Angel Interceptor (oz15392)

 

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Angel Interceptor. Free lfight model for rubber power.

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Quote: "Steve and Mary, I was browsing your plans a couple days ago and came across the Thunderbird II (oz14480) plan by Kaz Suzuki. As I was reading the comments of the plan, RCYeager posted 5/04/2023 "...Now how about an Angel Interceptor from the Capt. Scarlet Series?..." I had no idea what the Angel Interceptor was and did a bit of research and it's just unusual enough to fit right up my alley! I spent a couple days drawing and using the Flying Aces Club rules for a fiction flyer (single engine models restricted to 22" span) I drew this version of the Angel Interceptor. There are lots of pictures and even three and four views of this aircraft on the internet. I tried to do it justice. Just be careful with that needle nose when trimming and flying this jet pusher. Enjoy!
Regards,
Tom Akery/Sky9pilot"

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  • (oz15392)
    Angel Interceptor
    by Tom Akery
    June 2024 
    22in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 15/06/2024
    Filesize: 240KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: TomAkery
    Downloads: 378

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Hi Tom, did you really make this one fly? I tried to get one into the X-Plane flight simulator which can be used to check if a design is flyable and it was an aerodynamic nightmare: extremely short coupled, anhedral of the main wing and a vertical fin of very doubtful cross section.
Cheers, Martin
Martin K. - 04/07/2024
Martin,
No I haven't built it yet. My attempt will have to wait for a while. I usually avoid the anhedral. I'd planned to add dihedral on the main wing and use the tip anhedral kinda like stabilizers. It is definitely a real challenge. But I just had to give it a try to see if I could come up with a plan. If she won't fly, she'd look pretty hanging from the ceiling!! LOL
Tom - 04/07/2024
I'm sure my house flies will enjoy the new target :)) That nose is sharper than the F-104's, this will make a Super Lawn Dart!
Speaking of which, perhaps said nose would better be detachable for crashworthiness' sake. With a break at station A or B, held in place with neodym magnets. The canard surfaces would be an obvious problem, but probably not the biggest problem with this design. By the way, I've never seen any original actually fly.
Keep'em coming, Tom, I love your designs, scale, otherwise or plain goofy, and I'm sure I'm not the only one :)
Miguel - 04/07/2024
Hi Tom, well, you never shrink from the difficult, that´s for sure. There have been a few successful designs with some sharp anhedral, but their center of gravity was far lower. I am looking forward to see it fly. I "cured" my design for X-Plane by adding a fictitious and veeery heavy gun pod beneath the fuselage. :D
Hi Miguel, as with the Star Wars X-Wing, I don´t think this aircraft has ever flown as seen on the screen. It was just built for thrilling looks. For a start, one could try his hands on a Buck Rogers Starfighter which has got some similar features.
Martin K - 05/07/2024
"Your mission, Mr. Akery, should you choose to accept it..." Had a good chuckle while reading that my comment inspired you to research and draw a plan for this one. I do hope it flies in some way or another, even if it goes inverted. Well done sir!
RC Yeager - 05/07/2024
no comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot3PtGwVgC0
Pit - 05/07/2024
Martin,
The Buck Roger's Starfighter looks like a real challenge. My first thought would be to go the twin pusher format (just type in twin pusher in the search here Outerzone) and use this as the propulsion under the Starfighter. Interesting possibilities!
Tom/Sky9pilot
Tom A - 06/07/2024
Just found the pusher I was thinking of. It is an Outerzone plan (oz7517) Pusher Galore SST by Bill Hinn.
Tom/Sky9pilot
Tom A - 06/07/2024
Martin K - Another prototype we haven't seen flying in its natural environment - the Silver Screen - is the impressive flying wing in Raiders of the Lost Ark, with undercarriage wheels chain drive and all! However, in the Modelverse these so-called BV 38s take to the air easily, but then they are not winged needles like the Angel.
Miguel - 07/07/2024
Lost Arch BV-38 rc model in fligh with final stall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjkE01u3TkAht
pit - 07/07/2024
I guess I would take the simple way and try some profile scale gliders first to establish if those fictitious aircraft could fly at all. I _did_ get the A-Wing and the Aethersprite from Star Wars to fly this way, but they are basically healthy delta wing designs.
BTW: Am I the only one who thinks the A-Wing owes a lot to the Saab 210 "Lilldraken" in its first, snub-nosed configuration?
Martin K. - 07/07/2024
Hi Pit, thanks for pointing out that 'RotLA' Flying Wing video. I wonder if the 'passing' bird had anything to do with that (so-callled?) stall?? The bird kept flying as far as we can see - but why would the model dive after they (apparently) crossed their paths?
Arno - 07/07/2024
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