Building Fool-Flying Noob
If its not complicated enough already, how could this work? AirHogz? Lol
As massive as 80 meter wingspan would be, imagine the Hindenburg was 245 meters long
I think in real life it would have been better off in the water. Every time the tail wheels touched down everybody would spill their beers and ashtrays lol Cool project. Im kinda concerned about what cross winds will do to it, but I dont know.
@Scotto, regarding the 4-1000hp piston-free Compressed air for the engines, I don't really understand it. I'm sure some who understand the evolution of aviation engines might be able to explain this (please do). Doing a quick wiki search I found that in the 1920s a compressed air starting mechanism was developed to aid against the dangers of starting more powerful motors by hand.
Main article: Air-start system
With air-start systems, gas turbine engine compressor spools are rotated by the action of a large volume of compressed air acting directly on the compressor blades or driving the engine through a small, geared turbine motor. These motors can weigh up to 75% less than an equivalent electrical system.
The compressed air can be supplied from an on-board auxiliary power unit (APU), a portable gas generator used by ground crew or by cross feeding bleed air from a running engine in the case of multi-engined aircraft.
The Turbomeca Palouste gas generator was used to start the Spey engines of the Blackburn Buccaneer. The de Havilland Sea Vixen was equipped with its own Palouste in a removable underwing container to facilitate starting when away from base. Other military aircraft types using ground supplied compressed air for starting include the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and variants of the F-4 Phantom using the General Electric J79 turbojet engine.
Compared with electric starters, air-starters have a higher power-to-weight ratio. Electric starters and their wiring can become excessively hot if it takes longer than expected to start the engine, while air-starters can run as long as their air supply lasts. Air-starters are much simpler and are compatible with turbine engines, and thus are used on many designs of large turbofan engine that are installed on commercial and military aircraft.
Remote Air compressed starters are currently used to start turbine in modern day fighters. They are
In the sims there are model that seem to fly ok... however, those