13 am »
Designed as a short take off and landing experimental it followed the design of an Orntithopter like The Riout 102T Alérion some years earlier. Experiments started in late 1940 but soon proved to be under developed. The motor drove an crankshaft over the engine which drove the wings via rotators to flapping motion. For means of changing direction and speed, the incident of each wing could be altered as was the motion of the wings by braking the rotarors. The contraption soon proved to be underdeveloped as the rotators  were soon shaken to destruction by the braking at higher revs of the wings. Because other (helicopter) deveopments wer more fruitfull, development was halted.

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Re: Westland Anax Imperator
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:51:43 pm »
Love it!
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Re: Westland Anax Imperator
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 10:37:19 pm »
Great work David!

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Re: Westland Anax Imperator
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 11:47:00 pm »
Fun!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Westland Anax Imperator
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 12:29:25 am »
Oh that is good.

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Re: Westland Anax Imperator
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 12:41:38 am »
Congratulations! :thumbsup:
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Re: Westland Anax Imperator
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 06:11:02 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Westland Anax Imperator
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 11:23:52 am »
Thanks Gentlemen!

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