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    Single Seat Aircraft Concept: BMW Gazzelle

    This is a concept for a single seat aircraft. The mid mounted -G Drive renders the craft almost weightless. The rear jet engines propel the Gazelle at amazing speeds while the 3 guide fins steer and stabilize. Upon landing the tail fin folds down to form a support.

    This concept started as a freehand sketch in Painter. It was then rendered in Photoshop



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    Wow, really nice concept. Looks 3-D.

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    Very clean.

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    id hate to see this thing try to take off. would it ascend/descend much like a Harrier jump-jet? if not thered be some design issues.

    it is very front heavy and, given any more of a nudge (like the thrust of a jet turbine) i fear it would turn on its nose. angle the front struts forward more whilst shortening the rear one, have it angle upward (like a normal plane). the force would then push it forward and eventually up instead of letting it pound the ground.

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    This is bnice but the angles don't work as well as your last post. You quickly discover it is not 3d. Light sources seem to conflict and throw the eye.
    Still very nice and amazing what you are doing with paths.

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    hey AndrewLey: sign me up for one of those too... hehe

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    Helzer- Thanks man!

    'stoph. - Yep your right, it takes off a lands like a Harrier JJ.

    It uses a kind of anti - gravity drive that influences the space around the vehicle, making it almost weightless. The two front fins and the tail are also fitted with -G tech to direct and stabilise the craft. This means the shape and weight distribution dont affect its performance in flight.

    Thats the concept anyway

    spudstudios - Thanks man - Yeah I noticed a few lighting issues - might go back and fix later - Cheers

    SIggE - Ok dude - but you better have the money for these

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    I love the style, very clean lines, like your other BMW concepts. My only crit is those legs... the 'feet' look like they should be buckling under the weight of that thing. I'd love to see it in 'flight mode'; I'm assuming the legs fold back for a more aerodynamic shape then it's in the air.

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    Damn that's one clean render. You *almost* catured that 3D render look...I guess you used a lot of paths and gradients when doing this? It would interesting to see your workflow. Try punching out some shadows to make your forms pop better - specifically in the middle of the craft where things get confusing to sort out. Nice work.

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