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Drake Cutlass Black

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Important: Landing gear jitter may be observed while on certain angled surfaces. Testing shows it is entirely harmless, but if it's bothersome, take off and land again.

AGs:
1 - Weapons
2 - Terrain landing leg
3 - Left cargo door
3+VTOL - adjust door ride height
4 - Right cargo door
4+VTOL - Adjust door ride height
5 - Adjust forward manipulator arms
5+VTOL - Rotation (range of 40* up and down)
5+Trim - Adjust arm length
6 - VTOL mode
6+VTOL (up) vertical takeoff
7 - Quantum drive
8 - Ships systems

Trim to maintain orientation from imbalanced thrust
Ship can pull hard yaw turns, although it will induce a slight rolling motion
Quantum drive takes a few seconds to spool up, if and when you slow down during this process, give it 4 seconds.
To take off, move the VTOL slider all the way up, turn on VTOL mode and set throttle to 50%. Move trim down halfway, and once 150mph is reached, disable VTOL mode.
Use brake to slow down and reverse when in VTOL mode for landing or hovering.

Description
The Drake AS-1 Cutlass Black is a low-cost, easy-to-maintain solution for local in-system militia units. The larger-than-average cargo hold, RIO seat and dedicated tractor mount are, the company literature insists, for facilitating search and rescue operations.

The Drake AS-1 Cutlass series are budget modular ships that are used across the galaxy for thousands of different roles, from search and rescue ambulances to mining prospector conversions to short hop food transports. The Cutlass could be built quickly using materials common on nearly every inhabitable world for roughly a three-quarters the cost of any other comparable spacecraft. Because of its affordability, the ship became the vehicle of choice for many pirates and smugglers, and the public often connect the two together.

History
The Cutlass was initially developed to UEE specifications as a candidate for their 2845 “volksfighter” specifications. The specs were for a low-cost configurable space fighter that could be constructed rapidly to outfit distant home defense squadrons in times of need. The Cutlass lost out in the bidding to the now-forgotten Wildcat, but the development team led by Jan Dredge opted to re-appropriate the design for civilian use.

The initial sales pitches went to private militia groups. UEE law allows anyone, anywhere to own armed spacecraft, and so the plan was that private squadrons in more distant areas of the galaxy would welcome a low-cost spacecraft solution. Regions specifically classified high insurance risks, the Drake board reasoned, would especially welcome an easier way to replenish lost spacecraft.

The sales of Cutlass were phenomenal. Within nine months, Drake had opened six offworld factories and had licensed dealerships in nine systems. In another year, the company had quadrupled again. Within five years they were the fifth largest spacecraft manufacturing concern and couldn’t license subsystems manufacturers quickly enough.

By the turn of the 30th century, the galaxy was as close to peace as it had ever been. Vanduul raids at the time were disorganized, brush wars on frontier colonies were limited in scope, and the UEE military was in the middle of a several year stand down. The outlaw organizations were buying thousands upon thousands of Cutlasses and no one at Drake was especially interested. The Cutlass had became a new tool of choice for smugglers and pirates, as they are cut off from the standard insurance system available to Citizens. Before the Cutlass, they had mostly been operating with obsolete discards and military surplus, but now they had a readily replaceable spacecraft that fit their budget, and thanks to its larger-than-average cargo hold and extremely customizable nature, one that fit their needs exactly. An analysis found that Cutlasses were suddenly transporting narcotics, raiding cargo convoys and even daring to engage police patrols with increasing frequency. In time, the bulky, modular look of the Cutlass would even come to redefine pirates as much as pirates did the Cutlass, giving new life to a very old profession.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Drake Cutlass Black
  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 57.8ft (17.6m)
  • Length 86.1ft (26.2m)
  • Height 25.9ft (7.9m)
  • Empty Weight 266,475lbs (120,871kg)
  • Loaded Weight 308,600lbs (139,979kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.12
  • Wing Loading 13.1lbs/ft2 (64.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 23,487.2ft2 (2,182.0m2)
  • Drag Points 78666

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1910
  • Control Surfaces 12
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    @YourWife true. Looks pretty similar though

    3 months ago
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    16.6k YourWife

    @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook the original cutlass was designed 6 years ago so nah not really

    3 months ago
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    I feel like this was at least a little bit based on the Razor Crest

    3 months ago
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    3,288 Subnerdica

    Wow

    one year ago
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    Wowe

    1.5 years ago
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    16.6k YourWife

    @XthehungrymigetX that's a mood

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    Got like 10-20fps nice

    1.6 years ago
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    I’m finna try run it on mobile

    1.6 years ago
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    306 KyvLey

    Fantastic

    1.6 years ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    The whole design is beautiful. Τhe part of the cockpit certainly wanted great patience, but the best piece in my view is the landing gears. It flies wonderfully even in vtol mode. Congratulations

    1.6 years ago
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    5,613 ainanen

    ok featured man

    1.6 years ago
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    4,289 Shippy456

    This thing is insane

    1.6 years ago
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    Having fun with this one- gj

    1.6 years ago
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    16.6k YourWife

    @Alpha1M do i look like im laughing

    1.6 years ago
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    7,064 LOTUS

    @YourWife exactly!!!

    (your awesome!)

    1.6 years ago
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    126k MAHADI

    Absolutely Fascinating!

    1.6 years ago
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    9,763 Poro

    Impressive

    1.6 years ago
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    @YourWife well if you ever decide to join an org, we’re a pretty good one, you can join ours here https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/AZURE

    1.6 years ago
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    16.6k YourWife

    @Theantsaretakingover I'm getting the avenger titan

    1.6 years ago
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    @YourWife it only costs about $30 to get the lowest end ship package, then you can join an org which might let you use their ships.

    1.6 years ago
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    16.6k YourWife

    @bananajoe322 I still need to buy sc, I'm too lazy to go through the whole money process

    1.6 years ago
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    if you play bro whats ur RSI Username?

    1.6 years ago
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    i absolutely love seeing SC build in this game

    1.6 years ago
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    14.6k V1per6

    The silvers are rising!

    1.6 years ago
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    27.8k Mattangi2

    let's see how many SledDriver tears this collects

    +3 1.6 years ago
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