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NASA ER-2 "Dryden"

230k BogdanX  4 months ago


  Credit to CHICHIWERX for support and MOD for chromatic expertise 

[Derivative of the U-2 used for high-altitude civilian research]


[Download U2-S BLACK here]


Controls:

1 EJECT POGO WHEELS
2 SPEED BRAKES
VTOL FLAPS UP/DOWN (Flaps can go up several degrees on this model)
8 LIGHTS ON/OFF


Features:

  • The most advanced flight model possible on SP
  • Best airbrakes EVER, epic smoothness
  • NASA blueprints/specs. Competent feedback on performance
  • New building technique, everything is custom
  • Original livery


About this:

  • Tried to match the most important aspects of the U-2: Incredible glide ratio, good acceleration, slow speed, maneuverability, landing/takeoff speed/angles, trim/pitch authority, climbing speed etc. Had to compromise not to turn this powered glider into a jetfighter.
  • Trim tabs mechanical system, they act properly on pitch/roll/trimming
  • Flaps on this plane go up several degrees (it's a not a noobish mistake), to (i quote) "alleviate the stress on the tail at low altitudes and high airspeed." Also to allow faster descend
  • Max speed is increased with 100mph (at 10,000ft) to prevent not dying of boredom while climbing. Is impossible to match the graph charts on present SP altitude formula. So instead of almost stalling at 80,000ft, it goes supersonic.
  • This is a 99,9% new build, kept only the landing lights from my previous U2

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 103.2ft (31.5m)
  • Length 62.4ft (19.0m)
  • Height 18.4ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight 12,260lbs (5,561kg)
  • Loaded Weight 33,531lbs (15,209kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.603
  • Wing Loading 11.7lbs/ft2 (57.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,856.8ft2 (265.4m2)
  • Drag Points 3864

Parts

  • Number of Parts 400
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    135 Haxon

    So, you look like are great plane builder, and you have ALOT of great planes, call it what u want, but I'd like to see if u can make a plane or jet propelled by forward facing helicopter blades, I tried it my self but no luck

    24 days ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @Mmdben no need to thank me, it's common sense for people to reply, as long as dialogue is civilized. I am not royalty, to make people favors when i talk to them.
    Feel free to ask anything, i always try to help

    +1 one month ago
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    3,260 Mmdben

    Thanks for answering me!
    @BogdanX

    one month ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @Mmdben this U-2 (check the unlisted) has better flight model, better gliding, it was built with the help of an U-2 ex-pilot

    one month ago
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    @Keesler oh ok

    one month ago
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    1,778 0644701018

    Very good very good

    one month ago
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    85 Keesler

    @Simplepugs They could never show the U2 in airshows something about "Public Exposure" You might have seen the ER-2 because that was allowed to be shown out in public. :)

    2 months ago
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    Oh ok.@BogdanX

    +1 3 months ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @AerialFighterSnakes Found a former Tornado pilot on a group, he gave me some information, so i will update flight model. It will take me 24h

    +1 3 months ago
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    What happened to your tornado?

    +1 3 months ago
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    @BogdanX ok

    3 months ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @Simplepugs it's a modification of a B-26 Marauder. The 4 engine variant is interesting. Still, i have a few project in development, so no promises. I will make this when i decide to build an american WW2 bomber.

    3 months ago
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    I’ve seen a U-2 at a air show,there was also a p-38,the blue angels, AND the Thunderbirds at the air show

    3 months ago
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    @BogdanX maybe u should make a super marauder,it is a experimental US bomber

    3 months ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @Brields95 probably, don't know when. So far, this spring i will release a Stuka, a Bear and a Tornado

    3 months ago
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    10.7k Brields95

    P-38?

    3 months ago
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    @BogdanX thanks :)

    3 months ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @temporaryaccount i will, after i finish the current project i am working on.

    3 months ago
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    @BogdanX wow I can’t find that...
    Have you taken a look at my suggestions yet?

    3 months ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @temporaryaccount still, no rotating camera on this one, since i must use VTOL for flaps (going down 35 degrees and up several degrees). Also Trim is taken.
    about that huge dome on the back, i quote:
    "The huge radome on top of this Dragon Lady's spine is a satellite communications system known as either Senior Span or Senior Spur, depending on how the jet is configured. Senior Span is fitted to provide the conveyance of signals intelligence collection data beyond line of sight and around the globe. Senior Spur is used for transmitting other forms of data, including image intelligence and electronic intelligence gathered by the U-2's sensors. In its latest configuration, Senior Spur may also be able to transmit data over the horizon via Ku-band satellite that is being produced remotely from another source other than the U-2's sensors. In this function the aircraft would be working as a battlefield relay surrogate for other forces. "

    3 months ago
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    @BogdanX oh okay, and what's the nacelle on the back for?

    3 months ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @temporaryaccount NASA ER2 has no rotating nose, it has a ton of cameras already.
    The rotating nose is a U2S optional feature.

    3 months ago
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    @BogdanX aw thanks a lot!
    btw I see no mentioning of the rotating nose anywhere...

    3 months ago
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    230k BogdanX

    @temporaryaccount let me do it, i can make it better and faster, since i know this plane.
    I will post it unlisted later

    3 months ago
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    @BogdanX hmmm lemme have a try at that... shouldn’t be too difficult but it needs work...
    what about my suggestions? do you have any plans on them?

    3 months ago
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