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FTFC´18 WWII Ki-98 Mansyu designed by Zephyr1

Zephyr1

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#1
The Ki-98 Mansyu was a late war Japanese prototype aircraft designed as a high altitude fighter/interceptor. One prototype was under contruction when the factory fell into Soviet hands and it's designers destroyed it. It would have been armed with 1 37mm and 2 20mm cannons. Performance estimates were 455mph, with a 775 mile range and a ceiling of 32,800 ft.

This is my second computer designed scratch build so this first design is a more of a prototype for me. I plan on updating the plans and increasing the scale of the airplane. At the moment, the fuselage is boxy and simple. I will try to update it and create a more cylindrical fuselage later on. Here are the build pictures at the moment.
 

DamoRC

Well-known member
Mentor
#4
That looks great! Will be watching closely to steal ideas for the Ju EF 112. Heck, maybe I'll just stick two motors on this one and call it done
;)

DamoRC
 

Zephyr1

Well-known member
#5
Alright, so I finished it up, mk1 prototype was completed and maidened. I need to move the powerpod further forward in the fuse because as of right now, it is a bit tail heavy. Other then that i thought the maiden went very well, I used a hobbyking 1100kv motor and a 2200mah 3S to power it. I also used rubber bands to secure the fuse to the airframe so that i can replace the fuse and keep the airframe. Here's some pictures and I'll upload the video soon.

mk 1.JPG

tail1.JPG
 

DamoRC

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Mentor
#8
Congrats on the maiden!

I think this is a really solid piece of work - looks like the quality of an FT release. Get the balance right, a little detail in terms of canopy and/or turtle deck and this should be a "I wanna build one of those" planes.

DamoRC
 

Zephyr1

Well-known member
#10
Thanks guys! Yeah, I think fix the fuselage and its done. Turtledeck, canopy, and nose cone and of course a paint job and it should be good. I think I'm gonna have to build another airplane for this competition, I'm thinking something German, any ideas?
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#11
Check out http://www.luft46.com/ if you haven't yet - tons of wacky German designs up there.

Some of my favorites that I haven't seen tackled yet are the wacky BMW Schnellbombers http://www.luft46.com/bmw/bmw.html - especially that forward swept one!

Or this wacky thing that looks like an early design for a Klingon Bird of Prey http://www.luft46.com/heinkel/hep1078b.html

And this is just a really cool canard fighter design that reminds me a little of the Bugatti project http://www.luft46.com/henschel/hsp75.html