No, I dont have the fluid flow simulator in my software I think. Just got it installed a few days ago. Very excited that I am picking it up at a good pace… Once I am better I may go for the more complex one and see how that goes… But I think I will just stick with this one for a few more weeks and see how it goes…
Another version … yeah having too much fun
The reason I have the tail fins different from the SpaceX is 2 fold.
- Its more stable that way, I expect that there will be some normal flaps near the engines to help steer the ship.
- Less moving parts. Less things can break. More reuse-ability.
This new design also has a few other features.
- The Disk structure is outside the main ship’s Tube/cylinder so that it does not disrupt the structural integrity of the Ship.
- The smaller Blue Disk is a Launch Abort system, a bit like a big spaceX Dragon Capsule embedded in the main disk structure. It is where the passengers get in and and strap on just before take off. The main disk also shields the capsule from explosive debris. After take off they can move into the main ship area.
Another thing i want to include more in the design are ideas inspired from the Skydiving flight suits. It seems a good flight suit slows down the decent by 50% ! I have also included lifting body designs ideas from the venture star design… That’s why I thought the disk would be a useful structure to include.
Re Printing… Yeah very keen to try it… Just about ready to buy a 3d printer !! LOL
When I was very young, one of the first things I remember was when we lived in a Teachers College ( My Dad was a lecturer at the Campus ) I was walking through the campus hostels and suddenly there were paper planes flying everywhere in all directions… It seems I walked into a paper plane battle between the east side and the west side!! I was so enchanted by the many varieties of origami planes, I grab various types from the ground, took them home and reverse engineered them and found out the principles of flying origami planes. I even invented a few new types !!
So I would be keen to chuck my BFS out a window and see how it performs !! LOL !!