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Tutorial: making hollow airliner fuselages and cockpit section

367k realSavageMan  4.6 years ago

Hey long time no see! I'm gonna explain how to do hollow fuselages step by step, so that you guys can make your own hollow airliner cockpit sections without using scripts!

Notices before we go:
1. You gotta be pay much attention and patience while building
2. It may take a long time and things unexpected might happen
3. XML modding / laptop is NOT always required

First: get a circular fuselage block with the right dimensions. Using smaller fuselage blocks on the edge of the circle.

Next: rotate each part a certain angle and nudge it precisely so that the surface is smooth. Do the same thing one by one with patience. I would recommend rotating them by 0, 15, 30, 45 degrees. You can complete the circle by mirroring it several times.

Get the right shape with smaller "sticks". Definitely should use a blueprint to help you if you are making a replica.
Warning: this looks simple, but it is the step which directly determines how your plane looks when finished. So be very careful and take some time on this step!

Some example blueprint pictures that are helpful

And it's gonna be window panelling time!

Then add circular fuselage blocks at connecting points. This really helps you do the next step.

Now here's the most difficult and annoying step. Keep adding fuselage sections to the front, follow the frames you previously made and line up with the circules all the time.
Pretty much like the second step, make sure the surfaces stay smooth; you must adjust the run&rise dimensions of the blocks very precisely. (Sometimes even 3 decimal numbers are needed)

You will find the pattern soon. Do one side first and mirror the whole thing to finish it.

Now we're done!
Hours spent: 5 hrs
Device: just iPad

And yes my next plane is gonna be the 787-9, and I will explain some strategies making cockpit interiors as I move on building it, stay tuned.

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    5,531 XiliamXD

    @realSavageMan i will prefer this way to use but this is harmful for potato users but its eg to make interiors then becuz butter slice bugs right now

    6 months ago
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    Thanks for saying that @SmokeyNagato

    +1 one year ago
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    3,711 SmokeyNagato

    This is still a masterpiece even tho fuselage slicing is here

    +1 one year ago
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    3,370 ANWD

    THANKS FOR YOUR TUTORIAL!!!!!!

    1.3 years ago
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    37.9k PlaneFlightX

    New and improved guide:
    1. Spend 10 minutes enjoying how easy the new update makes building cockpits.
    2. Install some of the new gauges, levers, buttons, and dials, slap on a 10 part custom throttle (Airliners)
    3. Enjoy your low-part count and detailed aircraft.

    +3 1.3 years ago
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    @realSavageMan to what?

    1.3 years ago
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    Adjust fuselage dimensions.
    @monke123456765456765

    1.3 years ago
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    where to get sticks??

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    p a i n

    +5 1.4 years ago
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    Don’t worry, just gotta practice more. My first paneling attempt wasn’t pretty either. @t0mato72

    1.7 years ago
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    3,045 Superstink

    just make it a hole, might not be realistic but still works @pingxiangsmzy

    1.8 years ago
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    但是,最大的问题之一是,我不会造窗户
    But,the huge problem is : I don't know how to build Windows......

    +2 1.9 years ago
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    0 GMen

    Thanks bro

    2.0 years ago
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    2,121 Skyhawkarmy

    You have helped me thank you and I shall not disappoint you @SavageMan

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    If you could also build the same thing but this time make it something you would download and not a tutorial

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    3,521 RPC3503

    @SavageMan I was talking about this, then he place the pilot on his finished product, and you sir, Helped a ton of SP users

    +2 2.1 years ago
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    Okay y’all move discussion somewhere else, please. @Stevengaming @Planecrafter1622

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    3,521 RPC3503

    @Stevengaming Then place the pilot on the plen

    2.1 years ago
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    3,521 RPC3503

    @Stevengaming Making the pilots/Passengers: Go to your "Mods" Then Activate XML Mod, Then go to your Designer and , Take anything from Structural. Then, Click XML Mod (It'll look like a plane with a "</>" on top) Then, In the XML, The partType section, Edit "Fuselage-Body-1" To "Passenger-1". XML Mod Also Known as overload Mod. If you don't have it yo can, get them from This website.

    2.1 years ago
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    Remove all circles after you’re done with the whole thing, then add interiors. @Planecrafter1622 @Stevengaming

    2.1 years ago
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    3,521 RPC3503

    @Stevengaming Sometimes you might just need to remove connections of the circle thing, but reconnect them(Not the circle)., long story and hard as well

    2.1 years ago
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    3,521 RPC3503

    @Stevengaming Zoom inside and remove the circle thing if you want to be really spaceful.. The circle thing is kinda a support.

    2.1 years ago
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    3,521 RPC3503

    @Stevengaming Yes, Probably because of the space...Maybe kinda just remove the shaping circle thing..

    2.1 years ago
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    3,521 RPC3503

    I did my Beluga with the first step, the other ones... ehh..

    2.1 years ago
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    2,074 BadmanSalam

    That’s great, Thankyou for sharing

    2.1 years ago
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