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Focke-Wulf Ta-156 Wespe

30.9k CRJ900Pilot  4 days ago
Auto Credit Based on BogdanX's Fork Devils CHALLENGE


Happy Holidays? 30k build? 4 year build? I'm not quite sure; I'm late to all of them. Anyway, here is my entry for BogdanX's Fork Devils challenge


Features

  • Fictional design based on the TA-154
  • Accurate performance and plausible design
  • 4 Wrf.GR.21 anti-bomber "rockets"
  • Hard hitting armament, including 20 and 30 mm cannons, along with 7.92 mm machine guns
  • Cockpit with artificial horizon, turn coordinator, rate-of-climb indicator, and ammo gauge
  • Some spinny propeller hubs
  • Squishy landing gear

Controls

  • AG1-6: N/A
  • AG7: Jettison rocket tubes
  • AG8: Toggle lights
  • VTOL down: Flaps

Pilots Notes and Tips

  • Rotate at 120 mph with half flaps
  • Loss of control speed is about 100 mph
  • Land at about 110-120 mph with full flaps


Rocket Operation

  • Approach target from behind, and be prepared by having Wrf.GR.21 selected. It's recommended to do so at full speed, as anything lower will cause the rockets to fall short.
  • Fire between 0.7 - 0.75 miles. In the cockpit, a green light will turn on when in this range
  • Practice makes perfect: It may take a few tries to get a hit, but I made the blast radius large so it shouldn't be too hard
  • Keep in mind that in real life, these rockets were intended to be used against large, slow formations of bombers. I recommend using Weaverfish's AI Fortress Formation as targets, but feel free to try it against other bombers

Cool Funky tree stuff

  • Nose wheel folds up, and is locked in place until extended again
  • Belly guns sequenced with gear, so you can't blow yourself up
  • Cowl flaps that deploy under 170 mph and over 80% throttle
  • Sequenced gear and gear doors
  • Target light that gauges distance


Credits

(in no specific order)
- Hedero and Diloph for testing and feedback
- spefyjerbf for funky tree help and feedback
- jamesPLANESii for rate of climb and turn indicators
- EternalDarkness for making this build a successor to the challenge
- MisterT for the amazing cloud mod and his Spitfire for the screenshots
- ollielebananiaCFSP for allowing me to use his ammo gauge, spinner code, and his TA-152 for screenshots


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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Fork Devils CHALLENGE
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 51.0ft (15.5m)
  • Length 40.5ft (12.3m)
  • Height 13.4ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 17,905lbs (8,121kg)
  • Loaded Weight 20,928lbs (9,492kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.126
  • Wing Loading 42.7lbs/ft2 (208.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 489.8ft2 (45.5m2)
  • Drag Points 3039

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1102
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    @CRJ900Pilot they must have made a mistake but it's ok, it works and it's the only thing that matters

    4 days ago
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    ahh finally after a lnog 5ime jour back maybe you dont know me but i really like all of your build

    4 days ago
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    30.9k CRJ900Pilot

    True. In warthunder, the TA-154 had both props spinning the same direction, so I just copied that. But thanks for the feedback and support! @ollielebananiaCFSP

    4 days ago
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    this plane looks so nice, amazing job ! (and you used my technic for nose spiral nose cones that cool :)) ) Also, your plane has two engines so making an anti-torque wasn't necessary, you could just have made the two cones not spining in the same way, like in real life. Other than that the plane flys great, the details make it look realistic and I'm not being objective because I love the Ta 154

    4 days ago
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    72.2k Hedero

    No probs!@CRJ900Pilot

    4 days ago
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    @CRJ900Pilot Of course!

    4 days ago
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    30.9k CRJ900Pilot

    Thank you very much! @Hedero @LoafOfBread @bossboy678905

    4 days ago
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    everybody has gotten soo good

    4 days ago
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    83.2k LoafOfBread

    Looks sooo godo!

    4 days ago
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    72.2k Hedero

    Awww man beautiful aircraft! I also love the colorscheme you put on it!@CRJ900Pilot

    4 days ago
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    30.9k CRJ900Pilot

    Thank you very much, @EternalDarkness I appreciate it!

    5 days ago
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    I can.

    5 days ago
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    30.9k CRJ900Pilot

    @EternalDarkness
    Could you make this a successor of this challenge please?

    5 days ago