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British ultralight design sketch by s2ka British ultralight design sketch by s2ka
Some technical sketch of the retro flier upgrade.
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papacavy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Do you have this is hi-res? This would make a great real ultralight aircraft, or at least an interesting engineering school design project.

Not for me, I'm retired. There may be people out there who would be interested in trying something like this. I remember back in the 70s a designer named Beaujon had some similar "silhouette" ultralight desns.
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s2ka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
These are actually sketches I did on my sketchbook. Scanned then tweaks on the computer. I do these for the fun of it, pure fantasy stuff, little physics involved. I do try my best to make it look as though it might work but my brain just couldn't work around the mechanics of flight.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
id hate to have lose harness
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s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:lol: Never forget to buckle up.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
makes sense
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s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thanks!
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
your welcome dude
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qzbk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool flight of fancy" Pun intended "
Rear propellers might make it tricky to bail out though.
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s2ka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
lolz that would be tricky indeed! I suppose the props would need to be blasted off prior to bail out.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Or an ejection seat.
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s2ka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Brilliant! However, this is supposed to be ww2 vintage. Well anyway it's sci-fi so it would work I suppose. I'll keep it in mind for the next model;)
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qzbk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ME 262 had ejection seats so your aircraft had them first and the dirty Hun stole the idea.
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s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
lolz Ah yes, the first operational jet fighter. I might do a scaled down version at some point.:)
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perttime Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Explosive charges to lose the prop would be a lighter solution. Besides, I'm a bit concerned about how the acceleration of an "ejection seat" would treat a pilot who is in a riding position, instead of seated and belted to a back rest.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I was thinking more along the lines of a huge "Boing!" type spring to propel the girl too safety instead of relying on all that stupid "physics" junk.
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BriarSeiberlyn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey perttime! Lawlz, I just realized that the pilot is a girl. I was also thinking about a prop lock system, so that the separate blades could be replaced at a hangar, and jettisoned in mid flight for bailing.
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perttime Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Cool design!
Somehow, I get the feeling that the pilot is awfully vulnerable, sitting right on the nose of the aircraft. If I were flying it, I'd wish there were a little more "something" ahead of me. Like the tank and fairing on a racing motorbike. (Does that make any sense?)
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s2ka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thanks and good suggestion. However, I wanted this to look light weight so I made everything as compact as possible.
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perttime Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Yep, I can see that you went for compactness. I just noticed that you have another drawing where the front end looks more like a modern motorbike...

Now I'm wondering how it would work out with the fuselage turned around into a tractor configuration :D
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s2ka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Yes, that's an modern version I was experimenting on.
I am actually working on a model with the engine up front now with wing mounted guns.;)
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