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The Swan is a one-man swing-wing space ship.
I put too much volume on this version.
Now I've removed much of the bulk from model 2, but it's far from finished.
It works! It works!
T mode is used for long-distance, high-speed travel, since the interaction of the three engines in this closer configuration gives a higher effective propulsion force.
In E mode the engines are spaced further apart. This gives much better manouverability than T mode.
The detatched cockpit.
I decided to change the wing construction, so I wouldn't need two micro motors. I use three conventional cone engines for propulsion (one of them is used to swing the wings).
I've made the cockpit slightly larger, and added a set of front "stabilizers".
The scientific instrumentation consists of a six-knob antennae, and six star field cameras.
I use two tandem accelerators, and a few lasers to scare of bandits.