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Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)

89.3k ACEPILOT109  5 days ago

Vought V-173

I've been to this Dallas museum, its pretty cool and that's where I saw this "plane" about three years ago!

please enjoy!

Background
The Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" United States Navy fighter aircraft program during World War II.

Both the V-173 and the XF5U featured an unorthodox "all-wing" design consisting of flat, somewhat disk-shaped bodies (hence the name) serving as the lifting surface.[1] Two piston engines buried in the body drove propellers located on the leading edge at the wingtips.[2]

Controls
Activation Group 1 : Nothing
Activation Group 2 : Nothing
Activation Group 3 : Nothing
Activation Group 4 : Nothing
Activation Group 5 : Nothing
Activation Group 6 : Nothing
Activation Group 7 : Nothing
Activation Group 8 : Nothing
Landing Gear : Nothing
Trim : Trim
VTOL Down :Nothing
Normal Flight Controls

Note
Watch for prop strikes and be careful with the long gear legs. Also it slows down fast to always carry some power while landing.

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ACEPILOT109 11/18/2020

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.8ft (12.1m)
  • Length 30.4ft (9.3m)
  • Height 13.2ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 6,646lbs (3,014kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,905lbs (3,132kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.227
  • Wing Loading 5.9lbs/ft2 (28.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,167.9ft2 (108.5m2)
  • Drag Points 6964

Parts

  • Number of Parts 230
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    27.3k KnightOfRen

    First!

    Pinned 5 days ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    Thank you! @Sebo1789

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    853 Sebo1789

    Pretty amazing difference between your first attempt and this one! Congrats.

    yesterday
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    2,385 Aldriech

    If put into the right situations, you can cook on top of this plane

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    @ACEPILOT109 MHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    @ILikeToMakeStuff
    mhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    yesterday
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    Ah yes, I too, love to eat metal disc-shaped aircraft in the morning

    yesterday
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    @QuitePossiblyMangled yes it needs some syrup, and maybe whipped cream

    3 days ago
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    P A N C A K E

    3 days ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    @UraniumOxide
    lol

    3 days ago
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    7,782 UraniumOxide

    Well now I’m hungry!

    3 days ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    Lol
    Yes
    @Werboithescientist

    3 days ago
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    @KnightOfRen you want a medal for that? XD

    3 days ago
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    What do you get when a bunch of engineers are simultaneously craving pancakes and having shower thoughts?

    Idk but this seems pretty close... I wonder if i should make a flat bacon plane...

    3 days ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    Thanks you so much!!
    @Kingbob101

    4 days ago
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    That is the most beautiful think I have ever seen
    :( I flies amazingly!!!!!!!! Best plane ever

    4 days ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    @MAHADI
    Thanks! It’s been forever sense I got one of those! Lol glad you like my flat plane

    4 days ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    Mhm
    Interesting @sheepsblood

    4 days ago
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    15.4k sheepsblood

    Why they ever thought a flying pancake was a good idea is beyond me. Paint it green and it's a road kill frog. :)
    Matter of fact the all metal version was designated the XF5U Flying Flapjack ROFL

    +1 5 days ago
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    It’s a blin with fans . . .

    5 days ago
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    120k MAHADI

    Fresh from the pan

    +3 5 days ago
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    67.2k Hedero

    I hungry now

    +2 5 days ago
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    Leggo my eggo

    +1 5 days ago
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    1,594 ssenmodnar

    @ACEPILOT109 ah yes, the ploncake

    +1 5 days ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    Lol @NormalPioneer

    5 days ago
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