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Old Jul 09, 2008, 08:19 PM
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Star Wars B-Wing Fighter! - Design #2 today

Summer of Space design 2 for today =)

I had a lot of time sitting around doing nothing in the GM plant today (my machine is working great) So I started working on new Space designs.

This one I have been thinking about for a while. It is a real challenge i think. With the large verticals and short length i think it will be interesting.

I plan on mixing my seperate rudders to the ailerons with my computer radio. I "think" that the ring on the top will balance the extra long ventral wing.

Overall length is 40" with a 26" wingspan.

This one may be a bigger challenge than the Bird of Prey!

Wait until you see design #3

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Old Jul 09, 2008, 10:32 PM
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awsome!

how do you think it will fly with such a small wing in comparison to the size of the verticle area? looks like it could turn out very touch on the elevator axis.

you could also put a ducted fan in that pod on the top accep that might make it too unstable.

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Old Jul 09, 2008, 10:34 PM
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Guinea Pig Weber ( ) will have something to say about all the area in front of the CG

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Old Jul 09, 2008, 10:35 PM
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awsome!

how do you think it will fly with such a small wing in comparison to the size of the verticle area?

you could also put a ducted fan in that pod on the top accep that might make it too unstable

fizzle
Define fly....


I build a silly little WIG testbed today and it flew...but I didn't want it to! The power to weight ratios of this style of building expand the possibilities, that is for certain.
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Old Jul 09, 2008, 10:49 PM
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Fly?!? How's it gonna land!?!
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 11:04 AM
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Fly?!? How's it gonna land!?!

I think SGT will need an additional channel for a parachute release to land this bird. That would be possible.

Keep your creativity going SGT,
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 03:32 PM
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I gotta see this one fly! Looks like not enough wing for the total size/weight.

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Old Jul 10, 2008, 06:00 PM
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Land? Spacecraft don't land!!!

Actually, i have a hay field that i usually land in so i just slow it down and drop it.

Genuine Power Wiseman will certainly say something about the frontal area i know. I actually think that the CG is going to be very close to the front of the wing so we shall see.

It sure looks cool though doesn't it?
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Landing Apollo Style

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Land? Spacecraft don't land!!!

Actually, i have a hay field that i usually land in so i just slow it down and drop it.

Genuine Power Wiseman will certainly say something about the frontal area i know. I actually think that the CG is going to be very close to the front of the wing so we shall see.

It sure looks cool though doesn't it?
SGT,
A funny thought just came to me. With all that vertical area, it looks like it could sail. Imagine an accelrated beam reach.

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Old Aug 21, 2008, 01:30 PM
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you could make the wings fold flat with a servo so when you land you don't risk breaking any wings off. you could also use a motor at each end to make it hover or come in for a verticle landing.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Could be that i may revisit this soon
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 01:16 AM
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About time Lol!! I'll build one straight away!!
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 05:43 AM
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Good Luck with this one ...
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 07:42 AM
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Hehe i am going to need more than luck!

I saw this yesterday... http://gizmodo.com/5356473/nasas-new...-rats-levitate

Maybe this will make it better Antigravity devices are frickin cool!
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:43 AM
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You just have to fly it high enough where Gravity is no longer a concern ...
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