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Hawker Siddeley Eagle GR1 4.1

113k RamboJutter  11 days ago

Developed parralel to the famous Harrier, the Eagle was a blended wing (flying saucer) concept that utilised a central lifting fan (VTOL up) and 2 RR Avons with reheat for horizontal thrust. Designed primarily for Short Takeoff or Landing it did have just enough power to operate as a VTOL if pushed.

Takeoff procedure for short takeoff: VTOL full up, full throttle, press AG1, pull back on the stick.

Featuring automatic landing gear, gear doors and landing lights

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Inspired in part by some artwork from cutangus on deviantart with my own development.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 28.1ft (8.6m)
  • Length 43.1ft (13.1m)
  • Height 14.6ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 9,975lbs (4,524kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,512lbs (7,943kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 10.522
  • Wing Loading 25.2lbs/ft2 (122.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 696.1ft2 (64.7m2)
  • Drag Points 2664

Parts

  • Number of Parts 963
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    Yeah, I realized that i was just saying that because the rest of the wing stays there but the engine goes flying like a missile and I thought that was sort of funny. @RamboJutter

    yesterday
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    @Megaplanesinc most real aircraft don't take kindly to being shot, hard to see that as a relevant critique really.

    +1 yesterday
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    Engines have a bad habit of flying off when being shot

    yesterday
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    @jamesPLANESii yep :) onwards and upwards. I might do an an2 to celebrate lol

    +1 6 days ago
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    You overtook me

    6 days ago
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    :(

    6 days ago
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    What the hell is this... I think you went too extreme..

    7 days ago
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    1,611 Shippy456

    Well then.

    7 days ago
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    The plane above is a high-quality build, but I don't agree with the overall shape, @Shippy456 As an ISTP, I am obsessed with practical designs, if something does not seem practical in my opinion, it is not ever going to become one of my builds. Sorry, I have other plans.

    7 days ago
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    1,611 Shippy456

    We should get @randomusername to make an electric one of these.

    7 days ago
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    1,611 Shippy456

    This reminds me of the Star Wars Separatist droid gunship.

    7 days ago
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    4,474 JamesBoA

    idk why but it's cute

    8 days ago
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    @RamboJutter vtol without the use of nozzles or gyros
    I was also testing out a lift-fan VTOL a while ago, and I have to say that those VTOLs are far easier to pilot than the standard, vectored thrust ones.

    10 days ago
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    Oh ok @RamboJutter

    10 days ago
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    @Trainzo @ThomasRoderick @FairFireFight thanks for the comments and upvotes.

    11 days ago
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    @ShermanFirefly thanks, vtol without the use of nozzles or gyros :) I nearly didn't bother though as the whole vtol bit took ages to make work.

    +1 11 days ago
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    @BlackhattAircraft easy, I have a list of unfinished builds that I dip into, most only have a couple of hours work left on them so at present I'm reducing the list a bit :) I built most of the unfinished stuff when I was off work for a bit.

    11 days ago
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    WW 7 Be Like:

    11 days ago
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    Reminds me of the “droid gunship” from Star Wars... great work!
    Edit: it’s also the easiest VTOL aircraft I flew, bonus points for that!

    11 days ago
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    Beautiful...

    11 days ago
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    How do you crank out so many planes in such short periods of time? I can barely find dedicated times to build

    +1 11 days ago
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    18.6k Trainzo

    Very nice plane . Great job , i love it .

    11 days ago