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Fa-223 Drache

22.9k RadarJamJar  2 months ago

Flight manual:
Act. Group 1 - engine start.
Act. Group 2- gyro stabilization.
Act. Group 3 -attach hoist.
Act. Group 4- instrument lights.
Act. Group 5- parking brake.
Act. Group 6 open door.
Act. Group 7 activate Machine gun.
Throttle- collective pitch
VTOL slider- lower hoist
Trim slider- pitch trim (be careful it is sensitive)

A bit of history. Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (dragon) was a helicopter developed by Germany during World War II. First flight of a prototype was in August 1940. Serial production was planed but was interrupted by allied air raids on multiple occasions, only a few examples were completed, they saw limited use. On one occasion a Fa 223 ware used to recover the wreckage of a crashed Dornier Do 217 aircraft. At the end of the war, several examples ware captured by the allies, and one was flown to the Britan making it the first helicopter to fly across the channal. Wikipedia article Link to photo1 Link to photo 2

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 76.0ft (23.2m)
  • Length 41.5ft (12.7m)
  • Height 15.9ft (4.8m)
  • Empty Weight 7,112lbs (3,226kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,302lbs (3,765kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 27.069
  • Wing Loading 44.2lbs/ft2 (216.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 187.7ft2 (17.4m2)
  • Drag Points 12149

Parts

  • Number of Parts 407
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    3,018 Warhammer55

    Looks like an Osprey, weren't they based on the Fa-223?

    one month ago
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    1,159 Rsouissi

    H-145 plz

    one month ago
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    Beautiful to fly even w/o gyro.

    one month ago
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    5,207 shipster

    Easily the best helicopter on the site

    one month ago
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    Good idea. He should build one.@JamesBleriot

    2 months ago
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    2,169 JamesBleriot

    @RadarJamJar Could you build the Sikorsky VS-300

    2 months ago
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    Yea, learn your history.@DEDSEC14

    2 months ago
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    @DEDSEC14 the Sikorsky VS-300 took off in 1939 lol

    2 months ago
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    K. Good to know. Those helicopters are very interesting aircraft and I think they would be great to build. @RadarJamJar

    2 months ago
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    38.9k Kimcotupan15

    @RadarJamJar thanks for updating the tiger as well!

    2 months ago
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    22.9k RadarJamJar

    @Kimcotupan15 and thank you for the spotlight.

    +1 2 months ago
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    22.9k RadarJamJar

    @Kimcotupan15 I plane to make versions with new parts, and add more detail, I made a 1.8 version of my Euro tiger for start.

    +1 2 months ago
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    22.9k RadarJamJar

    @GeneralOliverVonBismarck the engine represents part of the wreckage from a crashed Do 217 that was recovered using these helicopters, like in the image attached in the description. One of the version was planed to carry two 250 kg bombs or depth charges so I guess that qualifies it as an attack helicopter. And you may make an armed version if you wish.

    +3 2 months ago
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    22.9k RadarJamJar

    @AerialFighterSnakes Ok I will consider it.

    2 months ago
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    16.5k Trainzo

    Great replica . Very nice job . Just magnific .

    2 months ago
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    1,307 AmazingAidan

    And the British got Hms cabbage

    2 months ago
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    1,307 AmazingAidan

    Welp the Germans have helicopters

    2 months ago
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    38.9k Kimcotupan15

    Glad you're back! I used to enjoy your old helicopters before.
    Do you mind to update your old helicopters with new parts?

    2 months ago
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    1,214 JediWolf

    @GeneralOliverVonBismarck for picking up with a magnet?

    2 months ago
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    Oh ok.@GeneralOliverVonBismarck

    2 months ago
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    Could I make a anti tank version. It will have custom rocket pods and perhaps a few bombs @RadarJamJar

    2 months ago
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    No I mean attack helicopter. A gunship is a term for a UH1 Huey that has been modified to have 4 50.BMG heavy machine guns(or in later ones M-134 mini guns) mounted in a way for strafing runs on infantry only. If this was used for the army it is likely that it would have been equipped for anti tank use as well due to it being able to carry very large loads allowing for the mounting of many large rockets @AerialFighterSnakes

    2 months ago
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    Would you consider making an Aw-109 or an EC-120? I haven’t seen any good one of those on the site. PLEASE ANSWER MEH!!! I can’t sleep at night without knowing if you will make those helicopters or not. It’s my life long dream to see an EC-120 or AW-109 on the site with a cockpit.🥺 @RadarJamJar

    2 months ago
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    You mean gunship?@GeneralOliverVonBismarck

    2 months ago
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    Alos this could be the first attack heli cause it had a machine gun in the front that could be used on infantry b@RadarJamJar

    2 months ago
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