bimoadiprakoso Show full post »
Wildthing
Sleep is over rated. 😉 
Quote 3 0
bogusbandit56
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is an American single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The F-117 was based on the Have Blue technology demonstrator.

The Nighthawk was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology. Its maiden flight took place in 1981 at Groom Lake, Nevada, and the aircraft achieved initial operating capability status in 1983. The Nighthawk was shrouded in secrecy until it was revealed to the public in 1988. Of the 64 F-117s built, 59 were production versions, with the other five being prototypes.

The F-117 was widely publicized for its role in the Persian Gulf War of 1991. Although it was commonly referred to as the "Stealth Fighter", it was strictly a ground-attack aircraft.

F-117.jpg 

Inspired by this oddly mesmerizing F-117, we would like to design our own parkjet that inherits any possible scale lines of the F-117, including the airfoil, which no one has done it before in a parkjet platform.

Under Rhinoceros 6.0, we finally managed to visualize the depron model of the F-117, as a rear mounted design.

Viewport.jpg 

It's so unique that it made three of us felt we would like to build it immediately 😄  From the nose tip, nacelles, all surface angles, airfoil, down to the jet thrusters, we tried to follow the scale lines from some blueprints we got from the web.

Stay tuned for further progress, everyone. This is gonna be an exciting project for us all 😉



Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think the F117 as one of the most hideous designs of the late 20th century and can not understand the appeal, but I may be a minority😃
The Serbs shot one down using an obsolete  Russian missile system in 1997.

A British company developed a system to detect stealth aircraft using mobile phone technology. British scientist have also designed a system that measures minute changes in the Earths magnetic field, so stealth is dead.
Wot, no Depron?
Quote 2 0
bimoadiprakoso
Wildthing wrote:
Sleep is over rated. 😉 


Hahaha ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸Ëœâ€ž Last night, I didn't have any sleep at all, Wildthing.




Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think the F117 as one of the most hideous designs of the late 20th century and can not understand the appeal, but I may be a minority😃
The Serbs shot one down using an obsolete  Russian missile system in 1997.

A British company developed a system to detect stealth aircraft using mobile phone technology. British scientist have also designed a system that measures minute changes in the Earths magnetic field, so stealth is dead.


Heeey BB56! Miss you heaps my friend ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸ËœÅ 

Well, the eyes of beholder it is. So true. However, I'm kindly mesmerized by the faceted surfaces of the F-117, BB56. 

The challenge was actually to design it and try to address the behavior of it in such scaled down form factor. The result was totally amazing. With such different wing shape, lower body surface as well as the unique fuselage shape, it turned out it shifted the CG backward. My calcs and Wildthing's weren't that different. But jimbosflyin's guess was pretty accurate 😄 So there goes the obvious difference between inexperienced individual (me) and experience one (jimbosflyin).

I'm interested in the SR-71 now ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸Ëœâ€ž after watching this:


      "Hungry for better accomplishments in every way"
Quote 3 0
bimoadiprakoso
C-117? ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜œ

(C for Car ðŸ˜„)


      "Hungry for better accomplishments in every way"
Quote 2 0
jimbosflyin
C-117? Ã°Å¸ËœÂ±Ã°Å¸ËœÅ“

(C for Car Ã°Å¸Ëœâ€ž)

No room to transport any planes to the field.😟
Parkflyers International 
Quote 3 0
Wildthing
Well the F117 can be a little handful in the wind, winds were 25+ with gusts up to 40 or so. With the wind smooth as silk but you had to be on your toes against the wind. Just about lost it once flying slow against the wind and it suddenly went into high alpha and then stalled, full power and just barely missed the ground but saved it. When I landed the wind started rolling the plane 😃

Quote 4 0
Wildthing
Snuck in a little flight today with the Nighthawk before the storms rolled in 🙂 , it actually rips along pretty good with that tiny quad motor, also much nicer to fly without the gale force winds. 

Quote 4 0
bimoadiprakoso
Those are brilliant flights, Wildthing ðŸ˜ŽðŸ‘ Wish I have the time to start building this F-117 ðŸ˜–

Found an interesting article, here:
https://theaviationist.com/2019/07/29/test-461-when-nasa-tested-the-aerodynamic-effects-of-adding-external-stores-to-the-f-117-nighthawk/

      "Hungry for better accomplishments in every way"
Quote 3 0