"Kettering Aerial Torpedo" World's firsl UAV/Cruise Missile

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by RocketmanTan, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Well, my latest project is one from the early days of aviation: the First World War. It is the Kettering Aerial Torpedo, or Bug.
    The missile worked on something like a clockwork mechanism: the plane's prop would spin its pre-programmed amount of spins. Once it reached that limit, the wings would fall off, and the fuselage would fall back to the earth.
    link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettering_Bug

    The fuselage is complete, and now I am left with the arduous task of designing the wings wall1
  2. Gerald43

    Gerald43 Member

    Great! What you are so find and I like it!
  3. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the support, Gerald! :thumb:

    I have attached here screenshots of the parts sheets. They're crappy in quality as to deter pirates, and I didn't design a launch dolly because, well, one page couldn't hold the main parts :confused:

    Build pics coming soon :mrgreen:

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  4. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    build pics

    Well, the wings turned out as good as I had expected, although the model seems very basic. However, I think it's alright :mrgreen:

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  5. Retired_for_now

    Retired_for_now New Guy

    Definitely looking good so far, some little cylinders lined off for cooling fins should be an easy finish. Reinforcing the launch dolly might be a challenge unless you designed each side as one piece with an overlapping center section and axle bits.
  6. Gerald43

    Gerald43 Member

    Hoffentlich geht es bald weiter :wave:

    Hopefully it will soon continue

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