| The plan was published in one of Traplet mags a year or so ago.
| I kept my copy.
| Surf to
URL seems good, but the site seems b0rked ...
| IIRC it's designed for a .40 glow engine.
The movie looks like it's an electric. Probably a GWS IPS power
system? You can see the battery up front, underneath the saucer right
I'm guessing that the saucer section does all the flying, with elevons
at the back of it, and everything else is kept as light as possible
because it doesn't do anything (except that the vertical parts will
act like a vertical stabilizer) except muck with the CoG and look
| According to the original article, the model flies very well albeit
| without much roll authority - it flies flat turns by design.
In this movie it's definately banking to turn. It doesn't have lots
of roll authority, but it seems to have enough.
| Lands very slowly with a decidedly high AOA.
The AoA is very high all the time in the movie. It must have lots of
power compared to it's weight to fly at all :)
| The designer had to fudge a bit about the 'warp nacelles'. They're
| physically linked to the dish, but it's not all that noticeable.
I don't think that's the case in this movie. Or at least you can't
see them even before it's launched.
| Interesting model.
Yup. I'm tempted to try and make a similar one ...
| When my building table is cleared off One Of These Days . . .
i.e. never :)