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NASA "Herc" Explorer

20.7k Rugpeersdude  3.1 years ago

Through rigorous testing and weeks of frustration with simpleplanes force closing on my phone, the NASA "HERC" Explorer is finally done. HERC stands for Heavy-Exploration-Recon-Carrier. It is designed by NASA sometime in the far away future for exploring undiscovered planets and life forms.

Equipped with two main laser cannons on the wings and an auto-turret mounted on top, the HERC wasn't intended for offense, but more for exploration with defensive weapons as needed. It comes with a drivable rover for ground exploration.

I can upload a more mobile friendly version if anyone would like.

Two things you MUST do if you download this is to 1. Try flying at night, and 2 take a look around the Herc while driving the rover.

AG1 + trim: raise and lower ramp.

AG2: release the rover and activate rover engine, steering, and gun.

AG3 + roll: activate auto-turret

AG4 + landing gear: unlock wheels for conventional takeoff and landing.

AG5 + VTOL: hyperdrive if you dare.

Credit to AGDynamics for the letters.
Credit to komuhachi for the colored afterburners.
Credit to deusalgor for the colored tracers.
Credit to PlanesOfOld for the unbreakable wings.

Thanks and enjoy!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 92.3ft (28.1m)
  • Length 126.6ft (38.6m)
  • Height 34.4ft (10.5m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 95,311lbs (43,232kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.98
  • Wing Loading 63.2lbs/ft2 (308.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,508.9ft2 (140.2m2)
  • Drag Points 51844

Parts

  • Number of Parts 881
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @epicness oh gotcha. That sucks. Lol. I wanted to see it.

    2.3 years ago
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    Looks like the original was taken down @Rugpeersdude

    2.3 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @epicness the only thing I found about it was the concept art picture. Can you post a link so I can see it?

    2.3 years ago
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    There's an old one, tan and black@Rugpeersdude

    2.3 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @Unreliablewaffle365 lol. Yea I'm not even able to download my own build since it's 881 parts! Lol.

    2.3 years ago
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    I'm usually an mobile device user, but sometimes i use a really sh##y mac that can only handle around 850 parts. But still, totally epic @Rugpeersdude

    2.3 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @epicness what do you mean? Like there is a H.E.R.C. Model or something?

    2.3 years ago
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    I still have the original H.E.R.C
    And I say this is way better looking

    2.3 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @Unreliablewaffle365 I'm glad you like it!! A lot of people aren't able to download it because of its size unfortunately.

    2.3 years ago
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    WOW I've always wanted a plane like this. Dropping rovers and able for vtol. AMAZING

    2.3 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @AstleyIndustries it's all good. @redbear89 thanks!!! Glad you like it!!

    2.3 years ago
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    15.1k redbear89

    it's super dude.. amazing..

    2.3 years ago
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    Sorry i accidentally removed my upvote... its back now

    2.3 years ago
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    70.7k MAHADI

    whoa...awesome...

    2.8 years ago
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    8,798 TheDerpyDude

    Wow, you did way better than I did...although I gave up, never got it to fly. You did an absolutly amazing job!

    2.8 years ago
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    @Rugpeersdude oh oke

    2.9 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @FennVectorCWA lol. You don't have to put me in the title just the comments so I can check it out.

    2.9 years ago
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    @Rugpeersdude ok it may take days but ill make it and set "Rugpeersdude" as the title :-D

    2.9 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @FennVectorCWA that would be cool! Tag me in the comments if you make it!

    2.9 years ago
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    @Rugpeersdude you like it sir?

    2.9 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @FennVectorCWA Lol. Yea you could make a person standing next to one with a missing landing gear wheel.

    2.9 years ago
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    I was thinking of making a good looking blackhawk mechanic with a malfunctioning blackhawk beside him XD but i am not that kind of excellent designer :/

    2.9 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @Supercraft888 yea this is still my biggest build so far and it definitely feels massive. Lol.

    2.9 years ago
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    @Rugpeersdude
    No problem dude!!! This Hong is so cool! Like I can feel the scale of this thing n comparison to other crafts! It's so cool!

    2.9 years ago
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    20.7k Rugpeersdude

    @Supercraft888 thank you very much!!

    2.9 years ago
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