Leonardo F-11A Rondine

by   2,550 LeonardoEngineering  2 months ago

Leonardo Aeronautics F-11A "Rondine"

Scramble, Engage, Return to base, all this in less than 5 minutes...

We are proud to announce our first creation: the F-11A.
Born to satisfy the need for a Multirole, Fast, and Light Fighter that can be Mass Produced in big numbers, the Rondine (Swallow) is a perfect example of Engineering with a precise focus.

This Aircraft comes Stock armed with 2 AIM-7 Sparrow medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile.

Performance:

  • Take-off weight
    Normal 3615 Kg
    Maximum 7000 Kg
  • Service Ceiling
    18 Km
  • Maximum Speed (With Afterburner) :
    Low Altitude flight 1200 Km/h
    High Altitude flight 1800 Km/h
  • Power Plant:
    Akula D.B. JT-1 8000 Kgf

Controls:

  • VTOL Slider to lower Flaps and Slats
  • Trim Slider to Trim the aircraft
  • G Key to raise and lower Landing gears
  • AG 1 to activate Afterburner
  • AG 3 to Jettinson ALL ARMAMENT
  • AG 4 to activate Braking Parachutes
  • AG 8 to Turn ON/OFF all Lights

Thank you for downloading, your feedback would be really appreciated!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 29.4ft (8.9m)
  • Length 43.7ft (13.3m)
  • Height 13.9ft (4.2m)
  • Empty Weight -1,145lbs (-519kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,539lbs (3,419kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 23.249
  • Wing Loading 9.0lbs/ft2 (43.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 840.0ft2 (78.0m2)
  • Drag Points 5309

Parts

  • Number of Parts 335
  • Control Surfaces 9
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    Oh, ok!@LeonardoEngineering

    one month ago
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    @Destroyer5713 actually it was designed on paper, and then converted to SP. I designed it all by myself, and it just takes inspiration from the main characteristics that a Light Fighter should have :)

    one month ago
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    I love your plane! Handles wonderfully! Would I be correct in saying it is a mix of F-16 and Mirage?@LeonardoEngineering

    +1 one month ago
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    1,988 LotterCrafts

    @LeonardoEngineering Hey I have a brilliant idea for someone to make and you seem to be the right guy: a heavy bomber, b-52ish but with your design.

    +1 one month ago
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    "Nice" plane and upvote count.

    +1 one month ago
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    1,680 Marxcim

    I think I may need a guy to teach me how to edit the instruction lol

    +1 one month ago
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    5,577 JED

    Not bad! Keep up the good work :-) :-)

    +1 one month ago
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    @lancelot3340 not really, just took the inspiration from many Modern "Light Fighters". It was born from a quick sketch at school actually :)

    2 months ago
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    41.3k Blue0Bull

    @CenturiVonKikie looks awesome! Didn't get the chance to test it out yet.

    +2 2 months ago
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    8,067 lancelot3340

    very similar to the J/F-17 huh?

    +1 2 months ago
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    @newb @LeonardoEngineering

    The shaky wing is due to having the game set to low physics, medium to high physics should cancel out the problem, alternatively you can increase the aircraft's weight to mitigate this issue at low physics settings.


    Gorgeous build by the way, this is amazing.

    +2 2 months ago
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    @newb I don't know. Didn't think about that because never encountered that problem. Maybe just keep a slightly positive pitch while flying

    +1 2 months ago
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    565 newb

    How do you fix the shaky wing?

    +1 2 months ago
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    18.1k ChiChiWerx

    @LeonardoEngineering well, the weight reduction, specifically. You don’t need it plus it detracts from the realism. Most jets this size will weigh at least 20,000 lbs—or if you prefer, 9,072 kg. The T-50, which this seems to be modeled on grosses out at 27,300 lbs (12,300 kg). This one weighs less than a P-51. So, you didn’t need to go to a 9 lbs/sq ft wing loading. I do appreciate that you limited the horizontal stab movement to keep the pitch rate realistic, but part of the challenge of a jet like this is landing it and that’s more difficult with a realistic wing loading. If you were having a difficult time with CG, you could also move the engine’s CG forward—that’s where it is on real jets as the tail pipe and AB sections are far longer than in SP. But for that aspect and a bit of XML drag reduction which would help the very brisk acceleration, it’s a gorgeous build.

    2 months ago
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    34.7k Baldovino

    Very well done! (o dovrei dire "molto ben fatto"?)

    +2 2 months ago
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    @ChiChiWerx thank you! Why wouldn't you have employed them?

    2 months ago
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    18.1k ChiChiWerx

    Not bad for your points especially. I wouldn’t have employed some of the tricks you did, but not bad overall.

    +2 2 months ago
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    @LeonardoEngineering No problem lol

    +2 2 months ago
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    25.6k Mostly

    @LeonardoEngineering You would be surprised how much better you are than so many other people w/ your points

    +2 2 months ago
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    @LuciferOfPoland of course I will, thank you so much by the way!

    2 months ago
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    @Mostly thank you, but I don't deserve it 😊

    2 months ago
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    @Roswell Thanks!

    2 months ago
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    @BogdanX never had the same problem. It may be due to the rotators that allow the whole wing to bend and give it aeroelastic properites. Just keep a slight pitch up and it's all good. Thank you by the way 😊

    2 months ago
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    25.6k Mostly

    This has to be featured.

    +2 2 months ago
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    Honestly, great job. I hope you keep creating great creations such as this. Keep it up, dude.

    +2 2 months ago
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