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1/48 Lysander Mk. III
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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 08:30 AM UTC
Andy Brazier reviews eduard''s latest installment of the Lysander Mk. III.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:41 PM UTC





The Lysander was originally designed for the army co-operation role. The hook was for retrieving messages. I don't think a pilot would live very long if he tried to use it for towing anything. The reference books will tell you that the hook was not fitted to the Mk IIIa. Photographs show that it was. The most useful reference would be the 4+ publication, if you can find it these days.
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 02:38 AM UTC
Thanks Antoni. My gut feeling was that it was used for retrieving messages, but I erred on caution, incase I made myself look more foolish then I already do .
Great pic's of the hook in use.
I found a couple of pics with the hook attached to the Lysander, but none showing what it actually did .
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 03:41 AM UTC
A couple of things I forgot.

I think the square barcode thingy can be read/scanned by a web cam. Maybe you need to install some software?

The SDL Lysander V9287 is as seen at the factory in the special colours applied on later aircraft at the Ilchester Dispersal Factory. The scheme was unlike any of the previous patterns applied to Lysanders. The colours were Dark Green, Dark Sea Grey not Medium Sea Grey and Night (black).
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 04:23 AM UTC

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I think the square barcode thingy can be read/scanned by a web cam. Maybe you need to install some software?


Hi,
I would have to install a web cam first .
Its definitely a Blackberry whatsit, as my beloved scanned it for me on her phone to see what, and where it sends you.
I think it could be quite a handy App, for instance, if you are at a model show, and would like to know more about the kit before you buy it, especially if the box is sealed.
In a ideal world, it would lead you to reviews of the kit as well.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:15 AM UTC
One feature of the Lysander, which seems to be missed by all manufacturers, is the leading edge slat(s) on each wing. The outer section opened automatically, on landing, and remained deployed when the aircraft were at rest. Supplying them would involve some very fiddly small parts, so this is not meant as a criticism, just a heads-up for the finicky. To make things worse, the inner sections of the slats were not automatic, but made to operate in concert with the flaps, so, if you feel like dropping the flaps, you could be leading yourself into a veritable minefield of extra work, needing to deploy four sections of slats.
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 04:35 AM UTC
hi andy,

can you have a look at the clear parts and see if the clear sides/windows to the cockpit at straight or have they curved.

paul
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 05:07 AM UTC
Hi Paul,
The side windows are slightly curved from front to back.From top to bottom they look straight.
I will try and take a pic later for you.
Thanks for the info Edgar. I have seen a couple of pics with the slats deployed, I didn't know that they stayed that way at rest, something to think about when building it.
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 05:19 AM UTC

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Hi Paul,
The side windows are slightly curved from front to back.From top to bottom they look straight.
I will try and take a pic later for you.
Thanks for the info Edgar. I have seen a couple of pics with the slats deployed, I didn't know that they stayed that way at rest, something to think about when building it.
Andy



thanks for that andy,this seems to be a problem on all eduard and gavia kits i have. i've cracked a couple of them trying to get them flat as they dont fit properly when there curved...

paul