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 Post subject: The Swallow
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:08 pm 
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The Tauron Swallow is a pre-unification equivalent of the Caprican Viper. Part sources no clearly defined or available.

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 Post subject: Re: The Swallow
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:11 am 
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If that bird is a tail dragger, you might want to consider changing it to a tricycle undercarriage. I think the engine exhaust will blank out the elevators causing it not to take off. Look up the ME 262.


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 Post subject: Re: The Swallow
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:54 am 
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Actually I am very familiar with the 262...
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However I will consider the change...
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 Post subject: Re: The Swallow
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:25 pm 
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Looks great. I was wondering what the shadow was that it was being compared to.

The test pilot of the 262 figured out that if he "tapped" on the brakes during take off, the tail would come up enough for the elevators to "bite".


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 Post subject: Re: The Swallow
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:45 pm 
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Yeah, I was aware of that trick...the shadow is a Caprican Viper from "Caprica"

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 Post subject: Re: The Swallow
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I just noticed the canards...are they fixed or can they move? If they can move, then I'd be concerned about airflow being disrupted to the intakes. Not that it won't flow into them, but that it won't flow in smoothly, but with a lot of turbulence.

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 Post subject: Re: The Swallow
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You may also want to extend the tail wheel; right now if the tail dragged it would rip the horizontal stabilizers off.

I would also suggest shifting the main gear aft, to make it look a little more balanced.


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 Post subject: Re: The Swallow
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I was figuring the canards to be fixed, and having thought over jeff762's thoughts I left the tail wheel just to keep the engine nozzles off the ground in less than perfect landing. I think that's as far back as I can take it without sliding up the tail hook.

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