Northrop T-38 Talon!
NASA Chase Plane!
A chase plane is an aircraft that "chases" a "subject" aircraft, spacecraft or rocket, for the purposes of making real-time observations and taking air-to-air photographs and video of the "subject aircraft", during flight.
Safety can be one function of a chase plane; others are to photograph or video the target vehicle, or to collect engineering data from it. Chase planes may be used during test flights, and for many years the best way to ensure the safety of an experimental aircraft was to fly alongside it and observe the flight. -Wikipedia
Why make a T-38?
it looks cool! I always loved this plane every time I saw it. I really just thought it was cool, that's why I made it. also because I used my F-100 as a chase plane on multiplayer. it had bad fuel rates and never flew straight. I designed this plane to be the slightest bit more tail heavy. that way it would only pitch down a little bit in level flight. that's also true when inverted, and in a climb the plane has a more that 1:1 trust to weight ratio.
there are no activation controls.
normal flight controls
gear is gear
trim is trim
don't use Auto Pilot when in fast motion. it will start to "flutter"
not sure what my next build will be. I may build an XB-70 or space shuttle. that way I can actually use my chase plane. I'm more likely to build an XB-70 but I will take other recommendations. I'm also into making a SR-71 black bird, well its actually a really dark blue. so yeah, ill take some build ideas.
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- Feanor 8 days ago
- Successors 1 airplane(s)
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 25.6ft (7.8m)
- Length 46.0ft (14.0m)
- Height 13.5ft (4.1m)
- Empty Weight 7,190lbs (3,261kg)
- Loaded Weight 9,183lbs (4,165kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 1.957
- Wing Loading 27.0lbs/ft2 (131.8kg/m2)
- Wing Area 340.2ft2 (31.6m2)
- Drag Points 3774
- Number of Parts 151
- Control Surfaces 5