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F7U-3M Cutlass

4,151 Zoomzoom999  1.5 years ago

fixed cockpit + guns

Almost 1:1


"The Vought F7U Cutlass is a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War era. It was a highly unusual, tailless aircraft based on aerodynamic data and plans captured from the German Arado company at the end of World War II, though Vought designers denied any link to the German research at the time. The F7U was the last aircraft designed by Rex Beisel, who was responsible for the first fighter ever designed specifically for the U.S. Navy, the Curtiss TS-1 of 1922. Regarded as a radical departure from traditional aircraft design, the Cutlass suffered from numerous technical and handling problems throughout its short service career. The type was responsible for the deaths of four test pilots and 21 other U.S. Navy pilots. Over one-quarter of all Cutlasses built were destroyed in accidents."

Has 4 AIM-7 Sparrows


AG 1 for folding wings
AG 2 for hook
there is no Trim on this, as I used custom ailevons.
Note: pitching and rolling at the same time will cause uncontrollable yawing. As of now, I dont know how to fix it.
Landing and taking off is tricky if you don't use a catapult.


General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 37.8ft (11.5m)
  • Length 41.6ft (12.7m)
  • Height 17.8ft (5.4m)
  • Empty Weight 18,046lbs (8,185kg)
  • Loaded Weight 22,995lbs (10,430kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.931
  • Wing Loading 49.0lbs/ft2 (239.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 469.7ft2 (43.6m2)
  • Drag Points 10780


  • Number of Parts 233
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    4,289 Shippy456

    At first, I thought this was a noob fighter jet. And please don’t take offense, I am more noob than you. But anyways, I’m like, you gotta be kidding me. And then I looked up the jet this was supposed to imitate. Then I was like: whoa. This embodies the jet PERFECTLY. All in all, amazing replica m8.

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    1,256 Stanmich

    @Zoomzoom999 well, a combination of a control surface spanning an entire wing section, with trim, along with a rotator with the other input could have the effect of trim, Pitch, and Roll.

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    4,151 Zoomzoom999

    there wasn't funky trees back when I made this @Stanmich

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    1,256 Stanmich

    elevons? those thingies can be made to have trim

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    4,151 Zoomzoom999

    Thanks! @Shippy456

    1.5 years ago
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    30.9k Trainzo

    Very nice job . Great plane .

    +1 1.5 years ago