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Old 07-05-2014, 06:34 PM   #251
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So, you are the mind after this masterpiece of work. Man, let me express my admiration in your work, absolutely astonishing!!! It's great to see how you have been doing this magnificent paper model.

I don't understand why I have not seen this thread before, I knew about someone who made a B77W crafted in paper. Never thought the creator was a DA.C member and that there was a thread showing up all the process.

You have been working very hard, I am waiting to see the plane fully painted.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have a gift and you know how to use it.
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I don't visit much anymore and this is my first look at this incredible work of art - like everyone else I'm blown away!

I haven't read every post on the thread but someone said something about plans - I think you would have a lot of takers, the plans are the hard part! Would love to see this done with a little more substantial material, I wonder how difficult it would be to work with aluminum. I built quite a few balsa models growing up and it would be great fun to tackle something like this!

Again, this is just incredible!
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Thank you all again for the amazingly kind words! And welcome, Yogurtlite Glad you tripped across the thread!

I'll keep it short: I finished assembling the bottom half of the gear (though I still haven't glued on the tires) and uhhhhh... I might have gone a bit overboard with the detail. whoops.

Next up are the braces (drag and side braces), and the moment of truth, in which I find out whether it actually retracts and deploys properly! Fingers crossed...














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As I've probably mentioned before, that's 'OFF-THE-CHARTS' incredible. I don't know how it is even humanly possible to do what Luca's doing - it's one thing looking at an enlarged photograph, but we have to remember that those tires are no larger than .75 inches in diameter … which puts everything else into perspective.

Just WOW!
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As I've probably mentioned before, that's 'OFF-THE-CHARTS' incredible. I don't know how it is even humanly possible to do what Luca's doing - it's one thing looking at an enlarged photograph, but we have to remember that those tires are no larger than .75 inches in diameter … which puts everything else into perspective.

Just WOW!

Completely agree. It breath taking, just out standing!!
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aarrrrrgghhhh.... i'm beginning to loose my words in this thread...
this is truly the most ingeniuos design of yours luca...
forget about the cockpit, nice first class seats, crew rest module.. they were all designed for beauty...
but this... god.. i cannot say in words... reflects your deep knowledge on combining aesthetic and strength in one design.... perfect round and functional sets of tyres

looks like we haven't known much about you, and you haven't shown the best of you yet.. i believe you will give us more and more surprises in weeks to come
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aarrrrrgghhhh.... i'm beginning to loose my words in this thread...
this is truly the most ingeniuos design of yours luca... this... god.. i cannot say in words... reflects your deep knowledge on combining aesthetic and strength in one design.... perfect round and functional sets of tyres
Your comment brought a smile to my face The tires are pretty simple and mundane, but now that you say that, I suppose they do represent a perfect mix of aesthetics and engineering.

Few more pics of progress... as you can see, the end is near. I should have a video or two to share in the next few days!






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You sir are the Monet, the Picasso, the Pollack of the aviation world!
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Hi guys! Been a while, I know...

...............



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Something in the background of a lot of your pictures looks very familiar to me ... especially the ones taken from your drawing board ...

HumaLog ? ...
Are you a diabetic also ?

I take NovaLog and have a collection myself.
Useful things those used glass vials ...

Congrats on the work and the recognition of your work.

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You sir are the Monet, the Picasso, the Pollack of the aviation world!
Why thank you! That's quite the compliment :O

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Something in the background of a lot of your pictures looks very familiar to me ... especially the ones taken from your drawing board ...

HumaLog ? ...
Are you a diabetic also ?

I take NovaLog and have a collection myself.
Useful things those used glass vials ...

Congrats on the work and the recognition of your work.

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Hah, I am indeed! I was wondering if anyone was ever going to notice. Been type 1 since I was two. Glad I'm not the only one who collects the bottles... though I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them. I'm running out of space on my desk.
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Why thank you! That's quite the compliment :O



Hah, I am indeed! I was wondering if anyone was ever going to notice. Been type 1 since I was two. Glad I'm not the only one who collects the bottles... though I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them. I'm running out of space on my desk.
Good job, you're very conscious to make your model. That was another question, as buddyK have seen before me, but this detail doesn't escape to a diabetik, what I'am too, is your bottle of Humalog on background... This is funny. So on this forum, we are three type 1...

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Good job, you're very conscious to make your model. That was another question, as buddyK have seen before me, but this detail doesn't escape to a diabetik, what I'am too, is your bottle of Humalog on background... This is funny. So on this forum, we are three type 1...
How funny! What are the chances of that? :P

Not toooo much new, but I'm almost ready to test the gear. I have to add on a few details to the shock strut and then it should be ready to go. I built a test jig (pictured) so I can verify that everything works as intended before finalizing the design and integrating it into the wing structure. So far, so good. This is getting exciting!






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Very nice job landing gear wow
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Luca, your creation is looking less like a mere model of the Boeing 777-300ER and
more like an ACTUAL miniature Boeing 777-300ER !!!

I say this over and over -it simply defies belief !!It cannot get better than this !!!

An achievement worthy of a medal !
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I am literally speechless. Just beyond what some can even dream of! Superbly mind blowing! Beautiful work that needs to be displayed as a wonder of the mind.
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I don't know, this looks pretty amature-ish to me. No fuse plugs in the wheel assembly, no safety wire on ANYTHING, your lock nuts don't appear to be torqued to spec. The tires appear to be inflated to 210psi instead of Boeing recommended 205psi.

Not bad for a first effort, but you should probably just start over and get the details right.
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I love that Manilaplane says, "The tires are pretty simple and mundane." Um....are you insane? I'm honestly just speechless. I mean how is this even possible. What amazing work. I cannot wait to see the finished product. I agree with all of those that are praising you. You deserve it. Just incredible.
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Not bad for a first effort, but you should probably just start over and get the details right.
Your comment made me laugh

Anyway, thanks again everyone! The comments always mean a lot!

I'm super excited to share a video (plus a bunch of pictures) of the completed left side gear assembly. I had to make a few minor modifications to the wing structure due to clearance etc, but that's exactly why I wanted to test the gear in the first place! Overall, I'm really happy with how it turned out... it's somewhat miraculous that it even works, as I'm sure you'll see. Lots of very small parts and pivot points etc etc. It's remarkably strong, too, though the video might make it look a bit flimsy. I'm hoping to get the other side done in the next few weeks, but I doubt I'll have any updates, as it's going to be the same (generally) as what you see here.



The completed gear before installation:









Installed into the jig:





Lock links (which keep the gear locked down):





Extended:





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Trunnion/MLG Attach Point (the point of rotation):



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NLG and MLG Together:

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What your video clips show is detailing,accuracy and precision that is without
equal and beyond amazing !!

You are a natural highly talented engineer,artist and craftsman !!!

Definitely a genius !!!

Very,very well done !
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Your comment made me laugh
Glad you got the extreme sarcasm

Can I please have this when you're done?
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The amount of detail (and you can NEVER have too much detail!) looks exhausting, but incredible. I see you being in the Awesomely Talented category. Far beyond the capabilities of the average human being. This is fascinating to see your work. And don't give it to Dylan, he'll only drool on it.
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The amount of detail (and you can NEVER have too much detail!) looks exhausting, but incredible. I see you being in the Awesomely Talented category. Far beyond the capabilities of the average human being. This is fascinating to see your work. And don't give it to Dylan, he'll only drool on it.
I second/third/fourth the sentiments echoed above.

The landing gear system is BEYOND amazing.

It just seems unfathomable to think that ANYONE could achieve what you have demonstrated in the video and photos.

It's one thing to construct a static (non-moving) system - but to incorporate the ACTUAL functionality of the REAL plane's main gear is UN-REAL.

I'm really speechless … just AMAZING.

Plane amazing.

PS: Boeing really should create a position for you ... "Design Engineering Modeler Extraordinaire"

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I just want to say a few things to manilaplane :

1. We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

2. Many, many thanks and appreciation that you have created this truly rare masterpiece during my era/time, so that I can really appreciate what has never, ever been done before with your modelling materials on hand!

3. Awesome choice again with the Triple 7!

4. Go back to #1

Cheers! T7 (always look forward to your updates on this thread!!)
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I don't think a value could be placed on this model.It is priceless similar to the
greatest works of art or architecture in existence in the world!!!
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absolutely just beyond amazing,
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All done with the gear! The entire process (design and build) took me almost exactly three months (Jun 4th-Sep 5th) (I do other things with my time too, of course ). Very happy with how it turned out, and I still can't believe how symmetrical it is! The fact that it sits perfectly level seems like a miracle to me. It's also surprisingly strong. I had it in my head that the plane was going to weigh something like 6lbs when done, but I weighed it the other day and it probably won't even break 2lbs at completion, so that's very good news. Nevertheless, I couldn't help myself and did something that will probably make most of you cringe... I stacked 5lbs (the equivalent of over 1 million lbs) of books on the gear test jig without a problem (see pic below).

Anyway, working on a couple vids at the moment (ultimate load test and a timelapse of the entire design and build process) so stay tuned for those! Very exciting
























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Amazing and impressive that you were able to have a perfectly balanced set of gear, but your apparent precision is evident in every step of your construction. This might be Guinness Book worthy when you're finished.
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BTW, i cringes so hard i hurt my face! I expected the following pictures to show the wreckage !
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this is truly a master peace well done you keep use at the edge of or seats.
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This is work and thread is mind blowing. Exceptionally well done, I don't know what else can say. The landing gear is just amazing, look how many weight it can carry!!!

CONGRATULATIONS once again Luca!!!
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TRULY an engineering masterpiece … there's NOTHING else you can say about your project!

There is likely NO ONE ELSE on this planet that has the intelligence, creativity and expertise that you have in building this model, and you are only getting BETTER … this is OFF-THE-CHARTS AMAZING!!!

Someone at Boeing probably has their eyes on you, and if you're NOT hired by them in some technical capacity based on your intuitive and innate sense of design and engineering disciplines, it would be a WASTE of talent. I can see them hiring you, and then sending you off to the University of Washington (for example) to study Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering as a scholarship program … the sky's the limit for you! BRAVO!!!

I mean, even your landing gear "test rig" is a work of art in and of itself!

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Insane, Alien, Brilliant !

Luca, what galaxy are you from, when and how did you get here ?
Why ?
Mercy !
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just rephrasing what t7 said...

WE'RE NOT WORTHY... WE'RE NOT WORTHY...

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That gear is friggin amazing! You make the term "above and beyond" look inadequate!

I'm curious, as many times as you retracted the gear, was there ever a moment when parts broke?

Thanks for sharing with us! It's definitely a treat!
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For those of you wondering about how I actually manage to do what I do, I put together an hour-long time-lapse of the design and build process for the main gear. I have to say that, even having lived through the actual build and having seen this video multiple times during editing, it's still pretty amazing to see the gear go from design drawings all the way through completion. And for those who still think I use a laser cutter—WRONG! This is proof hehe.

As a disclaimer, the music might not be to everyone's liking, but I found it to be one of the few genres/mixes that fit the crazy speed and energy of the video. Feel free to mute if it bothers you, but I actually think it's best viewed with the soundtrack. And if you get sick of the screencap section and want to see me build the gear, skip in to the 13 minute mark. Enjoy!



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I've seen lots of paper art, but haven't seen anyone do a fully-detailed paper 777 (yet) soooo... who knows. hahaha.

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BTW, i cringes so hard i hurt my face! I expected the following pictures to show the wreckage !
Hah, I kinda did too when I was stacking up the books, but I guess I really like to test the limits. Luckily it fared perfectly well and I guess it's a testament to the quality of the build!

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This is work and thread is mind blowing. Exceptionally well done, I don't know what else can say. The landing gear is just amazing, look how many weight it can carry!!!

CONGRATULATIONS once again Luca!!!
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TRULY an engineering masterpiece … there's NOTHING else you can say about your project!

There is likely NO ONE ELSE on this planet that has the intelligence, creativity and expertise that you have in building this model, and you are only getting BETTER … this is OFF-THE-CHARTS AMAZING!!!

Someone at Boeing probably has their eyes on you, and if you're NOT hired by them in some technical capacity based on your intuitive and innate sense of design and engineering disciplines, it would be a WASTE of talent. I can see them hiring you, and then sending you off to the University of Washington (for example) to study Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering as a scholarship program … the sky's the limit for you! BRAVO!!!

I mean, even your landing gear "test rig" is a work of art in and of itself!
Who knows where this will lead, but hopefully toward something exciting!

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Insane, Alien, Brilliant !

Luca, what galaxy are you from, when and how did you get here ?
Why ?
Mercy !
I'm from mars!

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just rephrasing what t7 said...

WE'RE NOT WORTHY... WE'RE NOT WORTHY...
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That gear is friggin amazing! You make the term "above and beyond" look inadequate!

I'm curious, as many times as you retracted the gear, was there ever a moment when parts broke?

Thanks for sharing with us! It's definitely a treat!
There were a few small components that didn't work out the first time (the lock links, for example, because of the extremely small size) that I had to build again. Generally, though, I was surprised by how little trouble I had during the build process. Could have been much worse.
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Update on the wings! As you might recall, I started on the general wing shape in May and then decided to get the landing gear out of the way. I've since resumed work on the wings and have the wingtip and aileron (and most of the wingbox) done. I made another test piece to make sure that all the dimensions are correct and parts work as intended.




The ugly graphic above shows the breakdown of the wing systems; I'm designing each of the parts separately to keep my plans as 'simple' as possible. The wings are by far the most complex parts of this model, so I really have to have some semblance of an organized workflow at this stage, lest I lose track of what I'm doing.

Here are some of my plans for the aileron/wingtip:






Here's a nice animation of the aileron in action:



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Old 10-20-2014, 03:27 PM   #289
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The wings are my favorite part of a plane, i await until they are finished.

