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Boeing E-3 Sentry

98.1k Wallaby  3 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Wallaby's Boeing E-3 Sentry SMOKE

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Boeing E-3 Sentry SMOKE (modded)
Boeing B707-300
BOEING 707-300 SMOKE (Modded)
Northrup Grumman E-8A JOINT STARS

The Boeing E-3, also known as the AWACS, is an American-Built aerial surveillance aircraft. It is most famous for the large spinning disc on the top of the aircraft, which houses equipment to scan the sky for aircraft. The E-3's main role is part of an aerial support system, which monitors the sky for all aircraft, and communicates information back to any friendly aircraft in the area. It has been in service with the USAF since 1977, making it 43 years old.




How to fly

Take Off:

Start with throttles around 40% with flaps between 1/16 and 1/2 down, and then increase throttle to between 90% and 100%. You can rotate anywhere between 130-140 knots. Climb out at 180 knots, until you are either far enough away from the airport or you turn out of your departure. Continue raising speed to 250 Knots. Retract flaps and landing lights as you pass 200 knots. Increase speed to 270 above 10,000, and switch from IAS to TAS above 18,000 feet.

Landing:

At 18,000 feet, switch from TAS to IAS. Continue above 250 knots until 10,000 feet. At 10,000 feet, you can slow down to between 250-200 knots. I recommend you avoid flying below 200 knots until you are in the pattern to land, at which point you may fly as slow as 170 knots with flaps up to 3/8 down. Final landing speed should be lower than 150kts and higher than 130kts, with flaps between 3/4 and full.

Tips

~ACT5 activates the landing lights, make sure they are retracted above 200 knots or else you can pretend that you no longer have landing lights.

~NO STROBES! This is just because I couldnt find a video of a 707 with strobe lights so I assumed it doesnt have them.

~Use this Mach Table in order to find cruise speed in knots TAS. Find your altitude in thousands of feet, find the corresponding speed in knots, and multiply that by 0.82 to find your cruising speed (Optimal E-3 cruise speed is an absolutely stupidly slow Mach 0.48).

Controls

ACT1: Beacon Lights + Smoke (Smoke version only)

ACT2: Speed Brakes

ACT3: Reverse Thrust

ACT4: Taxi Lights + Wing Lights

ACT5: Landing Lights

ACT6: NAV Lights


Part of the 707 Series Collab, between me and @Zuig5

Thanks to @Thealban for the letters, which I stole and modified.


I wonder if Iran has an E-3?

-PieGuy (Wallaby)

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Boeing E-3 Sentry SMOKE
  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 145.6ft (44.4m)
  • Length 152.9ft (46.6m)
  • Height 46.8ft (14.3m)
  • Empty Weight 99,151lbs (44,974kg)
  • Loaded Weight 233,729lbs (106,018kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.394
  • Wing Loading 46.5lbs/ft2 (227.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 5,025.4ft2 (466.9m2)
  • Drag Points 59522

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1012
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @KnightOfRen Protects it from rain.

    +1 2 months ago
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    22.2k KnightOfRen

    This is fantastic! What does the umbrella (?) do? @Wallaby

    2 months ago
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    1,539 Kazin

    @Wallaby lol the bigger you are, the harder you can ram XD

    2 months ago
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    315 drfsdev

    Super cool.

    2 months ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @Tang0five Thank you very much!

    2 months ago
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    41.6k Tang0five

    Cracking job! I prefer not to fiddle with cockpits so I approve this!

    +1 3 months ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @Kazin lol

    3 months ago
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    1,539 Kazin

    @Wallaby oh my god dude good job!!! It also has amazing crash and damage physics!!! (Dont ask lol, dogfight got the best of me)

    +1 3 months ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @hRmm Very good to hear

    3 months ago
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    225 hRmm

    @Wallaby It works fine in low pyshics :)

    3 months ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @hRmm You can try to

    3 months ago
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    interesting, I would like to have it in French version !

    3 months ago
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    225 hRmm

    @Wallaby But can it run this on my Ipad?

    3 months ago
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    -WallabyGuy

    3 months ago
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    No problem at all @Wallaby 😉

    3 months ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @Boeing777x Thank you my dude

    +1 3 months ago
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    Truly a magnificent build just like everything else you make, my man. I am incredibly amazed by your designing skills. You truly make designing aircraft look very easy. Keep up the amazing work, bro. 😉

    +1 3 months ago
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    26.9k ChiChiWerx

    Overall, this is pretty good for a large jet. It flies like a large jet, with realistic acceleration, speeds, wing loading and maneuverability. Though not exactly as heavy as a RL E-3, your build is over 200K, which is much, much better than stupid builds which have negative weights. The wing flex is very well done...subtle enough that it's not distracting and it doesn't ruin the handling, but noticeable as it is IRL. And you use the semi-symmetric airfoil, correct and very good, many, many builders use that Cessna (flat-bottomed) profile for some unfathomable reason. The overall level of detail is good without going overboard and the rotating dish actually rotates. I also like the fact you've included the high lift (LE) devices, roll spoilers, inboard and outboard flaps (though, IRL, there's a roll program that only employs the spoilers over a certain yoke deflection and the outboard ailerons only operate below a certain speed). The reverse thrust visual effect is good, with the sliding translating sleeves.

    Complaints/gripes:

    Construction/details - Looks good and you nicked theAlban's "U.S. AIR FORCE", but where are the stars and bars? Totally missing, you should have included them as every USAF aircraft has them, sometimes subdued, but they're always there, even on AF1. Plus, they would have lent a much needed pop of color to the otherwise drab grey. Sure, they would have added a few more parts, but once you're over 1,000, does it matter that much anyway? If I'm making a big deal about a small-ish detail it's because as a 24 year AF pilot, every USAF build absolutely, positively needs the glorious stars and bars!

    Strobes...yeah, she has them. It's better to assume that any large jet flying in the current era has strobes.

    Flight Model - Trim is reversed. IRL, the E-3 has a split switch located on the left (aircraft commander) or right (copilot) horn of the yoke, which moves up and down to actuate the trim. The pilot pushes forward on the switch for nose down trim and pulls back for nose up trim. Don't know why, but many SP builders make this mistake, to the extent that I've griped about it before.

    Cockpit View - Really needs one, it's all too easy to get high or low on final, leading to short of overrun landings on Avalanche's runway if you can't see the runway through the build which is blocking your view.

    Overall, though, very nice build. Looks like an E-3, flies kinda like an E-3, I agree with the major decisions you made in your build. The details are just that: details. I'd Spotlight you, however, you have many more points than I do!

    +3 3 months ago
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    115k MAHADI

    "Captain Crenshaw! You must protecc the AWACS!"

    3 months ago
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    Iran doesn't have E-3. Just have 707 tanker or 707-320 military version

    Kids, pls remember that

    +2 3 months ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @WarHawk95 This is currently a collab between me and @Zuig5 and im trying to limit external contributions. Thanks for the offer though.

    3 months ago
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    14.0k WarHawk95

    @asteroidbook345 @Wallaby I can provide the refueling probe and basket for the KC-135 if you guys are interested

    3 months ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    @Yalikejazz79 I plan to

    +1 3 months ago
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    285 PANZERDOG

    Or more aircraft like this

    3 months ago
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    285 PANZERDOG

    Btw can u do more variants?

    3 months ago
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