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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.4a

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INTRODUCING THE...

Royal Aircraft Factory Scout-Experimental 4a

-By, PlanesOfOld-


: DISCLAIMER : Not intended for mobile use!


!!VERY IMPORTANT FLYING GUIDE!!

-To make controlling the realistic rotary engine 'easier'-

  • Go into options and set LandingGear to CapsLock.
  • Be gentle...
  • Give up hope of an efficient throttle system, this is a monosoupape rotary it has NO throttle, a total loss oil system and likes to spit boiling castor oil at your face!

-Controlling the engine-

  • VTOL Is your fuel mix adjuster, it acts as a weak form of throttle and is used mainly for adjusting cruise speed.
  • LandingGear Is your blip-switch It is your most effective form of throttle, it turns the engine on and off and should mainly be used on landing.

-Takeoff Procedure-

  • VTOL Should be left in the middle.
  • LandingGear Should be activated to start the engine.
  • ActivationGroup: 8 Should be De-Activated to stop the engine spinning around weirdly.

-In Flight-

  • VTOL Can be adjusted for preferred cruise speed.

-Landing Procedure-

  • Land preferably on a flat grassy area.
  • Approach: Shallow and low.
  • To lose speed: Blip the engine by repeatedly tapping CapsLock(basically just turn it on and off to slow down faster)

-COMBAT-

  • This plane is very agile and is armed with a forward firing lewis gun (with historically accurate firing characteristics!) mounted on the top wing.

-THIS BUILD-

This is the fourth aeroplane in my !NEW! WWI series.

-FEATURES-

  • A replica 9 cylinder Clerget 9B rotary engine.
  • Engine controls that are as realistic as I could get.
  • Nice rudder controls
  • A replica aviation lewis gun
  • A very nice Very flare gun
  • MANY infuriating to make but pretty, WIRES!

-HISTORY-
There isn't much Information about this particular aeroplane.
4 were built and they were used for test purposes and as home defense fighters.
In typical British fashion, It had nothing whatsoever to do with the S.E.4 and was a totally different design.

Apparently it was very easy to fly and had excellent aerobatic capabilities, although it was said to be underpowered and rather heavy.

ENJOY! :D


It would be much appreciated if you leave some feedback in the form of a comment!


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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 49.0ft (14.9m)
  • Length 32.0ft (9.8m)
  • Height 13.1ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 4,054lbs (1,839kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,203lbs (2,360kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.115
  • Wing Loading 1.3lbs/ft2 (6.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,089.8ft2 (380.0m2)
  • Drag Points 4730

Parts

  • Number of Parts 840
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    @PlanesOfOld IK too LOL (this conversation will go on forever)

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    @AeroplaneBuilder I know that lol!

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    @PlanesOfOld No as in make sure i get notified of your published saves XD

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    @AeroplaneBuilder Creepy! ;)

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    @TheChosenOne Thankyou!

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    @ThePilotDude I didn't add as much detail as I normally would because there isn't a lot of information on the plane. Only a few bad photos!

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    I am going to follow you planes of old :D

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    23.4k ThePilotDude

    Amazing plane! But how 840 parts?

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    3,482 TheChosenOne

    Nice! Still got it!

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    @Hyattorama Thankyou for your kind words!

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    @Mick1234567890 Thanks

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    26.6k Hyattorama

    Fantastic build! The engine looks great and I love the way you replicated the engine controls. Excellent work :)

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    np @PlanesOfOld

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    @Hyattorama Thanks!

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    @SodiumChloride @AtlasAviation Thakyou! :D

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    @ChiChiWerx You have to remember to not use brakes, and you need to do three point landings in tail draggers (where both wheels and the skid touch the ground at around the same time)

    Thanks!

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    18.5k ChiChiWerx

    Great build! You’ve obviously done your research. I managed to fly it pretty well...and nose over on landing, but only because I probably did it wrong.

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