Dornier Seastar

by   13.6k TheWeaver (based on TheWeaver's test 2)  10 months ago

Hello everyone! I'm back, and with a plane this time. This is the Dornier Seastar, one of the most advanced amphibious airplanes made to date. Building this was an even mixture of enjoyment and hair-pulling frustration. I've decided its good enough, so I hope you all agree! Activation group 1 and VTOL down retracts langing gear. When taking off from the runway, SLOWLY ease it to 100% throttle for maximum realism. For water takeoff, it needs to be going at least 170 mph. It might at first seem that it won't take off from the water, but just give it a bit of time and it will. Please, upvote if you liked it, comment, and if you have any suggestions for me for fixes or future projects, don't hold back! Enjoy!

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor test 2
  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 41.7ft (12.7m)
  • Length 32.2ft (9.8m)
  • Height 13.3ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 12,588lbs (5,709kg)
  • Loaded Weight 16,270lbs (7,380kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.519
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.122
  • Wing Loading 64.3lbs/ft2 (313.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 253.1ft2 (23.5m2)
  • Drag Points 5152

Parts

  • Number of Parts 517
  • Control Surfaces 12
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    Please try to make an ICON A5, I love that amphibious majesty!

    6 months ago
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    Sweet build - reversing the rotation of the rear motor helps with land take-offs :)

    9 months ago
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    24.6k bjac0

    @TitanWalrus magic, pure magic.

    10 months ago
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    1,697 TitanWalrus

    How do you get the XML plane file?

    10 months ago
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    3,494 AceOfSpade

    Thanks!
    @Myobia

    10 months ago
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    13.6k TheWeaver

    I'll add that to my list, maybe even make it next! @AceOfSpade

    10 months ago
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    3,494 AceOfSpade

    Can you make the tiger cat please. Here's a link.
    @Myobia https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwiHsYuj3prLAhVI4CYKHU3aBnoQjhwIBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwarthunder.wikia.com%2Fwiki%2FGrummanF7FTigercat&psig=AFQjCNG_Ck4xlZee38hL7EG3DkIC8Ug9dA&ust=1456758452602196&rct=j

    10 months ago
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    nicr details…

    10 months ago
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    22.0k Wakescar

    Excellent. I capsized on my first water landing, throttled back up, roll/yawed myself upright and took off again. No casualties!

    10 months ago
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    10.1k DogeZ

    Amazing, really deserves feature

    10 months ago
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    50.6k Authros

    Excellent attention to detail.

    10 months ago
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    42.0k Kimo

    Congrats! Amazing build! The characters are perfect!

    10 months ago
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    44.7k Flightsonic

    FEATURE ALERT @AndrewGarrison

    10 months ago
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    13.6k TheWeaver

    @Sharkie I was close to giving up several times...but I put a lot of time into it already, so I just had to keep going

    10 months ago
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    4,598 Sharkie

    I tried making one of these but I failed

    10 months ago