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Old 03-16-2014, 01:31 PM
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I thought this might be of interest to the pattern community. Some quick tracing of available (on the Net) drawings and photos using Powerpoint. The Acuracy (mono), Episode and Proteus were traced from photos so there may be some error. Drawings were available for the rest of the designs.

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Old 03-16-2014, 08:33 PM
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Cool!
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:20 AM
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The red line in the mono seems to be the Epic, not the grey. Very nice comparison!!
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It would be interesting to see how the nuance stacks up to the rest.
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I thought this might be of interest to the pattern community. Some quick tracing of available (on the Net) drawings and photos using Powerpoint. The Acuracy (mono), Episode and Proteus were traced from photos so there may be some error. Drawings were available for the rest of the designs.

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Andre

Andre,

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the profiles, particularly the pointed spinner, was, really cool looking baby bottles. The nipple up front should be fixed to a more blunt, more realistic shape. LOL! This winter has warped me and its still nowhere near over for us
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now add some old school models like the atlas and curare, and for good measure go for some long pencul fuselages like dash 5 and the silent
Old 03-21-2014, 01:39 PM
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Another interesting comparison would be a 737, 757, DC8, Airbus. The trend is that in aerodynamics, the shape tends to converge onto that which works. As far as doing it with classic pattern planes, I suspect that that group would all have profiles similar to each other, and slimmer than modern pattern designs, which are flown slower.

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