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GAF N.22B Nomad Searchmaster L

45.9k Beefy  5 days ago

TN#87, 223rd Airlift Squadron, Philippine Air Force

No Place Too Remote, No Runway Too Short.

-223rd Airlift Squadron motto (ca. 2003-2015)

Wiki:
The GAF Nomad is a utility aircraft produced by the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) of Australia in Melbourne. Supported by the Australian Government, design work began in the mid-1960s, and it made its maiden flight on 23 July 1971. Despite some export sales and commercial operations, sales were not as sufficient and production stopped in 1985. The twin-turboprop, high-wing aircraft has a retractable gear and came in two variants: the initial N22, followed by the stretched N24.

TN 87 is one of the last three Nomads out of twenty in service, along with 68 and 12, in the Philippine Air Force. Most of them crashed, some were scrapped and put on display. Eventually these three will be replaced with the larger NC-212i Aviocars.

Nomads were a significant part of my life, you see. My father served in the 223rd Airlift Squadron as a propeller technician for 15 years until he retired. Basically this was my childhood airplane.

Features that were not included:
-two tone wings (the bottom of the plane is supposed to be gray)
-the "220TH AIRLIFT WING" text on the sponsons.
-accurate engine nacelle.

Controls:

AG1 - Start engine #1 (wait for RPM to settle)
AG2 - Start engine #2 (wait for RPM to settle)
AG3 - Nav lights
AG7 - Pitch levelling
Trim - Trim
VTOL - Flaps

Specifications:

Powerplant:

Engine: Allison (now Rolls-Royce) 250B17C, 420 horsepower.
Propellers: Hartzell HC-A3VF 3-blade propeller, 95 inches.

Fuel Capacity:

268 gallons

Significant Speeds

Stall speed: 60 kn TAS
Cruise speed: 143 kn TAS (slower than original)
Rotation speed: 70kn TAS

It has been a long time since I've built a replica. Don't expect me to build another one soon xD

Happy Flying!

—Beefy

CLICK HERE FOR STRIPPED VERSION

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 74.7ft (22.8m)
  • Length 56.0ft (17.1m)
  • Height 26.3ft (8.0m)
  • Empty Weight 4,571lbs (2,073kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,370lbs (2,889kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.127
  • Wing Loading 13.1lbs/ft2 (63.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 487.7ft2 (45.3m2)
  • Drag Points 4909

Parts

  • Number of Parts 873
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    12.5k Bernkastel

    Ah yes

    Very nice Nomad

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    56.6k Hedero

    Dang@Beefy

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    45.9k Beefy

    @Hedero about an hour 😂

    2 days ago
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    56.6k Hedero

    Dang how much time went into making that picture?@Beefy

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    109k MAHADI

    @Beefy np

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    45.9k Beefy

    @Bo123 i posted it now, check description

    4 days ago
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    45.9k Beefy

    @MAHADI thank you 😁

    4 days ago
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    45.9k Beefy

    @Bo123 nah. But if you want you can do it yourself. I'll be posting a stripped version for Asteroid shortly

    4 days ago
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    109k MAHADI

    Awesome decals! Nice work!

    +1 4 days ago
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    45.9k Beefy

    @Renamed71220 nice!

    (I mean, most of the parts are zero mass anyway)

    5 days ago
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    62.4k Renamed71220

    I just do 10 times the fuel capacity exactly so you can still kinda look at the right number but also be able to get places @Beefy

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    45.9k Beefy

    @Renamed71220 quite sad that the engine consumption in game isn't accurate. I had the correct hp/fuel capacity, so thats all it can do.

    Oh, and there's the trim. Originally it wasn't nose heavy, but it kept tipping over.

    5 days ago
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    62.4k Renamed71220

    Range is 🤮 Everything else is pretty good. I would love if it was less nose heavy

    5 days ago
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    @Beefy Yes

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    64.0k BigChunguss

    Great replica ö

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    90.9k MrSilverWolf

    @Beefy no problem comrade!

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    45.9k Beefy

    @MrSilverWolf thanks man! 😁

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    90.9k MrSilverWolf

    Awesome!

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    45.9k Beefy

    @asteroidbook345 hold on 😂

    5 days ago
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    Superb job bro! One of the most detailed planes I've seen in a while.

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    29.7k soundwave

    Gwapo

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    You should have put that comparison picture here lol

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    Very

    good

    +2 5 days ago
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    Absolutely divine

    +2 5 days ago