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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:09 AM
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It may be ugly, but...

http://www.gizmag.com/taranis-test-f...822/pictures#3

Looks like fun RC project for DF or turbine power.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:28 AM
I don't like your altitude
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http://www.gizmag.com/taranis-test-f...822/pictures#3

Looks like fun RC project for DF or turbine power.
I'd seen this earlier,and d/f crossed my mind,but I have yet to find a view of it's derriere to gauge if the outlet is a reasonable size.Maybe one of the edf guys will take it on.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Stuart,

I suppose that it will suffer from the same problem as all semi-scale EDF planes: large unscale inlets/outlets. To keep the shape more or less similar, a small turbine like the Kolibri or the one of John would be better. Else, one could hide a small push-propeller. Nobody is going to see it in flight anyway ;-)

Another problem is to get enough information on the shape. I was not able to find a three side view. The best I could find was a scheme on BEA Systems' web page (at the top right):

http://www.baesystems.com/download/B...-to-the-future

Cheers,
Andrés
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:29 PM
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Andres,looking at that you're probably right about the turbine thing.I would imagine an edf would suffer from the same side area in front of the cg issues as the HoX.
I must admit I never liked the idea of pusher prop jets-can't see the point of them
Stuart
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Am I one of the few people who like the look of this plane?
But I too would like to one day make a D/F version
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:49 AM
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Mike,

I think it looks interesting and a lot better than others (such as the X-47B), but I still prefer somewhat higher aspect ratios. There are just too many interesting wings to build...

Cheers,
Andrés
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Semi interesting What does strike me though is that website is clearly of the 'Mechanic Illustrated' type.
For techno noses pressed flat to the shop window imo :-)
Far too similar to the National Enquirer for me
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