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Embraer EMB-121 Xingu

82.9k DeezDucks  15 days ago
Auto Credit Based on WarHawk95's French Air Force Challenge [Extended deadline]

Embraer EMB-121 Xingu

Factory fresh version here
No low part count version, perish


Phat thanks to Vincent_, BaconAircraft, SnoWFLakE0s, MrSilverWolf, TheCatBaron for flight testing and technical assistance. Thank you, loyal subjects for supporting one of the two people that has uploaded something regularly in the past 2 years.


Manual

1: Parking Brake
2: Lights
3: Reverse Pitch
8: Master Switch-oof
VTOL: Flaps
Trim: Trim


The EMB-121 Xingu (pronounced: Shin-Goo) is a twin-engine fixed-wing aircraft made by Embraer and introduced in 1977. The largest operator of the EMB-121 is currently the French Air Force, with 23 still remaining in service. Used by the French Air Force as a pilot trainer, it has been in service since 1983 and will be phased out in 2025, a total of 42 years.

Wow another upload from me in less than a month! I promise you this will not be a trend. Originally it was a proof of concept I made over a year ago for making visually accurate cockpits for larger planes. Then I started it again as a practice for circularly paneled wings, so ta-da this is the first plane I've made with a somewhat accurate wing profile. I will now return to my R&D cave kbye.


Additional Flight Notes:
If you takeoff with takeoff flaps selected and let go of pitch, it can sometimes lock itself in a nose down attitude despite having full elevator deflection. I didn't figure out how to fix this so just... don't do that.


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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.081
  • Wing Loading 14.8lbs/ft2 (72.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 833.9ft2 (77.5m2)
  • Drag Points 2435

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1228
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    I swear this is gonna have more upvotes than my DHC-2 Beaver and I spent five months on that versus less than one here bruh

    Pinned 13 days ago
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    nice replica

    yesterday
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @RaendyLeBeau Thank you! :)

    2 days ago
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    3,576 RaendyLeBeau

    congrats, this plane is so beauty scale finished..amazing ! great Work!

    3 days ago
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    Lol I also built this a while ago😂😂

    5 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @GabrielBody No <3

    5 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @ChiChiWerx Oh thank you soo much! Sorry for the late response, it's always a pleasure getting praise from you. Those issues may have been oversights, I'll definitely look into that. I'm glad I got somewhat realistic flight characteristics by just eyeballing it lol.

    5 days ago
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    Could you make a mobile friendly version ??

    6 days ago
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    27.4k ChiChiWerx

    Quite nice and neat with very disciplined approach to building, especially for the cockpit glass. Can’t imagine I’d have the patience to replicate the process. Flight model is also very good. Typically,
    though, reverse pitch or reverse thrust would be enabled through some sort of weight on wheels or ground sensing system, making it impossible to throw it into reverse pitch while airborne. There are exceptions to this (C-17), did you see in your research that the pilot can put this one into reverse pitch while airborne? Also, the trim tab would/should be moveable on the ground, even at zero airspeed, can’t imagine this plane IRL would work otherwise. Anyway, very nice/realistic and fun to fly! Spent a few wasted minutes just flying it in the pattern at Yeager, making nice landings, investigating stall characteristics, etc.

    9 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @TheWeaver Thanks man! Really happy with out that turned out.

    10 days ago
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    21.3k TheWeaver

    Damn, that cockpit class is s e x y.

    11 days ago
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    This is a keeper. Nice work

    12 days ago
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    8,969 Zanedavid

    It happens, I’m sure if I ever post my builds I’m doing now they won’t get as many upvotes as my other builds, it’s kinda a dice roll imo @DeezDucks

    12 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @Chancey21 Manny Gratitious tanks

    13 days ago
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    17.8k PapaKernels

    love the mobile version, lol. cool looking plne

    +1 13 days ago
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    65.6k Chancey21

    100th Upvote! congrajulashuns

    13 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @BaconEggs Ah thank you I still try for that with every build :P

    +1 13 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @RandomUser09 Ask Embraer

    13 days ago
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    @RandomUser09 Xingu means "clean water" in an indigenous language.

    13 days ago
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    17.4k RandomUser09

    @DeezDucks em why the name is Chinese. I don't think it's a Brazilian name.

    13 days ago
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    96.0k BaconEggs

    i shouldnt have to say this but bruh i miss builds that actually have a good flight model like this one

    13 days ago
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    @DeezDucks i alr did it for my CRJ900 so i see what u mean u just did it so perfectly

    14 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @MoldyBread idk if that's helpful or not? if you're still confused I can give you an unlisted dash 8 where I did it for the first time, that one's a lot simpler

    14 days ago
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    Wow ok@DeezDucks

    14 days ago
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    82.9k DeezDucks

    @MoldyBread It sounds a little complicated but really it's just tedious and a little time consuming. First I made the fuselage section around the cockpit with shorter pieces around 0.5 in length, then I you just angle pieces to match the length of each flat side of the fuselage and build out from there.

    In essence it's just following the fuselage exactly, it recreates the shape really well if done right but you have to use dark and glossy colours else the edges become very noticeable. That and you can't get an actual cockpit view with it.

    14 days ago
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