A complete change of pace for me, here we have a VTOL transport aircraft the size of a C130 Hercules. I have had great fun building and flying this contraption. Inspired by some un-credited artwork i found on the tinterweb.
AG1 starts the engines
AG7 enables VTOL
VTOL up rotates engine nacelles and lowers flaps
AG nav lights
Normally i dont bother telling people how to fly an aircraft but VTOL adds another level of complexity. So for a VTOL takeoff press AG1, press AG7 and then tilt rotors so they are vertical, anything more than 60% throttle = lift off, go to 100% throttle then incrementally lower the VTOL bar to transition, now the transition needs to be managed carefully, you cant just flick the bar down and expect it to transition. As the forward speed builds up you can lower the VTOL bar bit by bit, once speed has reached 150+knts you can go all the way down. Dont forget to disable AG7 once you are flying happy. I would recomend activating AG7 for standard takeoffs as well.
some photos during construction
Landing on beast? No problemo.
rolling backwards on 1 set of wheels? cool.
Takeoff from bandit after a sortie from avalanche
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 112.7ft (34.3m)
- Length 119.8ft (36.5m)
- Height 43.2ft (13.2m)
- Empty Weight 73,053lbs (33,136kg)
- Loaded Weight 93,049lbs (42,206kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 0.072
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.322
- Wing Loading 46.8lbs/ft2 (228.4kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,989.3ft2 (184.8m2)
- Drag Points 3855
- Number of Parts 651
- Control Surfaces 1