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Nieuport 17 (Lafayette Escadrille)

39.4k 2Papi2Chulo  12 days ago

thanks to @rexzion for help balancing it

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The Nieuport 17 C.1 (or Nieuport XVII C.1 in contemporary sources) was a French sesquiplane fighter designed and manufactured by the Nieuport company during World War I. An improvement over the Nieuport 11, it was a little larger than earlier Nieuports and better adapted to the more powerful engine than the interim Nieuport 16. Aside from early examples, it had the new Alkan-Hamy synchronization gear, permitting the use of a fuselage-mounted synchronised Vickers gun firing through the propeller disc.


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Fun Fact- This is the squadron my Great- grandpa flew for in WWI


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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 26.8ft (8.2m)
  • Length 19.2ft (5.9m)
  • Height 8.4ft (2.6m)
  • Empty Weight 11lbs (5kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,032lbs (468kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 19.363
  • Wing Loading 5.5lbs/ft2 (26.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 188.7ft2 (17.5m2)
  • Drag Points 1678

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1248
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    6,868 rexzion

    @2Papi2Chulo lol, thanks custom props are a bit hard to get if you're new to them

    10 days ago
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    39.4k 2Papi2Chulo

    @rexzion I swear i had it in there but I fixed it. thanks bro

    10 days ago
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    6,868 rexzion

    aww man no credit to me? :(

    10 days ago
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    How come all the cool biplanes here are like a 1000 parts each!?

    10 days ago
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    39.4k 2Papi2Chulo

    @MajorSix thats awesome. idk much ab mine but that he left america to join the escadrille

    10 days ago
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    697 MajorSix

    Your great grandfather flew in WW1!? Mine did too! He flew Sopwith Camels for the RAF. 103rd Squadron. Fun fact: 103rd was actually one of the first bomber squadrons. My great grandfather was an escort fighter in the squadron.

    10 days ago
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    39.4k 2Papi2Chulo

    @CRJ900Pilot I never thought about that. Thank you

    11 days ago
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    29.7k CRJ900Pilot

    Amazing, absolutely amazing! The livery is spot on and insanely cool, plus the cockpit is a very cool experience. The rotary engine and the custom prop is the cherry on top, that must've took hours to make lol. Wings and engine cowling are super smooth which make me happy. Only little thing I recommend is to put damperMultiplier on the rotators for the control surfaces. They are quite lurchy and realistically, the pilot would ease in and out of maneuvers. In the JointRotator section, put damperMultiplieron the left and put 10000 on the right. You can change this value to your liking

    11 days ago
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    39.4k 2Papi2Chulo

    @TheSavageManZ yeah. It was fun getting that shot

    11 days ago
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    that's my fokker in the background huh

    11 days ago
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    39.4k 2Papi2Chulo

    @lilgreen06 thanks. the wheels are 2 parts and a skinny tire

    11 days ago
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    1,943 lilgreen06

    1,) I love this! 2.) I like the fact that you made a plane that kind of has history with you and your family. 3.) How did you make the wheels?

    11 days ago
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    I love the ww1 plane comeback, great work!

    12 days ago
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    109k MAHADI

    Holy moly! that's a cool art!! Great job!

    12 days ago
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    42.7k ReignSUPREME

    noice

    12 days ago
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    An incredible build ! Your great-grandfather would be very proud of you.

    12 days ago
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    oh
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    god
    I
    Just
    Had
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    Eye
    Gasm

    +1 12 days ago
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    33.9k PrinceZuko

    @2Papi2Chulo yeah its not really a big thing at all, I just had to nudge the cockpit up a few clicks to be able to dogfight

    12 days ago
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    39.4k 2Papi2Chulo

    @PrinceZuko I was gonna fix that but i didn't think it was that big

    12 days ago
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    33.9k PrinceZuko

    Great job, I love that you chose the Lafayette escadrille for the paint scheme! Only issue is that the cockpit view targeting reticle doesn't match up with the custom sight.

    12 days ago
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    39.4k 2Papi2Chulo

    @KettleKip glad you like it

    12 days ago
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    774 KettleKip

    Wow! I had so much fun flying this!

    12 days ago