I really dig this one! The details are amazing!
This might be one of the top 5 replicas in SP currently. Not only is it a great choice because Kitfoxes are awesome, it's also done in a way that honors every detail of the real-life build. Flight characteristics are as close to the real thing as I can imagine without actually having flown it...which is supported by the fact that the real owner approves. ;)
Wings that look like wings (in terms of aerodynamic profile) and control surfaces working as flaps. That's literally all I wish for! XD
@RedRoosterII Well, the description basically says it all: "In the late 1990s, the S-3B's mission focus shifted to surface warfare and aerial refueling."
And that's all there is to it. Slap on some torpedoes or anti-ship missiles ... and presto: you've got your sub-killer! What I'd be more interested in: is there a version with folding wings and a usable internal weapons Bay in the making or planned, @SimpleFlow ?
Hey guys! Thanks for the downloads and upvotes so far. I'd really like to encourage you to help me improve upon the flight characteristics. While I'm still fairly new to this whole "building-nice-looking-and-flying-machines"-thing and thus like to keep my planes simple (zing), I don't shy away from a little more internal complexity when it comes to moving parts, modifications to stock parts, etc. So just hit me with your thoughts, suggestions and advice!
@Mustang51 I agree. And thanks again, I will definitely take you up on that, eventually. :)
@Mustang51 Good Point. Just after I replied to your comment I started looking at pictures and drawings of the Me-262 again and those were my thoughts exactly! The Meteor, now that might be a good idea!
@Mustang51 Hey thanks, that’s very kind of you! And you’re definitely right about the engine placement. I noticed that only much later. In fact I didn’t even look at reference for this one and built it from memory ... which mostly relies on an old Revell model kit that I built as a child. I guess halfway through I kinda abandoned wanting to make a replica and focused more on „flyability“. ;-) But who knows ... a more proper replica might come some time soon.
@nadvgia thanks buddy!
This is, without any exaggeration, the best Tornado I have seen here. Can't believe how truly simple it is too. A work of art!
@TheDarkem Don't worry, even the 586-parts version is awesome...more detail and better flight characteristics than most builds here.
@RamboJutter Thanks, I've only tried mounting the missiles on mobile so far, so I'll try again and maybe on PC.
Forgot to mention: absolutely stunning work on the realism here!
I'm fairly new to building in SP so excuse the question: How do I launch the missiles once I mounted them on my plane? I grabbed and dragged them to the wing, including the pylon. But since the pylon is in fact anstructural fuselage block rather than an actual launch pylon, the missiles fires up but stays in place when I try to launch it. What can I do about that? Thx!