AG1 = Engine ON / OFF
AG2 = Unlock tail wheel for taxing
AG3 = Open canopy
AG8 = Flaps lock in position for autopilot use
FLAP UP = Flight
Flap 50% = Takeoff
Flap 100% = Landing (also works as airbrakes)
B = Wheel brakes
TRIM = Trim
This is the world famous "Le Grand Charles", the Hawker Tempest V on which French ace Pierre Clostermann (credited with 32 victories by strict RAF standards) flew at the end of his service in World War II.
The reproduction is 1: 1 scale and is accurate as far as I am able. The colors are realistic, but the camouflage pattern (achieved by adding small pieces to the surface) is a bit fantasy based.
The flight is quite realistic considering that we are talking about an arcade game called "simple" planes, and as far as possible all the details are consistent. From the behavior of the plane with flaps in various positions, to the influence the large landing gear has on flight when opened, to the amount of ammunition in the weapons and the initial velocity of the projectile, everything was done based on the data.
In the cockpit the various controls are all functional, but the indicators have been simplified as much as possible and do not work to limit the number of parts to a level that can be used by many.
I reproduced the painted parts (the signs and the alphanumeric abbreviations) on the curved and complex surfaces as best I could, I hope that someday they will be integrated into the game
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 41.1ft (12.5m)
- Length 33.7ft (10.3m)
- Height 13.9ft (4.2m)
- Empty Weight 3,235lbs (1,467kg)
- Loaded Weight 7,475lbs (3,390kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.802
- Wing Loading 14.7lbs/ft2 (71.7kg/m2)
- Wing Area 509.2ft2 (47.3m2)
- Drag Points 3539
- Number of Parts 1336
- Control Surfaces 4