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Twice the Speed of Sound: The Convair B-58 Hustler!

18.3k BagelPlane  5 months ago

Twice the Speed of Sound: The Convair B-58 Hustler!


Yes I know I have a typo in the last pic. I type sloppy. Not sorry


Please use High Physics.


As recommended by YourCrush, I've brought the B-58 Hustler to life. This hundred-foot plane was used by Strategic Air Command for a short life of 10 years but came with many advanced features for its day. It's massive delta wing, four engines and unique bomb pod make for an interesting aircraft.


Despite the size of this aircraft, CalculateDrag=False on most parts. It should run smoother on most mobile devices.


Brief History

The B-58 was Convair's entry for GBEO II, a program for the development of a long-range supersonic bomber. Boeing's submission was of about equal performance, but the Convair model was partially selected in favor due to Boeing already attaining contracts for the B-52. The B-58 Hustler, as it was soon known, entered service on March 15, 1960. It served with the 43rd and 305th Bombardment Wings until its retirement in 1970.


This Model

Like my Voodoo, this aircraft was designed with realism. Thrust to Weight is somewhat accurate, and wing load is just about 44 pounds per square foot. It has to use a large portion of the runway to take off properly. Landing requires the drogue chute and dumping fuel. It even has a rear gun turret to ward off those Migs, which it does nicely.


Controls

AG1- Afterburner
AG2- Dump Fuel
AG3- Drogue Chute
AG4- Activate Cannon and Lock Aircraft Controls
AG5- Activate and Arm Mark 15 Nuke
AG6- Open for Customization
AG7- Open for Customization
AG8- Open for Customization


Landing Notes

Landing without dumping fuel usually results in snapping the front gear off and ripping the wheels off the back gear. Not good. So it is highly recommended to follow proper landing procedures.
1. Dump Fuel AG2 starts the dump fuel process. It is recommended to land with less than 70% fuel. To calculate how much fuel to dump, start by finding the % of fuel you want to land with. Add 6% to that number to factor in landing approach and fuel dump shutdown. Dump fuel until that new number
2. Start Approach The B-58 is not an agile plane, so staring out 10 miles from the runway gives enough time to line up. Bandit Airport is a little short, so avoid landing there.
3. Deploy Gear C'mon, you should know this.
4. Land Touch down gently, then deploy drogue chute and full brake. This plane does take a while to slow down


Weapons Notes

Rear Gun

The rear gun is activated by AG4. It locks all plane control surfaces, so it is important to trim out the plane before use. Pitch and Roll for controls, Mouse as Joystick is not needed because this turret uses the (sum(Input*1) Funky Tree expression

Mark 15 Nuke

This is a two-stage WMD. AG5 arms and activates it. To deploy, click Mark 15 Nuke. This drops the weapon. Once it is the general area of the target (<0.25 mile) press !! Mark 15 Nuke Detonator !!. This will detonate the nuke. Will cause lag or crash the game on some (most) devices. Don't look at it to avoid most lag. I already got a picture of it going off for you.


Gear Notes

The landing gear was the worst part of building this plane. Complete nightmare. A strange bug (I tried to fix it, but nothing worked) where the gear pops out of its bays happens when it is rolled more than 90* to the side or is flying inverted. Sorry about that.


Credits

Thanks to YourCrush for recommending this plane. Was a fun build for the most part

Thanks to TheCatBaron for recommending how to learn the "triangle wing technique"

Thanks to F104DeathTrap for allowing me to use your flight model from the TU-22. I modified it of course to fit the B-58.

Thanks to ChiChiwerx for the USAF decals. I know said credit isn’t necessary, but those are a lifesaver.

Thanks to Mikoyanster for the new Aero Club map, which I used for screenshots.

And, Thanks to SnoWFLake0s for help on the Funky Trees inputs.


Gallery

Big thanks to @KnightOfRen for providing fixed image links.

Convoy Flyover

No MiGs!

Stormy Day

Nuke!


Thanks for making it to the end! Questions, comments, and criticism is welcome! Enjoy the plane!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 56.3ft (17.1m)
  • Length 106.5ft (32.5m)
  • Height 31.1ft (9.5m)
  • Empty Weight 119,446lbs (54,180kg)
  • Loaded Weight 179,889lbs (81,596kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.787
  • Wing Loading 43.9lbs/ft2 (214.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,095.0ft2 (380.4m2)
  • Drag Points 20649

Parts

  • Number of Parts 862
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    I have recovered the pics, now sourced in discord. Same for the Voodoo, My voodoo, my F-16, and my bear.
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    Enjoy the more reliable pics :)

    one month ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    @BagelPlane
    Google was useless in that department.

    3 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen I don't know. Really the RF models were the only ones ever used

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    Btw, the F-101 was often used as a bomber escort. What bombers did it escort? Was this one of them?

    3 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen It’s the weapons pod. 20,000 lbs of fuel and a big nuke.

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    I must have a death wish. I detonated the nuke to find out.

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    Is the nuke the enourmous thing underneath it? THATS HUGE!

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    @BagelPlane
    Hmm. Seems like a plane that would

    3 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen I don’t think the B-58 had a role of aerial refueling. Defiantly not gonna try.

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    B-58: Refuels your F-101. Or vice versa. Seems possible, right?

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    @BagelPlane
    Thanks!

    3 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen Feel free to tear apart mine to learn some building tricks.

    3 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen Sure

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    @BagelPlane
    Ill try it then. Wanna be tagged?

    3 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen I dunno. It’s a rather simple(ish) airframe, but the landing gear is rather a nightmare to build with the aircraft’s high weight. It is a rewarding build experience, I learned quite a bit.

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    @BagelPlane
    I love the B-58. Should I make my own?

    3 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen lol. I’m not really concerned with the updoots, I build for fun, or a challenge every now and then.

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    Too bad you cant double upvote.

    3 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    Whoa! Best one on the site!

    4 months ago
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    1,593 DeltaLCI

    P R E F O R M A N C E

    4 months ago
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    No I was rude it’s my fault @TrojanAircraftSystems

    4 months ago
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    @TrojanAircraftSystems flys great now lol!

    5 months ago
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    @Dude32 Oh. Well sorry if I seemed rude than. Yeah taht still wasen’t the problem. I just needed to set physics to high.

    5 months ago
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    @Dude32 @TrojanAircraftSystems

    5 months ago
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    No I meant before taking off pull trim down and stick@TrojanAircraftSystems

    5 months ago
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