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Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet "Jolly Rogers"

2,571 switdog08  5 months ago

Just a small build I've been working on (HOLY SMOKES IT GREW TO 472 PARTS)...

Controls:

Roll=Roll
Pitch=Pitch
Yaw=Yaw
Brake=Wheel brakes and air brakes
VTOL Down=Flaps Down
AG 1=Wing Fold
AG 2=Tail Hook
AG 3=Drop Drop Tank

Intro

The F/A-18E Super Hornet is an advanced variant of the F-18 Hornet made by McDonnell Douglas. McDonnell Douglas initially rolled out the F/A-18E in 1995 until they merged with Boeing in 1997 and it became the Boeing F/A-18E.

Info

The F/A-18E improved on the design of the F-18 in many ways: increasing wing area, improving pilot awareness, increasing engine power and increasing the payload capacity. Also it got the iconic wing snags and different, in wing root air brakes.
Wikipedia

My Version

I focused on the livery and shape in this build. I did make the landing gear realistic in shape, but sadly no doors. I made three types of custom missiles:
4x AIM-7 Sparrow
2x AIM-9 Sidewinder
2x AGM-65 Maverick

VFA-103

The VFA-103 Jolly Rogers are a fighter squadron aboard the USS Abraham Lincholn. They are one of the most famous fighter squadrons and are even featured in a few movies. They are also my favorite squadron.
Wikipedia

Gallery here

Hope you enjoy!
-switdog08

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 29.7ft (9.0m)
  • Length 38.1ft (11.6m)
  • Height 11.1ft (3.4m)
  • Empty Weight 8,083lbs (3,666kg)
  • Loaded Weight 25,176lbs (11,419kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.677
  • Wing Loading 72.7lbs/ft2 (355.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 346.3ft2 (32.2m2)
  • Drag Points 4083

Parts

  • Number of Parts 472
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    2,571 switdog08

    @Panthers4741
    Thanks!

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    @BubbleLukasie
    Thanks!

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    13.0k SyntheticL

    9/10
    Everything's ok and with pretty good livery.
    But the cockpit shape is a bit weird.

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    @scratch
    Thanks!

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    Thanks!

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    @tylerdeveneuxmusic
    Thanks again!
    That's really nice of you

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    @tylerdeveneuxmusic
    Thanks man!

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    2,571 switdog08

    @Thelionslipstonight
    While I believe skill and experience is a huge part of it, it all comes down to time and effort. I put a lot of time into this to get each detail right. Another thing is just going the extra mile. I didn't need custom missiles, but it made it better didn't it? I think anyone can make a quality build if they spend the time on it.

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    13.7k defquq11

    And how did you make quality builds like these?

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    13.7k defquq11

    Nice one mate..

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    2,571 switdog08

    Thanks @Notaleopard

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    Thanks
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    Thx
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    Thank you!
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    24.1k Mustang51

    Damn! This looks so good! The one small thing is that the LERX is too large and goes up too far the nose. If that was a little smaller, this would be perfect

    5 months ago
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    2,571 switdog08

    Thank you
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    29.2k Ghostium

    Np! : ) @switdog08

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    Thanks! @SodiumChloride

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