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XT-65 X-Wing

35.6k ThePilotDude  2.3 years ago
2,718 downloads
Auto Credit Based on Mattangi2's 1970s-1980s Sci-Fi Challenge


This X-wing is based of concept art for A New Hope, drawn by Ralph McQuarrie around 1970-1977, the following description is a non-canon explanation of what this craft would be in the Star Wars universe


INCOM XT-65 Space Superiority Starfighter


The Incom XT-65 (or experimental T-65) was the first prototype of the legendary X-Wing fielded by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. It was designed shortly after the rise of the Empire and the end of the Clone Wars. 2 examples were built, with one being lost during testing. The remaining ship would eventually find its way into Rebel service, and would be flown by Rebel ace Sara Kesyk, an Alderaanian who was offworld during the destruction of her homeworld. She would survive the Galactic Civil War, flying the XT-65 in raids against Imperial shipping lanes and outposts, and participated in the Battles of Endor and Jakku. Following the war, she married fellow Rebel pilot Haru Venau and settled on a remote Outer Rim homestead. Haru and his squadron of A-Wings often served alongside Kesyk. She preferred the XT-65 for its increased durability and firepower, being equipped with heavier laser cannons, even at the expense of speed, compared to the stock T-65.

Controls

  • AG 1: Lock S-foils in attack position, activate HUD
  • AG 2: Landing/Takeoff Gyro
  • AG 3: Forward thrust when on, auto-brakes and landing position when off
  • AG 5: Extra boost
  • AG 8: close canopy
  • VTOL: gun/cannon convergence







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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 106.067
  • Wing Loading 10.0lbs/ft2 (48.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 382.8ft2 (35.6m2)
  • Drag Points 7836

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1479
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Performance Cost 5,154
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    Great build love it! But one question are you going to make a t-65 x-wing?

    1.8 years ago
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    @SupremeDorian Oh boy another mod!

    2.0 years ago
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    35.6k ThePilotDude

    @Squawk7500 those intakes were present on concept art drawings for A New Hope, which is where the T-70 got them from. This build also lacks the T-70's distinctive staggered wings. This is neither a T-65 or a T-70, rather an earlier design, sharing some characteristics of both.

    2.0 years ago
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    awesome build but that's a T-70, not a T-65 you can tell by the intakes sorry to be nitpikky.

    2.0 years ago
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    7,650 WhoflerMan

    I have an issue! Awesome build, but it yaws to the right automatically!

    +3 2.1 years ago
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    15 Dhobyo

    Hey so I am an idiot who only looks at the controls once, downloads the craft, then tries to get it to work by memory. I did this. I was trying to get the canopy to close, and refused to look at the controls (for the time being). I pushed all the activation groups and it just started flying without me ever toughing the joysticks on my screen. ANYWAYS it takes off, and I'm like "screw it" and crashed the x wing into the ground, about to start over. However.... After I crashed, my cockpit launched no joke a million ft into the air. As it falls to the ground, it tilts, and reaches 800,000 mph. When it touches down, it lands in the water, and goes forever. It actually said Infinity Mph! I have video evidence too!

    +3 2.2 years ago
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    1,333 Darkrisese

    Sorry didn’t mean like that also nice crafts 🤘🏻

    +1 2.3 years ago
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    35.6k ThePilotDude

    @Darkrisese if you had payed attention, you would notice that the signature staggered wings of the T-70 are absent on this craft, being replaced with T-65 style wings. This craft is based off my T-70

    +1 2.3 years ago
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    So what If the XT-65 was in the you know the movie and what happens to the original T-65 then?

    2.3 years ago
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    When is the F80 Shooting Star going to be finished?

    2.3 years ago
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    This is amazing! If you could make a new LAAT that would be amazing!

    2.3 years ago
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    35.6k ThePilotDude

    @F104Deathtrap thank you!
    @BusterShortWolf Hmm, if customization allows it, I might just have to give my ship a paint job like this

    +1 2.3 years ago
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    7,650 WhoflerMan

    When it comes out, you should design your X-Wing like this in Star Wars Squadrons.

    2.3 years ago
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    Mighty impressive work

    2.3 years ago
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    Looks much smoother than the final product (in real life that is), since it actually shows the influence from retro space-age era of its time, as opposed to the blockier spaceships we are more used to today (of course, starships can come in all shapes and sizes)

    2.3 years ago
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    35.6k ThePilotDude

    @Darjeelings183 I'm probably not gonna start any new SP projects anytime soon, and to make a T-65 would mean paneling an entirely new fuselage (as the T-65 varies immensely from the T-70) as well, so basically, not anytime soon, but maybe

    2.3 years ago
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    35.6k ThePilotDude

    @MAHADI Thanks!
    @ReignSUPREME thanks, and I think this has "only 47" cause it's a bit of a recycled build

    2.3 years ago
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    9,440 MarisaKujo

    Would you make an OG T-65 X-wing?

    2.3 years ago
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    77.6k ReignSUPREME

    why only 47 updoots

    2.3 years ago
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    77.6k ReignSUPREME

    noice

    2.3 years ago
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    145k MAHADI

    This looks Awesome! Great work!
    also it gave me an idea for my next plane's LG

    2.3 years ago
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    @PrinceZuko Sure thing.

    +1 2.3 years ago
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    5,097 SnEaKySnAkE

    I dig it!

    2.3 years ago
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    28.4k Mattangi2

    nice ill include

    2.3 years ago
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    2,624 switdog08

    @PrinceZuko
    Me neither

    2.3 years ago
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