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ZRS-4 U.S.S Akron

7,082 BurkeEnterprise  1.8 years ago
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Ok guys, here it is! I know that you're probably annoyed with me by now with all the xml help this needed, but I think you'll be pleased with this, my best build yet:

USS Akron (ZRS-4)


This was a helium-filled rigid airship of the U.S. Navy which operated between September 1931 and April 1933. She was the world's first purpose-built flying aircraft carrier, carrying F9C Sparrowhawk fighter planes which could be launched and recovered while she was in flight. With an overall length of 785 ft (239 m), the Akron and her sister ship the Macon were among the largest flying objects ever built. Although the LZ129 Hindenburg and the LZ130 Graf Zeppelin II were some 18 ft (5.5 m) longer.
-Wikipedia

Instructions

Takeoff:
Gear up then ag8 off to close and lock hatch, throttle to 100 and wait 5-10 seconds to achieve buoyancy.
Once ready to lift off, slide trim halfway down to rotate propellers into a aft/climbing position. Press ag2 to detach from mast and start engines.
Slide vtol upwards as slightly as possible to slowly back clear of mast.
Once clear of the mast, vtol to center and turn trim all the way upwards into full foreword position. Then increase vtol to whatever you want and use pitch to climb to a cruising altitude of 500 feet.

Flight instructions

Yaw to turn, pitch to climb/descend, the rest is up to you.

Features

Ag1+LandingGear to raise/lower the cool looking unfunctional biplane

Ag8+LandingGear to raise/lower the gondola's gangway

Historically accurate bridge(not cockpit) view

And realistic poorly attached tailfins

Well, I'd say that the 5 months of work were well worth it, but that's up to you.

HAVE FUN!

Edit: FEATURED!!!!!!!
Edit 2: IM GOLD NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor ZRS-4 U.S.S Akron
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 65.6ft (20.0m)
  • Length 415.3ft (126.6m)
  • Height 65.0ft (19.8m)
  • Empty Weight -274,630lbs (-124,570kg)
  • Loaded Weight 61,295lbs (27,803kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.549
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.032
  • Wing Loading 16.4lbs/ft2 (80.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,732.4ft2 (346.8m2)
  • Drag Points 123319

Parts

  • Number of Parts 626
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    292 Squidge

    An ai is bumping me and nocking me back

    2 months ago
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    @Squidge not nice... try on high physics maybe?

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    @BurkeEnterprise it's happend again

    2 months ago
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    @Squidge nice lol

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    A an ai glidder kept on crashing into me

    2 months ago
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    @Squidge what was it?

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    I just found out why

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    It ether falls backwards or explodes

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    No I'm on low

    2 months ago
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    @Squidge so I tried it out and it worked perfectly fine, are you on high physics?

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    I was at Yeager airport

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    It lifted and then flopped

    2 months ago
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    @Squidge how? Did it rise at all? Was the lift not enough?

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    It just floped

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    @BurkeEnterprise yes

    2 months ago
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    @Squidge did you put the throttle all the way up? That’s what provides lift. VTOL is propeller speed and trim is direction of the propellers
    Also, you need to press ag2 to detach the landing mast before you can take off

    2 months ago
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    292 Squidge

    It won't take off it falls backwards

    2 months ago
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    @Mustang51 I’m glad it’s gotten a resurgence! It’s definitely what I’m most proud of

    +1 6 months ago
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    23.8k Mustang51

    This is wonderful! What a great looking and lovely flying airship. Thank you for making such a fantastic aircraft!

    6 months ago
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    17.5k TheTyphoon

    @BurkeEnterprise
    Ok, great!

    6 months ago
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    @TheFantasticTyphoon the mast (for some unknown reason) stops the blimp from imploding due to the negative weight and actually stops lag. However, I could strip the details and some features down to make a slightly more mobile version

    +1 6 months ago
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    17.5k TheTyphoon

    Please do a mobile-friendly version! Maybe remove the mast and lettering, and some details. If you could get it below 400 parts that would be fantastic.

    6 months ago
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    @Mcllulen no clue

    1.2 years ago
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    382 Mcllulen

    There was an old af fiction story about these based on a fictional third ship, but i cannot for the life of me remember the books name. I keep thinking airship pilot but ive searched for years and cannot find a copy. Its a shame too cuz it was a great book. Has anyone remembered reading such a book? Do you know the name of it?

    1.2 years ago
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    @BurkeEnterprise
    in an hour

    +1 1.4 years ago
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