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Heinkel He 126 design


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I don't really know what to post here apart from: How do I make my plane fly and look like this:

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So I don't have that much problem with the look, but the engine makes it frontflip every time I try to lift off.

I want to make it stock. Any clues on how to put that jet engine on top with plane being flyable?

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You guys know that feeling when you ask about something and then few moments later you figure something out for yourself? Yeaaaaah...

Here's what i did

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Needs some tweaking but it works.

Anyway thanks for help Kvick.

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To make matters easier for people searching for pics, that's the 162, not 126 :P

Looking really nice!

Edit: I've tried to make it once and found that small structural panels work well for rear stabilizers. Of course, that makes its tail a bit heavier...

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I can think of two ways of doing this, the first is lowering the tail and keep the fuselage light and engines heavy to have the thrust centered like I did on my mini A-10 replica: vUhoW9H.png

Or by placing the wings in a 5 to 10 degrees pitched up position so that it counteracts the pitching down caused by the engine. I built this quickly, so it is not the most maneuverable plane but it's a proof of concept: ikjp8p1.png

Edited by Mr. Speed
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Thank you everyone for help, but I came up with my own solution.

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You can't see it on this pic, but the fuel tank with engine and air intake are attached to a tilted H-beam. The beam itself is on the cockpit, because the tail section has some problems with symmetry. That way I could experiment with the angle of thrust without touching the engine section.

And yes, I know about the 162 thing. I just had a derp moment there not remembering the actual plane name.

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I love making real-world inspired planes. The best SSTO I ever made was roughly based on a P-38.

Also, FAR helps a bit in dealing with off-center thrust, but adds a bunch of other stuff to contend with.

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