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Dana

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Somehow I don't think there's a huge demand for such a thing....

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lake_harley

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I'd bet it really noses.....um, er, uh .....beaks down when the throttle is opened.

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Would it sell? Yeah, betcha a fair sum that unless the price was completely outlandish, you'd sell five, maybe ten of them.

Now, how many do you need to sell to keep your big fortune from becoming a little one? It's not just "Can it sell?", it's "Can it sell enough units, fast enough, and at enough of a price, to bring in more money than the company spent producing it, plus a salary, taxes, insurance, etc., for everyone involved?"

As a one-off, I smile every time I see it. Guy sure has a great sense of humor. :gig:
 

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I like it. If done in a module fashion, a kit may be viable. Think of the number of college sports teams and the crazy things people do to show support. Make it easy enough to do many of the mascots and you may have a winning formula.

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Think of the number of college sports teams and the crazy things people do to show support.
Yeah, I guess I can see someone adapting it to look like a team mascot, like the Virginia Tech Hokies...

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Besides the attire, it's got great benefits;


Fantastic access, especially for the "not quite so nimble".
Fantastic visibility.
Stable ground handling.
Air blown over wing.

What's the downsides besides odd looks?
 

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Besides the attire, it's got great benefits;


Fantastic access, especially for the "not quite so nimble".
Fantastic visibility.
Stable ground handling.
Air blown over wing.

What's the downsides besides odd looks?

I don't see a downside... and further, I believe that if everyone flew in planes designed after their favorite poultry, the world would be a much saner place... ;)
 

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As an owner, a person might be able to save a bit on insurance. Who would want to steal it?
 

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High CG and Thrust line. Big downside for me.
On that example maybe, but both could be reeled in somewhat on a design not specifically created to look like a chook.

I'm going to play further with this concept, watercraft potential also.
 

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More like this Pops, the Elitar Sigma demonstrated by "Mr Personality" here ...


That's it, something similar is my second model.
 
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