BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde (Air France)

by   6,801 grantflys  13 days ago

Through the 50's, the United Kingdom and France had been studying and testing designs for the world's first SST Aircraft. The result would've been the Bristol Type 223 and the Sud Aviation Super-Caravelle, respectivley, but in 1960 The U.K. and France made an agreement to work together on a design. To celebrate the deal, the plane was named Concorde, which means agreement in both English and French. The first prototype was rolled out of the French factory in 1967, first flying in 1969. It became the second SST because the TU-144, The Russian response to the Concorde, flew before it. Orders totaled up to more than 100 aircraft, but when the 1973 Oil crisis and 1973-1974 Market Crash struck, most of the airlines who had placed orders for the aircraft cancelled delivery. However, due to political restraints, British Airways and Air France both recieved theirs, and Braniff International Airways and Singapore Airlines both leased one aircraft each from British Airways, the latter recieving it in a hybrid livery of both Singapore and British Airways. The aircraft made its introduction into service on October 24th, 1976, and being retired in 2003. However, private investors plan to get a Concorde back in the air by 2019, despite extreme skepticism.

This is my build to celebrate GOLD. By far my best replica. I cannot say how much I learned while making this, and a special thanks to Bacon Aircraft for some really helpful tips. Purely hand-buit. Enjoy!

TO FLY:
- AG1 + VTOL Down: Droop Nose
- AG2 + VTOL Down: Visor
- AG3: Afterburners
- AG4: Lights
- AG5: Thrust Reversers

NOTES:
- On take-off, thorottle up slowly to prevent the plane from tipping backwards.
- Take-off speed is about 250 MPH
- Landing speed is about 200 MPH
- Flight characteristics are very realistic. If you climb up to around 50,000-60,000 feet this aircraft would perform exactly like the real plane. It also is difficult to fly at low speed like the real aircraft.

Mobile/Blank Version:
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/g9I88f/BAC-Aerospatiale-Concorde-Blank

British Airways version:
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/VlW7ET/BAC-Aerospatiale-Concorde-British-Airways

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General Characteristics

  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On OSX
  • Wingspan 83.7ft (25.5m)
  • Length 202.3ft (61.7m)
  • Height 40.0ft (12.2m)
  • Empty Weight 179,895lbs (81,599kg)
  • Loaded Weight 354,377lbs (160,742kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.913
  • Wing Loading 92.2lbs/ft2 (450.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,842.0ft2 (356.9m2)
  • Drag Points 43733

Parts

  • Number of Parts 470
  • Control Surfaces 13
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    6,801 grantflys

    @Iamsilverdahedgie Because when the Concorde was landing, it had a tendency to fly at a steep angle, and while flying at that angle, the pilots couldn’t see over the nose of the plane. So in order to solve the problem, the designers created the droop nose system, so the pilots could see over the nose.

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    @grantflys why would the nose need to droop?

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    66.6k MrSilverWolf

    Awesome!

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    You can add my description in yours @grantflys

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    6,801 grantflys

    @JackTheBestBoss I'm aware, I just forgot to add that into the description lol

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    Tú-144 was first ssc plane, although Russian spies gathered many documents and blueprints on the Concorde and it was all copied. It's first flight was 3 months before the Concordes, but the Tú-144 was pretty horrible, uncomfortable, flawed, and loud.@grantflys

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    Cool, even I said fine. check out my work https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/nl58er/Boom-Technology-XB-1

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    15.3k Awsomur

    You’re welcome.
    :D
    @Rhombus

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    931 Rhombus

    I have officially found the best comment on this site @Awsomur

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    10.1k Mostly

    A much deserved spotlight!

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    15.3k Awsomur

    What a great plane!
    crashes because of debri
    Still a great plane!

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    55.1k QingyuZhou

    Best concorde on the website

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    13.5k ChiChiWerx

    Fantastique, tres bien! Gorgeous, I’ve found two new builders to follow this morning, great work!

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    6,801 grantflys

    @Trainzo 1:1 scale! Glad you enjoy!

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    6,801 grantflys

    @Tang0five I really thought about doing British Airways but I’ve never done a livery this complex before.

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    5,645 Trainzo

    Just a BIG WWWWAOUHHHH . Fantastic job .

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    13.6k CRJ900Pilot

    Great job!

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    8,734 Tang0five

    Stunning! Really good job, shame everyone seems to do air chance livery when they make Concorde but this is awesome!

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    9,917 Planefun

    Well u out did yourself, well done sir

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    5,051 corsair013

    WOW

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    hans was here

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