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.
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.
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.
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.
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!" "Pilots?!?"
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!