Tyyr wrote:Yeah, maybe with a lot of thrust you could pull it off.
I dunno in the end though, the shape is sleek but I'd have to look it again to see if its not going to be uncontrollable.
kostmayer wrote:Tricky stuff, but could you direct some of the thrust downwards, that way you wouldn't need as much uplift from the forward movement?
Coalition wrote:The fancy part would be two counter-rotating blades in the nose, and launch/land it vertically. This means that if the engine does not have enough power, it will tend to fall butt-first, and cushion the important stuff (RC circuits, battery, engine, etc). The counter-rotating prevents most of the torque from one blade, while avoiding thrust losses from having to power a tail rotor. Make the rotor blades cheap and fragile, so if they get damaged, you don't lose anything important. By maknig them fragile, they will get damaged first, saving the important stuff (the engine, drive shaft).
If you want the lift/acceleration of two blades, and make it fairly simple, you might as well build it as a gyrocopter with a fancy shell. You will need extra thrust to deal with the body of the White Star getting in the way, so be ready to put in a good lift engine.
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