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.
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
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.
- 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)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.3
- Wing Loading 3.1lbs/ft2 (15.0kg/m2)
- Wing Area 651.1ft2 (60.5m2)
- Drag Points 5599
- Number of Parts 551
- Control Surfaces 0