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Douglas A-4B Skyhawk

8,366 GreatKhan  9 months ago

One of my favorite planes, the A-4 Skyhawk!

AG1 - Navigation Lights

AG2 - Arresting Hook

Top Speed - 685MPH 1102 KM/H

Armament:

2x 20mm Cannons (400 Rounds)

2x Inferno ATGMs

3x 500lb Bombs

(From Wikipedia)

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single-seat subsonic carrier-capable light attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s. The delta-winged, single turbojet engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. It was originally designated A4D under the U.S. Navy's pre-1962 designation system. The Skyhawk is a relatively lightweight aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds (11,100 kg) and has a top speed of more than 670 miles per hour (1,080 km/h). The aircraft's five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs and other munitions. It is capable of carrying a bomb load equivalent to that of a World War II–era Boeing B-17 bomber, and can deliver nuclear weapons using a low-altitude bombing system and a "loft" delivery technique. The A-4 was originally powered by the Wright J65 turbojet engine; from the A-4E onwards, the Pratt & Whitney J52 engine was used. Skyhawks played key roles in the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, and the Falklands War. Sixty years after the aircraft's first flight in 1954, some of the 2,960 produced (through February 1979)[1] remain in service with the Argentine Air Force and the Brazilian Naval Aviation.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 23.7ft (7.2m)
  • Length 37.3ft (11.4m)
  • Height 17.5ft (5.3m)
  • Empty Weight 3,707lbs (1,681kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,496lbs (4,760kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.211
  • Wing Loading 42.2lbs/ft2 (206.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 248.6ft2 (23.1m2)
  • Drag Points 5074

Parts

  • Number of Parts 156
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    8,366 GreatKhan

    BEFORE COMMENTING ABOUT ISSUES, THESE ARE THE KNOWN PROBLEMS I FOUND AFTER I UPLOADED BECAUSE IM A DUMBASS.

    -Rolls to the right slightly in high speeds
    -Airbrakes do not work for an odd reason
    -May flip onto it's side if a tight turn is pulled while taxing
    -Do not brake too hard upon landing, may flip the plane over

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    88.0k LoafOfBread

    Wells delete Everything in the left/right side of the aircraft and mirror it again@Warhammer55

    9 months ago
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    8,366 GreatKhan

    @Diloph Hey man, thanks for the help! Unfortunately I did put mass and drag and 0 on the probe, yet it still decides to be retarded and do things to affect the roll? Idk, I cant find what's making it roll.

    9 months ago
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    88.0k LoafOfBread

    How to fix the issues!

    -To fix taxi issue, I have no clue
    -To fix the airbrake issue, you should no how
    -To fix the auto roll make the refuel probe 0mass 0drag Disable Air Collisions true

    9 months ago
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    88.0k LoafOfBread

    Litteraly about to comment issues@Warhammer55

    9 months ago
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    18.1k SyntheticL

    @Warhammer55 mm then it must be bugged

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    1,057 4rsh1

    aaawwww so cute

    9 months ago
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    8,366 GreatKhan

    @UFNNICF5TF Yep!

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    18.1k SyntheticL

    @Warhammer55 lol RIP
    did u checked mass center position?

    9 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    This is pretty neat! It looks quite good and the shape is close to the real thing. It accelerates quite a bit too fast and the roll rate is very high but other than that it’s performance is pretty good too. Also is your profile picture a roof Korean?

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    8,366 GreatKhan

    @UFNNICF5TF I did, and for some odd reason it still rolls lol

    9 months ago
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    18.1k SyntheticL

    @Warhammer55
    it rolls to the right? try disable the drags and masses on the refuelling tube
    my su-24 has the same issue and it's caused by 4 drag points on left side produced by the gun

    9 months ago
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    8,366 GreatKhan

    @emanuelga Thanks! I try to keep my builds below 200

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    13.1k Guiso

    amazing, especially for its few pieces, good job!

    9 months ago