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Making of a Classic The Yu Gi Oh Vic Viper T-301

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Hi, I’m just getting into this hobby. However I have been flying for many decades. While living overseas. I watched a lot of Japanese cartoons on TV. One of the big ones was Yu.Gi.Oh. While overseas I saw VIC Viper T-301 and really fell for that design. They had toys, models and even planes that flew of that design. This was decades ago. I was really wondering. Would this design fit with the rest of the FT Brand. So could it be made. Here are the pictures of the Vic Viper.
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Merv

Well-known member
#2
Great looking plane.
Just a bit of a warning, it’s more difficult for a full scale pilot to learn rc. You don’t get the feedback from being in the plane and seeing the gauges.
 

Monte.C

Well-known member
#3
I've had exactly the same idea in the back of my head for a long time for this model or another similar sci-fi fighter. Of course the challenge is the inherent instability of the anhedral wing (which gives the plane such an aggressive look.) One of the inexpensive flight stabilizers should counteract that up to a point. I wonder how far you could go with built-in instability before it isn't worth trying to fly it.

The other thing is that many designs like this look so awesome with the shorter fuselage and ultra-long wing roots or weapons on either side of the fuse extending far forward. Have to make sure you have enough interior room for battery placement for correct CG.
 

Monte.C

Well-known member
#4
And the more "scale" you make it the less usable wing surface you have, and the more drag you're introducing, so it'll have to either go super fast - like loads of power to overcome that drag and keep up the airspeed - or be light as a feather, like the way those guys build with very thin foam sheets (without paper covering).
I start asking myself how much I can mush the design around to give better flight characteristics and still be a believable representation. Like to increase the wingspan a bit, reduce some of the draggy elements...