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John R Farley Jr

"Faery Aircraft" by John R Farley Jr

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 . . . Are not what you might think These are big, powerful, and fast. 

Range: 12,752 miles / 20,522 kilometers.

Speed: 564 miles / 907 kilometers per hour.

Ceiling Height: 42,000 feet / 12,801 meters. 

Length: 283 feet /  82 meters.

Wingspan: 312 feet / 95 meters.

Six powerful engines. Each engine has two propeller shafts, driving two sets of four-bladed counter-rotating propellers. The propellers have slight paddles or blades at the ends, giving a little extra thrust. This design is based on a "blended wing" design being explored with some success today. Computer control eliminates the need for  tail fins.

On a distant world where the Fae lived, they could fly anywhere they wanted to. The females had the wings, the males did not. The male fae were trained to defend the kingdom and soon became a force not to be trifled with.  When you have "faery" attached to your name, you fight a little harder to be taken seriously. 

From a story I have. 

Over time, through disease and other changes, the faery's lost their wings and became land-bound. Not to be held down, they invented many amazing if not unusual ways to get around. Some are like this aircraft, which they quickly developed. Not advanced for jet power yet, but they are working on it. 


This didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. A series of problems, both health and personal took away my creativity, so for nearly two years, I didn't do anything creative. I came to a point where I had to get out of this, as the problems continue. 

Changes made: Redrawn on watercolor paper. Acrylic paint for the sky and clouds. Airplane was colored with ink and markers, sweetened up the colors a little, then some Photoshop lens flares added.  

10 Jan 2011:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
I love the story idea behind the picture. Sounds pretty cool.18

the ship is pretty neat and looks like something that would belong to the fae

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thank you, Chelsea. I enjoyed painting this, and I had the story in my head for months. In real life the green would be iredescent. "
10 Jan 2011:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
If you post the story, be sure to let me know.2

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "I meant the story that goes with the picture description. But yes, there is a novel length story I want to put this in, but I only have bits and pieces of it. "
10 Jan 2011:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
oh, got ya
12 Jan 2011:-) Morgan Rhys Emlyn Jenkins
Reminds me of the old Northrop designs of the late 40’s (and the latest Northrop designs, the Northrop Spirit)

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Exactly, and also the blended wing designs they have now. There’s a new Spirit bomber in the works, more delta-winged than this one. "
18 Jan 2011:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
looks even better!

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thank you! That’s exactly what I was going for! 12"
18 Jan 2011:-) Kim Taylor
yes, the hull certainly looks more shiny

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thank you, Kimberly. I did want it to look more metallic. "
22 Jan 2011:-) Zach Polar Bexar Rath
ahh yes... the B2 Spirit, with a maximum payload of 40,000 LBS the devastation provided by this carrier of death will surly destroy any fairy! good job!
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:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Whoa, thanks for the thumbs.
Well, it’s not meant to be a bomber, but if you or another viewer lets that part of the imagination fire up, I won’t stop it. 12

There’s a new generation of stealth bombers in the works, they also look a lot cooler, more delta-winged than the B-2 is. "
23 Jan 2011:-) Kerstyn Kaori Leigh
Ooooooh nice!!! I love the design, and the composition is amazing!

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Kerstyn. This turned out much better than the original. "
30 Jan 2011:-) Lynn Purple Dragoness Lilac Taylor
So very cool. I think the name fits it cause if you think if faeries you think lighter than air. I love the whispy lighter than air quality of this pic.

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Lynn. Yes, I wanted to get the look of a large powerful airplane that wasn’t very noisy. And I’ve always liked the way the sky and the ground sort of blend together in the distance. "
23 Feb 2011:-) Trish Harold
Pretty impressive looking machinery. If I was a male fae,I’d be taking this baby out for a joyride. Love the sleek shape and the metallic green. The cloud effects are pretty cool too!

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thank you Trish. But as a female faery you’d be able to take it to the next destination because the main character is a female fae, and a records-keeper and researcher in the story this comes from. 12"
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'Faery Aircraft':
 • Created by: :-) John R Farley Jr
 • Copyright: ©John R Farley Jr. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Aircraft, Airplane, Airplanes, Fae, Faery, Fairy, Flying, Machines, Propellers
 • Categories: Faery, Fay, Faeries, Spaceships, Ships, Bessels, Transportation..., Techno, Cyber, Technological, Juvenile, for Children, for Youth
 • Techniques: Felt-tipped Pens, Acrylics, Gouache, Markers
 • Submitted: 2011-01-09 16:08:50
 • Views: 2078
 • Resolution: 1600x1099

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