Posted by T3chDad |
May 11, 2011 @ 08:00 AM | 7,968 Views
I built one of these almost three years ago. It was totaled in November of last year after a mid-air collision with a 3D foamy. I had to build a new one! I tried to make this one better than its predecessor and I think I succeeded on most counts. There is much more detailing on this one and I attempted several new techniques with good results. I tried to exaggerate some of the appearances like larger decals, more pronounced panel lines and more contrast in the paint scheme. She has the same power plant as the first one and controls are ailerons, elevons and rudder. I tried my best to hide all the linkages for the control surfaces so you wouldnít immediately notice them (the rudders were a challenge). She flies quite different from the original. Not better or worse...just different. I think she flies more like the real thing might fly. After five flights Iím starting to get a feel for her. I know this jet is capable of more, so this wonít be the last you hear from me.
The video was compiled from two flights yesterday (flights four and five of the plane). I hope you enjoy it...itís meant to be funny...I donít take myself that seriously. I do have pictures of the entire build, so if anyone has any questions, Iíll be happy to try and help.