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Mustang racers without top fin

Started by Tophe, November 13, 2018, 11:44:43 AM

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Tophe

I have seen at https://www.flyer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Racing_Bird_3_4_2.jpg the Bell & Ross BR-bird, and I imagine related Mustangs for speed (as drawing only, sorry):

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

perttime

Cockpit near the tail makes anything look more racer  ;)

Realistically (sorry. I don't mean to give you a headache), you need to make sure the landing gear allows raising the nose for take-off and landing.

NARSES2

Decals my @r$e!

Tophe

Quote from: perttime on November 13, 2018, 10:31:18 PM
Cockpit near the tail makes anything look more racer  ;)
You are right: even with the bubble version (less aerodynamic), we can build racer looking ones with the rear cockpit! ;D
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perttime

Cockpit in the tail also leaves room for a huge engine - or a second engine  :mellow:

Tophe

Yes, thanks. Like the famous Bolkhovitinov Sparka in USSR:
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Tophe

Quote from: Tophe on November 15, 2018, 11:05:14 PM
Yes, thanks. Like the famous Bolkhovitinov Sparka in USSR:
And for maximum speed, more engines may be added under the wings, tandem doubles also:
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Tophe

Push-pull engines would work as well (or better):
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Tophe

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jcf

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Tophe

Thanks!

And the wind-screen was too much drag...
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Tophe

Without the standard top fin, there is also the possibility of little lateral fins:
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63cpe

Interesting shape Tophe....might lend some idea's. thing is I can't build as fast as your draw them....

Tophe

Thanks!
And I would not be myself without proposing a twin-boom version...:
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Tophe

With another engine, the TBĀ² versions were twice more powerful and 40% faster...
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