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XLE-514 by TheXHS XLE-514 by TheXHS
The XLE-514 is a AWACS (AEW) conversion of civil turboprop airliner. Tail mounted turboprop layout been under consideration by many aircraft building firms. Some projects was designed, such as Boeing 7J7,  Antonov An-180, Yakovlev Yak-46, some tested in flight, for example Embraer EMB-123 Vector, but none of them never put into serial production.
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hellbat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Nice!
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buckyalt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Why do you stick with dishes when everyone is moving over to flat sided phased arrays? They are much better from a aerodynamic perspective. Personally what I would love to see is a conformal phased array (like on the G550 CAEW) on a 787 sized aircraft. Think we could get your take on something like that?
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TheXHS Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Disks add retrofuturistics view =)
Also flat array have narrow blind sector direct ahead and aft about airplanes, dishes have not it.
Yes, I'll try draw some craft with flat antennae. Now I coloring a lot of old design, this one two years old, some of my last uploads too. I have more than half hundreds lineart pic without color...
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. :D
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Azerty72200 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Do you think it is less fuel consuming than with a jet?
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TheXHS Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, turboprop more efficiently at medium speed. Jet good from Mach 0.7 and up. Also exist high speed turbofan (without cowling, that make it similar to turboprop - unducted turbofan), that have also low fuel consumption at Mach 0.8 and slightly up, such as Motor Sich D-27 (from An-70, also proposed as powerplant for An-180), GE36 (powerplant for Boeing 7J7, tested in flight on Boeing 727), google about "Advanced Turboprop Projet".
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Azerty72200 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
And by the way, good job as always :) (Smile)
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