News:


  • November 25, 2020, 03:04:09 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time  (Read 525 times)

Offline Tim Wescott

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 11890
Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« on: September 17, 2019, 01:57:52 PM »
AMA 64232

The problem with electric is that once you get the smoke generator and sound system installed, the plane is too heavy.


Advertise Here

Online Ken Culbertson

  • 21 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 2908
Re: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 02:58:56 PM »
But, I don't have the time...

https://www.bellross.com/mods/watches/Racing-Bird/
and I don't have the beer....

Ken

Cool plane - I can see a stunter evolving from it.
AMA 15382
If it is not broke, don't fix it.
USAF 1968-1974 TAC

Offline Tim Wescott

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 11890
Re: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 05:40:56 PM »
Cool plane - I can see a stunter evolving from it.

Oh, me too.
AMA 64232

The problem with electric is that once you get the smoke generator and sound system installed, the plane is too heavy.

Offline phil c

  • 21 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 2171
Re: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 05:46:36 PM »
Oh, me too.

Heck, it probably was designed with that in mind.  Unfortunately, racing planes don't get pretty points in the scoring.  The limits are horsepower, drag, and G's.
phil Cartier

Online Ken Culbertson

  • 21 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 2908
Re: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 07:05:11 AM »
Heck, it probably was designed with that in mind.  Unfortunately, racing planes don't get pretty points in the scoring.  The limits are horsepower, drag, and G's.
So true - maybe I could let be known that it was a modified SV-11 LL~ LL~ LL~
AMA 15382
If it is not broke, don't fix it.
USAF 1968-1974 TAC

Offline John Rist

  • 2019 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 2408
Re: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 06:38:02 PM »
Has it really flown?  Looks like a computer generated watch ad.   ???
John Rist
AMA 56277

Offline Tim Wescott

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 11890
Re: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 06:51:22 PM »
Has it really flown?  Looks like a computer generated watch ad.   ???

It's a computer generated watch add.  Somewhere amongst the drivel they admit it.

But it's Really Cool Looking (which you can do, if your airplane only flies in Computer Land).
AMA 64232

The problem with electric is that once you get the smoke generator and sound system installed, the plane is too heavy.

Offline Dave Hull

  • 2020 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 1141
Re: Fantasy scale, if only I had the time
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2019, 03:04:03 PM »
Sort of a modernized Bugatti 100. Skeptical about the long cooling exhaust ducts due to internal flow drag. Lots of style, probably not functionally optimized. (Duct rumble, etc.) Note how they attempt to dump out in a higher pressure zone. More drag.

On the topic of fantasy scale, here's a new wrinkle for you guys--well, it was for me. There is a construction article in an old American Modeler from 1957 of a Russian jet. This stunter was based on US Intelligence of the existence of such a plane and what it looked like. It was kitted by several plastic model companies back then. First as a MIG-19, then as a YAK-25. Might have been a one-off or prototype, but then again, those designations were eventually used for planes that did not look anything like the plastic kits or the stunt plane. Still, it looks really cool--and I think it qualifies under Tim's category of Fantasy Scale.

The Divot


Advertise Here
Tags: