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Rockwell-MBB X-31 Vector

Mod Blue0Bull  1.4 years ago

Rockwell-MBB X-31 Vector

Information:

The Rockwell-Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm X-31 was an experimental jet fighter designed to test fighter thrust vectoring technology. It was designed and built by Rockwell and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), as part of a joint US and German Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability program to provide additional control authority in pitch and yaw, for significantly more maneuverability than most conventional fighters. An advanced flight control system provided controlled flight at high angles of attack where conventional aircraft would stall or lose control. Two aircraft were built, of which only one has survived.

Controls:

-AG-1: Deploys airbrakes
-AG-2: Deploys drag chute
-AG-8: When disabled it allows more conventional flight.

You don't need to have any mods enabled to pull of crazy drifts and tricks mid-air as seen in the GIF that Mod made using the Simple Wings mod. As long as you're close to stall-speeds or pull sharp turns you can drift all you want!

Features:

-Custom landing gear (with functional suspension and custom landing gear doors).
-Custom wings and/or control surfaces.
-Custom livery (NASA logo made by BogdanX).
-Supermaneuverablity (Received feedback from SPMC).
-Thrust vectoring panels (With help from Othawne).
-95% blueprint match (Thrust vectoring panels and landing gear aren't 100% in the correct spot).
-Custom airbrakes.
-Low part count/Mobile friendly.

Personal note:

I had allot of fun building this aircraft. I watched a documentary about it on YouTube and it inspired me to build it. This is probably one of the most interesting and coolest aircrafts I've ever seen and built in SP.

Massive thanks to my friends: ChiChiWerx, BogdanX, Othawne, WNP78 and Eternaldarkness for feedback. Thanks guys!

I hope you will enjoy flying this crazy airplane.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 25.4ft (7.7m)
  • Length 51.2ft (15.6m)
  • Height 17.0ft (5.2m)
  • Empty Weight 2,167lbs (983kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,029lbs (5,003kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.278
  • Wing Loading 29.1lbs/ft2 (141.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 379.4ft2 (35.3m2)
  • Drag Points 9927

Parts

  • Number of Parts 349
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Hedero Yes indeed

    9 months ago
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    65.9k Hedero

    Oh that's interesting.@Blue0Bull

    9 months ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Hedero Because the United States and Germany collaborated on this very special aircraft. It was a collaboration between the American Rockwell and German Messchermith. So that's why ; )

    9 months ago
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    65.9k Hedero

    So, why do your tags read United States and Germany?@Blue0Bull

    9 months ago
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    13.2k typeZERO

    @Blue0Bull
    Coooooooooool

    1.1 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @typeZERO Check the CoM and CoL. They're super close to each other to cause intentional instability. I used some tricks and did allot of tweaking of the engines to make it fly stable.

    1.1 years ago
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    13.2k typeZERO

    @Blue0Bull
    The way this plane Thrust Vectors... As far as I know, The way your Build Vectors, is the EXACT MATCH of how a Plane Vectors In Reality. How did you do it?

    1.1 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @typeZERO Yep?

    1.1 years ago
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    13.2k typeZERO

    Hello there my Friend. Can I Ask Question?

    1.1 years ago
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    40.6k 2Papi2Chulo

    Yeah that’s fine, focus on that @Blue0Bull

    1.3 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @TheXDimension32 First of all, thanks. But sadly I can't help you at the moment because I am very busy with college.

    1.3 years ago
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    40.6k 2Papi2Chulo

    so, ik your really good at fighters, so would you mind helping with the flight mechanics of my a-10?

    1.3 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @SpiritusRaptor Thanks, it was allota hustle to make it fly like it does. So I'm glad you like it.

    1.4 years ago
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    Nicely done... hovering vertically is super fun!

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Tessemi My plane certainly is unstable xD

    1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Tessemi The position of COM and COL play a role in the stability of the aircraft but it doesn't mean it's instantly supermaneuverable.

    It's all about post stall control. The Su-27 has allot of lift because of the wing design and lifting body design.

    1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermaneuverability maybe read that before you say anything else. @Tessemi

    +4 1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Tessemi That doesn't determine whether it's supermaneuverable or not.

    +4 1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Tessemi Well, it is.

    +4 1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Tessemi I didn't need mods for supermaneuverablity, it just took some more effort.

    +5 1.4 years ago
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    My channel is Icicle Aviation

    1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @YellvilleArkansas cool!

    1.4 years ago
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    Amazing
    I made a video of me flying it on SP

    1.4 years ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Viper3000ad Thank you my friend.

    1.4 years ago
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    14.1k Viper3000ad

    Now I had the opportunity to try it, amazing work.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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