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B-17 Flying Fortress

195k SledDriver  1.2 years ago
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Note: There's a slight bug in this build, the port landing gear isn't in the right orientation. To fix, either delete it and mirror the right landing gear, or set flipped to true and Y-axis rotation to 180.

All turrets except the nose one have been left out for aesthetic purposes. Nose turret cannons are immovable.

Controls

  • Custom camera 1: gun camera view.
  • Throttle, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, LandingGear: work as expected.
  • FireWeapons: fire cannons/release bombs.

Landing

  • Set throttle to 16%, once around 120 mph, enable AG2.
  • Keep pitch at around 5 degrees.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +266 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 105.8ft (32.2m)
  • Length 74.2ft (22.6m)
  • Height 24.3ft (7.4m)
  • Empty Weight 15,173lbs (6,882kg)
  • Loaded Weight 43,285lbs (19,634kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.415
  • Wing Loading 25.0lbs/ft2 (122.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,733.0ft2 (161.0m2)
  • Drag Points 14206

Parts

  • Number of Parts 571
  • Control Surfaces 9
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    @SledDriver sometimes i come here and just watch you fight the mods. sad to see ya gone, would have loved to watch you take down people. If you'd been around now a days, it'd be fun to watch. as for the things below, you're in the right

    +1 5 months ago
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    It's ridiculous. And yeah your welcome man. @SledDriver

    +1 10 months ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @Strikefighter04 I'm glad you see my side. It's funny how worked up people can get about someone playing a game - who takes care not to engage with them in any way.

    And thanks for the upvotes - far from being a bother, I appreciate them very much.

    10 months ago
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    Holy cow that discussion below, phew that was funny to read! I can definitely see your point. Also sorry for bothering you with upvotes and stuff, I just realized I haven't been upvoting your recent stuff. @SledDriver

    +1 10 months ago
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    6,452 Belloaka

    Ok, thank @SledDriver.

    +1 1.1 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @Belloaka

    Let's say the link URL is https://website.com/page and the link text you want to use is this is my airplane. Then use the following code:

    [this is my airplane](https://website.com/page)

    +1 1.1 years ago
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    6,452 Belloaka

    Sorry to bother you @SledDriver. But I have a question. how do you create a link in simple planes.com? I tried many different ways but none of them seem to work.

    1.1 years ago
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    31.0k Mostly

    Commotion aside, it's nice seeing a prop driven sleddriver build. I've always had some problems with the flight models using prop planes but you've just about nailed it here.

    +1 1.1 years ago
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    @Freerider2142 I think I used to have some of those as well. I have no idea where they went, but they were pretty cool to me.

    +2 1.1 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    Thanks, @Freerider2142. I know what you mean, I had those crude diecast models too. I often wish there was an economical way to 3D print or CNC-machine builds from SP with a high degree of accuracy.

    +1 1.1 years ago
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    I love how smooth your builds are!
    They remind me of old nickel airplanes toys I had as a kid.

    +2 1.1 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @Tully2001

    This was my response to the comment he linked to:

    If you don't want to upvote it, I'd rather you not comment either.

    Logical, articulate, concise.

    And this was my response to his "point":

    Surely it's my right to choose whom to interact with? If someone thinks my builds are not even worth an upvote, I explicitly have no interest in them or anything they have to say.

    Hope that helps.

    1.1 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @Tully2001

    You chose to interact with us

    Oh? Did I tag you on my post? Or are you saying I shouldn't respond to comments by you and other mods?

    Dorian cares about you as much as any other user

    (scoff)

    giving the advice of trying to build something from scratch was just a kind gesture.

    Whatever kind of gesture it was, I didn't ask for it. Let me be very clear: in my book, anyone who thinks like you do is not even wrong. I sincerely believe that you and your friends are not even remotely qualified to give me advice on any topic whatsoever. If you think that makes me egotistical/arrogant/whatever, that's fine by me.

    deleting comments that you personally disagree with does seem a big egotistical and arrogant

    That's your misconception to bear.

    Funny how you didn't mention dorians first point however.

    I did.

    +2 1.1 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @SupremeDorian

    Surely it's my right to choose whom to interact with? If someone thinks my builds are not even worth an upvote, I explicitly have no interest in them or anything they have to say.

    I have as much of a right to comment on your builds as you do.

    Then why is there an option to remove comments? That fact implies that the developers think some comments are worth removing.

    You're a mod and I can't remove your comments, so feel free to pollute my posts with them. I'll just block them. With a script :)

    Try building something from scratch without your script once in a while.

    More unsolicited advice.

    Over time, it becomes less impressive, so people need to be reminded of what you're actually capable of without a script.

    Oh, and who are you to decide what people need to be reminded of?

    If someone thinks what I do isn't impressive, they're free to not upvote my builds. And I'm free to not like them, or to not respond to them, or delete their comments, or block them.

