Still in Search of Perfection, LYNX Mk7 update

  • Just an update for all you heli fans out there.

    She fly's, not well yet but she fly's. Bit of a handful at times. Rotor RPM drops off so I need to find a way to keep this more constant.

    Able to perform a start in the correct manner. Lynx is a bit weird in that respect as we start in something called Accessory Drive (Acc Drive) and then eventually switch to Main Drive. Electrics and hydraulic packs are driven by the main gearbox accessory drive train (rotors not turning), left engine does this through Acc drive switch until main rotors are up to speed, at which point and following some rules we engage main drive and these packs are then driven by the main gearbox from either engine.

    If I abuse the engines during start, ie accelerate too fast the sim reloads the heli, the real Lynx had a similar problem where the engines would surge so this is fairly accurate. Also simulated the Speed Select Lever (rotors go from 100% to 107% NR) and torque matching the engines

    Electrics and fuel systems modelled with magnetic indicators to indicate flow pattern, just like the real thing.

    All in all it's progressing, bit too slow at times but there isn't a lot to compare it too, of course Jetpack has been invaluable.

    AFCS (Automated Flying Control System) next on the list, no idea how to do that one yet but all part of the fun.


  • It looks nice!.

    Hopefully it'll be released soon!.

    Cheers, Ed

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  • Congratulations for bringing the Lynx into the virtual skies!

    I think, it's always something special when an own creation flies the first time. I'm always getting a little boy who has endless fun with his new toy. I'm even doing it meanwhile in VR, what gives it an extra thrill :D


  • Hi Heli fans

    Just a quick update after a short break for a holiday, yes it was hell ;)8)

    Now have all doors animated, most of the interior lighting done, still need to add extra lighting for the TANS (Tatical Air Navigation System) buttons to work with key presses. TANS will be a very big headache as its all lat and long based.. Oh yeah the best bit, we have working window wipers, multi speed ooohhh, just need some IPACS rain..:D. Corrected AC and DC gens magnetic indicators plus load_shedding.

    Presently struggling with a rotor governor, when things go bad it climbs faster than a Saturn 5. Need to add some heading hold function plus an auto correct for collective pitch to tail pitch.

    All in all, still lots more to do and I plod on


  • Professional quality work!

    Make sure that you add the clickspots for VR Hands, Jan i'm sure will assist you with that.

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    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.