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Grumman F9F Rhinocat 3.2

156k RamboJutter  one month ago
Auto Credit Based on BogdanX's [CLOSED] Pacific WAR Challenge

Intro

Based heavily on the Grumman F8F Bearcat the Rhinocat was an experimental design which utilised a canard layout to improve pilots view (no big prop in front or nose up attitude when taxiing around etc.) which also had the added benefit of allowing for a heavier armament (6 cannon instead of 4). The advantage of utilising existing aircraft components meant the aircraft could be made quickly and entered service before WW2 was ended, seeing extensive service in the pacific theatre. The Rhinocat also continued in service after the war performing a number of different roles

Controls

Throttle = go faster or slower
Pitch = pull back - go up, push forward - go down
Roll = you guessed it, push right - roll right, push left - roll left
Yaw = rudder, right for right, left for left
Trim = pitch trim, pull down to raise the nose, push up to lower it. Use it at all times as per real aircraft
AG1= Arrestor hook, handy if landing on a carrier
AG2= Fold wings, also handy if parking lots of them on a carrier

General Characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 30.7ft
Wingspan: 36.1ft
Height: 15.3ft
Wing area: 244 sq ft (SP lies, it includes vertical fins etc.)
Airfoil: root: NACA 23018; tip: NACA23009
Empty weight: 7,345lbs (woot: a Bearcat is 7,650lbs)
Powerplant: 1x Pratt and Whitney R-2800-30W Double Wasp 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 2,250 hp (1,680 kW)
Propellers: 2no. 4 Bladed constant speed propellers in a counter rotating hub

Performance

Max speed: 400kn (or faster in a dive..., or at altitude, or in other circumstances in which you cheat this stat.)
Range: To hell and back with a bit left over.
Service ceiling: 40,800ft (but in SP that means nothing, climb as high as you want.)

Armament

Guns: 6 x 20mm (.79in) AN/M3 cannon
Rockets: 4x127mm (5in) HVAR unguided rockets (not equiped here)
Bombs: 1000lbs, i.e. 2no. 500lb bombs, 1 under each wing (not equiped here)

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor [CLOSED] Pacific WAR Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 36.1ft (11.0m)
  • Length 30.7ft (9.4m)
  • Height 15.3ft (4.7m)
  • Empty Weight 7,345lbs (3,331kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,768lbs (4,430kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.409
  • Wing Loading 25.5lbs/ft2 (124.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 382.5ft2 (35.5m2)
  • Drag Points 1971

Parts

  • Number of Parts 976
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @Oofsomeplanes there is a mod for it, let's you set it at any colour you want

    one month ago
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    Great plane! Thanks.

    one month ago
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    11.6k typeZERO

    Man 1: Is there anything Better than a "Hell"-Cat?
    Man 2: A "Tiger"-Cat!
    Man 3: Ha! Easy! A "Bear"-Cat!
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    RamboJutter: Laughs in Hidden

    one month ago
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    Weird

    one month ago
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    6,551 Megamonster

    Noice...

    one month ago
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    Looks cool as hell, reminds me of that Caprica plane you made.

    one month ago
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    59.5k Diloph

    @RamboJutter yeah, still wanna know if I got a style hAha, you do and I love it

    one month ago
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    52.6k Hedero

    Wow dude, that is one phenomonal build my dude! Great job!@RamboJutter

    one month ago
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    @Type2volkswagen thanks man, glad it surprised you :)

    one month ago
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    @Diloph thanks, it's strange how you naturally develop a style, I can see what other people do and why, yet my builds just follow my own way of doing things.

    one month ago
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    @CRJ900Pilot @BroAeronautics @MontyPython thanks for the comments and upvotes, its certainly unique, I can see the resemblance to the ascender but this is different in almost every part - compare it to a bearcat however...

    +1 one month ago
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    @nadvgia @Alexander31 @Mustang51 thanks, glad you liked it, a backwards bearcat is unique at least :)

    +1 one month ago
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    (In my head voice) Cool a new plane from RJ! Lets see if I can make this a Canard too.... WAIT, WHAT???
    great plane and a nice flyer!

    one month ago
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    59.5k Diloph

    Funny you got a very spacific build style, I saw it and emedietly said, RamboJutter, I like them a lot

    one month ago
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    If you squint, you can see an XP-55

    +1 one month ago
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    29.4k CRJ900Pilot

    Very unique! I love it!

    one month ago
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    It looks like an alternative to the XP-55 'Ascender'. Nice job

    +1 one month ago
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    23.8k Mustang51

    Very cool looking design as always! Flies great and it’s really fun

    +1 one month ago
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    awesome! i can first downlaod this later

    one month ago
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    8,019 NAD

    Looks awesome, well done!

    one month ago