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BAe Taranis

25.6k Skua  6.0 years ago

"The BAE Systems Taranis is a British demonstrator programme for Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) technology, under development primarily by the defence contractor BAE Systems Military Air & Information. The aircraft, which is named after the Celtic god of thunder Taranis, first flew in 2013. A semi-autonomous unmanned warplane, the Taranis is designed to fly intercontinental missions, and will carry a variety of weapons, enabling it to attack both aerial and ground targets. It will utilise stealth technology, giving it a low radar profile, and it will be controllable via satellite link from anywhere on Earth. An operational derivative of the Taranis is expected to enter military service some time after 2030."

This was the single most frustrating build I have ever done. Apparently having lots of oddly-rotated wing sections also makes for a lot of odd flight characteristics. One of the vertical stabilisers still has a flat bottom profile to counter a yaw imbalance that I never found the source of. Still, I'm proud that it works and flies pretty well, and I'm pleased with the looks of it. I hope you guys like it too.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 8 airplane(s) +28 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 29.9ft (9.1m)
  • Length 22.9ft (7.0m)
  • Height 6.5ft (2.0m)
  • Empty Weight 4,013lbs (1,820kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,613lbs (2,999kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.019
  • Wing Loading 12.2lbs/ft2 (59.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 542.1ft2 (50.4m2)
  • Drag Points 1144

Parts

  • Number of Parts 56
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Performance Cost 312
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    5,127 SV

    Cool

    3.9 years ago
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    2,326 Davisplanez

    sleek aircraft

    4.3 years ago
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    540 Rage5896

    i need help making this

    look like this

    5.3 years ago
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    This like TR 3B AMERICA HYPERSONIC PLANE

    5.5 years ago
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    @Skua Can you put it back up?

    5.6 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @SimpleTechAndResearch I honestly have no idea, that was nothing to do with me

    5.6 years ago
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    Skua what happened to the Push Plane Challenge?

    5.6 years ago
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    Cute plane

    5.8 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @UnknownNate in the end,virtually energy single part had to be xml edited for it work properly. The main source of trouble came from rotating panels to make the bodywork. I'm glad you like it so much, though!

    5.8 years ago
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    329 Tesla97

    Very stable

    5.9 years ago
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    151 surfimp

    I'm completely impressed. Great work!

    5.9 years ago
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    1,032 osame

    @Skua ok thanks

    5.9 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @osame oh I didn't see it! Tags only work in comments, I think. I don't have my laptop to test it just now, but I shall try it out tomorrow

    5.9 years ago
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    1,032 osame

    @Skua when are you going to get your airplane??

    5.9 years ago
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    Cool you should try the Boeing bird of prey

    5.9 years ago
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    5,197 Sharkie

    I'm just pressing a button

    5.9 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @Sharkie thanks for the vote!

    5.9 years ago
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    5,197 Sharkie

    Ohh@Skua

    5.9 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @Sharkie BAe is British Aerospace, the real-life company that builds the Taranis

    5.9 years ago
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    5,197 Sharkie

    @Skua what does BAE mean?

    5.9 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @goboygo1 heh, thanks

    6.0 years ago
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    27.5k goboygo1

    epiiiiiiic!

    6.0 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @mixhaelr @Spikerya @Dynimerous @hadesrocksz thanks for all your votes!

    6.0 years ago
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    25.6k Skua

    @Wildblueyonder578 I'm glad you like it so much!

    6.0 years ago
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    Every time I look at this airplane,it makes me want to fly it over and over again because this plane has the looks,and the maneuverability. Best flying wing I've ever seen.

    6.0 years ago
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