North American X-15

by   101k SimpleFlow  1.4 years ago

Hello everyone!  Hope you enjoy this X-15

I didn't make it go 4000 mph because it is not fun to fly around and it's uncontrollable then so yeah!

Note: take off from air

History:
The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15's official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned, powered aircraft, set in October 1967 when William J. "Pete" Knight flew Mach 6.72 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m), a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h) which has remained unchallenged as of January 2017.

During the X-15 program, 13 flights by eight pilots met the Air Force spaceflight criterion by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles (80 km), thus qualifying these pilots as being astronauts. The Air Force pilots qualified for astronaut wings immediately, while the civilian pilots were eventually awarded NASA astronaut wings in 2005, 35 years after the last X-15 flight. The only Navy pilot in the X-15 program never took the aircraft above the requisite 50 mile altitude and so as a result, never earned himself astronaut wings.

Ps: not alot of people will read this but the one's who will will know thar my next build will be the b-52A

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 26.1ft (7.9m)
  • Length 53.2ft (16.2m)
  • Height 13.1ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 18,604lbs (8,439kg)
  • Loaded Weight 22,987lbs (10,427kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.586
  • Wing Loading 50.4lbs/ft2 (246.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 456.1ft2 (42.4m2)
  • Drag Points 7576

Parts

  • Number of Parts 262
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    Make another plane and please make it a tribute to someone

    3 months ago
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    amazing!

    7 months ago
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    6,673 GINGER01

    I love anything NASA. Awesome detail.

    one year ago
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    101k SimpleFlow

    @rubbishcraft
    For what?

    1.3 years ago
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    43.8k rubbishcraft

    Thank u a lot!

    1.3 years ago
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    65.5k MAHADI

    and also you should check out my Astrofighter plane, it's top speed is 7000-10000mph ... but you may also fly it in low speed, 3000-4000mph to have fun in flying...

    1.3 years ago
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    65.5k MAHADI

    now I know, this is the fastest plane till now...

    1.3 years ago
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    24.6k Joco80

    Would you please spotlight my BB? Very few people looked at it... Thanks!

    1.3 years ago
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    597 Delosofy

    @SimpleFlow your welcome!

    1.3 years ago
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    101k SimpleFlow

    @Delosofy
    Thanks alot!!

    1.4 years ago
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    597 Delosofy

    Your airplane has been featured on my video! Be sure to subscribe to the channel and like the video!

    1.4 years ago
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    When is the best time to upload? @SimpleFlow

    1.4 years ago
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    3,195 NateK225

    I might have modified it.... and it might have gone 10,000mph....

    1.4 years ago
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    101k SimpleFlow

    @EliteIndustries1
    That would be around 1500 parts! My tablet can only handle 800

    1.4 years ago
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    1,859 Mrloominati

    It does go 4000+ at about 100 000ft

    1.4 years ago
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    I can't wait to see how the B-52 will turn out!

    1.4 years ago
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    77.6k ForeverPie

    PUT THE X-15 ON DA B-52 LOLOLOLOL

    1.4 years ago
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    101k SimpleFlow

    @MechWARRIOR57
    Thanks

    1.4 years ago
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    really nice!

    1.4 years ago
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    132k Pilotmario

    I think it was an NB-52B "Balls 8" that dropped the plane.

    They call it "Balls 8" because its tail number was "52-008".

    1.4 years ago
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    1,328 090328

    Ok sorry i forget that

    1.4 years ago
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    101k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    Ehh
    I don't make modern fighters

    1.4 years ago
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    1,328 090328

    I just woundering if you can build jas 39 gripen?

    1.4 years ago
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    101k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    Np

    1.4 years ago
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    1,328 090328

    Hahaha thanks a lot !

    1.4 years ago
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