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Mustang racers without top fin
« on: November 13, 2018, 11:44:43 am »
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):

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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 10:31:18 pm »
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.

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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 02:40:42 am »
I like those Tophe  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 08:50:03 am »
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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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 09:41:03 pm »
Cockpit in the tail also leaves room for a huge engine - or a second engine  :mellow:

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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 11:05:14 pm »
Yes, thanks. Like the famous Bolkhovitinov Sparka in USSR:
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 01:42:48 am »
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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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2018, 10:21:03 am »
Push-pull engines would work as well (or better):
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 11:13:54 am »
And the fin may be streamlined:
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 05:40:57 pm »
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 11:49:41 am »
Thanks!

And the wind-screen was too much drag...
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2018, 03:58:41 am »
Without the standard top fin, there is also the possibility of little lateral fins:
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2018, 09:25:06 am »
Interesting shape Tophe....might lend some idea's. thing is I can't build as fast as your draw them....

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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 06:56:32 am »
Thanks!
And I would not be myself without proposing a twin-boom version...:
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Re: Mustang racers without top fin
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2018, 07:36:40 pm »
With another engine, the TB² versions were twice more powerful and 40% faster...
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