Katana Revisit

abaser

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I decided to take a small break from the Electra and revisit my first failure, the Katana. Here's a few shots of the rough model. Ive still got to cut in the control surfaces, and touch up a few minor details, but shes almost ready for mapping :D
 

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abaser

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Im just over my poly goal of 4K right now, but Ive got some room to reduce them to where I want to be I think. :D
 

abaser

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Maj. Numbskully said:
Why is 4k your goal ?
I thought you could go much higher?
Ya you can, but Im trying to get myself into using as few polys as possible to make a nice looking plane. Just trying to make things simpler on me and RF.
 

abaser

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One more time. Modeling is complete and the polys are staggeringly low for me. Now Im going to go for servos for less than the price of a collision mesh.
 

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abaser

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I don't know. The model I'm looking at has 8 visible servos and 10 rods. That'll add up fast.
 

abaser

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Yup. 3 per wing, and 1 for each elevator half. Then a pull pull for the rudder, but I'll only have rods there.
 

td9cowboy

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How's it hover? That shot from the bottom points out what could be a problem with this design in 6 with the ailerons being so far outboard.
 

Maj. Numbskully

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:( I dont think modelers should have to alter the appearance away from how things look / are in the RW just for 6
I'd rather have the correct visual and fudge the invisible physics ........should not have to choose between both solutions in the first place...jmo
 

abaser

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td9cowboy said:
How's it hover? That shot from the bottom points out what could be a problem with this design in 6 with the ailerons being so far outboard.
I'll let you know when I get it able to. It's like flying a brick at the moment :p
 
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