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Old 11-10-2007, 07:45 PM
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Wow, that was fast! Pretty cool concept plane/sub!
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:20 AM
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Here is a cool aircraft called the hammerhead. This is a twin turbine model. It was really fun to fly in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:27 AM
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Here is another one called the firefox. I couldn't find any 3 views of it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:48 AM
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Well, I'm not good at making planes . It would be cool to fly a ADF-01F Falken on realflight G3.5, since they only made it for ps2, psp, xbox 360, pc (MSFS-2004-X).
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:00 PM
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Thats why I suggested both sets. Not just the TOS Vipers and Raiders but also they're updated versions and variants. Oh and add to that the BSG Raptor. That would be an interesting model to see.

This should be relatively easy, actually. There are tons of BSG meshes out there; it'd just be a matter of finding a good one and Kexing it. (of course, permission, etc.)

The fun part would be trying to do it while remaining true to the visuals; I've seen examples in various sims, but they either rely on cheating the flight model (the physics have no relationship to the geometry of the model) or adding parts (I saw an X-Wing once in X-Plane. The designer added a canard to make the plane flyable.)

The real problem with Vipers and Raptors is that they rely on a mysterious, unexplained form of lift while in the atmosphere and during takeoffs and landings. Raptors are definitely VTOL's, and while I don't recall seeing a Viper land in the series (I know that there are no landings/takeoffs in TOS), I think it uses the same technology. Remember that great shot in season 1 where Apollo hovers his viper in mid-air, blowing up a Cylon mining facility?

At a guess, I'd say that they're supposed to be using anti-gravity or repulsor lifts, but since neither technology exists in the real world, we can't replicate it in RF. (FYI: Repulsors are the Star Wars version of anti-gravity. The difference is that repulsors are kind of like magnets that push against the ground, and so can only be used for landing and takeoff, not as a replacement for airfoils. The technology is discussed in a couple of the books)

If you DO start a BSG project, I think it deserves its own thread.

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How about doing a British Airways or Air France Concorde?
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:25 AM
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How about doing a British Airways or Air France Concorde?

you Mean this

http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/down...o=file&id=4654
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How about doing a British Airways or Air France Concorde?
its up on the swaps just do a search you should find it


dang beat me to it
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How about this? AMV a personal VTOL aircraft offer the vertical takeoff and landing with the cruising speed of a fixed wing airplane. Designers have been working on this kind of plane for decades; we have yet to see many in current use.



The current AMV-211 Experimental Aircraft uses a Mazda turbocharged rotary engine to power its 5 bladed graphite/kevlar 94″ internal prop that powers the 1240 pounds empty weight plane. It has a cruise speed of 250 mph and a range of 1000 miles on 50 gallons of fuel. The 3000 ft/min designed climb rate could be exceptional for short fields or for the potential 40 foot by 40 foot runway. Its two place design is only about 20 feet long by 20 feet wide.

What makes this particular design unique is that it uses ducting rather than a ’tilting’ mechanism to change the airflow. By eliminating one of the main elements that have plagued previous VTOL aircraft, the AMV-211 can go from providing lift to providing forward thrust without swiveling the engine.

The VTOL aircraft designer, Attila Melkuti, has solved the problem by having the whole aircraft transisition or turn instead. He does this by using a propulsion system called a ducted fan. This is a propeller with five blades that is encircled by a band made of a light, composite material. That makes the aircraft both safer (because there are no stray propeller blades around) and quieter (because the sound is deadened by the encircling band).



What is novel about Mr Melkuti’s design, is that the aircraft’s wings are placed at an angle to the fan. The wings and the fuselage itself also provides aerodynamic lift offering improved ‘airplane’ flight characteristics including power off emergency landings. The craft takes off with the fan perfectly horizontal, blowing straight down. As the craft then rotates, the wings start providing lift, and the fan starts blowing towards the back. To land, you simply reverse the process.

This aircraft is still in the preliminary stages of testing although has received the FAA airworthiness certificate. Most critics question the stability of the the VTOL design and although it has not been fully tested after some engine cooling redesign, Mr. Melkuti believes that stabilty will be easily controlled through the ducting. We shall see.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:37 PM
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Space Shuttle

How about a Space Shuttle?
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:23 PM
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Oh man, the Winnebago would be awesome

I have no idea where'd you'd get 3-views, though I could look for pics

I'll come up with more later.
The more pics, the better... does anyone have it on DVD? SCreen caps would help.
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The more pics, the better... does anyone have it on DVD? SCreen caps would help.
I do. My day is pretty full tomorrow but I'll see if I can get some B4 Work
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:29 AM
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Umm Can This B Made?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JzUjW9x2qec&feature=related
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:45 AM
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That was...

... just too funny! ROTFLMAO
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