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H.M.A (Her Magesty's Airship) R101

7,082 BurkeEnterprise  2.3 years ago

After 3 months of hard work,
(ok, 2 and a half months slacking and 3 weeks of hard work)
I am incredibly excited to bring you that blimp I've been talking up all weekend!

Presenting the Socialist Ship, The H.M.A. R101

The third or forth grandest airship ever built, (my opinion)
The R101 was one of a pair of British rigid airships completed in 1929 as part of a British government programme to develop civil airships capable of service on long-distance routes within the British Empire. It was designed and built by an Air Ministry-appointed team and was effectively in competition with the government-funded but privately designed and built R100. When built it was the world's largest flying craft. At 731 ft (223 m) in length, and it was not surpassed by another hydrogen-filled rigid airship until the Hindenburg flew seven years later.
(Wikipedia)

My rendition includes a super innovative boyency system. Instead of one group of jets at the centre of mass, this has three groups spanning the fuselage! That way it can bend and list like a real Airship!

In flight

And best of all, COCKPIT VIEW!

Takeoff instructions

throttle to 100% and gear up to retract gangway, once tail starts to rise Ag1 to separate from the mast and carefully pitch up until clear of mast. VTOL up to start motors and away you go!

Mid-Flight

Use pitch to keep level and yaw to steer. Enjoyment is mandatory.

Landing

Throttle to 99%-98% and vtol to just above Center, Pitch down and come in slow. Once near the ground, vtol to center and wait until touchdown. Once landed, throttle back a little so you don't drift away

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +292 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 59.6ft (18.2m)
  • Length 437.2ft (133.3m)
  • Height 63.8ft (19.5m)
  • Empty Weight -192,809lbs (-87,457kg)
  • Loaded Weight 55,255lbs (25,063kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.61
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.022
  • Wing Loading 27.5lbs/ft2 (134.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,010.2ft2 (186.8m2)
  • Drag Points 127686

Parts

  • Number of Parts 359
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @Keopongpisith it'll be up by Wednesday probably. It's taken 2 months of research, development, and lag.

    2.0 years ago
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    @BurkeEnterprise that’s even better, USS Akron is gonna the most popular aircraft in the game, keep up a good work

    2.0 years ago
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    I'm sorry but r100 isn't on said list right now. It might be though, things change. Ps. Try flying this while playing the interstellar soundtrack. It'll change your life.

    2.1 years ago
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    @Keopongpisith Thank you! I have a list right now. I'm doing the uss. Akron which is already going to be waaaay better than the r101, then a Zeppelin NT, then I'll probably do a few of my own designs.

    2.1 years ago
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    Man, your R101 is truly amazing, I’ve been looking forward to this moment since I start playing this game. Also, I can’t wait to see you post an R100, that would be really cool, thanks

    2.1 years ago
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    @Beastycraft I skrewed up. It constantly pitches downwards.

    2.2 years ago
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    omg this airship runs and flies so well lol

    2.2 years ago
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    Just had some fun with your biplanes and this earlier

    2.2 years ago
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    @SpiritusRaptor means a lot!

    2.2 years ago
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    1Love how it flies! feels authentic

    2.2 years ago
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    3,536 OwenWolf

    Enemy behemoth en route.

    2.2 years ago
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    @Tang0five oh. Sometimes larger blocks seem to be unstable

    2.2 years ago
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    39.5k Tang0five

    Oh yeah tried that, strangely it’s not the number of parts but shear scale of I think that’s stopping it from loading. Never mind awesome work! @BurkeEnterprise

    2.2 years ago
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    @Tang0five did you try downloading it?

    2.2 years ago
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    @Tang0five I made it on my iPad. If you want I can make a low part count version. The looks are nothing compared to the flight

    2.2 years ago
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    39.5k Tang0five

    Too big for my iPad but it looks tremendous so have a medal!

    2.2 years ago
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    76.3k TMach5

    @BurkeEnterprise Thanks!

    2.2 years ago
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    @TMach5 ok, you might want to delete the mast and change the engine input to throttle though

    2.2 years ago
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    76.3k TMach5

    @BurkeEnterprise Can I have your permission to post a "spawn" version of this zeppelin for the Biplane Challenge ? I know it's not a biplane, but it's great target practice for WW1 aircraft.

    2.2 years ago
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    3,788 MEERKAT978

    MAJESTIC

    2.2 years ago
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    @Herpasherpaderpa make an unlisted post, and in the comments section type @BurkeEnterprise

    2.2 years ago
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    Could you run me through on how (to tag you)? It’s a pretty simplistic design. I was able to get it to 108 and keep it in the air. @BurkeEnterprise

    2.2 years ago
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    @ThePilotDude I have other Airships, they don't fly as well though

    2.2 years ago
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    32.2k ThePilotDude

    Amazing job! I wish I could upvote more than once

    2.3 years ago
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    @Herpasherpaderpa can you tag me in an unlisted post so I can have a look?

    2.3 years ago
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