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Lifting bodies aren't very stable, so I doubt they would make good fighters. Also the x-24 was rocket powered so its radius was limited to something like 50 miles. You would have to make major modifications to make it practical. And I don't mean strapping sidewinders on it :P

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Lifting bodies aren't very stable, so I doubt they would make good fighters. Also the x-24 was rocket powered so its radius was limited to something like 50 miles. You would have to make major modifications to make it practical. And I don't mean strapping sidewinders on it :P

 

 

then lets make one ourselves

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i have a design drawn up and ill probably scan it in TMW

 

probably could make it into a sim jet for flight simulators

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here it is, this design is stable and works because i built a paper 3D model and it flies perfectly.

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photos of the craft, i hope to get a test flight video soon, though it works phenomenally the photos are fuzzy

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Huh. It's a Disphenoid with a fan tail. A skinny flying wing.I notice with flying wings and the new UCAVs there is not a defined point where the fuselage ends and the wings start.

:ph34r: CL

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Huh. It's a Disphenoid with a fan tail. A skinny flying wing.I notice with flying wings and the new UCAVs there is not a defined point where the fuselage ends and the wings start.

:ph34r: CL

 

 

exactly :wink:

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Wasen't there a big bad-ass what-if bird someone made for the MSFS series that was "supposed to be converted oveer to the thirwire engine at one time that looked like that elongated diamond-shaped one?

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Wasen't there a big bad-ass what-if bird someone made for the MSFS series that was "supposed to be converted oveer to the thirwire engine at one time that looked like that elongated diamond-shaped one?

 

not that i can recall

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Whoa... that looks like a Micromachine Executor Super Star Destroyer!!! Or almost... would be a cool "what-if" fighter to have for SF/WoV/WoE... :starwars:

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Whoa... that looks like a Micromachine Executor Super Star Destroyer!!! Or almost... would be a cool "what-if" fighter to have for SF/WoV/WoE... :starwars:

 

 

u have a point. :yes:

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Lifting bodies aren't very stable, so I doubt they would make good fighters.

A refresher just in case you lost the plot of the last 30 years in fighter planes technology...

 

Quite a few major air superiority/interception planes designed these last 30 years have been naturally unstable on purpose (F-16, F-18, F-22, Mirage 2000, Rafale, Gripen, Typhoon, MiG-29, Su-27) as a way to increase manoeuvrability.

Fly-by-wire being most of the time what stands between a plane actually doing what the pilot wants and actually doing exactly the opposite, or just crashing to the ground in interesting ways.

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Fly-by-wire being most of the time what stands between a plane actually doing what the pilot wants and actually doing exactly the opposite, or just crashing to the ground in interesting ways.

 

Well why does that sound familiar?

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Hope this project ends well...unlike some of mine...and the aforementioned...

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Well why does that sound familiar?

107772main_X-31_1_330.jpg

 

 

Hope this project ends well...unlike some of mine...and the aforementioned...

 

 

what were some of your projects

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Lets see:

1) Super Destroyer-think nimitz carrier multiplied by the largest destroyer

2) CFA-44

3) Terrains-couldnt get em started

4) Yellow SQN skins

5) Mobius skin-still WIP

6) Taro8's F-15-hopefullly will be able to that soon

7) Aigaion

8) Aurora (high altitude spy-bomber)

9) Arkbird

10) X-31

11) XF-22

12) XF-18

13) ADFX-02

14) "Classified"-This isnt even completely thought up yet, but know itll give Aim-120s a hard time

 

 

As for 14, ill have a design soon, i guess technically i cant say they all didnt end well...

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Lets see:

1) Super Destroyer-think nimitz carrier multiplied by the largest destroyer

2) CFA-44

3) Terrains-couldnt get em started

4) Yellow SQN skins

5) Mobius skin-still WIP

6) Taro8's F-15-hopefullly will be able to that soon

7) Aigaion

8) Aurora (high altitude spy-bomber)

9) Arkbird

10) X-31

11) XF-22

12) XF-18

13) ADFX-02

14) "Classified"-This isnt even completely thought up yet, but know itll give Aim-120s a hard time

 

 

As for 14, ill have a design soon, i guess technically i cant say they all didnt end well...

 

Cant wait to see it

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I was going to get in the frey with Maneuverability vs Stability. High wing loading vs low wingloading but I thought this would be more interesting:

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/x-39.htm

Check it out. I'm trying to figure out the difference between a narrow flying wing and a wide lifting body, (not the ones in a gym) but I think the UCAVs are where the concept is applied for real. widening the body gives more space for weps. I think every body wants more Weps.

:ph34r: CL

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The only problem I can think of about a lifting body fighter is that it would be very difficult for it to hold Gs unless you were at a very high speed. Otherwise the thing would just pile on the AOA instead of actually turning on the lift vector.

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