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Lockheed P-38J "Skidoo"

86.1k Johndfg  2.0 years 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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    Why you disappear,why

    one month ago
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    It is way too big, can you make one below 1000 parts?

    one month ago
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    @Berserker9190 e

    2 months ago
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    otherwise, great detail, and is that a child's seat in the back?

    4 months ago
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    mine strafes to the left and eventually flips over, with the center of the roll the left engine

    4 months ago
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    This is amazing

    1.1 years ago
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    1,734 biggasgigant

    skidoo skidoken your neck is now b r o k e n

    1.5 years ago
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    86.1k 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

    1.8 years ago
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    792 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

    1.8 years ago
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    10.7k shipster

    Looks P E R F E C T

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    41.8k Tang0five

    Happy hundredth!

    +2 2.0 years 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

    2.0 years ago
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    86.1k Johndfg

    @RYAviation probably not, why?

    2.0 years ago
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    Are you ever gonna update your AC-130

    2.0 years ago
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    86.1k Johndfg

    @MidKNIGHT04 glad you like it

    2.0 years ago
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    It's ok.

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    43.7k Wogchamp

    @suggestivecarp That's not very nice dude.

    2.0 years ago
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    Beautify done.☺

    2.0 years ago
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    86.1k Johndfg

    @Mickk thanks so much, glad you like it

    2.0 years ago
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    86.1k Johndfg

    @jamesPLANESii thanks!

    2.0 years ago
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    9,371 dINE

    Killer work, bravo!

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    163k AN2Felllla

    Have a spotlight lol

    2.0 years ago
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    2,232 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 2.0 years ago
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    21.4k F4f879

    cant fly it but i can say this looks dope

    2.0 years ago
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    86.1k 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 2.0 years ago
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