|Object Name:||Controller Test (space model)|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
The British Army ordered over 100 Westland Aerospatiale Lynx for a variety of roles, from tactical transport to armed escort, antitank warfare , reconnaissance and casualty evacuation. The Lynx AH.1 first entered service with the Army Air Corps (AAC) in 1979.
This is a model of the Test Controller which forms part of the Mk34 AFCS system which provides attitude stabilization in the pitch and roll axes. Stabilization demands are fed to limited authority series actuators which in turn drive the main powered flying controls. In the yaw axis the system operates as a yaw rate damping system to stabilise the aircraft during manual and automatic flight. The Test Controller is a cockpit mounted unit designed to provide a means of in-flight monitoring of the control signals to, or the position of, each series actuator. It is also used in conjunction with Built In Test Equipment BITE to provide 1st line test facility for the system.
(Dimensions 5¾” wide x 3¾” high x 9” deep)
Manufacturer: Marconi Elliott Avionics
Date 1979-1989 and on