We set ourselves to learn from one project to another, trying to bring as much detail and scale looking as possible in to our new parkjet design. With dozens of kept and publicly released designs, the knowledge makes it possible to get our design to the next level of details. We're now confident to start another new ambitious project to have greater fun, with hope to be able to share it with the world.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II has caught our eyes for quite some time. Other than unique design it possesses, engineers at Fairchild Republic applied very interesting aerodynamics parameters on it. The Wings are dihedral. But that's not the case. Wings, horizontal stabilizers and thrust lines on both engines are having negative angle of incidence which slightly pointing down compares to normal jets. We had some discussions whether to apply this like the real A-10 to our next parkjet, or just stay with common parkjet's zero angle of incidence. We then decided to apply the angle of incidence to know the effect on how it flies. However, one consensus was taken, that the parkjet should resemble the scaled down design from the original dimensions.
We have completed the 3d depron model of the A-10, after completing the exact 3d model first in Rhinoceros 6.0 using HP Zbook Studio and Z820.
Three of us (Bimo, Jeff and Jim) are just a bunch of RC scratchbuilt enthusiasts with crazy ideas and passion to share our excitements with the world. We have been receiving tons of support from our friends from many countries and communities.