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RamboJutter F4 MKIV 2.1

121k RamboJutter  8 days ago

The F4 was upgraded for Fleet Air Arm service, along with further modernisation as technology moved on. It was now fitted with a Jet engine driving the counter rotating propellors via a gear box which improved top speeds while also allowing a smaller prop to be fitted (helps reduce prop strikes), the fuselage was lengthened to add further stability on approach along with increased wing width. The cockpit was modernised and the ridge removed to the top of the fuselage, the new colour scheme was applied and other tweaks made. The wing tips fold up on AG1 for storage, AG2 for engine boost, AG3 for arrestor hook, VTOL down for flaps

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 20.9ft (6.4m)
  • Length 19.5ft (6.0m)
  • Height 8.1ft (2.5m)
  • Empty Weight 7,482lbs (3,394kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,833lbs (4,006kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.381
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.203
  • Wing Loading 22.6lbs/ft2 (110.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 391.5ft2 (36.4m2)
  • Drag Points 1116

Parts

  • Number of Parts 664
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @Mattangi2 that's cos I set it up as a company (see profile) no different to hawker or Martin baker etc :)

    4 days ago
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    13.6k Mattangi2

    names plane after himself

    4 days ago
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    @CreamCakes Lol It really does doesn't it

    4 days ago
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    What a Cute Wyvern

    6 days ago
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    Looks like a cartoon plane lol

    8 days ago
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    26.8k ThePilotDude

    Love the paint scheme

    8 days ago
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    @CRJ900Pilot thanks. Glad you liked it

    8 days ago
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    @ChiChiWerx that has to be one of my best comments ever, you got power and speed to be the same as i used when configuring it :)

    8 days ago
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    26.7k CRJ900Pilot

    Well done!

    8 days ago
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    20.5k ChiChiWerx

    F4 Test Report by Sir Thomas V. Brentprop, IV, DSO, DFC...Certainly a fast ship, acceleration is exelplary, much as a brace of hunting dogs pursuing a hare or fox on a fine hunting day! As stable and solid as one of the many majestic castles dotting the bucolic English countryside. The high speed makes this one a handful on a torp run...one has to remain precisely aware of the hazards accompanying the pursuit, otherwise he will find himself in the drink! Landing on the pitching deck of a flattop is a touchy affair...final is stable and well controlled at a stately 140 mph and approximately 20% power, fully configured, of course... the nose up attitude makes it difficult to spot the deck, old boy, but this is a common difficulty on shipborne prop fighters and one not unfamiliar to this old Seafire ace! In spite of all that, landing was a breeze, well done! Huzzah!

    +3 8 days ago
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    @ThomasRoderick no worries, lots of people missed my F4 by the look of it... =p

    +1 8 days ago
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    @RamboJutter Sorry for missing the names of those planes...
    I would just call it a turbine, the word "jet" gives a distinctive "expelling exhaust to achieve thrust" feel. Yeah just me arguing over definitions again.

    8 days ago
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    @ThomasRoderick about 4 days ago here, F3 F2 F1. So having a jet engine producing 100% of the thrust via a reducing gear box and a drive shaft doesnt allow me to say that it is powered by a jet engine? I didnt say it was a jet, i said it was powered by one, which as far as i can see would be correct?

    8 days ago
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    @RamboJutter Well, to qualify as a jet you need to have the engine exhaust providing some significant amount of thrust...
    Also, given its supposed to be an upgrade to a build of your own, when will we see the "original" F4?

    8 days ago
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    @feanor thanks for the spotlight, can't remember the last time I had one..

    +1 8 days ago
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    @ThomasRoderick it's not a replica, it's part of my series of builds from f1-f4. You do realise a turboprop is a jet engine with a gearbox right? :)

    +1 8 days ago
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    Which F4? The wings and the cockpit belong to an F4U Corsair, but the fuselage seems to belong to a F4F Wildcat... Also, that's no jet engine, its just a turboprop.

    8 days ago