In a parallel universe somewhen:
His Majesty's Aircraft “Doubled Strength”.
Built by: Brent & Victrix Shipwright Company, Southwest.
Sponsored by: Various freight companies in Southwest Trading Enclave.
Take-off: AG1 on; Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run. Hull begins to lift at 140mph, full unstick occurs at 175mph. Once airborne, maintain full throttle for climb then reduce to 85% or less throttle when required altitude is reached and apply trim if needed. Note that pitch authority is strong for take-off and landing but during normal flight, use gentle pitch inputs.
Landing: Reduce throttle to 25% for final approach and maintain 5 degree or less descent angle. Cut power on touchdown. Once down, hydrodynamic drag will slow the craft.
Open water taxiing: AG1 off to disable main engines, AG2 on and throttle to 20%; Use yaw to steer.
Dockside manoeuvring: AG1 off to disable main engines, set throttle to 5%, then use thrusters one at a time as follows:
AG2 on: Move Ahead.
AG3 on: Move Astern.
AG4 on: Move to Port.
AG5 on: Move to Starboard.
Yaw RCNs can also be used for movements in that axis.
AG6: Landing Lights.
AG8: Toggles Running Lights off for military missions.
Crew: Port Fuselage, upper deck: Pilot, 1st co-pilot, Radio operator.
Crew: Port Fuselage, lower deck: Port flight engineer, Loadmaster, 4 Stevedores.
Crew: Starboard Fuselage, upper deck: 2nd co-pilot, Navigator.
Crew: Starboard Fuselage, lower deck: Starboard flight engineer, Loadmaster, 4 Stevedores.
His Majesty's Aircraft “Doubled Strength” is a large cargo aircraft that provides heavy lift capability, thanks to its twin fuselages and jet-turbine powered propellor units. The craft was built by Brent & Victrix, who used their ship-building experience to the full to provide ample accommodation for the crew on long flights, along with the necessary capacious cargo space.
@AviownCorp: Slippery fuselage pieces.
@Komuhachi: Fake jet, Scaled rotators, Large props, Small master cockpit, Double sized fuselage pieces. No weight jets used for thrusters.
@SimpleFlow: Main Jets.
@Tiseth: Large beacon lights.
Footnotes: Why do I love building ridiculous flying boats so much? Apologies for the higher than normal part count and apologies for the ludicrous cockpits: impractical but much more Treadworthy. Master cockpit is on the centre section.
- AviownCorp 2.0 years ago
- Successors 2 airplane(s)
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- Wingspan 185.3ft (56.5m)
- Length 104.2ft (31.8m)
- Height 24.1ft (7.4m)
- Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
- Loaded Weight 35,893lbs (16,280kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 1.753
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.027
- Wing Loading 11.4lbs/ft2 (55.7kg/m2)
- Wing Area 3,144.2ft2 (292.1m2)
- Drag Points 38515
- Number of Parts 567
- Control Surfaces 6