BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde (Air France)

by   7,668 grantflys  10 months 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

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Mac
  • 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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    When developing the Concorde, we experienced an issue where the pilot couldn't see out of the cockpit. That's why we developed a mechanism in the nose called a Droop Snoot. "Droop Snoot?" Yes, the snoot, would droop. "The snoot drooped."

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    8,394 thepilot04

    wowowow

    5 months ago
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    7,668 grantflys

    @QingyuZhou Thanks! I used a 1:200 scale model, some close-ups and youtube footage, and high-quality wikipedia blueprints. It's also almost exactly 1:1 scale if you need a size reference.

    9 months ago
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    117k QingyuZhou

    I am working on my own Concorde now, but might use your plane as a reference. :)

    9 months ago
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    I CLAIM ZIZ PLANE FOR FRANCE!

    9 months ago
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    7,668 grantflys

    @dootdootbananabus No. You could probably re-create it if you put a mini gun and shot the wing with it.

    9 months ago
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    @grantflys I meant in this plane

    9 months ago
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    7,668 grantflys

    @dootdootbananabus Yes, in real life, one of Air France’s Concordes (operating flight 4590) crashed on takeoff because a tire burst and tore holes into the hydraulic lines and fuel lines, combined with a double engine-failure due to the damage.

    9 months ago
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    @grantflys is there wheel explosion/flameout on this plane?

    9 months ago
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    How the heck did I not notice this? Lol

    9 months ago
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    7,668 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.

    10 months ago
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    @grantflys why would the nose need to droop?

    10 months ago
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    76.7k MrSilverWolf

    Awesome!

    10 months ago
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    You can add my description in yours @grantflys

    10 months ago
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    7,668 grantflys

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

    10 months ago
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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

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

    10 months ago
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    34.7k Awsomur

    You’re welcome.
    :D
    @Rhombus

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    1,324 Rhombus

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

    10 months ago
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    25.6k Mostly

    A much deserved spotlight!

    10 months ago
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    34.7k Awsomur

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

    10 months ago
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    117k QingyuZhou

    Best concorde on the website

    10 months ago
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    18.1k ChiChiWerx

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

    10 months ago
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    7,668 grantflys

    @Trainzo 1:1 scale! Glad you enjoy!

    10 months ago
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    7,668 grantflys

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

    10 months ago
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