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IMG_6660 - Manataray vs Tesla-X Fighter Crafts

(@0384) - Tesla-X Fighter Craft

(@1351) - Mantaray Fighter Craft

(@1735) Total

 

ZEN MAGNETS - Neodymium Magnetic Balls (@384) - Tesla-X Fighter Craft.

 

Smaller fighter craft design.

 

Similar concept and build to the Canard Fighter Craft

www.flickr.com/photos/tend2it/5144373549

 

Floating Effect = sitting on a cap risers.

Engine Effect = backlit by son's bubble gun (in camera, no photo-shopping)

 

Started to play with quadrilateral and single strand layering (with an aircraft in mind) and came up with this design. This one is based sort of on a manta ray shape.

 

It started out with a central two layered strand.Then for each layer outward, an inter-meshed (non-parallel) single strand chain (layer) was added to the sides. Then the next layer was added on top. Then repeat alternating top and bottom layers to create the staggered layering.

 

Wing layering follows same the alternating top and bottom layering scheme radiating outward with symmetric wing lines.

 

Rear engine is a pentagon attached to body using 5-ball pentagons. Tail are two 9-ball filled triangles. Wing tips are 12-ball center with a linked outer layer (folded in half), cockpit and nose are extended symmetric modeling using ball pairs to form the shape.

 

ZEN MAGNETS - Neodymium Magnetic Balls (@1351) - Mantaray Fighter Craft

 

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX6_TI2TO3w

 

Engines Effect = lit by son's bubble gun (in camera shot, no photo-shopping)

 

A worthy opponent for the Canard Fighter Craft v02.

www.flickr.com/photos/tend2it/5144373549

 

Started to play with quadrilateral and single strand layering (with an aircraft in mind) and came up with this design. This one is based sort of on a manta ray shape.

 

It started out with a central two layered strand.Then for each layer outward, an inter-meshed (non-parallel) single strand chain (layer) was added to the sides. Then the next layer was added on top. Then repeat alternating top and bottom layers to create the staggered layering.

 

Wing layering follows same the alternating top and bottom layering scheme radiating outward with symmetric wing lines.

 

The engine tubes are 2 x (6-hex rings x 7 = outer) and 2 x (6-hex rings x 8 = inner) with a single chain spacer. Cover is two extended hexagons modded.

 

The cockpit are modified stacked extended hexagons.

 

Front cephalic lobe tips and wing tips are folded modified stacked extended hexagons.

 

The area between the cockpit and the engines is hexagon stacked with a folded modified larger hexagon with front layers removed.

 

4 x 4-ball coupled chain with hexagon from makes up the front gun.

 

Think of building the base shape one chain strand at a time like the rigid stick method with staggered layering to get the non-straight edging.

 

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Taken on November 26, 2010