Monday, May 02, 2011
00533 Day 65, the Dragonfly
It may look allot like the others, but let me tell you that this baby represents a number of high dollar-value R&D top-line, state of the art, mainline feature investments (what's really impressive here is that we built her and even we don't know what that means).
Firstly notice the suspended top wing. That's right, not attached directly to the fuselage, simply held by the spars from the lower wing.
And that leads us nicely to the wing attachment itself. Unlike it's forebears, she's hiding a revolutionary new attachment protocol:
As you can see, the nose cone is a separate entity entirely and the split fuselage houses the main body of the wing where it meets the superstructure.
And in the sky? Nothing can touch her.
Why? You may well ask.
The answer is simple, no engines, inch and a half long and lying in pieces in a plastic tub - Nothing can touch her (unless you can get the tub open).