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The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:33 pm

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I actually laughed at this when I finished drawing it!  ;D
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Dave71K » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:18 pm

Surely the dream of any commuter!
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:35 pm

I reckon it would be possible to make. We would just need two highly rotative and lightweight electric motors on each side rotor and then just use the bernouli's principle to accelerate the air coming out even more. The horizontal engines would be two or three small fanjets like the ones on the wingsuit just for forward motion and pitch stability, using TVNs...
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby jetprop » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:43 pm

hhhmmm,you need to make the back gear stronger,its a bit thin and how many wheels are there?
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:07 pm

There are two on the front and one on the back. This is a taildragger, most of the weight is above the two main wheels. The tail gear is fixed.
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby c130lover » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:00 pm

are you gonna make this for fsx? looks fun to fly ;D
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:20 pm

Yes, it's a fast plane to make... I'm already making it's fuselage. I'm about half of the canopy from the nose tip...
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Dave71K » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:55 pm

You'd need some pretty awesome Gyros in there for stabilization. And I'd say ducted fans would be better for engines. You don't want to give your wife 3rd degree burns when you leave for work!    ;D
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:14 pm

Yeah, that's what I though. And jet engines won't fit there. I would either go with electric ducted fans or use the rotation of small jet engines like the ones that are in the wing suit. And try to push the bernouli principle to the limit with the duct.
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Jayhawk Jake » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:10 pm

Made me think of this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_XF-85_Goblin

Notoriously dangerous.  It had 6 vertical fins for stability, and that wasn't enough
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby expat » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:00 am

[quote]Made me think of this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_XF-85_Goblin

Notoriously dangerous.
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:48 am

[quote]Made me think of this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_XF-85_Goblin

Notoriously dangerous.
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:44 pm

Starting to texture the bigger parts:
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Oh and mods, can you move this thread to the appropriate sub-forum? i.e. Aircraft & 3D design?

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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby jetprop » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:12 am

its starting to turn out more like the fiat panda of the skies. ;D

you are a bit late,this would've be great in the contest. ;)
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Re: The mini of the skies?

Postby Xpand » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Lol, yeah.
Anyways, testing the 2048px texture details:
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