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Old 09-13-2019, 03:46 PM
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Looking great FE. Looking at it from the front reminds me of some cartoon character but I can't think of it.
Could it possibly be "Marvin the Martian" ???
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:30 PM
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Looking great FE. Looking at it from the front reminds me of some cartoon character but I can't think of it.
I'm not sure exactly why, but I was thinking the same thing.
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Could it possibly be "Marvin the Martian" ???
And I think uncle twist found it. Looking Marvin up on google, there isn't a very close resemblance, but that IS the character I had in the back of my mind.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:55 PM
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Bill, Bill, Bill, have you noticed that your initials are B.S. LOL . I obviously have to apply that too your Comment LOL, no insult intended. I was watching Marvin, Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam, Hell the whole gang, to many to mention,... back in the day (yes, I`m not a youngster anymore) when they weren`t considered politically incorrect, Oh, do you remember Heckle and Jeckle, the two crows ??, anyway, just wanted to let you know, there was no computer/google involved. It`s a shame that that kind of content can`t be shown anymore. I`ve never looked, but you might be able to buy it somewhere, those cartoons were so funny
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I learned in kindergarten (1953) that my initials are W.P.S., NOT B.S. So I, too, remember those cartoons. And when you mentioned Marvin, I googled him to be sure he was the character I couldn't remember clearly enough. I couldn't even remember which cartoon he lived in. He was hiding in the back of my mind, and YOU named him for me. Your memory must be better than mine!

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Old 09-13-2019, 09:05 PM
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I learned in kindergarten (1953) that my initials are W.P.S., NOT B.S. So I, too, remember those cartoons. And when you mentioned Marvin, I googled him to be sure he was the character I couldn't remember clearly enough. I couldn't even remember which cartoon he lived in. He was hiding in the back of my mind, and YOU named him for me. Your memory must be better than mine!
Bill, that`s too funny, after I submitted my post, I thought hell, he probably didn`t remember the character until AFTER I mention him,...I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt, SO, I didn`t repost/edit my post... because I was under the impression that you had in fact remembered who Marvin was. But I guess I might have misinterpreted the first part of your post, easy enough to do .. Memory, well, I don`t remember every thing, but, I`m am surprised at what I do. You probably remember things that I couldn`t....It`s been a long life for each of us.
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You probably remember things that I couldn`t....It`s been a long life for each of us.
It was nice to be reminded about Marvin... and other things. I hope we all have many more years to remember.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:52 PM
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Yep, me too, but the cartoons will never be the same, ya know, it`s weird that we both thought of/about Marvin, Full moon, Friday the 13th, maybe the planets were aligned, OR just maybe you born in June.
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A little more FS-1 progress.
Have the steering gear in-- not yet sure how the final version will be.
The FS-1 needs the steering gear ability (is working better than the differential steering, unlike some other models that do well with DS), but the real studio model has just retracts.. It looks a bit odd to have it rotate, but function may yet win out over accuracy to the original.
Also have a few more parts mapped, with some of the colors in Photo Shop being basically "place holders" for now.

Tried it on some water and was a bit surprised to find the drag was very high.
No problem taking off ground with the gear retracted, but it hardly moves at full throttle on water. Have to do some more reading as there may need to be some changes to the part names to interact with water.

Is still flying ok-- no major physics changes of late. At the correct throttle setting it will hold a hands off 200 mph bank and altitude.

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Very nice it's coming along.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:56 PM
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It`s very nice FE, I`m a little confused about the steering though, are you steering with the rear wheel ? Another question for ya, what is your source of propulsion, I`m guessing thrusters ????
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Looks good. Definitely needs a shark type CS.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:39 PM
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Thanks guys.

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It has ended up to presently have ground steering via the tail wheel.
Not giving up yet on finding a way to have ground steering w/o the tail wheel turning to keep it true to the original, but we'll see.

Not a first choice, but the physics are set up for twin turbines.


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Shark: maybe. But I thought I read some where the inspiration for the FS shape was the manta ray.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:02 AM
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OK, I see the fixed tail wheel, SO,... just a thought, do you think steering with braking might work??? by that, I mean, setting up braking on the L/R main wheels with "rudder" to control turning, (wouldn`t affect flight characteristics)......NOW, I can`t help but think that a fixed rear wheel would work against that set up, but you could remedy that with a freely pivoting rear, I`m pretty sure I`ve seen where that can be done.. Anyway like I said, just a thought, might get you you thinking in another direction ?????
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Yes, it has had differential braking from the beginning, as I've put that in some other planes.
The steering rear wheel was added later as, so far, it has the strongest effect (weak turning if the SG is turned off).
But, the FS-1 is still in the hanger, so more to test & try.
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Shark: maybe. But I thought I read some where the inspiration for the FS shape was the manta ray.
I know but that's kinda plain. Needs jazzed up a little.
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