Started by Flyer, November 09, 2020, 12:52:00 PM
Quote from: Old Wombat on June 16, 2022, 06:40:57 AMIt's nice when your children buy what you want, not what your wife thinks you should want, for your birthday/Christmas/Fathers' Day.
Quote from: NARSES2 on June 16, 2022, 01:22:11 AMYour daughters got good taste and happy birthday
Quote from: Flyer on November 09, 2020, 02:21:33 PMElecrajet mixed power electric and jet factory or homebuilt sport plane 1/48 (unfinished)Started life as a Heller P-39Q, V-tail is Grumman Panther tailplane halves, canopy also from a Panther I think. Concept being that it would use both forms of power together for take off (and climbing or maneuvering), then for cruise it would use only the electric motor with the turbine at idle running a generator to supply a on the go trickle charge for the batteries to extend their run time, when the charge of the batteries gets too low the electric motor would be shut off and the prop feathered and the turbine would provide all propulsion for flight while also recharging the batteries, when the batteries are charged enough the electric motor would be restarted again. The red lines around the cockpit area and down the fuselage sides are the breakaway points for a parachute fitted escape capsule (similar to what a F-111 uses) for if there is a inflight emergency so that the pilot can safely get away from all the flammable stuff (lithium batteries, jet fuel, turbine etc...).
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