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Hawker Tempest V - HIGH DETAIL

4,987 GrahamSimmons  3.0 years ago

Hi guys! I wanted to share with you my 1:1 replica of a Hawker Tempest V, matched right down to the wingspan! If you like it - upvote it! :-)

Some features of this plane (screenshots available here: http://imgur.com/a/Opn2h ) include fuselage-built ailerons, split-surface flaps descending from the lower side of the wing only, multi-part landing gear that descend/retract asymetrically (and with a 15 degree rotation) just like the real aircraft, and guns set to fire at convergence.

ACTION GROUPS:
1. Engine toggle
2. Lighting toggle
8. Tailwheel lock

I tried my best to match the Tempest's real performance in terms of speed, manoeuvrability and climb, however the fuselage-built wings add so much drag it unfortunately was either overpowered for climb or underpowered for top speed. I've come to a happy medium, representing a very quick aircraft (as you'd expect from 2400hp turning a 14 foot propeller!) at low altitudes, however it does have a slight tendency to "helicopter"!

Flaps are decorative only in this version, as the aircraft has a very low stall speed without them. They are built with two separately hinged sections, just as in the real Tempest.

MORE INFO AND SCREENSHOTS COMING SOON.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +126 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 41.0ft (12.5m)
  • Length 34.2ft (10.4m)
  • Height 13.8ft (4.2m)
  • Empty Weight 1,725lbs (782kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,846lbs (4,919kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.202
  • Wing Loading 10.3lbs/ft2 (50.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,050.2ft2 (97.6m2)
  • Drag Points 7645

Parts

  • Number of Parts 234
  • Control Surfaces 15
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    26.6k CRJ900Pilot

    cool!

    1.4 years ago
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    @Zerokiller3 Same Here.

    1.4 years ago
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    1,611 Zerokiller3

    Where is the 47mm? I need it to kill that tank convoy

    +2 2.7 years ago
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    @ChiChiWerx I scaled the actual wings (not the fuselage wings) to be extremely thin, which means the flaps visually deflect very little. They're contained within the fuselage wings. :-)

    @ZeroKiller3 keep an eye on my profile, the 47mm-armed Vickers P will be up soon.

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone!

    3.0 years ago
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    20.4k ChiChiWerx

    Pardon: "...but where did you put the ailerons???"

    3.0 years ago
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    20.4k ChiChiWerx

    The detail and thought that went into this is considerable...I noticed you even staggered the landing gear retraction/extension, just like a real WWII airplane. I did the same on my B-24 and C-47, but doubt anyone noticed. But where did you put the flaps???

    3.0 years ago
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    9,540 Stickman

    On a scale of 1 to Holy c@!p I freakin' LOVE these custom landing gear, I'd rate this aircraft an 11.

    3.0 years ago
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    8,636 CALVIN232

    very nice like it could you build me a spitfire note it does have to be mobile friendly but i feel you could easlly make one also maybe a geman plane to have dog fights with but mainly the spitfire

    3.0 years ago
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    38.7k Baldovino

    Awesome men!

    3.0 years ago
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    13.2k MrWarPac

    You got a Follower!

    3.0 years ago
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    8,265 arcues

    Finally some one under stands that landing gear fold up un semtricly

    3.0 years ago
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    1,611 Zerokiller3

    I need the one with the 37mms

    3.0 years ago
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    THIS MODEL IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3.0 years ago
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    49.1k ChaMikey

    Bloody well done man

    3.0 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison

    FEATURE THIS PLEASE!

    3.0 years ago
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    10.2k Booster456

    Great job!

    3.0 years ago
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    Great quality and flies well. I really like the assymetrical gear and correct wings. Cockpit is nice too.

    3.0 years ago
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    Check out the Screenshots here!

    3.0 years ago