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Would this airplane design ever fly?

#1
Hi. I am an amateur 3d-modeller with visions of making games.
I am bad at finishing projects, but I have made a model for an airplane for a steampunk/fantasy flight sim I want to create. (It will probably never happen, but the full design and story of the game is in my head.)

The thing would have vectored propellers up and down for crazy manouvers including rolls, and differential thrust to the sides.
Question is, would it fly?
Would it even be possible to make an RC model of it from Foam board and test it? Is the thrust vectoring and differential thrust viable for this design?

In the end, if I make the game, the answer to these questions aren't important, it's Steampunk Fantasy so the rule of cool trumps realistic physics.
But I can't help but wonder.

And if you feel like making an actual RC model with Flight test episodes for this design, feel free.
 

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Fluburtur

Cardboard Boy
#2
The balance would be a bit tricky to get but otherwise it should fly fine. Looks like it could pull some fairly nice maneuveurs even!
 
#3
The balance would be a bit tricky to get but otherwise it should fly fine. Looks like it could pull some fairly nice maneuveurs even!
Awesome!

Did a Slight design change after I had posted, so you might need to reload. Just a minor delta wing area To make the design look more sleek.
 

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Headbang

Master member
#6
If you already have a model, it might be something to 3d print. And yes looks like something in my wheel house, would love to see it fly!
 

buzzbomb

I know nothing!
#7
Seriously though, is this a design you guys would be interested in realizing as an RC plane?
No. That canard design will simply create drag and not lift. The design as a whole is simply to organic to transfer to foamboard, the cavities on the back of main wing will just vertex-drag. The useless canards are too far back to generate lift for the long nose, the lifting surface is too small and the control surfaces as well. Wait. You don't have any control surfaces.

It won't fly in real life without modification. It is however, ONE cool-ass fantasy plane!! Whooots! to your design! (y):)

Sorry for the edit. I was looking at your pics some more. The right wing seems significantly shorter than the left. Even in fantasy, that's not good. You're working hard at. It just needs a little more work. :)
 
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