VTOL COMMUTER CRAFT
This is a concept I have been toying with for several years.  It is a vertical take
off commuter plane originally designed for the soul purpose of being able to
commute to work extremely long distances, perhaps even enabling a person to
afford working out of state.  With such a vehicle, one could actually land in a
driveway safely due to its compact size.
The concept requires that the ducted thrusters swivel, both in unison
and seperately for simulated aileron control.  The ducted thrusters
being inclosed massively enhances thrust, enabling a smaller lift area
for vertical take off requirements.
Mini Air Racer,
Commuter Based
Sister Vehicle
This is an airplane that stemmed
off of my VTOL Commuter concept
where the Commuter has swiveling
ducted fans for vertical take off, I
replaced them with wings and
created a mini air racer for
competition in the Reno air races.
Unfortunately
this plane was
lost before it
could be uploaded
to my favorite
Sim sites due to a
computer virus.  I
plan to remake it
in Gmax this time.
Note the forward swept main
wings, the odd 'hammer head
shark' forward canards, and the
ducted 5 blade maximum area
composite prop.
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