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Lockheed P-38J "Skidoo"

84.6k Johndfg  2 months ago

P-38J Lightning "Skidoo"

ATTENTION
The current version currently has a broken left rudder. Not sure if this is due to the 1.8 beta, an upload error, or just negligence on my part.
Fixed version
HERE


First of all, HUGE thanks to BogdanX, Chancey21, CoolPeach, CRJ900Pilot, DepressedTortoise, and Gravity for their help play testing, giving feedback, and giving pointers with XML editing. Honestly this thing would be an un-aerodynamic mess without their help. Check them all out.


This nearly 1:1 scale P-38J is my best design, and possibly my last for a long time. (Who knows though, I've said this before)

The Skidoo is the first thing I ever saw fly at an airshow, and I've been on SimplePlanes, and a path towards piloting and aero engineering ever since.


FEATURES:
- Accurate nose art and ID numbers, plus many, many more details
- Realistic flight performance (thanks again to all play testers)
- Working fowler flaps, combat flaps, turbocharger and other exhaust ports, and a passable cockpit interior


INSTRUCTIONS
VTOL Down: Fowler flaps
AG 1: Combat/dive flaps
TRIM


MOBILE FRIENDLY VERSION


Try it on the WW2 torpedo bomber mission for some atmospheric flak flying


MORE INFO
Wiki
The Skidoo
Beautiful P-38 flight demo

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 52.2ft (15.9m)
  • Length 38.2ft (11.6m)
  • Height 12.3ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight 11,924lbs (5,408kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,924lbs (5,408kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.276
  • Wing Loading 27.6lbs/ft2 (134.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 432.6ft2 (40.2m2)
  • Drag Points 4356

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1878
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    84.6k Johndfg

    @SirGareth
    Yeah totally go ahead. I don’t have a ton of time lately so I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to check out the finished version but sounds interesting so far

    19 days ago
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    777 SirGareth

    @johndfg
    Hi john. I was wondering if you would be interested in a prototype I’m planning to build using your B-17. If you check out most of my planes, you can see I’m not great at shaping but I love technical areas such as bomb bays and other interesting features. Where you come in is this- I want to use your B-17, and with pistons and a camera make it so you can actually ‘walk through’ the interior of the plane. I’d also like to make a more silvery paint job and add waist and turret guns similar to my Handley page Halifax. Once I finish I’d like you to see it because I think being able to tour the interior is the next logical step to such a beautiful plane- full inner and outer functionality. Here is a really quick test I threw together to see if it was possible. https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/Eq5kS6/Boeing-B-17-walkthrough-test

    22 days ago
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    5,145 shipster

    Looks P E R F E C T

    +1 2 months ago
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    27.6k Tang0five

    Happy hundredth!

    +2 2 months ago
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    Aw that sucks because I feel like it would be such an amazing thing to see that beautiful beast upgraded to be a devastating force @Johndfg

    2 months ago
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    84.6k Johndfg

    @RYAviation probably not, why?

    2 months ago
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    Are you ever gonna update your AC-130

    2 months ago
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    84.6k Johndfg

    @MidKNIGHT04 glad you like it

    2 months ago
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    It's ok.

    +1 2 months ago
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    25.7k DuckMint

    @suggestivecarp That's not very nice dude.

    2 months ago
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    Beautify done.☺

    2 months ago
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    84.6k Johndfg

    @Mickk thanks so much, glad you like it

    2 months ago
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    84.6k Johndfg

    @jamesPLANESii thanks!

    2 months ago
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    2,370 nadvgia

    Killer work, bravo!

    +1 2 months ago
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    Have a spotlight lol

    2 months ago
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    2,060 Mickk

    @Johndfg A lot of work went into this.
    It took a while to spawn into the game for me, but it DID work and looked great in game on high settings, although my PC struggled a bit at points.
    I love the old warbirds, but I'm not good enough (yet!) to do justice to them.

    +2 2 months ago
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    15.6k F4f879

    cant fly it but i can say this looks dope

    2 months ago
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    84.6k Johndfg

    @NANOMAN Fixed the rudder in description, thanks for letting me know. Sorry that you're unhappy, at a certain point past 1500 parts some details just can't be added perfectly. My F-86 is a design I'm not very proud of, so I'm glad you like it

    +1 2 months ago
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    68.2k Mumpsy

    Beauty!

    +1 2 months ago
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    5,782 NANOMAN

    with all due respect ... but it is very bad ... the wing is done very carelessly, one rudder does not work, there is no steering wheel, a flat emblem, some empty cockpit ... I cannot appreciate it. The F-86 was much better ... very sorry, I was expecting something outstanding :(

    Sorry for using Google Translator

    2 months ago
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    8,510 Gravity

    Thanks for the tag =)

    2 months ago
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    15.7k Trainzo

    A very nice work to honor the devil forked tail . A lot of detail . Magnificent .

    2 months ago
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    28.4k BaconRoll

    Skidaddle skidoo
    Amazing work from you

    2 months ago
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    @Johndfg it is

    2 months ago
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    The amount of sheer detail is astounding, great job on this even though I can’t fly it xD

    2 months ago
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