26.6k Sunnyskies Comments

  • Idiots 2.3 years ago

    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.

  • SimplePlanes Dopamine High Trigger Levels 2.3 years ago

    I sleep
    Positive Comments:


  • F-9 Viper 2.1 years ago

    Bruh, this looks just like an F-22.

  • P-38 2.3 years ago

    Posting a P-38 is the easiest way to get an upvote from me.

  • Aircraft maneuverability: how to does it work ? 2.2 years ago

    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.

  • How to measure happiness. 2.2 years ago

    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.

  • Boeing 727 Delta 2.2 years ago

    Quite a few 727s getting made recently.
    Liking this uptick in popularity.

  • About the Southwest Airlines Incident Today... 2.2 years ago

    @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.

  • Simple Trijet 2.2 years ago

    Looks a lot like a 727.
    Very nice nose. I wish I knew how to make front ends look that nice.

  • Boeing 727-100 Oil Spill Response 2.2 years ago

    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.

  • Comprehensive Game Map 1.8 years ago

    @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.

  • Lunar Arc 2.1 years ago

    @CenturiVonKikie Nah. I'm just entering for style. I don't feel like fine-tuning a hyper-efficient monstrosity this time around.

  • Lockheed P-38J-5-LO Lightning 2.1 years ago

    @BaconRoll LOL probably doesn't help I gave up on trying to catalog them all!
    There's just too many!

  • Cutie Plane 2.2 years ago

    @FastDan Thanks.
    @MI And thank you for the nightmares to come.

  • I need help...very badly. 2.2 years ago

    @MI If a gold coin weighs 1 pound, how are you going to carry half a ton of gold?

  • Skyfisher 1.9 years ago

    @N124Hawk Thanks! I wish I could have made it more stable though. It doesn't like aggressive turning.

  • QC-12.2 PSR-200 2.0 years ago

    Remember kids!
    sharp angles = stress concentration points.

  • Turbo-fan 2.0 years ago

    Actually, this is only a fan.
    It ain't a turbofan until it's hooked up to its turbine.

  • ADF-01 FALKEN OSEA mk15 2.0 years ago

    That's a really nice Falken.
    You should build a Morgan. That one is my favorite.

  • Thanks for Gold!(Golden F-14) 2.1 years ago

    Make an F-15 next.

  • Thomas the.... OH N...YES 2.1 years ago

    SimplePlanes doesn't often give me anxiety.

    But then there's this...

  • Lockheed P-38J-5-LO Lightning 2.1 years ago

    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.

  • Lockheed P-38J-5-LO Lightning 2.1 years ago

    @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!

  • Lockheed P-38J-5-LO Lightning 2.1 years ago

    Y'all already know I'd show up.

  • About the Southwest Airlines Incident Today... 2.2 years ago

    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.

  • Nude Ned 2.3 years ago

    @Thebossrevolution101 Thanks

    @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.

  • Entry for no challenge 2.3 years ago

    The most objectively perfect creation.

  • Yokosuka D4Y2 Model 12 "Suisei" [Fixed Version] 2.3 years ago

    Platinum-quality work.
    Simply amazing.

  • Finally an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic! 2.4 years ago

    @SHCow Oh! Looks nice!
    @Mostly @FastDan Thanks!

  • Every P-38 Lightning Ever 3.3 years ago

    @Liensis I've stopped updating this list about 4 months ago on account of a very busy schedule. My apologies.

  • How to land properly. 3.7 years ago

    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

  • Trump's Boeing 757 3.7 years ago

    @Engineer I'll stop that missile like that F-15 pilot who saved president Harrison Ford in that one movie.

  • Easy way to get into the Ice Base without shooting the AA missile turrets 3.8 years ago

    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.

  • SHC CF-41 Sabre II (Galm Team) 4.0 years ago

    It's pretty easy to desynchronize these. But Ice Climbers is my Smash main, so this is actually kinda fun.

  • Lockheed C-5 Galaxy 1.5 years ago

    @Gameboy21 Yeah, it's like a C-5A, but with CF6s instead of TF39s.

  • Lockheed C-5 Galaxy 1.7 years ago

    @thesimpleone Feel free.
    I don't mind people using my parts.
    Take anything you like.

  • C5 Galaxy 1.7 years ago

    Check out the wheels on my C-5 if you want some inspiration on how to get them to work.

  • ERJ-145 United Express (Full Interior) 1.7 years ago

    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.

  • Comprehensive Game Map 1.7 years ago

    Feel free.
    Here are the original screenshots if you want them without the marks.

  • Comprehensive Game Map 1.8 years ago

    @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.

  • Cartographer 1.9 years ago

    @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.

  • Cartographer 1.9 years ago

    @ColonelStriker Yes, of course. I even mentioned the inspiration in the description.

  • ADFX-01 MORGAN 1.9 years ago

    Looks good!

  • Comprehensive Game Map 2.0 years ago

    @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.

  • P-38 Lightning 2.0 years ago

    @Beastbob Actually, it's just Lockheed. The merger with Martin Marietta occurred in 1995.

  • P-38 Lightning 2.0 years ago

    Northrop Grumman?
    Where did you acquire your research?

  • F-42 Draken 2.0 years ago

    Boring is good! There is elegance in simplicity.

  • Simple Lightning (mobile-friendly) 2.0 years ago

    @though I have a good eye for shapes.

  • simple push prop 2.0 years ago

    Reminds me a lot of a Fokker F.25 Promotor.

  • Turbo-fan 2.0 years ago

    @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.