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H.M.A Northern Progress

77.1k Treadmill103  8 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen:

AG1: Main propulsion. (AG2 off while flying)
AG2: Taxiing thrusters. (AG1 off while taxiing)

AG3: Open rear fuselage; allow movement to finish then:
AG4: Lower loading ramp, stage 1; allow movement to finish then:
AG5: Lower loading ramp, stage 2

AG6: Landing Lights.
AG7: Cargo hold lights.

Cameras 1,2,4: Views of cargo hold.
Camera 3: Orbital camera: view of rear fuselage and loading ramp.

Take-off: AG1 on, VTOL fully down for flaps. Apply full throttle and rotate at 120mph. Once airborne, VTOL centre. Adjust throttle and trim to suit. Without rotating, the craft will self-launch at 190mph.

Landing: Use 20% throttle for final approach (flaps not required). Maintain 20% for landing flare then cut power when wheels touch.

Taxiing thrusters: AG1 off, AG2 on. Use pitch for forward and reverse, use Roll for front wheel steering.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Northern Progress” provides vital long range, heavy cargo transport; serving outlying bases with large loads carried in the central cargo hold and smaller items in the Flight cabin. Built by Tillman Fabrication from 2 salvaged airframes, the craft's powerful engines and robust fixed undercarriage enable it to operate from short, un-prepared air-fields. The craft has been assigned to the 7th Transport Wing and will operate in the Tundra region.

Crew, Flight cabin: Captain, co-pilot, Navigator, Communicator.
Crew, Cargo cabin: Air Quartermaster/Port observer, Flight engineer/Observer, Stevedores, number varies depending on mission.

Built by: Tillman Fabrication.
Front Engine Nacelle: Englund/Nordsund facility.
Sponsored by: Un-disclosed benefactor.

Credits:

@AviownCorp: Slippery fuselage pieces.

Footnote:

While building the folding ramp, I invented several new swear words! I kept the movements slow to emulate real life so please be patient, or use fast forward. The master cockpit is on the centre fuselage so the wheels are centred on the runway when spawning. Lost count of how many rotators and hinges I used in this! Hopefully I got the slow, lumbering handling about right. It's a freighter not a fighter!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 186.9ft (57.0m)
  • Length 115.8ft (35.3m)
  • Height 31.3ft (9.5m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 35,860lbs (16,266kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 5.013
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.017
  • Wing Loading 13.0lbs/ft2 (63.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,760.9ft2 (256.5m2)
  • Drag Points 19297

Parts

  • Number of Parts 503
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Lots of rotators and hinges this time!@GenrichTitov

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Certainly gives it a weird look!@asteroidbook345

    7 months ago
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    Very cool asymmetry!

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thanks again!@FlyingThings

    7 months ago
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    56.0k AviownCorp

    @Treadmill103 the German, to be specific nazi design.

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Yeah, I used a similar cockpit design to an earlier build, then went a bit crazy on the rest of it!@AviownCorp

    7 months ago
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    56.0k AviownCorp

    Design looks familiar!🤔

    7 months ago
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    Oh ok.@Treadmill103

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Well, they’re are a mix of existing swear words and unspellable primitive grunts mashed together so I dare not repeat them here!@AerialFighterSnakes

    7 months ago
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    What are some of the new swear words you invented? I’m really curious.

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Carbonfox1

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@MaxB17

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@11qazxc

    7 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Heihachi

    8 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@ACEPILOT109

    8 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Good fun to build, especially the mechanisms!@KerlonceauxIndustries

    +1 8 months ago
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    This is yet another truly fascinating design!

    8 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out! Challenging build for me!@Tiseth

    8 months ago
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    101k MAHADI

    @Treadmill103 np! and yes it is! maintaing CoM and CoL must have been pretty hard

    8 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Very challenging build for me@MAHADI

    8 months ago
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    101k MAHADI

    "out of context" style, cool!

    8 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@OmegaDestroyer

    8 months ago
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    26.4k Armyguy1534

    @Treadmill103 np

    8 months ago
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    77.1k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Armyguy1534

    8 months ago
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    7,076 Tabris

    @Treadmill103 oh ok it was a glitch I think

    8 months ago
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