    1.1 years ago
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    @SledDriver You respond to criticism with logical, well-reasoned, well-articulated responses? Maybe so, but only if they upvote the build, of course.
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    And about the leaving you alone thing: I have as much of a right to comment on your builds as you do. If I want to criticize it, I can -- just the same as you can anyone else's build. That said, I usually only comment on your stuff if I feel it is necessary. I'll even get my own bit of advice in here: Try building something from scratch without your script once in a while. Over time, it becomes less impressive, so people need to be reminded of what you're actually capable of without a script.

    +10 1.1 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @SupremeDorian

    Did I ask you for advice? Let me assure you, I'm more aware than anyone else of how I come across and what the consequences are. So I don't need your help to understand that, or anything else. I'm acting the way I want to act, with full knowledge of the consequences.

    Don't criticize other people for being arrogant if you yourself fall under that.

    I've never criticized anyone for being arrogant, I'm not that much of a loser. I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy of accusing me of arrogance when he himself is content to be part of a group that labels itself "masters" of SP.

    However, you seem to be unable to handle criticism or even questions about a build.

    And the sky is green, and the sun rises in the west. I've replied to every criticism I've ever had with logical, well-reasoned, well-articulated responses. If you interpret that as "antagonizing people" and being "unable to handle criticism," I can only say you're so wrong that you're not even wrong.

    Treat others how you want to be treated.

    I do that consistently -- I only say nice things when commenting on other people's builds, I don't offer unsolicited advice or criticism, or hold other people to my standards. But certain people seem entirely incapable of returning the courtesy.

    If you respond to basic criticism the way you do, no one will like you.

    Why are you assuming my desire is to be liked by people who think like you? If people like you started liking me, I'd be questioning what I was doing wrong. No, I explicitly only want the approval of people who think like me.

    Finally, for hopefully the last time, I really do not want to hear from you, your friends, or anyone else who thinks like you. Can... you... leave... me... alone?

    +4 1.1 years ago
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    @SledDriver Don't criticize other people for being arrogant if you yourself fall under that. Now, you're a decent builder -- I'll give you that. However, you seem to be unable to handle criticism or even questions about a build. You (for lack of better word) seem to antagonize people if they say something even slightly negative about a build of yours, which is definitely not okay. Treat others how you want to be treated. If you respond to basic criticism the way you do, no one will like you.

    +12 1.1 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @Dimkal

    For a builder of ur status and ur bio I was expecting a fully-functional bomber with a ton of details and cool stuff on it. On the contrary, all I get is badly shaped roundels, broken ldg, no turrets, no camo, no panelling, nothing.

    What you expect is your business and your problem. I build to my standards, which I consider far higher than yours.

    What people like you fail to understand is that there is no one universal standard that everyone must build to. My builds don't meet your expectations? Your builds don't meet mine either. The difference is I'm not arrogant enough to assume the right to tell anyone else what to build or how to build it.

    If I held everyone's builds to my standards, I'd be upvoting maybe ten builds a year. But unlike you, I'm not narrow-minded and self-righteous, so I can appreciate that other people have different goals when building.

    To me, this build (like all others of mine) looks beautiful, flies well, does its job well, and is unblemished by unsightly decals that don't follow the contours of the airframe. I looked at your latest build and it looks downright ugly to me. But I wouldn't dream of commenting on your build to tell you that, unless you asked me for a critique.

    Moral lesson: Being humble, self-conscious and open to constructive criticism helps a lot with many life's aspects of a responsible adult.

    First, it's you and people like you who think that their standards are somehow universal and presume the right to impose them on everyone that are the arrogant ones. And (ohh, this is good) allow me to point out the delicious irony and immense hypocrisy of accusing me of arrogance when you belong to a group that calls itself "SimplePlanes Masters Chat."

    Second, first figure out what "constructive criticism" actually means, before you presume to offer some.

    Third, I can promise you I'm infinitely more self-aware (note: self-conscious means something else entirely) than you. For instance, you're the one acting arrogantly by assuming that your standards are the "right" ones.

    Finally, you're in no position to be giving me moral lessons (or any other lessons for that matter). Before you offer anyone advice, make sure you're actually in a position to do so.

    Note: If you want to be taken seriously as an adult, refrain from using "words" like "u," "r," "ur," and "urself." Separating paragraphs and using correct grammar also helps.

    Have a nice life :)

    +5 1.1 years ago
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    I like it! @SledDriver

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @ACEPILOT109 You get it :)

    1.2 years ago
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    i love what your doing, with the new style. kinda like replicas but your own spin on them and its so cool!

    1.2 years ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Thats awesome! Keep up the great work! @SledDriver

    +2 1.2 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    Thanks, @Belloaka. Yeah, that's why I missed it, it's not very noticeable.

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    6,452 Belloaka

    Very nice plane! I couldn't really notice the bug.

    1.2 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @Hedero No problem. Always happy to answer polite questions.

    +1 1.2 years ago
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