Buccaneer S2B

by   810 Alien  7 days ago
540 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 1 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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    Np! @Alien

    2 days ago
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    810 Alien

    @Ihavenorealideawhatiamdoing
    Thanks, really appreciate your comment!

    2 days ago
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    Beautiful build!

    2 days ago
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    135 KASA

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

    5 days ago
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    810 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?

    5 days ago
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    810 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.

    6 days ago
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    135 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.

    6 days ago
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    810 Alien

    @KASA great job, man - and quick too.

    6 days ago
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    810 Alien

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

    6 days ago
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    810 Alien

    @ChiChiWerx mutual follower this end!

    6 days ago
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    135 KASA

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

    6 days ago
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    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.

    6 days ago
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    13.3k ChiChiWerx

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

    7 days ago
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    810 Alien

    @Ephwurd Thanks bro!

    7 days ago
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    38.6k Ephwurd

    Nice build!

    7 days ago
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    810 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.

    7 days ago
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    810 Alien

    @Razor3278 High praise indeed. Thanks man!

    7 days ago
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    3,135 Dzeta8

    Np bud !@Alien

    7 days ago
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    810 Alien

    @Dzeta8 Appreciate your comment.

    7 days ago
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    810 Alien

    @EternalDarkness Thanks.

    7 days ago
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    4,212 Razor3278

    You should be atleast gold with this kind of build quality.

    7 days ago
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    13.3k ChiChiWerx

    Good looking replica, turns are extremely wide due to the CoM being soooo far ahead of the CoL. I added 2000 lbs and a bunch of fuel in the back of the plane to bring the CoM back as far as possible. Helped the range, too, as the ‘Bucc was a long range strike jet. Oh, plus I enabled the trim on the horizontal stabs and changed the nose wheel steering to “Yaw”. Flies a little better, but still turns like a Buccaneer!

    7 days ago
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    3,135 Dzeta8

    Wow ! Just epic and yeah pitch might be better !

    7 days ago
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    Pitch is a bit weak, but other than that, nice plane.

    7 days ago