Alright then, this is the MAI 12, long-range, widebody, tri-jet.
I always wanted to build a widebody commercial aircraft, some of you who have looked at my older stuff will know, about the cancelled SFM3 project, i got as far as the wings, before i realised i didn't have enough parts, or so i thought, and this aircraft, proves that i have barely enough parts, i have provided space for the landing gear, should any wheels pop up during this aircraft's lifetime
About this creation
Alright, before i begin with the specs and pics
I originally started building out a long-range twinjet, something along the lines of 777, 767, A330, but then when i fit the wings, and started making prototypes for the engines, it became clear they were too small (the lego engines are even smaller) the solution, add 1 more!!
So this turned out as a tri-jet, looking obviously like the MD-11
No ailerons, No landing gear, No rudder, all due to shortage of hinge bricks, i only have 12 of them
I am planing to make an AWACS verson, and a tanker version aswell
Another view of the front, the red sloping bricks are the cockpit windows
Winglet, and the typical red Right of way lights, and the blue (supposed to be white) strobe lights for the left wing, there are blue and green lights on the right wing
Flaps raised and spoilers down
Flaps down and spoilers (speed brakes) activated
Another view of spoilers
Tail view showing Engine 2. And no, the M doenst stand for McDonald's, its for Manthan
Elevator does move
Another view of the trimmed elevator (trimmed for crashing obvously)
The other Elevator
The blue (supposed to be white) strobe lights on the tail
Another view of the Tail
Yet another view of the tail, showing the gentle upwards slope, from the bottom
The 3 engines. Engine 2's cowling is longer because of obvous reasons (the engine part itself will not be, IRL)
Overall front view
Wing view?, hopefully you can see the aerofoil-ish shape
Underwing view with flaps down
Bottom rear view
Top of the fuselage, showing the red beacon lights on top
Internals, you see that top white 2 stud wide brick, below the slopes? That layer runs almost the entire length of the fuselage, that sits on the long red brick you see, that layers, theres 2 of them, one on the bottom, and one on the top, that you see there, they run almost the entire length of the fuselage also, they mutually support each other, and hold the top and bottom of the aircraft, very nice design if i do say so myself
View of a removed elevator, you see that yellow 90* brick, that fits into
That blue thingy, that is all that holds the elevator to the aircraft....
Air Crash Investigation: Flawed Design :P
Here you can see the underside of the wing more clearly
A parting shot
Well, as stated earlier, credits to Quogg for the nose design, everything else is my own design, and no slats or ailerons because of a shortage of hinge bricks, no landing gear because of no wheels
A bit slow in commenting; sorry 'bout that. Nice work Manthan! I love the "M" on the tail; nice touch! I feel that you probably should've made the wing a bit larger, as in deep. In short, I feel they are a bit too skinny for such a large aircraft. Even so, though, I can tell this is a massive craft; 5/5!
ohhh, I really wish you d get the parts needed to properly polish this piece, as you deserve it for such an eye in sculpting, the lack of parts clearly hurt this craft, not your lack of talent, it amazes me how close you are with what you have, and the functions you achieved without compromising the delicious shapes, the kits you received don t help you much in your usual kind of building, I tought you d change style, but, clearly, you re a sculptor, I wonder how you ll manage to take advantage of those.