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Retro40ultralight by s2ka Retro40ultralight by s2ka
Here's a British war bird inspired ultralight design I finally got to finish.
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Angel-Natavi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a writer and overall airframe designer, I have been looking for something quite similar to this ultralight for a good while now.  With a few conditions, I'd like to use this craft and others of your design for air-race participants in one of my stories. (The conditions would be the obvious "You built this vehicle" thing, "I don't own this craft"... The typical legal stuff.  Plus whatever you might want to stipulate for my use of this design for the story.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I want one! What a lovely machine. I don't think I'd let my hair fly free though... that gets tangled up way to quick.
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:iconjlblacksmith:
JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Dear Santa,

I've been a very good boy....
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
God, would I hate having to bail out from that thing. :-P
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
:D
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:iconsmall-brown-dog:
Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Love it
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:iconteacet:
Teacet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! It looks like a metallic dragonfly.
Nice pilot! ^^
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:iconjdunk1971:
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I really hope that those wingtips fold up before landing.
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:iconzxczxczbfg:
zxczxczbfg Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Or maybe it's designed to dock with zeppelins like the F9C Sparrowhawk.
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:iconjdunk1971:
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Then where's the trapeze hook?
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:iconcmmdrsigma:
cmmdrsigma Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I think I like this one better than your new version, has more more more motorcycle of the sky feel to it.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
True, this was raw, imagination at work - not worrying about the physics of it - just plain fun.
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:iconcmmdrsigma:
cmmdrsigma Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Still ultra kewl tho. If I can, I will post a pic of a brand new (and rather silly looking) plane the WG has added to world of warplanes. It's a prop/jet powered biplane that makes some of the silliest airplane concepts I have seen on Deviantart look positively workable. Assuming the engine had very high fuel efficency and a later model covered the pilot to improve airodynamic performance, your concept plane WOULD work, and very likely work extremely well.
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s2ka Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks! Just recently I've stumbled upon a vintage Soviet ultralight design called the x-14. www.homebuiltairplanes.com/for… Seems these things are really possible after all.
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:iconcmmdrsigma:
cmmdrsigma Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I have just added a pic of the I-15 DM-2 to my gallery, you can view it HERE: cmmdrsigma.deviantart.com/art/….
 Also somewhat silly looking is the Bf 109Z; I believe I have a picture of that one in my gallery as well.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks for the link! It looks very nice actually. We tend to do fictional/fantastic things - it's more fun that way I suppose.:)
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:iconcmmdrsigma:
cmmdrsigma Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
No prob, and thanks for the Fave!
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AnDRAW-Design Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
nice
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is simply amazing ! i love it
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Many thanks!
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:iconsteamhead1880:
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Exceptionally cool design. Looks like a blast to fly/ride!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thanks! fly/ride - I like that.
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dactilardesign Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
masterpiece
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you very much!
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stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Again, just such a great marriage of hot design, retro style, and pin-up sensuality. Just great. Congrats on the Pepper piece, btw... I am about to launch a new website devoted to an OC just for commissioned videos, and I would love for you to draw her. You may not be taking commissions right now, but what does a color one-character piece cost? (You can note me, if you prefer...)
steve noir [link]
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s2ka Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you very much, Steve! I'll send you some details shortly.
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Tulsatrash Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I wish there were more fantasy motorcyclestyle airplanes like this.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I hope to do more of this, starting with this one [link]
[link]
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orpheus-song Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish that actually existed!
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s2ka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thanks! There are plans to make miniature 3D replicas of the updated design. See it here [link]
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orpheus-song Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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MasterOkiAkai Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ya know what, that is a REALLY nifty craft design! I may have to do something with it ^^
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s2ka Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thanks, man! I think I did stumbled upon a gem with this one.:)
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:iconmasterokiakai:
MasterOkiAkai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Was there a particular thought process or design theory that went behind developing this, or was it just one of those "looks fun to me" kind of moments.
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s2ka Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I thought of combining parts of vintage war birds into something that looks cool till I ended up with this. No physics involved, purely aesthetic.
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:iconmasterokiakai:
MasterOkiAkai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Then BRILLIANT! I would be the type to take the basic layout premise and apply it to more modern craft.
(side note, those vintage aircraft and their design is an important part of my family history)
So I get an extra kick out of this, especially taking the time to do all the little details with the flaps and rivets
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Aseika Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats one asome skybike ;P
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Thanks!
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Dragoombra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful, it should be feasible in real life
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GLENNGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I JUST FOUND YOUR AWESOME PIECE, WHILE LOOKING AT SOME OF "RYANBNJMN'S " FAV'S. I'M SO HAPPY I STUMBLED ACROSS IT. IT COMBINES THE THREE THINGS I LIKE MOST. WW2 AIR PLANES, HOT DAMES, AND GREAT ART WORK. THANKS! AND PLEASE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
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thefailmaster Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what an utterly intriguing and unique aircraft concept
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:iconasataylor:
asataylor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Great angles and I like the linework.
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:iconshtl:
shtl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Excellent concept! :thumbsup:
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electronaut Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
wings shape is just great :)
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:iconmrrobotov:
MrRobotov Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :la:
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:iconadamastor84:
Adamastor84 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
This is a really awesome design!
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Very cool.
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