All the people who picked on me for being a plane nerd changed their tune when I started making money fixing planes.
Now it's all congratulations and respect.
You gotta show those people your hobby actually means something.
Bruh, this looks just like an F-22.
Posting a P-38 is the easiest way to get an upvote from me.
Stability is the biggest factor.
the more stable an aircraft is, the less maneuverable it will be as a result.
Consider airliners and fighter jets.
Airliners have a lot of stability, and as a result, they aren't very agile.
Fighter jets on the other hand are incredibly unstable. Some to the point where they need constant computer correction to keep them controllable. this instability allows the plane to perform extremely tight maneuvers.
So for something agile, get that CoM as close to the CoL you can get it without losing control, and for something you want more stable, but less maneuverable, increase the distance between the points.
Adjusting the angle of incidence on the tail surfaces can also help get the perfect pitching force for balancing an aircraft's nosing tendencies. As for pitch speed, think of ways the exert more force on the arm to give yourself a greater moment. Spacing and strength of the pitching surfaces is important. If you need more force, consider thrust vectoring as well. It's the key to supermaneuverability.
@F104Deathtrap You can also counter some of the forward-pitching moment by angling the engines upward slightly. You lose some cruise efficiency and top-speed, but improve low-speed handling and takeoff run.
You have to use a happinometer.
Measurements must be taken 3 times and averaged to smooth out deviation.
Don't forget to calibrate the instrument using a basic happy.
Quite a few 727s getting made recently.
Liking this uptick in popularity.
@trumpetguy You're right. Some engine builders often only design the engines, leaving the aircraft designers to design their own cowls. I often forget the unique design of the cowl was entirely a CFM solution. The failure IS their fault after all (or possibly the fault of whoever was providing maintenance for these engines). Also, I was more concerned about the cowl than the actual engine. The fatally-poor ability of it to provide projectile-containment is rather serious.
Still, it would be smart for Boeing to work on a safety solution as well. The shrapnel did penetrate parts of the airframe after all.
Looks a lot like a 727.
Very nice nose. I wish I knew how to make front ends look that nice.
Good on you for knowing where the APU exhaust actually is.
However, the placement of the actual engine is off.
The APU (the Garrett GTC85) is mounted horizontally across the keel beam in the rear of the wheel well. It pokes right through the dividing wall between the two wheel wells, and can be seen on either side.
Interestingly, the reason for this bizarre placement was due to the fact Boeing originally did not intend for the 727 to have an APU, but after potential buyers complaining about this, Boeing had to find a place to put one very late in production. And that empty space in the wheel well was the best candidate.
@AchuTMM Nah. I don't really play anymore. I just pop in every once in a while because the site sends notifications to my email.
Just fly north past the tall rocks. You'll see them. A diagonal formation of two destroyers, and one small carrier.
@CenturiVonKikie Nah. I'm just entering for style. I don't feel like fine-tuning a hyper-efficient monstrosity this time around.
@BaconRoll LOL probably doesn't help I gave up on trying to catalog them all!
There's just too many!
@MI And thank you for the nightmares to come.
@MI If a gold coin weighs 1 pound, how are you going to carry half a ton of gold?
@N124Hawk Thanks! I wish I could have made it more stable though. It doesn't like aggressive turning.
sharp angles = stress concentration points.
Actually, this is only a fan.
It ain't a turbofan until it's hooked up to its turbine.
That's a really nice Falken.
You should build a Morgan. That one is my favorite.
Make an F-15 next.
SimplePlanes doesn't often give me anxiety.
But then there's this...
Had a good chance to really give it a good look and test flight.
My favorite part of it is the articulation on the fowler flaps. It's a feature I always wanted to add to mine, but never got around to designing.
If I ever make a 4.0 version of mine, it will probably be the central new feature.
I also like how you modeled the elevator's unique shape that keeps it out of the swing of the rudders. The intakes also get an A+ from me. Fun real-life fact about those: The center division is the intercooler intake, and the two outside divisions are for the oil coolers.
Additional intake facts: The pods under the wings are the turbo-supercharger ram intakes, and the ones on the tail booms are the coolant radiators.
@Mostly Thanks. But I gotta give it to you, man. This is some serious effort right here. It looks amazing! I've never been one to do historic paintjobs, or modeled interiors. This P-38 is something special!
Y'all already know I'd show up.
Serious failure of the engine cowl.
They are supposed to be engineered to prevent high-velocity projectiles from escaping in the event of a blade-off. They contain many layers of Kevlar to prevent fan blades from punching through.
The fact something was left with enough energy to penetrate the fuselage and kill a passenger is indicative of a potential design flaw in other 737 engine cowls.
Boeing's engineering department is probably abuzz right about now. No doubt some sort of new safety design will be implemented because of this.
@Kaos Thanks. I was originally going to go for more impressive visuals for this one, but I got too frustrated working with tiny parts in tight spaces, and just settled for it how it is. Still happy how it turned out.
The most objectively perfect creation.
@SHCow Oh! Looks nice!
@Mostly @FastDan Thanks!
@Liensis I've stopped updating this list about 4 months ago on account of a very busy schedule. My apologies.
Step 1: line up your approach
Step 2: reduce throttle and find your final slope
Step 3: lower landing gear and flaps once below the prescribed speeds
Step 4: level out and reduce descent rate
Step 5: IMPACT RUNWAY AND USE EARTH'S GRAVITY TO SLINGSHOT YOU INTO ORBIT
@Engineer I'll stop that missile like that F-15 pilot who saved president Harrison Ford in that one movie.
I found with the new bullet spread, it's sufficiently easy to mod a gun that releases a cloud of bullets capable of reliably shooting down missiles with a short burst.
@BaconEggs I've actually applied that concept before. LINK.
It's pretty easy to desynchronize these. But Ice Climbers is my Smash main, so this is actually kinda fun.
@Gameboy21 Yeah, it's like a C-5A, but with CF6s instead of TF39s.
@thesimpleone Feel free.
I don't mind people using my parts.
Take anything you like.
Check out the wheels on my C-5 if you want some inspiration on how to get them to work.
I got a job with the regional airline that flies these exact jets.
I help fix them while they are grounded overnight for heavy maintenance.
Here are the original screenshots if you want them without the marks.
@AchuTMM WWII destroyer is North of point 4 on the map of Krakabloa. I made these before that update.
@ChallengerHellcat The Dragon, I believe is unlocked by flying close to the largest pyramid on Maywar.
@ColonelStriker A lot of my other original planes have obvious real-world inspiration as well. Mostly, I like to build replicas without calling them replicas. Slap them together from memory, and give them a unique twist. That's generally my building style.
@ColonelStriker Yes, of course. I even mentioned the inspiration in the description.
@Jacobdaniel I posted a link to an archive containing the original unaltered screenshots.
Just scroll down, and find it in the comments. Then you can fix them yourself.
@Beastbob Actually, it's just Lockheed. The merger with Martin Marietta occurred in 1995.
Where did you acquire your research?
Boring is good! There is elegance in simplicity.
@though I have a good eye for shapes.
Reminds me a lot of a Fokker F.25 Promotor.
@vonhubert Yup, the centrifugal force is weird in this game. I designed a plane with a rotator propeller once. Had to account for the expansion when designing the landing gear. What's even weirder is the expansion is smaller at slower simulation speeds for some reason.