Tuesday, March 28, 2017
I might revisit this plane, once my technique allows me a more refined result.
The technique can be quite rough, yet give a good overall result.
I feel that trying to make it perfect can be counter productive. Focusing on rivets rather than on the overall style (if that makes ANY sense).
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The outriggers use an aero-spike nozzle, one foldable control surface and a pivoting re-entry wing.
I will explore that further, in another doodle, as a lifting surface for take off.
The concept is of a single stage to orbit craft for deep space or to reach a Lagrange point space station. Max thrust to weight becomes far more important than absolute reuse-ability.
On the drawing side, it's a bit better, more unified, and I'm Ok-ish with the post scan work.
Right now, I can scan a bit bigger than A4, but drafting freehand is easier on A3. I can tile the pretty well, but if people start ordering these in A2 or A1, it's not going to cut it!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Safety separation booster pack up front and re-entry aero fully provided via parachutes.
Go check them out! Copenhagensuborbitals.com
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The closest I could find were the "low power" versions: the Isotta Fraschini Asso 750, instead of the actual Asso 1000. This is thanks to the picture database of the AEHS.
In any case, the general shape and size is the same, and the W16 now makes the shape of the fuselage "fit" where the V12 was sort of odd. This is a bit "aviation archaeology" by way of the pencil...
For the cut outs, they are based on other Macchi or Bellomo aircraft of the same period.
From a drawing standpoint, this is all done with 0.7mm H mechanical pencil.
I was starting to get limited by this but did not upgrade yet.
The shape is weird to draw: The fuselage is advanced but the wings are very thick.
This aircraft was, like the Hurricane, at the meeting point between older space frame biplanes and the up and coming monocoque monoplanes.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Go check their stuff out, it's incredible what they are doing with a shoe string budget: