Kami-Kahzy wrote:Anybody else think our current glider design looks eerily similar to the one used by Nausicaa?
suntiger745 wrote:The design is indeed similar, though the body is made mostly of weather-treated silk and canvas stretched over a frame of wooden struts. Reza simplifies it for easier drawing so it looks more like sheet metal.
The round 'belly' houses the floater core. It can be used to help with starts and landings but it would be too draining to use only that to fly on the mana poor surface.
Which was why the suggestion to convert the floaters into gliders was made in the first place.
If this prototype works out well you can start converting more floaters into gliders, as long as the materials last.
Timotheus wrote:Hopefully Suntiger has seen the diagram on the previous page with my improvement suggestions. If the pilot is going to ride on top, then the lower body should be set up so the center of gravity is just below the wings for stability in flight. And if we're going to have to deal with flying lizards I guess arming the things will have to come sooner than I planned. But at least your design makes arming them a whole lot easier than my version.
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