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Old Nov 18, 2014, 02:59 PM
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Hunger games "mocking-jay" fighter

Been watching the trailers for the new "Hunger Games" movie "MOCKING-JAY" and the aircraft that is shot down looked pretty cool to me. I tried to sketch it. Anyone out here have some production stills or rendering of this?
It's fairly close to my FX-II Sea Eagle in shape except for the open tail.
I think it could make a decent park-jet.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 03:17 PM
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Nice sketches, looks pretty good as far as I can tell from the 3 seconds of trailer that shows the aircraft. Of course, they suffer from the lack of any vertical stabilizer, but perhaps you could make the trailing tails into a shallow V-tail like the YF-23 grey ghost/black widow (except for the hole in the middle). Nice that the shape has the natural prop location built in.

I had been thinking about designing a "Milano" after watching Guardians of the Galaxy but realized that it's shape was too weird to replicate and I didn't want to spend forever tuning it to be flyable, only to have a plane that hardly anyone recognized. Having said that, this 3-seconds of fame aircraft project may take the prize for the most obscure reference to base a plane design on

Don't let that stop you though!
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 03:51 PM
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Make a small scale model to test glide and CG location.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 04:03 PM
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Bob is that aircraft the hunger games mockingjay hovercraft?

Try a search on google images for ( hunger games mockingjay hovercraft ) or ( hunger games hovercraft ).

Dave-
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 06:49 PM
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Bob is that aircraft the hunger games mockingjay hovercraft?

Try a search on google images for ( hunger games mockingjay hovercraft ) or ( hunger games hovercraft ).

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Thanks Dave I'll do that.
Andů..Here is what I found:
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 06:50 PM
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Bob is that aircraft the hunger games mockingjay hovercraft?

Try a search on google images for ( hunger games mockingjay hovercraft ) or ( hunger games hovercraft ).

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I don't know. I am sadly unfamiliar with the story.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 06:50 PM
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Make a small scale model to test glide and CG location.
I will do just that.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 06:55 PM
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Nice sketches, looks pretty good as far as I can tell from the 3 seconds of trailer that shows the aircraft. Of course, they suffer from the lack of any vertical stabilizer, but perhaps you could make the trailing tails into a shallow V-tail like the YF-23 grey ghost/black widow (except for the hole in the middle). Nice that the shape has the natural prop location built in.

I had been thinking about designing a "Milano" after watching Guardians of the Galaxy but realized that it's shape was too weird to replicate and I didn't want to spend forever tuning it to be flyable, only to have a plane that hardly anyone recognized. Having said that, this 3-seconds of fame aircraft project may take the prize for the most obscure reference to base a plane design on

Don't let that stop you though!
Ithought the hole made a great prop location too.
I used the "golden proportion" that many plane designers follow of 1: 1.618 .
My "5EZP" Boeing FX-one and I have small ventral rudders. I was thinking of that kind of rudder for this plane also.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 08:57 PM
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I'm thinking this MOCKING-JAY Bird will be similar to my "5EZP" Boeing Sea Eagle.
Here's a vid of the Sea Eagle
SEA EAGLE SORTIE IV (3 min 28 sec)


Here is my revised wing plan.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 08:59 PM
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revised wing plan
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Wing plan and profile.
I crashed my Sea Eagle and was going to rebuild it. I think I will use it's gizmos and build the Mocking-Jay instead.
Length 40"-42" wing-span 32".
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 10:44 PM
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Bob:

I like the way you think. That is a cool looking bird!
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Old Nov 19, 2014, 01:52 PM
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Just listening to the Flite Test podcast (051) and apparently they are going to try to build this one for a new segment titled "Will it Fly". Perhaps it's less obscure than I realized - I haven't been following the hunger games series that closely.

Nice pics you found, looks like you might be able to do a shallow inverted split-V-tail? And if you throw in some small ventral stabs as you are suggesting, it should be flyable without going too far from "scale" on the design.
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Old Nov 19, 2014, 04:29 PM
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Just listening to the Flite Test podcast (051) and apparently they are going to try to build this one for a new segment titled "Will it Fly". Perhaps it's less obscure than I realized - I haven't been following the hunger games series that closely.

Nice pics you found, looks like you might be able to do a shallow inverted split-V-tail? And if you throw in some small ventral stabs as you are suggesting, it should be flyable without going too far from "scale" on the design.
Thanks.
I haven't had time to listen to the recent FT podcast.
Cool that they are going to do it.
As I said I'm basing my design on my previous "5EZP" Boeing FX-II Sea Eagle which flies very well with only it's ventral rudders just like my other Ventral rudder designs like the Boeing FX-One, 6th Generation PAK DA Bomber and PAK FA fighter, B-2 Spirit and Horten 229 flying wings.
I'm sticking to my "5EZP" methodology so the "scale" may be somewhat compromised to insure it can fly. Like the Sea Eagle it will have a three channel set-up using elevons .
I've already taken my thumbnail sketch into ACAD And created the wing plan. I cut out the wing pattern and the out-board nacelle/ ventral rudder.
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Old Nov 19, 2014, 08:10 PM
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The pattern begins.
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