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  06 June 2010
Time to widen the runways!!!
 
  06 June 2010
Lumiplane


The Lumiplane or Jadewing in essence is a colossal glider with a wing-spread of approximately half a mile. Its wings are composed of a semi-transparent material called Lumiplex. Photons passing through the Lumiplex cause it to float in the air, making the aircraft almost weightless. As long as the sun is in the sky the plane drifts gently and can fly at low speeds which makes it perfect for pleasure-flights. It lands on a water surface and can take off with the help of tractor planes and boats.
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  06 June 2010
This is a really nice image. The palette and scene do a great job of communicating the light airiness of the vehicle. It reminds me a little of that high altitude solar powered wing robot surveyor thing NASA were testing a while back. Great work
 
  06 June 2010
Thanks. Yes the NASA Helios. I tried to make Lumiplane a bit like Helios. At least both of them powered by the Sun
 
  06 June 2010
details

Here are some details


passengers on board


girl and kite


Transparency of the Lumiplex wings can be controlled by the pilot. As the wings become more transparent the more photons can passing through them. Its causing the plane to ascend. If the pilot wants the plane to descend he could pitch the transparency to a lower level to block the way of the photons through the material.
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  06 June 2010
Beautiful image! The colors capture the airiness of your scene perfectly and your vehicle design is so elegant. Thanks for the detail shots - the one image just doesn't do this work justice. Congratulations and good luck!
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  06 June 2010
Thank you for the good words!
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