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FTFC19 Warhammer 40k Thunderbolt designed by Airc Pirates

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The Thunderbolt is a heavy fighter used by the Imperial Navy in the game Warhammer 40k.


Warhammer 40k is a miniature wargame that simulates terrestrial battles between futuristic armies. It is one of the most popular miniature wargames in the world. As in other miniature wargames, players use miniature models made of plastic or metal to represent warriors and fighting vehicles.

Here the three-side view:

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Here are the planned specifications and electronics:
  • WINGSPAN: 1000 mm | 39.37 in
  • CHANNELS: 4 (THR | AIL | ELV | RUD)
  • EDF: 2 x 64 mm
  • ESC: 2 x 40 A
  • SERVOS: 4 x 9 g
  • BATTERY: 4s
Looks like a lot of thrust!
 

kilroy07

Well-known member
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Very cool!
I used to play 40K from WAY back (got started with Epic!) Did a 6 year stint as one of their outriders in the 90s...
Next you'll have to do an Eldar flyer! I prefer Tau, but the Eldar are just cooler I think. ;)

Years ago, I took a bunch (not all) of my shirts to my Grandma to make a quilt... (Most awesome quilt EVER!!) :cool:
 

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I glued the wings in the fuselage and the EDFs on the wing.

The EDFs are sitting in front of the wing spar.
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This is not optimal for the airflow - i know, but it looks nicer than if I had glued them behind the wing spar.
I'm still thinking about optimizing the air duct. Maybe I'll leave it as it is now and test the thrust. Let's see.