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Hawker Tempest JFE edition

46.6k Baldovino  29 days ago








Italian Fiat CR.42 "Falco"
Messerschmitt Bf 109K

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

General Characteristics

  • 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)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.802
  • Wing Loading 14.7lbs/ft2 (71.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 509.2ft2 (47.3m2)
  • Drag Points 3539

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1336
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @Zippy6 Thanks lot mate.

    28 days ago
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    14.6k Zippy6

    Now THIS is epic. Love the new colors! Looks much better.

    28 days ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @PINEAPPLZ Thanks lot mate

    28 days ago
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    wow nice

    28 days ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @CharlesDeGaulle Thanks General. Please, consider upvote if you enjoied your pilot's plane. :D

    28 days ago
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    Wow, really, very nice plane.

    28 days ago
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    65.2k Hedero

    Well actually just take a look at my latest post. My sk-4. Just an angle like that might get you more attention.@Baldovino

    29 days ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @Hedero I'm not sure about what I should do. Can you made a pic and post me the link? I hope you can, thanks.

    29 days ago
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    65.2k Hedero

    You should take photos that better reveal the shape of the airplane. Like from the from or something. Awesome airplane though@Baldovino

    29 days ago
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    2,351 Aldriech

    @Baldovino I agree with your son but I do know the feeling of flying your own models after you worked hard to get it flying. Keep up the good work! :)

    +1 29 days ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @Aldriech Thanks, you are really kind. My son also told me to start to built in blender instead Simpleplanes, but I want to fly my model at the end of the work. :)

    +1 29 days ago
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    2,351 Aldriech

    Words cannot describe how detailed this is. It's like I am looking at a 3D model rather than a build. This is awesome.

    29 days ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @Carbonfox1 Thanks mate

    29 days ago
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    2,279 Carbonfox1

    Damn dude this is insanely detailed

    29 days ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @IStoleYourMeme As long I make different versions. This is far from the initial one.

    29 days ago
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    41.6k Tang0five

    It’s a very nice aircraft to be fair. Didn’t get the support it deserved with the initial build as it’s not a 109/p47 etc etc.....@IStoleYourMeme

    29 days ago
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    so how many times are you gonna post the same plane over and over again?

    29 days ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @AndrewGarrison Thanks lot Andrew, you are really kind.

    +1 one month ago
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    I went ahead and removed the beta flag for you so it should be good to go when you release it.

    +2 one month ago
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    46.6k Baldovino

    @AndrewGarrison

    Sorry, a question: I want to relase this as soon the game will be no longer in beta version, but I'm not sure... the plane will be avaiable as "normal" plane for all the players? Sorry for bother you, thanks for the reply

    one month ago