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Scout Eagle (Update)

118k jamesPLANESii  12 days ago
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The Scout Eagle, revived!

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My old Scout Eagle is my favourite aeroplane, but it had some issues.

  • Wings were as thin as a piece of paper
  • Landing gear has a lot of faults (wheels not aligned, would be flimsy IRL)
  • Cockpit was a bit lame
  • IRL if you crashed, you would die (no roll cage)
  • Tail section was a bit small
  • Tail wheel connected directly to the rudder (bad)
  • Cargo door only big enough to hold a wallet or something
  • No prop wash

So... I updated it! :D


Features:

  • Thicc wings with automatically deploying slats
  • Double slatted flaps
  • Thicc landing gear with enormous travel and wheels that always stay aligned
  • Awesome cockpit with functioning switches and a working panel
  • Full roll cage so that when you crash, you live
  • Larger tail section that offers lots of control at low speed
  • Better tail wheel
  • Larger cargo door
  • Prop wash

Also includes

  • Realistic prop physics (P factor, prop torque) thanks to use of a tail rotor as the prop. (Remember to add a small amount of right rudder when you take off)
  • Realistic stall characteristics, including the ability to consistently fly at a 25* AoA without spinning
  • Realistic performance all across the board
  • New livery as with the old one, the Eagle wouldn’t have had a head

Oh and credit to @Kentheman for some reason ;) (Go searching)


Controls:

  • Act 1: Opens doors
  • Act 2: Taxi/landing lights
  • Act 8: The other lights (Strobe, navigation, etc)
  • VTOL down: Flaps
  • Trim: Trim

Flight:

This plane is really easy to fly, but here are some techniques that can make you take off and land shorter.

Takeoff:

  1. Trim neutral, elevators neutral, Hold the brakes and full throttle.
  2. When the plane is level (takes about half a second), release the brakes and keep the plane level for the whole take off run
  3. When you get to 30 mph, drop the flaps to full and pull all the way up
  4. Once you get in the air, stay in ground effect for a bit then climb as usual

110 ft takeoff at full fuel

90 ft takeoff empty

Landing:

  1. Full flaps, full trim back, 0% throttle, pull all the way up. Descend on this angle. Use yaw to stay level as ailerons are almost completely ineffective
  2. When you are close to the ground, level off a bit (like, the opposite to a flare) and hit the ground with the brakes on full. Take advantage of the dampening of the suspension.
  3. Slow down until you are stopped. Pull the flaps up when you touch down if you want.

60 ft landing at full fuel

45ft landing empty

- All fuel weight is held in the wing tanks. 64 gallons total.
- The rest is held in the aesthetic fuel block at the back of the cockpit.
- Just note that you may need to invert the “tail” input of the tail rotor after adjusting the fuel.

Cruze

About 75% throttle for cruise. Just note that this plane uses a tail rotor as it’s prop, and it simulates P factor and prop torque and all that fun stuff. Just note that the prop causes a small amount of autoroll in flight. It’ good autoroll BogdanX XD


Pics and vids

https://youtu.be/9B_hp0b1KfQ





Landing challenges!






Enjoy!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Scout Eagle (Update)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.5ft (13.3m)
  • Length 26.6ft (8.1m)
  • Height 12.9ft (3.9m)
  • Empty Weight -1,996lbs (-905kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,980lbs (898kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 7.944
  • Wing Loading 5.5lbs/ft2 (26.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 362.3ft2 (33.7m2)
  • Drag Points 2684

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1086
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    Thanks for the spotlight @BogdanX

    4 days ago
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    why is pepe under the rear seat?
    lmao

    +1 5 days ago
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    Thanks! @Thelegitpilot13

    5 days ago
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    This plane is amazing! My phone can still handle it, too!

    5 days ago
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    2,284 ayou2005

    No problem @jamesPLANESii

    8 days ago
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    Thanks @ayou2005

    8 days ago
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    2,284 ayou2005

    Nice Plane @jamesPLANESii

    9 days ago
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    72.1k MAHADI

    @jamesPLANESii np

    10 days ago
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    Nah we just say the last 3 letters no matter where we are in our country. It’s cuz the first bit before the dash is the same for every aircraft in the country. @Viper3000ad

    10 days ago
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    9,374 Viper3000ad

    @jamesPLANESii oh when a flight controller refer to your registration number outside your regional airport , doesn't pronounce county codes ? The Ag cat it's a fantastic idea , I have a wip. Now I am almost finishing an 1945 erco ercoupe. When it's ready can I bother you for some feedback ?

    10 days ago
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    We’d probably say Mike Oscar Alpha when we’re calling in but that’s OK XD
    Thanks for enjoying it man!
    Up next I do have a car that’s 3/4 finished but I’m not that motivated to build it right now. I have a few ideas, remaking the default bush plane so it has the same relative shape but is more realistic an d detailed, and I’d also quite like to build a Grumman Ag Cat or a P-40 or a Cessna 152 or 206... @Viper3000ad

    10 days ago
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    9,374 Viper3000ad

    Scout Eagle Zulu, kilo, mike, oscar, alpha you are clear to taxi.
    Now I had the opportunity to try it.
    A lovely plane, I didn't catch the original, but that's great. I love the fact that it's not a replica and you've put your own realistic lead. The landing gears are flawless, and so are the flaps. Also amazing work with prop Wash. Fantastic ruder and very special "engine". It is a pity that the site does not appreciate civil aviation. This little airplane is ideal for crosswind landings.
    What are you up to next?

    11 days ago
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    26.7k CRJ900Pilot

    Np! How did you get the sounds though? @jamesPLANESii

    11 days ago
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    Yeah. 1.9 should have a major sound update. @AWESOMENESS360

    11 days ago
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    Thanks! @Mattangi2 @MAHADI @CRJ900Pilot

    11 days ago
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    They strengthen the landing gear. If I just let them be like how they were without the hinges they’re, the wheels flop upward. @FairFireFight

    11 days ago
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    @jamesPLANESii for SimplePlanes it's realistic though, sounds in this game aren't exactly the best lol.

    12 days ago
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    26.7k CRJ900Pilot

    I didn’t know it could get any better! How do you get that sound though? It sounds neat, like you have a headset on

    +1 12 days ago
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    72.1k MAHADI

    how do you even make these so well detailed man!

    +1 12 days ago
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    13.2k Mattangi2

    gddamn it that cockpit is nice...

    12 days ago
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    81.5k MrSilverWolf

    @jamesPLANESii no problem!

    12 days ago
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    Very nice! , lots of positives , but the roll caused by the tail rotor is annoying , the map on the inside is a very cute touch
    what are those tiny hinges above the wings tho

    12 days ago
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    Yay thanks! @mikoyanster

    12 days ago
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    There we go @AZAMGAMING

    12 days ago
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    Rip I keep doing that XD @AZAMGAMING

    12 days ago
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