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Leonardo T-1A "Asso" Aerobatic

22.4k LeonardoEngineering  7 months ago

Leonardo Aeronautics T-1A "Asso"

Everything has a price, except for fun!

The T-1 Asso (Ace) responds to the need for a highly efficient and easy to maintain training aircraft, to introduce rookie pilots to the world of fighter jets.

Characterized by its low weight, and high maneuverability, this particular version, the A, is the same used by the Leonardo Display Team.
Because of this reason, it implements a smoke generating system for aerobatic maneuvers, and reduced fuel tanks, to guarantee high performances, for short periods of time.

Thanks for choosing our aircraft. Please, leave an upvote down below, and let us now your opinions by leaving your feedback in the comments, it would be really appreciated!

Performance:

  • Take-off weight
    Normal 5000 Kg
  • Service Ceiling
    12,200 m
  • Maximum Speed :
    At Sea Level 850 Km/h
    8000 m 1200 Km/h (TAS)
    -Stall Speed (Landing with Flaps full down):
    160 Km/h / 99 mph
  • Power Plant:
    1 Akula D.B. J-18 18 kN

Controls:

  • Shoot Rocket to Turn On Smoke System (can't be turned off)
  • VTOL Slider to lower Flaps (1 for Take Off / 2 for Landing)
  • Trim Slider to Trim the aircraft
  • G Key to raise and lower Landing gears
  • AG 1 to activate Air Brakes
  • AG 7 to Turn ON/OFF Landing Lights
  • AG 8 to Turn ON/OFF all Lights

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 5 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 40.0ft (12.2m)
  • Length 40.9ft (12.5m)
  • Height 16.2ft (4.9m)
  • Empty Weight 8,423lbs (3,820kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,440lbs (5,189kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.982
  • Wing Loading 20.8lbs/ft2 (101.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 551.3ft2 (51.2m2)
  • Drag Points 3885

Parts

  • Number of Parts 355
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    29.5k BaconRoll

    All of your builds are breathtaking

    Pinned 7 months ago
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    904 JDog3106

    I think Cyblox11 stole this.

    Search the name and look for your self

    2 months ago
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    1,754 CookieCrumz

    Please help me how do I make a rocket smoke a
    System like yours ???

    4 months ago
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    24.5k ChiChiWerx

    @LeonardoEngineering you may ask for my input at any time. Glad to help.

    +1 4 months ago
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    @ChiChiWerx alright, so first of all, thank you again for the precious informations, and second, would you be my mentor and my main source of knowledge about the topic? ❤️
    I've heard from Bogdan that you surely know a lot about on the topic, because of your awesome job..
    I'd just love to only have a chat with you about it!

    And about the autoroll, it's not exactly because of improper and asymmetrical drag calculations as I previously thought, but because of a default misalignment in the main cockpit part.
    This causes all mirrored parts to be not equally distant from the actual center of the aircraft by a factor of 2E-7 (or around that number), which becomes pretty significant when the wings used are scaled down to a tenth of the original size.
    I still don't know why it happens, or if it's just because of the fact that I changed PC due to the sudden death of my ol' reliable. It could also be because of the high part count, as it never happened before with simpler builds.

    4 months ago
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    24.5k ChiChiWerx

    As for this specific build, I flew it at 350 knots IAS, which I guess is about the speed a jet like this would fly a loop. I looped it in 2,500 ft...which is way more G than any jet could fly without the pilot passing out. For a loop at 350 knots, it should take around 5,000’-6,000’. So, yes, it turns better than it should, even accounting for the pilot pulling harder than he should in a loop.

    +1 4 months ago
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    24.5k ChiChiWerx

    No, not true...many trainers have an instantaneous turn rate as good as any fighter. The difference is in sustained turn rate and the speeds at which those turns are flown, especially when compared to straight wing fighters such as this one. A T-38 pulls 7.33 Gs and the F-16 pulls 9 Gs...the difference is that a lightweight F-16 can pull a 9 G turn while remaining level, while a T-38 will need to trade altitude or airspeed to maintain that 7.33 G turn as it has far less thrust than the Viper. Also, a straight winged trainer like your build can turn as well as most fighters, it flies that turn at a far lower airspeed than a fighter. However, a 4 G turn flown at 250 knots IAS is smaller than a 9 G turn flown at 600 knots IAS, so it’s a fallacy to say a trainer does not turn as well as a fighter, because, often, they do.

    +1 4 months ago
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    24.5k ChiChiWerx

    @LeonardoEngineering now I’m intrigued, what’s causing the autoroll?

    +1 4 months ago
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    @ChiChiWerx I just realized that it pulls way too many G for a trainer aircraft.. I should consider to update this jet to a less fictional state..
    PS: I also found out what was the actual issue with the autoroll on both the Su-25 and the LF-114. And it's way more confusing than @BogdanX thought..

    4 months ago
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    225 Arshan87

    I'M SORRY.

    7 months ago
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    Take The O Out Of Asso.. oWo

    +1 7 months ago
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    15 Niyyo

    I LOVE it just i turn the raoket on and, how do i land?

    +1 7 months ago
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    150 gispet

    @LeonardoEngineering anche a me fa piacere trovare dei connazzionali

    +1 7 months ago
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    @gispet grazie mille! Fa sempre piacere trovare connazionali 😊

    7 months ago
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    150 gispet

    as italian i say:bravo continua così

    +1 7 months ago
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    Thank you @LeonardoEngineering

    +1 7 months ago
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    @Giantwhale on the way 😉

    7 months ago
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    Can you make a military version?@LeonardoEngineering

    +1 7 months ago
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    @BaconRoll you are breathtaking!

    +2 7 months ago
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    @Giantwhale well, you can do whatever you want with it!
    But if you wait a week or so, there will be something new that you may like 😏

    7 months ago
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    Can I put missiles on it

    +1 7 months ago
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    @ChiChiWerx just because it can do high G maneuvers, doesn't mean that the pilot should do them 😂👌🏻

    Thank you by the way 🙂

    7 months ago
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    135 Cheese3

    It’s good.
    Fun to fly

    +1 7 months ago
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    Good plane and all, but after awhile the turning heat just goes to crap

    7 months ago
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    24.5k ChiChiWerx

    Nice build, it turns fairly quickly, probably pulls 12 G or so. I feel bad for the pilot trainee, as he’ll be a lump of goo after his first flight...

    +2 7 months ago
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