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  • Originally posted by Alpha View Post
    Martin Mars would be a treat. Big and slow and scale. Speaking of which, a Bear remains near the top of my personal wishlist (although compared to the Mars it isn't exactly "slow").
    But wouldn't that be REALLY expensive to pull off the counter-rotating propellers?

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    • Why yes, yes it would. but electric contra-rotating propsets sound divine.
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      • Although I love my 80mm (6S PNP and 8S aftermarket) and 90mm EDF jets (only 8S or above on most of the scale jets), I'm in the mood for a new 70mm EDF jet. The 6S 70mm EDF jets with full suspension struts and enough scale features are fun, and am curious to see what the future holds for those.

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        • Originally posted by Valkpilot View Post

          But wouldn't that be REALLY expensive to pull off the counter-rotating propellers?
          There have been a number of brushless motor sets produced where one motor shaft rotates inside another motors hollow shaft. The two motor stack works fine.

          With these and two ESCs and some custom spinners and props, you would be good to go. This does turn aircraft like a Bear Bomber into, technically, a model with 8 motors and 8 speed controls. Not undoable.

          I have bought a couple of different smaller coaxial brushless motors for under 50 bucks.
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          • If you can do a Bear, you can do a B-36.

            Just saying. ;)

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            • We all usually put forth "manned" aircraft but a few have mentioned the modern UCAV's. I don't know how many remember back in the late 70's/early 80's when the HiMAT project was the talk of the aviation circles. Back then the periodical "Aviation Week&Space Technology" was always full of new an exciting ideas and new technologies due to the cold war with the USSR and "Star Wars" research. It hasn't been nearly as exciting the last decade or so.

              Anyway, when I was a young man I always thought the HiMAT vehicle was coolest thing going and had hoped that is what the F-16 would have morphed into. I think with wheels it would make a very cool EDF.

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              • Originally posted by tab28682 View Post

                There have been a number of brushless motor sets produced where one motor shaft rotates inside another motors hollow shaft. The two motor stack works fine.

                With these and two ESCs and some custom spinners and props, you would be good to go. This does turn aircraft like a Bear Bomber into, technically, a model with 8 motors and 8 speed controls. Not undoable.

                I have bought a couple of different smaller coaxial brushless motors for under 50 bucks.
                I've never seen "humping" motors.

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                • Originally posted by Beeg View Post
                  We all usually put forth "manned" aircraft but a few have mentioned the modern UCAV's. I don't know how many remember back in the late 70's/early 80's when the HiMAT project was the talk of the aviation circles. Back then the periodical "Aviation Week&Space Technology" was always full of new an exciting ideas and new technologies due to the cold war with the USSR and "Star Wars" research. It hasn't been nearly as exciting the last decade or so.

                  Anyway, when I was a young man I always thought the HiMAT vehicle was coolest thing going and had hoped that is what the F-16 would have morphed into. I think with wheels it would make a very cool EDF.

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                  If you like the HIMAT check this one out, STRAIT OUTTA QO'NOS:


                  The Boeing Bird of Prey

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                  • Originally posted by Gilatrout View Post
                    If you can do a Bear, you can do a B-36.

                    Just saying. ;)
                    Compared to the Bear, unless you wanted full realism, a Peacemaker would be infinitely easier. Only two more engines than the B-24, and unless you absolutely, positively had to have the jet pods functional with EDFs, all the'd have to be are plastic glue-ons.

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                    • Originally posted by Valkpilot View Post

                      If you like the HIMAT check this one out, STRAIT OUTTA QO'NOS:


                      The Boeing Bird of Prey
                      That doesn't do it for me. I like the performance aspect of the HiMAT rather than a "stealth" drone that would flame out if pulling more than 5 or 6 positive G's.

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