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Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

41.6k Tang0five  2.5 years ago

Ladies and gentlemen, the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2. Chronologically speaking I think this is my earliest build. First flown in 1911, the B.E.2 entered service with the RFC in 1912 and made a useful contribution in the First World War in the reconnaissance and observation roles. Later on in the war the type went on to make a successful night fighter. Inherently stable the B.E.2 was renowned for ease of flying but the same vice left it wanting in air to air dogfights especially during the Fokker scourge.

I have built this 1:1 scale and included realistic handling and performance. I’ve also dabbled with a little cockpit detail but it’s nothing like some of you wizzards are putting out there! If you want to really whip around and do all sort of mad aerobatics increase the HP upfront, other than that happy landings!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 37.6ft (11.5m)
  • Length 28.7ft (8.8m)
  • Height 10.9ft (3.3m)
  • Empty Weight 4,685lbs (2,125kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,779lbs (2,168kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.062
  • Wing Loading 5.1lbs/ft2 (24.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 942.4ft2 (87.6m2)
  • Drag Points 8572

Parts

  • Number of Parts 283
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    @Tang0five u are welcome, and thx for upvotes

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Thanks @CalebRepublic for the recent interest. I see you have some Star Wars builds I must try out!

    7 months ago
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    41.6k Tang0five

    Thank you kindly sir! @GhostHTX I feel she was very much the workhorse in the early years of the First World War and a bit of an unsung hero. There’s a few things I’ve since noticed about this that makes me suck in air through my teeth like a builder about to give you a quote. I may remedy with a later version perhaps......one that got to dizzying speeds of up to 110mph!

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    29.7k GhostHTX

    Chuffin prawns! Lovely kite you have there, old chap!

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Thank you @getorge and for spotlighting too, most kind! I see your platinum now congrats, most deserving!

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Thank you glad you like it! @Treadmill103

    2.5 years ago
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    41.6k Tang0five

    Thanks buddy! @ChiChiWerx

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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Pretty!

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    26.9k ChiChiWerx

    Nice!

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Many thanks for your beans! @RailfanEthan

    2.5 years ago
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    Sweet beans

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Glad you guys find this interesting and thanks for taking the time to cast an eye over it! I’ve got a Britannia and another prototype by hawker that’s I got distracted away from by this build.
    @Ruimtevaart
    @MEERKAT978
    @ThePilotDude
    @Chancey21
    @SgtK
    @DestinyAviation

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Thanks @F104Deathtrap and @Kerbango most kind for spotlighting too!

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Thanks awfully old bean! @Alien and please dissect away!

    2.5 years ago
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    4,620 Alien

    BTW, I shall be taking this apart to see what devilry resides within. Be warned.

    2.5 years ago
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    4,620 Alien

    Well fan me with a kipper! What a bloody marvellous build! My attempts at biplanes end up as Pitts Specials without the recovery control. Oh woe is me...

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    62.8k Kerbango

    @F104Deathtrap I concur wholeheartedly.

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    Jolly good show, old man!

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    41.6k Tang0five

    Bloomin’ heck that was quite fast lads, thank you!
    @SSSvaSSa
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