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Offline apophenia

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Strange Fruit
« on: June 19, 2020, 10:28:15 AM »
I was surfing the internet looking for reference photos of spats - as one does (oh, go on ... admit it!). Naturally, in these COVID-19 sensitized times, the Pipistrel Virus caught my attention - although I maintained a healthy 2m distance at all times. [1]

For no obvious reason, I decided that this Slovenian light plane had to be interbred with an Edgley Optica. And attached is the result ...

No real backstory to this one - certainly nothing Basher-worthy. And, truth be told, the spats aren't really all that impressive (although size isn't everything, I'm told).

I conclude that Brian continues to inspire in suitably odd ways. It is not ours to wonder why. Rather we must Bash, Bash, and Bash again!
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[1] I can't be the only one who thinks that naming your product 'Bat Virus' nowadays is a fairly major Marketing Department fail  :o
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 03:54:28 PM »
Weird lookin', so; Yes, I can see Brian admiring that! 8) :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 04:00:53 PM »
As Brian would often say, 'nice SPATS you have there.....'

Clever bit of photoshopping.

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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 02:38:23 AM »
I was surfing the internet looking for reference photos of spats - as one does (oh, go on ... admit it!).

You don't admit that sort of thing in public... ::)
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 02:38:40 AM »
Nice work though.  Brian would love it.
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 03:28:33 AM »
That really is a nice one. Looks buildable, too. Nice spats!

Offline apophenia

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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 04:34:54 AM »
Thanks folks. It's probably obvious but I moved the engine back and ran an extension shaft through the cockpit to the propeller hub.

With hindsight, I doubt that those NASA ducts would scoop enough cooling air for the original Rotax HO4. Hmm, maybe its now a small diesel with the radiator hidden on the portside?  ;)
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 05:05:51 AM »
Maybe its electric powered
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 05:48:21 AM »
Maybe its electric powered

That works  :smiley:  There are little, teeny exhaust pipes ... but they could be anything  ;D
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2020, 01:51:29 AM »
Heat exchanger dump for battery cooling.
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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 03:40:18 PM »
Maybe its electric powered

Top of the wing covered in solar panels to extend the range on sunny days!

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Re: Strange Fruit
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2020, 11:46:29 PM »
Batteries in the wing - at least the center section - and under and behind the cockpit seat. With solar panels on the top of the wings, it may get a few hours of flying time for a day's worth of recharging.