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Northrop B-2 Spirit

6,585 GRANDAYE  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Blue0Bull's Stealth Challenge [CLOSED]

Description (Taken from Wikipedia)

The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, such as up to eighty 500-pound class (230 kg) Mk 82 JDAM Global Positioning System-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400-pound (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.

The B-2 is capable of all-altitude attack missions up to 50,000 feet (15,000 m), with a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles (6,900 mi; 11,000 km) on internal fuel and over 10,000 nautical miles (12,000 mi; 19,000 km) with one midair refueling. It entered service in 1997 as the second aircraft designed to have advanced stealth technology after the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk attack aircraft. Though designed originally as primarily a nuclear bomber, the B-2 was first used in combat dropping conventional, non-nuclear ordnance in the Kosovo War in 1999. It later served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

Controls

• AG8 - Switch into stealth mode ( Disables the split rudder, turns off the Navigation lights and switches to variable engine for yaw )
• Trim for trim, Trim all the way down for Flaps
• The rest are normal flight controls

Big thanks and credits goes to Thealban for the USAF insignia

Personal notes

I had the most fun building this plane out of all my builds, mostly because I have to incorporate new building techniques. Panelling was quite difficult but I managed to do it, XML resizing helped me cut down the number of parts. I attempt to incorporate or atleast mimic the real capabilities of the B-2 like deactivating the split rudders and using variable engines for stealthy flight, fuel capacity and top speed are all close to the real thing ( the plane accelerates faster than what I want ). Also, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone I might have annoyed because of the B-21 Raider, it was just a quick build and obviously half baked but I didn't expect it to blow up. I think thats all, Thank you for reading, and keep safe out there

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Happy Stealthy Flying

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Stealth Challenge [CLOSED]
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 172.8ft (52.7m)
  • Length 69.4ft (21.1m)
  • Height 15.4ft (4.7m)
  • Empty Weight -95,477lbs (-43,308kg)
  • Loaded Weight 68,622lbs (31,126kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.964
  • Wing Loading 20.1lbs/ft2 (98.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,415.8ft2 (317.3m2)
  • Drag Points 42333

Parts

  • Number of Parts 316
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    Performance: One thing I noticed is that it is way too fast on sea level. And it accelerates like a rocket. The real B-2 has a top speed of 1010 km/h according to wikipedia, your B-2 flies at 1250 km/h at 3500 meters. It is a little nose heavy at low speeds and very tail heavy at higher speeds, luckily you added a trim feature to compensate for that. The roll and pitch rate feel about right basing it of videos I watched of the actual plane. For some reason the flaps make to plane nose dive instead of giving it more lift, which is a bit of an issue when you're trying to land. When the plane's speed dips below 300 km/h it falls like a brick, which is also unfortunate. The landing gear held up nicely during landing but lacks suspension. (2/15 points)
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    Design: It definitely looks like a B-2, alright. I love the fact that you had an option to turn the split flaps of for 'stealth' mode, nice feature there. I like the way you stacked fuselage blocks to make the shape of the B-2 even though it looks messy. The front landing gear looks really nice, especially the gear bay door. Same for the rear landing gear even though the bay doors in the back feel a little too large. I am a bit sad to see that your B-2 had no weaponry bays. Other than that, I think you could have added some more details such as panel lines and decals in order to give the build some much needed details. The side view of the plane looks killer, awesome job on that. I wish you just added some more features and details of the B-2 to your replica. (4/10 points)
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    Build Quality: I like the technique you used for this build, it is really smart. I think the execution of the technique could have been a bit cleaner though. The bottom rear section of the plane reminds me a bit of a caramel candy. The decals you added were nicely nudged so plus points for that. The engine intake looks a bit bulky, I think you could have nudged it a little better so that the intake was nearly flush with the body. Cool trick with the inlet though, nice job. (4/10 points)
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    Description: I like your description, it nice and simple and easy to read through. It would be nice to see some more pictures of your B-2 and the real B-2 in your description, though. (5/7.5 points)
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    Personal Impression: Even though I did not really enjoy flying the plane that much, I did really enjoy seeing how you built it with the cool stacking technique. You definitely have allot of potential, keep on building! (3.75/5 points)
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    Total points = 18.75/47.5

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    @GRANDAYE oooooooooh ok its seems a bit hard to do but okay thanks for the tip :)

    +1 19 days ago
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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    @MrShenanigans when taking a screenshot of a plane, there will be a split second wherein you can press that button after taking 3 shots, just go faster than light and hit that button then baam, 4 image thumbnail hahahaha

    19 days ago
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    How do you put 4 pictures how come i can only do 3 pictures?

    19 days ago
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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Thanks for the critique!! @Blue0Bull

    one month ago
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    @GRANDAYE k

    2 months ago
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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    @SteamPunkPilot sorry no bomb bay, required to save as much part as possible

    2 months ago
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    How open bomb bay?

    2 months ago
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    1,177 stevemc01

    That's one stelfy plein

    +1 2 months ago
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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Ahhh hahahaha copy that sir @APilotOfPlanes

    2 months ago
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    6,618 FeiWu

    @GRANDAYE @KangaKangaTheRoo CalculateDrag false for smaller parts in the overload menu
    Also, this plane is from Northrop, not Northrop Grumman. Use original company name that existed when the plane was built. (this somehow only applies to military planes lol)

    +2 2 months ago
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    No problem @GRANDAYE

    2 months ago
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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Deym I didn't know about these things, Thanks for the great tips @KangaKangaTheRoo @BurkeAircraft1

    +2 2 months ago
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    5,721 Kangy

    No problem. Also I recommend you look at XML editing some of the Drag values for your aircraft. As most of your build has drag enabled, which causes lots of problems in-game. @GRANDAYE

    +1 2 months ago
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    You can reduce drag and reduce power to get a slower acceleration and worse energy retention for fighters i use it in my builds it works out pretty well

    +1 2 months ago
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    Thanks bud you did good work!

    +1 2 months ago
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    6,585 GRANDAYE

    Now thats one good aircraft review @KangaKangaTheRoo, Thanks, I'll definitely work on those sooner or later

    +1 2 months ago
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    5,721 Kangy

    Not bad. But, takeoff should not be at 500 - 600 kph, cleavers should have a wider locking range. Other than that it’s a bit of a hassle to land too.
    Looks good though.

    +2 2 months ago
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    23.9k tsampoy

    Awesome!

    +1 2 months ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    Cool!

    +3 2 months ago
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    12.6k AzureCorp

    (insert funny thing here)

    +3 2 months ago
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    1,791 016Hiro

    noice

    +1 2 months ago