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Old March 13 2013, 02:51 AM   #16
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

I like it -- it has promise, that's for sure.

But... I think the mid-section (where the hinge joints are, for want of a term) needs to be a fair bit beefier/thicker. Granted we're in the 24/25th/whatever century with the design, but still -- you're trying to move a LOT of mass on either side.

Also, to move it into the 3rd dimension -- how about making the wings move down (or up) when they move forward (or back)? There's your bird-flappy-ism.

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Old March 13 2013, 03:52 AM   #17
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

I like what you've done so far. Looks pretty cool.

I see outlined panels on the trailing edges of the pylons that look like ailerons. That's not what they are, right?
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Old March 13 2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

it´s an interesting design.
The moveable pylons and naceles´ design makes me remember a ballerina.
What do you think about to name her Ballerina Class?
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Old March 13 2013, 11:28 PM   #19
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

scotpens wrote: View Post
I like what you've done so far. Looks pretty cool.
She's a work in progress. The layers I'm working on today have replaced the original lines.

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I see outlined panels on the trailing edges of the pylons that look like ailerons. That's not what they are, right?
That's a spaceship, so ailerons would be silly. THOSE a spacelerons. Or ailertooters
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Old March 13 2013, 11:35 PM   #20
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Colonel Midnight wrote: View Post

But... I think the mid-section (where the hinge joints are, for want of a term) needs to be a fair bit beefier/thicker.
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You know, I thought about that, but I still remember what was said about Matt Jefferies' design of the original Enterprise: that these massive engines stuck on the ends of impossibly thin struts were... impossible... by our standards - thus, they suggest some fantastic future technology that MAKES them possible.
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Old March 13 2013, 11:37 PM   #21
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What do you think about to name her Ballerina Class?

Ummmm... no. I'm not putting my ship in a tutu.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:21 AM   #22
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Re: Swing-Wing concept

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I see outlined panels on the trailing edges of the pylons that look like ailerons. That's not what they are, right?
That's a spaceship, so ailerons would be silly. THOSE a spacelerons. Or ailertooters
Do you happen to know where the starboard ailertooter is?
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Old March 20 2013, 11:53 AM   #23
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What do you think about to name her Ballerina Class?

Ummmm... no. I'm not putting my ship in a tutu.
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