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Swappable Lockheed Vega Scratch Build!!!


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Very Clever Design work!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹
The Vega always fascinated me, because for a close friend of my Dad, Kelly Johnson, it was his FIRST Aircraft he designed.
Like nearly every Plane he did, it was a leap forward and a huge Risk!!
Lockheed was on the verge of financial collapse. The Vega SAVED them.

The Composite Cantilever Wing was its major innovation. At the time, nearly every Aircraft type had to have SOME sort of Struts, Wires or a combination of the two.

The Vega really changed Aircraft Design, because it was so much more efficient and better handling than any other Monoplane of the time!!

Besides the History Lesson, I've always liked the way it LOOKS. A Clean, Honest Airplane.
I also have been thinking about doing one... The Cantilever Wing STUMPED me.

You simply used some "FT Logic", and made it look EASY! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Flies as nicely as the real thing too.
The ONLY thing I can see - and it's purely aesthetic - that thing's BEGGING for a Dummy Radial Engine! ๐Ÿ˜Ž