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Just a mind-blowing thread, you are so, so talented.

This model, when finished, belongs in a museum.
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The wings are by far the most complex parts of this model, so I really have to have some semblance of an organized workflow at this stage, lest I lose track of what I'm doing.
so far i can imagine you with all those slats and flaps retractable systems..
anyway, do you plan to make the fairings/canoes as the cutaway model also? it's too bad if they will cover the flap track mechanism
(the flap and slat mechanism is my favourit )
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The all time model airliner masterpiece !
The accuracy and fine detail on this model is unbeatable !
Worthy of a Nobel prize !!!
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Geez, Luca, even the photos and videos you make about this project are works of art.
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Geez, Luca, even the photos and videos you make about this project are works of art.
I'm in awe. Speechless.

All I can say is that this thread has logged over 35K views … WOW!
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #295
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The attention to detail and the skill of manufacture are pretty incredible, your patience and research are impressive beyond words, but to build a model of this caliber out of paper is unheard of, and merits the amount of praise you've received at this forum. I can imagine your next project may be even more astounding...perhaps a space shuttle, or an aircraft carrier?
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The attention to detail and the skill of manufacture are pretty incredible, your patience and research are impressive beyond words, but to build a model of this caliber out of paper is unheard of, and merits the amount of praise you've received at this forum. I can imagine your next project may be even more astounding...perhaps a space shuttle, or an aircraft carrier?

Definitely a big nod in agreement to your post. However, I have officially called 'dibs' on either the space shuttle or the aircraft carrier! Thank you, T7
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Definitely a big nod in agreement to your post. However, I have officially called 'dibs' on either the space shuttle or the aircraft carrier! Thank you, T7
Just about anything Luca … just no A380s!
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Just about anything Luca … just no A380s!
why do i feel that i have to vote "yes" for this
yes luca, anything.. other than a380.. there are lots more beautiful design of airplanes.. my vote goes to tristar or 727.. you'll get a lot of challenges, especially on designing the s-curve duct
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I finally got around to making the main gear ultimate load test, for anyone who doubts just how strong it is. A bit more humorous than my other vids...



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The wings are my favorite part of a plane, i await until they are finished.
Same here! Love how they transform from clean config to fully flapped out. Hoping I can capture that properly!

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Just a mind-blowing thread, you are so, so talented.

This model, when finished, belongs in a museum.
I'm hoping that's what happens too. I *think* it'll end up at the Future of Flight for a while, but it's hard to say at this stage.

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Don't know about the last part, but thank you anyway

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so far i can imagine you with all those slats and flaps retractable systems..
anyway, do you plan to make the fairings/canoes as the cutaway model also? it's too bad if they will cover the flap track mechanism
(the flap and slat mechanism is my favourit )
I am planning to cover everything up, because I want it to look like the real thing as much as possible, but I'll be sure to extensively document the mechanics before I seal it all up.

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I try, I try

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I'm in awe. Speechless.

All I can say is that this thread has logged over 35K views … WOW!
Yea, kinda crazy! Thank you!

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The attention to detail and the skill of manufacture are pretty incredible, your patience and research are impressive beyond words, but to build a model of this caliber out of paper is unheard of, and merits the amount of praise you've received at this forum. I can imagine your next project may be even more astounding...perhaps a space shuttle, or an aircraft carrier?
People often tell me I'm pretty modest about this project, but sometimes I look at what I've done so far and think "how the ****?!" I do recognize how crazy and unusual it is.

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Definitely a big nod in agreement to your post. However, I have officially called 'dibs' on either the space shuttle or the aircraft carrier! Thank you, T7
Oh dear... don't think I'm gonna be making anything new for quite a while once I'm done with this, but I'll keep that in mind :P

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Funny story actually, my username on airliners.net is SQA380Fan (not that I really post there much). Someone posted a link to an interview that I had with Cnet, in which I kinda ripped on the A380, and when they figured out what my username was, I had some explaining to do haha. **TO BE CLEAR** I was pretty obsessed with the A380 when it was entering service, and I've always been amazed by the size, and it's always a treat to fly on, but it's not a pretty plane. Much like the A350, the nose is an abomination. As for making a model of it... who knows! Maybe... hehe.
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why do i feel that i have to vote "yes" for this
yes luca, anything.. other than a380.. there are lots more beautiful design of airplanes.. my vote goes to tristar or 727.. you'll get a lot of challenges, especially on designing the s-curve duct
You're gonna hate me, but I hate trijets. And I especially dislike the two you mentioned hahah. Please don't kill me! Eeeeek.
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I really hope your passion for this last until you finish it properly w/ any decal etc.
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