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

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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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.


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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.


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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...