I had an idea pop into my head a couple weeks ago. I thought it might be cool to have a scale model of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier from the new movie. It'd make an awesome model to have hanging around. Then I had probably the most insane idea I've had in awhile:
COULD IT FLY?
Essentially, the new version is an unbelievably large quadrotor. While the "real" one in the move might have trouble doing all the things it does in the movie, I think a smaller version built solely to fly could achieve that basic concept. That being said, I don't have a terribly large amount of experience in the field of model making. Now I realize that most of you don't make your stuff to fly, but I trust that you're an intelligent bunch of people, and can help get me started. To that end I've prepared some questions that I would like answered, though any comments would be appreciated.
- Would something like an aluminum frame work to keep weight down, and provide space for necessary internal components?
- What would be best to make the visible parts of the model out of?
- What scale would be appropriate/feasible?
- Whats the best way to scale off a CG object?
- How detailed can I make it without adding too much weight? Or making it to fragile?
I have some other questions about power and control, which you don't have to answer, but if you can it'd help a lot.
- Electric or gas power? What kind of thrust to relative weight can I expect from each?
- Landing gear?
- Would the scale size rotors be big enough/powerful enough? Should I attempt to have custom ones made, or harvest parts from R/C stuff?
- What is the easiest way to test an engine-rotor combination by it self?
- Specifics of installing cameras?
ANY help is appreciated. The only comments I won't listen to are the ones that say I can't without telling me why. Thanks for taking time to help out a newb.
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