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Lockheed Lightning cargos

Started by Tophe, October 02, 2022, 10:31:29 PM

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Tophe

This is the new triplex 3b-c-d, and that makes 12 different airplanes designed in a single day, I need rest, sleeping a million hours maybe :unsure:  ;) 

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38_persp_L_cg.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

now in the middle of the second night, I wake up and... I draw again (to forget pain, ahem). This is step 4a now: asymmetry no more for crazy test comparing 2 ways but to reach a great improvement.
Here, on the port pod: huge room for the load, with perfect access both from rear and front ; starboard pod; for cockpit and nose wheel.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

The previous one, asymmetric, was the prototype XCP-38L, then a twin/zwilling process occurred, doubling the load and discarding asymmetry, into the YCP-38L below: <_<
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Visibility for the pilot was so awful on the drawing above, something had to be changed. And the cockpit was raised on top of the wing (with good visibility, even if access is no more easy). This is the CP-38L (step 4b' after 4a and 4b).

For drawing step 4c, I need to understand again what I wrote, rather mysterious now. Then it will be another triplex 4c-d-e, if imagination enough.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

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

Tophe

(Step 4b", XCP-38M)
Mr Burnelli, seeing a CP-38L, suggested to join the two separate holds into a huge lifting one. :unsure:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

(Step 4c, XCP-38N)
I succeeded in reading myself, at last!

There will remain a step 4d to imagine then draw.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Quote from: Tophe on November 01, 2022, 11:11:07 PMThere will remain a step 4d to imagine then draw.
I have found: the YCP-38N will be ("was", in 1946) a single-engined derivative of the XCP-38N: no more engine in front of the cockpit.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

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

Tophe

Here is the final triplex, of drawings made from what was imagined before the GB start:  <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38_persp_L_cp.jpg
Maybe there will be no more, or maybe a new delirium will provide new ideas. ;)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

12 drawings (4*3, abc triplex) were expected, 21 (7*3) have been done...
Probably there will not be 99*3, but a 8th *3 seems very possible in some future.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

CP-38P with lifting fuselage linking booms like Burnelli, somehow like the Argentinian cargo Horten I. Ae. 38.


CP-38Q-1 & CP-38Q-2 triplex-boomers, best for solidity.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

And here is the 8th triplex:  <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38_persp_L_cs.jpg
9th & 10th triplex are on their way, inspired by the XC-120 Packplane.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

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

PR19_Kit

I like the Pack Plane concepts.   :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit