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Gelidus Heavy Bomber - "Emissary of Heat"

141k spefyjerbf  1.4 years ago
Auto Credit Based on FGW2014's Time Travel Challenge [CLOSED]

“Take a listen. Relax, in position... and crank up the system.”

Lore-wise and design-wise, I think it fits pretty well with the challenge. It’s a little different from my usual. That’s why I like it, and, well, I hope that you like it, too. Custom theme and no infinite fuel! No bomb bay doors though. Sorry!

Controls:
Activator 1: Reverse Thrust online – Reverse thrust is activated by brake input. Mind the delay!
Activator 2: “Backburner” defensive system online
Activator 8: De-Activate “Conflictus” long-range AA guns
Trim: Trim

Miscellaneous Tips
- Max engine output is 50% throttle. It conserves fuel, which is nice.
- Watch out for sideslip/Dutch roll. It is very helpful for moving around, but it can be a nuisance for landing.
- Some random yaw when taking off/landing. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it, but it isn’t too bad. When you start to slip, pitch up!


Backburner System
Leave a trail of dangerous energy in your wake! Activate group 2, and then fireGuns to use it!
Conflictus Guns
Long Range AA cannons. Front-mounted in a compact package. Select Interceptor missiles, face your target, and fire.
REFLEX Missiles
Close-Range missile clusters. 360-degree locking, but they might take a little while to approach their target. Select guardian missiles, allow your enemy to venture within range, and then fire.
Bombs
Lots of bombs. Carpet bombing is easy with practice. Enough said here!

Beginning as a fairly obscure aircraft produced by SPEcorp, the Gelidus heavy bomber was perhaps one of the most successful PR moves of the company. The bomber fills a niche role. It is, essentially, plan B, or perhaps Z, for pummeling ground targets. An orbital strike, or advanced attack aircraft such as the SPE Soulreaper, might be more efficient for such tasks, but the Gelidus bomber is fairly cost-effective, and it is fairly useful for evoking fear in enemy ranks. The design, which was derived from comparatively ancient technology, was rumored to come from a SPEcorp employee that had a “time travel” incident. While such rumors are only allegations, the design did revive an old form of combat in an imposing, and stylish fashion.
The design itself, however, wasn’t what pushed the Gelidus bomber into the public eye. The bomber, in the modified form that is included, is heavily used by a group of mercenaries on Sanctum 6, a relatively uncivilized planet near New Portum. A group of blundering imbeciles who coincidentally preform extremely well in combat, the mercenary group named themselves “Heat’s Envoy”, and ordered a large sum of Gelidus units from SPEcorp. After acquiring the bombers, the mercenaries painted the bombers with odd, yet vaguely relevant insignia (as shown), and outfitted the bombers with extra AA weapons – thus eliminating the need for escorts in many situations. A stabilizing force on Sanctum 6, Heat’s Envoy became famous through overthrowing informal corporatist regimes, dictators, and various bandit organizations. Such deeds, while certainly profitable, elevated the mercenary group, and consequently, their humorously painted Gelidus bombers, to a position of fame.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Time Travel Challenge [CLOSED]
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 144.8ft (44.1m)
  • Length 123.4ft (37.6m)
  • Height 29.4ft (9.0m)
  • Empty Weight 110,977lbs (50,338kg)
  • Loaded Weight 176,416lbs (80,021kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.802
  • Wing Loading 69.0lbs/ft2 (336.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,556.4ft2 (237.5m2)
  • Drag Points 49018

Parts

  • Number of Parts 485
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    45 Ccdc

    How do you build these planes?

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    Not that fun to play in

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    1,543 CK10

    calls @spefyferbf "I'd like to buy about twenty or these for defence of my base, about how much would that cost?"

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    Can you try my planes/items? I don't know if they are good/bad. Tell me how to improve plz

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    141k spefyjerbf

    @Newplanewhodis Something particularly interesting about the decals?

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    52.2k Franticmatty

    @spefyjerbf Awesome plane! I forgot to upvote... done it now :)

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    141k spefyjerbf

    @Franticmatty Thanks for featuring this in your video! Good flying, especially considering that you were recording late at night.

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    5,647 Johawks1976

    Yeee this is nice

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    9,440 CarsonG1017

    (Fifty) first!

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    29.1k BaconRoll

    @spefyjerbf no problem!

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    @spefyjerbf
    Yup! I love making the images and gifs.

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    141k spefyjerbf

    @JohnnyBoythePilot Exactly! I like how it makes it look professional too. The images are fun to make, too.

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    @spefyjerbf
    Yea I'm starting to do the same thing with my detailed planes. I love these type of descriptions because it brings the plane more to life, like its more professional.

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    141k spefyjerbf

    @BaconRoll @CruzerBlade Thank you! This one was difficult for me, so I am glad that you like it!

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    @spefyjerbf I highly agree

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    👌


    @CruzerBlade opportunity missed

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    7,208 CruzerBlade

    one word.
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    29.1k BaconRoll

    I love planes... and this account is a real treasure trove. Splendid! Simply delicious

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    141k spefyjerbf

    @ThomasRoderick Thanks! I wouldn't quite say that I am back, but I will post!

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    Spefy you are back! Nice to see your post again!

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    141k spefyjerbf

    @JohnnyBoythePilot I put plenty of effort into my descriptions, especially the images/gifs, so thank you!

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    @spefyjerbf
    Thanks, this is a beautiful build. I'll give it a whirl later.

    Oh, and sweet description!

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    9,351 Razor3278

    spicy boi

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    28.5k FGW2014

    thank you for the entry

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    141k spefyjerbf

    @EliteArsenals24 Thanks! That decal was a fun one, and I think I made it look pretty good too.

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