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Stryker
I wanted to try a sloped wing creation, as well as contribute to the Mandatory Arbitration group. This is the result.
About this creation

THe Stryker is ramjet powered, allowing for intense speeds.

I wanted to experiment with sloped surfaces. I am very pleased with the results.

Here is the output of the engines as well as a detail of the tail fins.

That is a bomb between the tail fins.

This picture is just a detail of the roof. Here you can see the standard Mandatory Arbitration yellow stripes. Note the wing-shaped element with the yellow 2x6 plate on it. It is attached to a hinge, a feature that will come in handy.

Note the groove on the bottom, it will come in handy.

I did not want to put wheels on it and, if it were to just use wheels, the Stryker would need some way to get up to the threshold speed for ramjet operation, which is near Mach one. Instead, I built this launch rail.

The engineer sits at the control center on a chair that can slide and rotate, allowing easy access to the whole panel.

I didn't feel like greebling, so I just found a bunch of fiddly bits and put them on the panel.

Here is an engineer's view of the rail.

Two mini-reactors, with their coolant container on the left, power the launcher.

Here is the bomb bay. The sloped piece is attached to the wing-shaped piece, which is hinged, allowing the whole assembly to lift...

…releasing the bomb.

The bomb is a smart-bomb, really closer to a missile than a conventional bomb.

The cockpit is not pressurized, so the pilot wears an altitude suit.

In this photo, you can see the Stryker on its launch rail.

This shot clearly shows the rail meshing into the groove on the ship's belly.

All ready for launch.



Comments

  May 2, 2011
hey sorry for the delay. (i've been busy) i just finished it, so it should be up sometime today or tomorrow. *edit: it's up Here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/267011
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  March 11, 2011
Quoting Nathan Goulding well, the original idea is yours, so yes, i would give you credit. the magnetic thing is a good idea too.
Thanks, would you mind telling me when you get it up? I would like to see it.
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  March 11, 2011
Quoting Grant Smith I was thinking it would be a computer-guided system with the magnetic field guiding the craft in for a final approach. Building that would be fine; I can't decide whether to ask you to credit me or not... Just do whatever :)
well, the original idea is yours, so yes, i would give you credit. the magnetic thing is a good idea too.
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  March 6, 2011
Quoting Nathan Goulding yeah, that's what i was thinking too. The pilot would have to be pretty well trained though. would you mind if i put said "runway" and (possibly) a catapult also in a Mandatory Arbitration MOC?
I was thinking it would be a computer-guided system with the magnetic field guiding the craft in for a final approach. Building that would be fine; I can't decide whether to ask you to credit me or not... Just do whatever : )
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  March 6, 2011
Quoting Grant Smith Haha yeah, I had kind of wondered that myself. I'm picturing a long flat rail, similar to the ones that scientists use to test rockets and to the one that the Mythbusters used to test their myth of a car being smooshed flat between two semi-trucks (Awesome episode, by the way).
yeah, that's what i was thinking too. The pilot would have to be pretty well trained though. would you mind if i put said "runway" and (possibly) a catapult also in a Mandatory Arbitration MOC?
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  February 26, 2011
Quoting Matt David Two things I really like here: (1)The shape of the fighter--it's more stout as opposed to the "skinnier" tradition, and (2) the launch technique. That's unique and, more importantly, plausible. Very cool!
Thanks, I'm a long-time admirer of just about everything you build and it's great to hear from you.
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  February 26, 2011
Quoting Nathan Goulding nice! one question though... how does it land?
Haha yeah, I had kind of wondered that myself. I'm picturing a long flat rail, similar to the ones that scientists use to test rockets and to the one that the Mythbusters used to test their myth of a car being smooshed flat between two semi-trucks (Awesome episode, by the way).
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  February 24, 2011
nice! one question though... how does it land?
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  February 23, 2011
Two things I really like here: (1)The shape of the fighter--it's more stout as opposed to the "skinnier" tradition, and (2) the launch technique. That's unique and, more importantly, plausible. Very cool!
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  February 8, 2011
Quoting Paperweight . Though I recommend a better main picture that shows all of the ship if you want more comments.
Better? And thanks for the comment.
Grant Smith
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Paperweight .
  February 6, 2011
Wow! This is great! I like The launch rail and especially the jet itself. Though I recommend a better main picture that shows all of the ship if you want more comments.
 
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