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Westland Sea King HU Mk5

26.8k Tang0five  11 days ago

Ah yes the Mighty King! If it’s good we’ll buy it from the Americans, if it’s exceedingly good we’ll licence build it as is the case with the Sea King! The versatile ‘King’ had a wide range of roles in HM forces ranging from SAR and AEW, to ferrying steely-eyed dealers of death to and from operations - finally ending service last year.

The Sea King used to be a relatively common sight and if you ever twisted a sock out and about in the Cairngorms or any other inaccessible place (until last year) you may have seen this particular variant.

Controls
AG1 activates winch (viva la 1.8)
Trim down lowers winch
AG8 lights

Well goggles on chaps, keep that hand on the collective!



I’m not going to lie, that landing below took me many, many attempts. Credit and hats off to any whirly bird drivers out there!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 57.6ft (17.6m)
  • Length 69.1ft (21.1m)
  • Height 19.5ft (5.9m)
  • Empty Weight 15,571lbs (7,062kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,849lbs (8,096kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 8.324
  • Wing Loading 321.6lbs/ft2 (1,570.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 55.5ft2 (5.2m2)
  • Drag Points 13119

Parts

  • Number of Parts 330
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    26.8k Hyattorama

    It’s my pleasure :) contributions from (and conversations with) builders like you are what make SP and the SP community so incredibly awesome, so thank you to you as well! @Tang0five

    5 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Thank you very much @Hyattorama and for the spotlight, you’re most kind!

    +1 5 days ago
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    26.8k Hyattorama

    Great work, I love it!

    5 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Thanks for bringing up the half century @PhilipTarpley - not too sure I’ve had a dev stop by before!

    7 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    There’s a gyro, did you try yawing or mixing up the controls at bit? @donald347

    8 days ago
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    The tail needs more drag. The aircraft doesn't want to turn when tilted at cruise- it just slips/skids making it very difficult to stay in trim flight.

    8 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Why don’t you just add a third engine to the 134 I did a while back and your halfway there? @THEAIRCRAFTCRAFTER

    8 days ago
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    @Tang0five hm....If you have time,built a mobile friendly Tu-154 please ! My favorite plane !

    8 days ago
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    28.3k GhostHTX

    It was the first thing I noticed, laddie! @Tang0five

    9 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Thanks old boy thought you might like the ‘nose art’ :) @GhostHTX

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Thank you for your kind words once more! @Trainzo

    10 days ago
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    @Tang0five damn, sorry

    10 days ago
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    I couldn’t agree more. @Tang0five

    10 days ago
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    28.3k GhostHTX

    Very nice!

    10 days ago
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    Yep! And np! @Tang0five

    10 days ago
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    Also if you want, you could try making a much smaller helicopter. The Mi-1 would be where I had started @Tang0five

    10 days ago
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    14.0k Trainzo

    As usual, always beautiful . Very beautiful creation . Great job .

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Thanks man, much appreciated! With the latest update maybe we shall see some more! @Strikefighter04

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    I must admit I do like the ‘King’ @AerialFighterSnakes

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Cheers! @mikoyanster

    +1 10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Oh yeah, definitely agree with you there - 9\10 attempts by myself ended up with broken rotors @Simplemike

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Thanks @THEAIRCRAFTCRAFTER glad you like this, was there not a TU-4 released quite recently? Not really my kettle of fish I’m afraid and I have a few things I want to finish - plus I don’t build often as don’t have the free time :(

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    It’s frustratingly slow to fly on high settings on my iPad so I’ve been just making do on low. That’s impressive your a better whirly bird driver than me, it took me ages getting a ‘safe’ landing for that screenshot and then changed the settings improve picture quality @Scottydoestuff

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    You mean hollow fuselage parts? I did think about it with a Gucci sliding door but part count would have gone against me. That and after doing the lettering I was getting tired of looking at it! @SelectAKey

    10 days ago
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    26.8k Tang0five

    Thanks I’m glad you like her! I build on low physics/settings but I think your right, there is a difference and by all means spray away!! @MEERKAT978

    +1 10 days ago
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