I foresee a rocket conversion...

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luke strawwalker
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I foresee a rocket conversion...

Postby luke strawwalker » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:06 am

Hmmm... Through the Force, things you will see... other places... the future, the past-- old friends long gone...

You must unlearn, what you have learned...

Be mindful...

Saw this in WM yesterday while I was getting a new tire (they generally work better without wires sticking out the side) and thought to myself, "oh, this could be rocket powered"...

RC X-wing fighter (with clear plastic canards) with electric ducted fans...
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Thought I'd share...

The force is strong with this one!

Later! OL JR
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Re: I foresee a rocket conversion...

Postby DBMcCann » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:27 am

Now that could be fun....

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Re: I foresee a rocket conversion...

Postby patelldp » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:37 am

What does the back end of it look like?
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Re: I foresee a rocket conversion...

Postby luke strawwalker » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:42 pm

You'd have to go to WM and see for yourself... LOL:)

The upper "engines" are hollow tubes-- the rear "thrusters" that come out the back of the larger "engines" are faux "half-rounds".... the lower 'engines' house the mini ducted fans. Someone on another forum said that these are steered with differential thrust by varying the speed of the two engines, to induce a turn-- no aerodynamic surfaces are involved (ie no elevators, elevons, rudders, ailerons, etc...) I PRESUME that the forward canards are therefore fixed... but I don't know for sure. Using differential thrust eliminates the need for servos, as everything is done through the speed controls speeding up or slowing down either of the two motors. While this is good for cheap RC planes, unfortunately it means that there is very little control authority, compared to "traditional" moving aerodynamic control surface RC aircraft using servos.

Anyway, hope this helps! OL JR :)
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