North American X-15

by   64.9k SimpleFlow  7 days 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 1 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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    When is the best time to upload? @SimpleFlow

    2 days ago
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    Okay... not THAT detailed @SimpleFlow

    2 days ago
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    2,700 NateK225

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

    2 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

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

    2 days ago
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    I've been inside a b-52, if you can make it with an interior that would be awesome, because it really is cool.

    2 days ago
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    1,484 Mrloominati

    It does go 4000+ at about 100 000ft

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

    4 days ago
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    54.8k ForeverPie

    PUT THE X-15 ON DA B-52 LOLOLOLOL

    5 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @MechWARRIOR57
    Thanks

    5 days ago
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    really nice!

    5 days ago
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    69.6k 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".

    6 days ago
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    195 090328

    Ok sorry i forget that

    6 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    Ehh
    I don't make modern fighters

    6 days ago
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    195 090328

    I just woundering if you can build jas 39 gripen?

    6 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    Np

    6 days ago
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    195 090328

    Hahaha thanks a lot !

    6 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    Ah yes, that would be Good!

    6 days ago
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    195 090328

    But i don't have SP now but soon i wana buy a computer and then i'm share Much more new builds.

    6 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    :)))))))))

    6 days ago
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    195 090328

    :)))

    6 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    I'm your first follower :)

    6 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @090328
    Thanks alot man that means much to ME!

    6 days ago
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    195 090328

    Love it man!!!!. You always build Those detailed replicas that even flys great.

    6 days ago
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    Finally a good one

    6 days ago
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    64.9k SimpleFlow

    @Luuk2909
    Wow
    Thats hard to do

    6 days ago
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