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Airplane design.
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Curtiss built a radio-controlled version of their XC-10(scrapped in 1935) with a cockpit similar to yours. The engine was high mounted, the wings were given increased dihedral. There was a protruding window on each side, a symmetrical arrangement, actually. Like your design!
Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
How big is that engine?!
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Veleriphon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously looks like a shark.  Really organic lines.  Nice.
Star-trek-Parker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
this design seems like it would work great till you want to see what's to the right of ya XD good looking piece though.
ursusminor77 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Wingnut55 - by the looks of it this plane is just larger than a modern locomotive and in some ways looks similar. The asymmetry is interesting on the plane, wondering what it would do to the aerodynamics.  Nice piece. 
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
nice work ! out of all the asymetric designs tried over the history of aviation, i think you may have come up with something new here. if the pilot had an open cockpit he could climb into for use in takeoffs and landings then i think it would it would be entirely plausible as a mail plane from around 1929.
samsite-X Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely concept! :D
Marcos-VOM Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mannepanne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice! i love the design, Don't think it would work that well in real conditions though haha with the cockpit on the side but the design looks amazing :) great work!
Roberdigiorge Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice Design!
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Now THAT would have to be one beastly engine!
AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, I adore that design! :D
unspacy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
suumcuique Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist
I like the design very much and also the color-scheme.
It makes me think a lil of a mix of an ooold big truck and a classic Junkers maybe. Yeah, not really practical or that realistic looking, but it sure has character.
Rainyempire Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool style and cool idea!
exocolumn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
LJFHutch Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one! What struck me the most about this is actually how you painted the background, it's so simple yet very effective, plus a cool design with the plane :)
GermanPete Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that's an interesting design idea to place the cockpit of to one side... Though not very practical, I guess. Limits the pilots field of view and somehow sets the aerodynamics off.
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it's quite true. I kind of like the impracticality of it though, strange designs harken back to the early days of aviation, when designers made all sorts of crazy looking designs. I imagine that the engine and fuel tanks are so large, that there's simply no room for a pilot in the middle of the airframe.
GermanPete Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good reasons...
"Hey, Joe. I got the feeling we're missing something on our new beauty..."
"What? No way! Supercharged engine, cargo hold and fuel are all accounted for. Pilots gonna dig this baby once we hit the market!"
W-style89 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
He's right about the design being not very practical, but there are a lot of real planes (old ones) which have totally unpractical designs when it comes to the cockpit. Some were even almost impossible to land with, because the cockpit was put too far on the back of the hull.

Anyway, I really like the design. It's very believable. The one thing I would have as feedback is that although your idea of an super huge engine is very nice, I would love to see more of that in the design of the plane aside from the window. The propeller for example could even be bigger to show that there's a massive engine powering it. Just thinking out loud, it's a great design! :D
Henry-C Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, now that you've explained... :P
You should have put that reply at your Artist's Comments, sir. Just a thought. ;)

By the way, awesome work, as usual! :meow:
Reaper-052 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
I love this plane.
LEGENDARY07 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
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