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Dragonfly Autogyro
Milieu: Stellar Horizons RPG

Another aircraft from the Stellar Horizons RPG vehicle sourcebook. This is the AeroFrance Dragonfly, a civilian two person autogyro marketed as planetary survey craft and sportflyer.
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Fantastic concept for a gyrocopter!
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Interesting.
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hiram67 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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Rogue7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Very nice, clean lines and all :)
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doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student
I want one.
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
You create fantastic mecha; you've got quite a talent.
=)
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you very much!!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice job on this! Between the excellent shading, and the motion-blur-fest of the rotors and landscape, you really hit this one out of the park!

I'd love to see a color version using overlays on top of this shaded drawing...
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thanks Newt!!

Oddly, this pic was done first in color, and just made into a grayscale image( the form it will be produced in).
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow! Have you tried black and white underpainting on any of your color pieces?
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
thats one great desing
like it.
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BigRalph Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010   Digital Artist
I could see a military version of this.
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:iconartraccoon:
Artraccoon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
So could I!!

Oddly, autogyros just don't seem to be employed in modern military roles. Fixed wing aircraft do certain jobs better, and job that a autogyro could do that an airplane couldn't a helicopter could do even better than the autogyro.

Now way back in WW2 the U.S. Army & Navy used a few Kellet models as scouts, the Japanese used their Kayaba for scouting & anti-submarine warfare(it could carry A depth charge in lieu of carrying the observer). The folks that seemed to do more in direct combat with autogyros were the Soviets. They had two types, used mainly for recce and dropping propaganda leaflets. But their Kamov A-7 had 3 machine guns(one for the observer to use), and was a cool looking machine! And lucky me, I've got a model of it! I've just got to get around to building it!

Sometime I'd love to draw a futuristic military autogyro!!
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Misieq79 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Me likes it :)
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