Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?

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Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?

Post by False Prophet » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:19 am

The biggest change to a Flight Type Gouf compared to the standard Gouf beside the new backpack is enlarged leg skirts. That begged the question of why didn't they choose the Dom as the base model in the first place, instead of taking the time to modify Gouf units' legs for testing? Why not just bypassed the Gouf Flight Type for the Dom High Speed Experimental Type?

Did the Dom was still in development when the Flight Type Gouf started to be built? Or maybe the Dom's higher weight compared to the Gouf was why it wasn't chosen?

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Re: Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?

Post by JEFFPIATT » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 am

it looks like it was due to the Zeon Flying MS project being handled by Zeonic who used there new gouf model as an base for the project. the Dom High Speed Experimental Type was actually an derivative of the Gouf H type tech applied to an Dom frame but switched to faster hovercraft speeds than flight. The EFF Gouf H type units were basically put in hover mode mainly to avoid the engine overload problem that all but the H-8 units had.

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