Neil_W's half-baked design thread

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  1. May 1, 2019 #391

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    Irony. I PMed about the original flame job seeming out of place because, while fine for a hot rod, it looked a warp core breach next to the plasma chamber. But I evolved into suggesting this could be a racer. So that would make it a hot rod, and these forward, rear-pointing flame jobs fit well.

    Nice for a starting point. If you don't (or should I say haven't?) use(d) it, I might.

    I don't know whether to laugh or gush. I'm doing both.
    Another interesting start.

    Oh, I really like fins on pods. You could even make the main fins smaller and the pod fins larger so they are genuine contributors to the overall stability.

    Understanding where it came from, it nonetheless reminded me of a torpedo. No, and air launched torpedo. Or, yeah, a cruise missile.
     
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    Yeah, it's not out of the question that the flames could come back if I go with the racer theme. Lots of work to do to explore the concept.

    @JJSR expressed interest in this one, dunno if he's made progress. But you're certainly welcome to do what you like with it either way; I don't plan on pursuing it.

    I really love how that one ended up. It helps that I didn't have to invent my own paint scheme. Might build it at some point.
     
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    Luncher One :D
     
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    Ribs, stringers, and paper skin, like I did for The Ellipse.
     
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    It's obviously a bird. A bow legged bird.
     
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    I haven't been able to work on it lately. I did get the transitions made for a bt-80. but, due to moving its in storage now not sure when I'll get back to it. Amazingly some how they all came out at 70gs not bad for hand carved,,,
    Made a tail cone from some leftover balsa l had laying around, I think it helps the look.
    Oh, 24mm mmt on this if you were wondering. 20181221_213804.jpg
     
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    Looking good, +1 on the tail cone!

    Those pieces look really good... how are they going onto the body, are you going to hollow them out and slide them on? Is the main BT a BT80, or the outer diameter of the transition pieces?
     

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