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DTj-20-200 (Thanks for Silver!)

1,223 Deiaa  9 months ago
153 downloads

Introducing: The DTj-20

A medium to long haul airliner with an unrivalled single-deck capacity. After 4 months in development, hopefully it would've been worth the wait.

I have recently achieved silver! Thank you to everyone for your feedback and support! Hope you've been enjoying my little builds, and, after 4 months in development, hope you enjoy my proudest and most realistic airliner so far. :)

Specifications

Note that these stats are based on the aircraft as it was being tested. The published version's fuel tanks are not filled to the brim and there is much less payload on board for a more fun and enjoyable flying experience

  • Maximum fuel load: 46,000 gallons
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 765,000 lbs
  • Cruising altitude (both engines operative): 40,000 ft

Features

  • Maximum landing weight is more than the maximum takeoff weight, thus no fuel dumping system is available.
  • The main landing gear can be steered to help deal with the aircraft's sheer length.
  • The main gear will not retract/extend if the doors are not opened. The nose gear, however, doesn't care.

Controls

  • VTOL Down: Flaps
  • Trim: elevator (pitch) trim
  • All other controls are standard.

Instructions

Takeoff

  • Flaps: ~25%
  • AG 1: Disabled
  • Rotate at 120 mph with the build's current weight
  • After takeoff, enable AG 2 before retracting the gear, then disable it after it has retracted.

Cruise

  • Flaps: Up
  • Thrust: Varies depending on altitude, and as required.
  • AG 1 & 2: Disabled

Landing

  • Enable AG 2 to extend the gear, then disable it again.
  • Flaps: Full down
  • AG 1: Disabled while in the air.
  • Thrust: Idle as you slow down, increase very slowly below 140 mph to maintain that speed as the final approach speed. Should require no more than ~12% to maintain that speed.
  • Touch down at 130 mph for the smoothest landing.

Activation groups

  • AG 1: Toggle landing gear steering lock
  • AG 2: Main gear doors. Gear will not retract or extend unless the doors are open.
  • AG 3: Reverse thrust. Hold the brake to use. Release the brake and disable AG 3 to deactivate. Can be used to simulate pushback by disabling the group without releasing the brake first.
  • AG 4: Unassigned.
  • AG 5: Landing and taxi lights.
  • AG 6: Navigation lights.
  • AG 7: Strobe lights.
  • AG 8: Anti-collision beacon.

Enjoy, and thank you all for getting me to silver!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 198.5ft (60.5m)
  • Length 314.2ft (95.8m)
  • Height 72.6ft (22.1m)
  • Empty Weight 234,676lbs (106,447kg)
  • Loaded Weight 343,305lbs (155,721kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.49
  • Wing Loading 43.5lbs/ft2 (212.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 7,889.5ft2 (733.0m2)
  • Drag Points 74838

Parts

  • Number of Parts 578
  • Control Surfaces 9
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    1,223 Deiaa

    @EeoGamer137 Thank you! Glad you liked it, wouldn't have been the same without you! :)

    8 months ago
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    2,437 EeoGamer137

    @Deiaa It looks great ;)

    8 months ago
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    1,223 Deiaa

    @Gameboy21 Thank you! Glad you liked it!

    9 months ago
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    1,583 Gameboy21

    4 months! I usually take 1 day to 1 month (Mainly due to processing power of course), but this is still amazing nonetheless @Deiaa.

    9 months ago
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    @Deiaa Yes it knows what is dihedral, it is inclination of the wing upwards, as the Boeing 787.

    9 months ago
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    @Deiaa nice

    9 months ago
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    1,223 Deiaa

    @DPSAircraftManufacturer Indeed, this plane is highly inspired by the Boeing 777, 787 and Airbus A350, and I actually wanted to use just 2 bogies, like the Boeing 777. But the wheels would then...I dunno how to describe it. Give it a go, remove the body gear and see what happens for yourself.
    So I decided to go A340 style as you mentioned, but then I decided it won't hurt to give it a good extra margin with another bogie and make sure the plane can support itself once I start testing its limits. After all, it also means more tolerance for rough landings and a higher max landing weight, am I right?
    Also, did you mean by "you put in more dihedral" that I needed to put in more dihedral? Because, yeah, perhaps I should have.
    Other than that, thanks for the feedback! Glad you liked it.

    +1 9 months ago
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    @Deiaa I think you put more dihedral angle. His Aircraft looks like a mix of Boeing 777 and Boeing 787. I think there should be 3 landing gear groups.
    The Airbus 340 has almost the same weight as its Aircraft, the only has 3 groups of landing gear and 2 axles. and one with a shaft in the middle. But I understand, you used suspension.

    9 months ago
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    incredible

    9 months ago
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    17.3k Benny3053

    @Deiaa no problem :)

    9 months ago
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    1,223 Deiaa

    @Benny3053 Thank you! Glad you liked it, indeed the engines are part-custom. I tried to include as much detail as possible, including chevrons and Nacelle strakes.

    9 months ago
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    17.3k Benny3053

    Awesome work. I really like the design of the plane and the custom engines (they look like they are custom).

    9 months ago
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    1,223 Deiaa

    @EeoGamer137 And, it's finished! Thank you for letting me experiment with your Duke business jet and learn how to build better looking nose cones. This wouldn't have been the same without you.

    9 months ago