Red Dwarf Posted December 19, 2015 Share Posted December 19, 2015 I'm back! Winter break is upon us, and at last I can return to build new aircraft! While I was at school, I sketched out some designs from one of my favorite movies... hell, one of my favorite single pieces of fiction, Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I love the series for a lot of reasons, and one of them is the aircraft. Such unconventional, instantly recognizable designs. They're almost characters in their own right. I've worked on a few designs from Nausicaa in the past, most notably a recreation of the Corvette from waaay back in the souposphere. I just barely got it to fly, but this was before the Mark 3 parts were even introduced, and I never finished that build to my satisfaction. However, the new parts that were introduced in 1.0.5 suddenly made it possible to attempt the build again. After I made one, I couldn't stop myself from making more. So, without further ado... Nausicaa's Glider (The Mehve) This one's teeny tiny, but it was fun to work on and tons of fun to fly! I might come back and do more work on this, cause I'm not all that satisfied with how it flies right now, but that's a project for another time. KerbalX Download The Corvette This is the first thing I built when I got home from school, and I was shocked at how simple it was to put together. I didn't even have to go through my usual design process (of six or seven redesigns). I just slapped wings on the fuselage, and it just worked, no tinkering required. When I did do some tinkering, it started flying better than I could have hoped. KerbalX Download The Bumblecrow Now this is the one I never expected to work. It's probably the largest aircraft I've worked on, and I think you'll be amazed at how it flies. Despite it's bizarre design, it actually can fly. Not very well, granted, but a lot better than you'd expect. It's not really a mover, and it sure as hell ain't a looker. It's more of an... exister. It works in defiance of all expectations. KerbalX Download I might try working on some other designs later, but those were the big ones. Have fun with em, folks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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