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Would like to see a Crimson Skies plane

#2
I created an account just now because I would love to see this be a challenge on the channel for everyone to recreate an aircraft and fly them.

My 2 absolute favorites from Crimson Skies: High road to Revenge were the Hughes Bulldog and Hughes Aviation P21-JMK11 Devastator

Please flite test, make this happen!
 

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#4
Big (y) for Crimson Skies, I loved that game on computer growing up.

I have seen (somewhere) a video of a foamboard Devastator flying, it flew pretty well considering.

The Firebrand is just a flying wing, no reason that shouldn't work.

Likewise, the Kestrel is essentially a P-38, and we know those fly well.

The Bloodhawk is a canard design, those can work, but they are problematic to design. I would suspect a model would need the size of the canards increased for stability.

The Avenger is a pretty straight forward twin-engine design, again I see no reason why that wouldn't work as long as it was balanced properly.

Even the pusher prop design Peacemaker should work.

I guess what I'm getting at is that a lot of the planes in Crimson Skies should work as long as they are balanced properly and have enough lift surfaces and control surfaces.

There are a couple designs that would be far more difficult I think.

I think the J2 Fury would be quite the handful given the wing placement and tail surface. The wings are pushed way back and it's not a canard design. It also lacks any vertical control surface, which means it would need to fly more like a wing.
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#7
There are links to plans for 5 or 6 Crimson Skies planes in the challenge thread from last summer

https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/2019-fantasy-aircraft-design-build-challenge.54677/
He's right there are a number of them in the challenge... many are mine... I suppose I should finish them up huh?
I have been actively distracting myself with other builds... I have a couple ready to test. (have to setup the motor properly.)
  • The Heaven's Spade Carrier is Tested and Flies Beautifully. (I haven't made the drop pod yet)
  • I have High hopes for the HS Dragster (if I can balance it.)
  • The others... working on it. the Devil's Dozen Mosquito flew... but wasn't standard FT. (needs to be scaled up. It had a tendency to flip over when turning.
  • and I have a small bit of work on the DD-Big Bat. (like putting a C-pack to see if it will fly, but possibly adding a bigger motor for the 82" wingspan.)
  • I have the DD-Sky Screamer is Ready for maiden if I can get a working motor in it. my f-packs are not my friend as of late.