Buccaneer S2B

by   3,660 Alien  11 months ago
876 downloads

The last British nuclear-capable bomber. This 12 SQN Buccaneer in haze grey livery is dedicated to my dear friend and ex-Flight Commander who is no longer with us - I hope you like it. Use VTOL to control all moving parts: AG1 deploys the airbrakes. I couldn't figure out how to make the clamshell doors open, so I embedded a pair in the fuselage. AG 2 and 3 open the nose cone and RX/RX equipment bay respectively. I know the composite nose cone was simply detached, but I couldn't resist mechanising it. Inside you'll find the Blue Parrot radar. AG 4 opens the rotating bomb bay and AG 5 lowers the arrestor gear. AG 6 turns on Nav/Position lights and the nose gear landing light. As a smart alec, I even included the fluid/pressure gauges located on the starboard forward fuselage, but lost all brownie points by not doing the folding wings. A slight niggle - she veers to port under initial takeoff acceleration, possibly due to the refuelling probe, but she flies nicely. Take her up for a spin, and any of you gurus out there are more than welcome to improve on it.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.5ft (13.3m)
  • Length 48.0ft (14.6m)
  • Height 14.3ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 37,142lbs (16,847kg)
  • Loaded Weight 39,890lbs (18,094kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.169
  • Wing Loading 122.0lbs/ft2 (595.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 327.0ft2 (30.4m2)
  • Drag Points 8569

Parts

  • Number of Parts 335
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    3,660 Alien

    @MailboxIsMyGender Thanks bro!

    3 months ago
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    This plane.

    3 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @Mustang51 thanks man, she's one of my favourite planes too.

    7 months ago
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    5,560 Mustang51

    Great to see one of my favourite planes made so well!

    7 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @nuke778 thanks bro.

    10 months ago
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    I love this plane RIP friend

    10 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @GhostHTX Much obliged, old boy. I have a nice little Italian surprise winging Simple Planes way shortly. Have a dekko when it's up, and let me know your thoughts.

    11 months ago
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    22.7k GhostHTX

    Christ! Late the party as always. How I missed this I will never know.
    Spiffing Buck, old bean. This is a really very, very nice model.

    11 months ago
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    Np! @Alien

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @Ihavenorealideawhatiamdoing
    Thanks, really appreciate your comment!

    11 months ago
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    Beautiful build!

    11 months ago
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    240 KASA

    Yes I did lol, then I will work on the flex @Alien

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @KASA If you're talking about my build, I put nosewheel steering on roll input with 15° of arc. Were you trying to steer with yaw input?

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @KASA yeah, the eccessive flex was my problem too, and when I nudged the wing in far enough so as not to flex, the actuator and rod came through the wing surface while the wing stayed put. Doh! It's probably just me.

    11 months ago
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    240 KASA

    Thanks! The problem is that the wings flex a lot when you pull up but I will look into it. I also made a Version with folding wings and a bit better handling and range but Simple planes won’t let me upload it so I have to wait a few hours. @Alien
    I also tried nose wheel steering and it worked but it fucked up the gear retraction so a part of the gear would always stick out even if you retract the gear. Maybe I will xml mod it so it still works.

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @KASA great job, man - and quick too.

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @MEERKAT978 go for it! And thanks for the comment.

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @ChiChiWerx mutual follower this end!

    11 months ago
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    240 KASA

    Here is it with folding wings: https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/eD54r2/Buccaneer-S2B-folding-Wings @Alien

    11 months ago
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    2,899 MEERKAT978

    Depending on how exactly the wings go together @Alien, I might have a crack at it. I'll be discriminate if I try though: This bird is beautiful and I wouldn't want my heavy-handedness messing it up.

    11 months ago
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    18.1k ChiChiWerx

    @Alien YW, a very good looking bird, for certain. Many advanced building techniques here, keep it up, you have a new follower!

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @Ephwurd Thanks bro!

    11 months ago
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    51.3k Ephwurd

    Nice build!

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @ChiChiWerx Thanks for the input. Trying to get the design close compromised the handling, and I'm not up to speed with Simple Planes tweaks yet. I applied yours to my original build and managed to improve the CG. Thanks again.

    11 months ago
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    3,660 Alien

    @Razor3278 High praise indeed. Thanks man!

    11 months ago
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