Crimson Arrows P-2 "Sojourner" (Large Trijet Airliner) . KAAI P-2 “Sojourner”, a large trijet airliner, heavily inspired by the DC-10 / MD-11 designs.
It is KAAI's second airliner built in series.
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I forced myself to finish the aircraft before I will start my new job on Monday.
From then on, I will have a lot less time for building.
This thing represents something between a wide-body and “mid-body” aircraft design: its fuselage diameter is supposed to be smaller than the DC-10 / MD-11, but a tad wider than B-707 and Co. Roughly the diameter of the A-320 series, but “stretched” in both length and wing span in relation to those Airbus planes…
I like long, “sleak” planes:)…
This model was the most difficult one I have built so far, particularly due to the incredibly complex wing structure: not only did I have to hang the engines underneath the wing in an awkward, untypical way; moreover, I included working Kruger flaps (expandable leading edge flaps), increasing lift during the take-off and approach phase:
I don’t think this has been realized yet on any Lego aircraft model – but feel free to prove me wrong!
To Jonathan Ma:
As promised, I will include some pictures of how I made the doors of the aircraft at the end of this page.
I hope you´ll enjoy:)
It has a pretty nice tail:
A Sojourner rolling into a parking position:
An airport baggage truck with two (small) belly containers, a baggage and bulk trailer and some mobile boarding stairs:
Adding the stairs to the halted aircraft for an upcoming boarding procedure:
Some celebrities will be among the passengers: here, we have Pink posing with the "Team Deutsche Telekom" Tour de France stars!
In the meantime, the general boarding starts, but is slowed down immensly by an additional customs control:
Weird ravers or a neo-modern cult? Who knows! :)
Look who else is on this flight... :)
I especially enjoy this kind of perspective here:
The above mentioned Krueger Flaps, increasing lift during the critical phases of take-offs and approaches:
A heavy Sojourner touching down...
The underside of the fuselage - sorry for the flash light - it was too dark to take better pics...
The next one shows the nose shape quite well. I tried to make a nice, sleak-looking, rounded nose, representing some of the main features of most real aircraft of medium or large size:
Once more the frontal view of the Sojourner:
An easy-to-open cabin for playbility purposes:
The front section of the cabin (1st class) and the door to the cockpit:
Rear section of the cabin:
There are different cargo options for the Sojourner: It has space for two small belly containers...
... or a large cargo bay on the main deck for all sorts of bulky cargo or two 4*8, 4-brick-high containers like shown on the following pic:
A optical, sizw-wise comparison between the P-1 and the P-2:
Last but not least, here's how I build aircraft doors. It's very simple, similar to how it is done on the original Lego fuselages:
Ratings, comments and constructive criticism are appreciated!
I´ll gladly answer to any questions, but won´t be able to check my account until Sunday evening...