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Dornier Do-335 A-1 'Pfeil'

29.9k Mostly  9 months ago

~Additional versions and aircraft modifications are at the bottom of the description!~
SIDE-NOTES:
I'm back, and I thought I'd start off my return with one of my most ambitious projects on SP, the Do-335. It's been a while, and with that long time of being away from this game came a gross lack and loss of skill and technique. Despite the long re-learning process I had to take, I finally got around to finishing this project. The plane is big, fast, and high-destruction. With high-explosive 30mm cannon rounds and a formidable bomb ordinance, the aircraft was greatly feared by allied pilots during the second world war.
HISTORY (FROM WIKIPEDIA):
The origins of the Do 335 trace back to World War I when Claude Dornier designed a number of flying boats featuring remotely driven propellers and later, due to problems with the drive shafts, tandem engines. Tandem engines were used on most of the multi-engine Dornier flying boats that followed, including the highly successful Do J Wal and the gigantic Do X. The remote propeller drive, intended to eliminate parasitic drag from the engine entirely, was tried in the innovative but unsuccessful Do 14, and elongated, tubular drive shafts as later used in the Do 335 saw use in the rear engines of the four-engined, twinned tandem-layout Do 26 flying boat.
CREW:1
~Pilot
ARMAMENT:
~x2 MG151 20mm cannons
~x1 Mk 103 30mm cannon (70 rounds)
~x1 SC500 500kg bomb
~x3 SC500 500kg bomb (Optional)
~x2 SC250 250kg bomb (Optional)
CONTROLS:
~VTOL for flaps
~Trim slider for trim
~AG1 to open bomb bay
~AG2 to drop bomb bay ordinance
~AG3 to drop wing-mounted ordinance (if equipped)
~AG5 for lights
~Basic flight controls
Additional versions:

Do-335 B-2 Destroyer

Do-335 B-6 Night fighter

Do-335 A-12 'Ameisenbär'

Do-335 A-6 'Ameisenbär' Night Fighter

Do-335 A-0 Low part count (589 parts)

Secondary modifications can be found here

Enjoy, and happy flying!

~Mostly

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.1ft (11.9m)
  • Length 40.9ft (12.5m)
  • Height 13.3ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 16,793lbs (7,617kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,528lbs (7,950kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.114
  • Wing Loading 43.9lbs/ft2 (214.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 398.9ft2 (37.1m2)
  • Drag Points 3920

Parts

  • Number of Parts 884
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    10.7k shipster

    xD @Mostly @Dllama4

    9 days ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @Dllama4 NO! It's because you work with the stinky corrupt, racist, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic, tainsphobic, hornorphoic, racephobic, MODERATORS!!!! I know all of this because they temp banned me for making Magic Mike naked in SP!!! They're comparable to NAZIS and so are YOU!!

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    101k Dllama4

    Huh. Doesn’t seem like your “reporting” worked. I’m still here, loser.

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    29.9k Mostly

    @Dllama4 Go away you slithering stinky crusty llama man. My builds are perfection and i'm beyond every form of criticism because everything I make is absolute objective perfection. Everything you make is poopy and bad and you only got to 100k because you posted a high volume of bad garbage trash. Blocked again and i'm reporting you to the admins for being annoying.! Say goodbye to your account hahah!!

    25 days ago
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    101k Dllama4

    terrible plane. going to spotlight so everyone can see just how terrible of a builder you are

    25 days ago
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    564 QuickNils

    hmmmm the fromt prop always explodes after some time lol

    one month ago
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    12.0k Fox00One

    The german corsair but waayy better lol

    one month ago
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    35.0k KnightOfRen

    Very pretty. Best 335 ive seen.

    5 months ago
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    I am the 100th upvote

    9 months ago
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    31.6k CRJ900Pilot

    Very nice! Im so sorry I missed it!

    +1 9 months ago
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    11.5k Starbound

    @Mostly Would be really interesting tho, you did a very good job on this plane.

    +1 9 months ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    I’ll think of it, but the only reason I haven’t been posting wunderwaffe planes is because the hottest builds are sometimes saturated with those kinds of posts. @Starbound

    +1 9 months ago
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    11.5k Starbound

    I would really enjoy a series of those fictional/concept german planes from luftwaffe 1946

    +1 9 months ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @TheBroadside Much appreciated :)

    9 months ago
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    Finally! I've never seen someone make a Do 335 yet. Fantastic work.

    +1 9 months ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @TheLatentImage Thank you!

    9 months ago
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    This is fantastic. I made one of these years ago, easily one of my favorite aircraft from any era. Yours handily blows mine out of the sky. Well done.

    +2 9 months ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    Sure, go on ahead. Just give credit. I’ve tried making a p.256 variant but unfortunately the final product just didn’t look clean, especially the wings. @nadvgia

    +1 9 months ago
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    9,331 dINE

    Excelent job on the plane and variants. Would be nice to see the mixed prop/jet variants or perhaps i can do them as sucessors of your builds?

    +1 9 months ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @QingyuZhou I'll apply the feedback when I need it, thanks.

    +1 9 months ago
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    @Mostly Okay, but just saying that I always wanted to see some creations emphasizing realistic aerodynamics. For this case though, I still encourage you to at least try to reduce three things: wing loading, engine power, and drag.

    9 months ago
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    17.9k SyntheticL

    @Mostly thx for tag nice craft

    +1 9 months ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @QingyuZhou Thanks for the feedback. I've experimented a bunch with the engines and sacrificed realism for functionality. The acceleration is very high for a reason. Making the acceleration more realistic is an upside, but since the plane is so fast (nearly 500mph) deceleration is pretty much close to none. It would take a full half minute to make the throttle go from 100% to 0. I don't know the funky trees code to fix that problem. As for the pitch rate, it's actually pretty accurate. The real plane was not very maneuverable at all and relied on its good speed and climb rate to take out bombers. Hence the nickname Pfeil or arrow

    9 months ago
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    Great detail and very accurate shape. But sorry to tell you that this plane barely has any realistic aerodynamics... accelerates way too fast and pitch rate way too slow.But don't worry, 80% of the planes on this site has similar problems, hehe
    Tips: check on my mustang and notice the specifications regarding drag points and wing loading. They are very important.

    +1 9 months ago
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    7,872 UraniumOxide

    @Mostly Noice!

    +1 9 months ago
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