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Old 11-06-2006, 08:09 PM
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Hacker Model ZoomBi

Ok, this is my first (and probably last) trial to design my own 3D plane.
It's a Hacker Model ZoomBi made from EPP and Depron, which was quite popular a year ago or so on RC Universe.
Indeed I have one here standing beside me which is almost ready to fly, but I probably won't maiden it until spring, so for the time being, I made a virtual ZoomBi.
The colorscheme sucks a little bit and differs from the original ZoomBi scheme, but this is how my real plane looks like. If you hate it, you're invited to improve it.

I'd especially appreciate feedback regarding the physical flight model. I put quite some effort in it to get the dimensions and weights right and even modelled all the vertical wings (struts and baldachin). Still I had to tweak things like the prop wash factor quite a little to get it to behave like what I think the original does. Then again, as mine didn't leave the ground yet, it would be great if anybody who ever had a ZoomBi in his hands, would comment what can be improved to make it feel more real.

Hey, and I even attached some glow wires for you night flight addicts.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:30 PM
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I just replaced the G3X since there were some slight UVW mapping issues on the right wings which I overlooked yesterday. Should be ok now.
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