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Slingsby Venture G-BVKU

Dev WNP78  1.4 years ago

Slingsby T61 Venture T2

This is a replica of G-BVKU, a Slingsby Venture at my local gliding club. Now, most of you probably know me as a modder, and the first thing I want to say is no, I'm not stopping modding. The real reason behind this is that one of my current projects is a set of tools for the designer - attachment viewer/editor, decal designer, orthographic camera, blueprint comparison and perhaps more. Building a plane, and actually doing what the game was built for gave me some excellent insight into how to improve the quality of life of the hard-working builders out there.

PS: how has nobody gone mad yet? It was hard enough with the attachment editor, I simply can't imagine dealing with rogue connections without it. In fact, I probably couldn't have built the thing at all without the tools. With that in mind, I'll try and get my remaining mods out as quick as I can.

Controls:

AG1: Start Engine
AG2: Turn/Slip Gyro (does not act like a real one does, the needle just points up, but hey it's close).

Throttle, Roll, Pitch, Yaw, Trim as standard

Brake for wheel Brakes
VTOL for airbrakes/spoilers

Notes:

Range and Endurance: Simpleplanes by default has very high fuel consumption, simply because the map and the islands are so small. I think it balances the game and keeps it challenging flying with limiting fuel, but if you disagree you could always add a weightless fuel tank.

Precautions: The prop clearance is very low, so try to avoid steep banks such as the edge of a runway.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 50.7ft (15.4m)
  • Length 24.0ft (7.3m)
  • Height 8.0ft (2.4m)
  • Empty Weight 1,820lbs (825kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,998lbs (906kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.3
  • Wing Loading 3.1lbs/ft2 (15.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 651.1ft2 (60.5m2)
  • Drag Points 5599

Parts

  • Number of Parts 551
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    31.4k DerekSP

    @WNP78 that's great to hear!

    11 months ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @DerekSP yes. Oh maybe after the underwater thing. Main thing to do is add android GUI support

    11 months ago
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    31.4k DerekSP

    Are you planning to release any of the designer tools? I am especially interested in the attachment designer and the decal editor

    11 months ago
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    omg. great prop' work, awesome realistic for simple planes!

    1.3 years ago
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    25.3k sexylips35

    What?

    1.4 years ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @sexylips35 If I did, I wouldn't be the first.

    +3 1.4 years ago
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    25.3k sexylips35

    Can you make infinite zoom mod? but not in the designer?

    1.4 years ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @chancey21 yep, that's what I said in the second comment!

    1.4 years ago
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    52.5k Chancey21

    No I’m saying the designs are made of wings so you can’t even read them in the Designer so it’s kind of weird, I promise I’m not just trying to get on your bad side @WNP78

    1.4 years ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @chancey21 sorry, I didn't realise what you meant! I guess you're on about the with attach points in the designer. Yes, part of the designer tools has a setting to turn them off.

    1.4 years ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @chancey21 could you perhaps elaborate on what deserves to be called that or are you just here to cause annoyance?

    1.4 years ago
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    52.5k Chancey21

    Gosh that looks crappy in the Designer

    1.4 years ago
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    38.4k phanps

    NIce, however the panelling on the engine is a little messy.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    47.4k Blue0Bull

    Gg

    1.4 years ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @BACconcordepilot you were quick. I hadn't finished the tags yet.

    1.4 years ago
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    +1 1.4 years ago