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Heinzelnisse creates this awesome aircraft from a concept made by Darren Bacon.

The texturing is phenomenal, especially the close ups. Do you guys think this heavy looking aircraft will be able to take off though? Let me know down below :)!

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  1. Odd choice in making it photo-real, and then showing off orthographics. It would have also been nice to see a view similar to the concept's.

    • How come? I think looking at the concept the majority would've went for a photo-real render. It would have been interesting to see a non photo real render though :)

      • Just to be clear, by orthographic, I mean using an orthographic camera/projection, not the camera placement.

        I usually expect realistic images to have perspective projection. Unless it's just me, I can't sense any perspective.

  2. Looks really great. My only question is, where do you get your stability around the yaw axis (usually taken care of by the rudder (vertical fin in back). It looks like the rear fins might rotate to provide some, but the more you move them to vertical the less effective they will be on the tilt axis. Just my two cents worth. There are planes with V shaped fins, but there is probably a reason why they are not more common.

    • I think it could fly. It has short wings but big engines. The long tail would help with lateral (yaw) stability. Without a rudder you'd need to control yaw some other way, perhaps using spoilers or other control surfaces on the wings/tail. There are a handful of successful airplane designs (most notably the B-2 Spirit) that lack vertical stabilizers though.

  3. Beautiful awesome rendered very nice pleasing shape from the concept drawing I can also imagine a nice silhouette of positive and negative shapes

    But can it fly?

    Well from what I can see most of the weight is in the body and back of the ship so I am not a expert but is there something needed to balance it all out so it can fly smoothly with control?

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