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Thanks for Gold! Flycatcher S-1 Ultralight

18.3k BagelPlane  4 months ago

The Flycatcher S-1 Ultralight


With the rise of ultralight popularity on the site, I thought I'd pitch in and make one. It's loosely based off of the J-1B "Don Quixote", but has a quick and robust performance. The S-1 has good range, can fly you between Wright and Bandit no problem. This was a fun build to make, definitely different from the lumbering military jets I've previously made.


Glass Version courtesy of Hellosss38: Clicky

Design History

I wanted a closed cockpit ultralight with the necessary airplane controls. After surfing through lots of ultralight images and plans I found the J-1B to be a good liking and started building. Because its a kit ultralight, plans were a little tricky to get for free, but eventually I found a side, front, and top view diagram at no cost. The build was straightforward, although just about every part has to have its weight XML edited, otherwise, the ultralight would weight 3 tons. I'm quite happy with how the cockpit came out, clean and simple. Once 1.10 rolls out officially, I'm going to make sure the cockpit has glass added to it.


Controls

AG1- Nav Lights
AG2- Fuel Door
AG3- Emergency Chute
AG4- Flips a Switch
AG5- Flips a Switch
AG6- Flips a Switch
AG7- Flips a Switch
AG8- Close Canopy and Start Engine

Normal Flight Controls
No Retractable Gear


Help
Please don't run me over


AIrcraft Notes

The S-1 is equipped with a throttle cut-off. It engages if the canopy is open, or the aircraft exceeds 115 miles an hour.

Trim is not necessary for most flights. The aircraft usually auto-trims level if moving at 95 miles an hour.

Landing is easy. Come in at a 50% throttle approach, cut the throttle and touch down. Hit the brakes and you should stop within 30 feet.

If I did my math right, you have a 64-mile flight range.

Has a custom control surface (Yaw) that really doesn't work!

If you are short, use the cockpit cam. If tall, use cam 1. (Jk, they give the same perspective, one is just higher than the other)


Cockpit Use

Contols


Credits

Thanks to stig27 for the Funky Tree code I used in the fuel lights.

Thanks to Mikoyanster for the Areo Club map.


Gallery

Canopy and Fuel Door Open
Canopy and the fuel door open
Hangar Sittin
Hangar Sittin'
Evening Flying
Evening Flying
Concoy Flyover
Convoy Flyover
Accidents Happen
Accidents Happen...
Landed it!
Landed it!
Sea Ultralight
Click to Fly!


With the Learning Gulag re-opening soon, I'll be posting a bit less (like most users it seems), but I've still got a few half-done projects to complete and share with everyone. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the plane!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +406 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 24.3ft (7.4m)
  • Length 17.3ft (5.3m)
  • Height 6.6ft (2.0m)
  • Empty Weight 508lbs (230kg)
  • Loaded Weight 587lbs (266kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.698
  • Wing Loading 1.7lbs/ft2 (8.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 347.8ft2 (32.3m2)
  • Drag Points 604

Parts

  • Number of Parts 465
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    Look at this (below)

    Glass Version courtesy of Hellosss38

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    11.5k Hellosss38
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    12.8k UltraLight

    @BagelPlane ok. Cool

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @UltraLight I know about part 103, this ultralight doesn't fit within it, just like the one it's based on.

    2 months ago
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    12.8k UltraLight

    @BagelPlane ok wow that is really weird. Here you can find some basic ultralight regs from part 103

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @UltraLight Here's where I got a good portion of my information

    2 months ago
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    12.8k UltraLight

    @BagelPlane wait... there is no way that this would weigh 590 lbs irl. The weight limit for ultralights is around 250 lbs, so this would then be light sport or maybe even requiring a private pilot's license. I have a friend with a plane similar to an RV(van's aircraft) for two ppl which weighs about 620 lbs.

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @UltraLight I did my research, this has accurate weight. The pics sometimes work, from now on I’m using Postimg.cc

    2 months ago
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    12.8k UltraLight

    Ok I'm just gonna say... this weighs waaaaay too much to be an ultralight. Also, its pics are gone sadness intensifies

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen The MiG-3 didn't have an ejection seat, as will most prop fighters. Usually, you bail out, or you can't you've been shot to shreds. Also, make sure to read this page for accurate specs, speeds, and other good-to-know information.

    2 months ago
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    32.7k KnightOfRen

    @BagelPlane
    Ok thx. The cockpit is done, so I just need to perfect the flight model and add the canopy. Oh and arm it. Did the MiG-3 have eject seat?

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen I’d do the frame with glass. The Flycatcher doesn’t have glass yet because the update wasn’t out.

    2 months ago
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    32.7k KnightOfRen

    I used your AG switch technique, and a Paneled cockpit. Which do you think is better: Glass or canopy frame? I'm doing a MiG-3 and dunno which to choose, so I need input from a builder your level.

    2 months ago
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    32.7k KnightOfRen

    I smashed this onto its side and damaged the wing. It still flies perfectly XD

    3 months ago
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    27.6k Typhoon03

    @BagelPlane
    Thank you. For some reason I didn't get a notification from your reply, so that's why I took so long to answer.
    The STOL variant features larger wheels without the fairings, more powerful brakes, much more fuel, reduced external detailing and blue paintwork.

    4 months ago
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    32.7k KnightOfRen

    @BagelPlane
    Oh

    4 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @KnightOfRen I don’t have one

    4 months ago
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    32.7k KnightOfRen

    Hey, what's your Discord (If you have it)?

    4 months ago
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    360 lol1550

    Wunderschönes Flugzeug, macht viel spass 👌

    4 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @Typhoon_ Are you still on MP? I'm about to join in. Go ahead and make a STOL variant too!

    4 months ago
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    27.6k Typhoon03

    @BagelPlane
    No problem at all. I've just spent 90 minutes flying around Wright with Freerider2142 in multiplayer, and this craft performs miracles in the STOL environment. I was driving it onto the side of mountains and taking off again without a scratch. Do you mind if I produce a STOL multiplayer variant with reduced parts and improved STOL gear?

    4 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @Typhoon_ Thanks!

    +1 4 months ago
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    27.6k Typhoon03

    I've already upvoted, but now you can have a spotlight as well.

    4 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @mmushroom Despite it’s low weight, it handles nicely in high winds. I even did the crosswinds landing with this aircraft. Glad you like it!

    4 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @Beefy lol, I like cockpits in my aircraft. My SPAD seems to be on track to be a 1200+ part build.

    +1 4 months ago
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