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F/A-18E -Maverick- V1.6

47.0k ReinMcDeer  4 months ago
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Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet -Maverick-
For SimplePlanes

Country of Origin: United States
Role: Multirole Fighter, Air Superiority Fighter
Crew: 1
Livery: Special US Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program “TOPGUN" (Maverick)

”Thirty plus years of service... Combat medals, citations... Only man to shoot down three enemy planes in the last forty years. Yet you can’t get a promotion, you won’t retire, and despite your best efforts, you refuse to die. You should at least be a three-star admiral by now, but here you are. Captain. Why is that?”

”One of life’s greatest mysteries, sir.”

Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is a TOPGUN graduate and former F-14A Tomcat pilot with three kills to his name, all of them MiG-28 Fakeouts. Although he is a skilled pilot, his methods are often dangerous, which has led to both admiration and criticism of his flying. He is now an instructor at TOPGUN, training F/A-18E/F Super Hornet pilots the art of the dogfight. Read more...


Weaponry
Armament: 1x 20mm M61A2 Vulcan
[Def.Config.] 1x AIM-9M Sidewinder (Inert), 1x P-5 TCTS, 2x GBU-24 Paveway III (Inert), 1x Drop Tank


Controls
Normal [Throttle]/[Pitch]/[Roll]/[Yaw]/[LandingGear]
- [Throttle = 85% to 90%] Military Power
- [Throttle = 90% to 100%] Afterburner
[VTOL] Elevator Trim (Inverted)
- [VTOL = -100%] Overpitch
[Trim = -100% to 0%] Flaps (Inverted)
- [Trim = 0%] Auto Flaps
- [Trim = 0% to +100%] Flaps Up Override
[FireGuns] Fire 1x 20mm M61A2
[AG1] Lights
[AG2] Arrestor Hook
[AG8] Master Arm
Hardpoint Activation Groups
[AG3] Wing Hardpoint 1 GBU-24 Manual Release
[AG4] Fuselage Center Hardpoint Drop Tank Release
Cameras
[Cam1] Left Wing View
[Cam2] Right Wing View


Author’s Notes
- Loadout is based on combat loadouts seen on F/A-18F's in TOPGUN Maverick trailers and appearance in ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN.
- Dorp tank does not have blue stripes since there are depictions of Maverick's F/A-18E without them. (And I'm lazy.)
- Fuel and gun ammo is unlimited.
- On takeoff from runways, I recommend 50% flaps with 50% trim. Get to around 300 km/h and give slight taps for the pitch to avoid tail striking. (For keyboard users) From the carrier, use 100% flaps.
- On landing, use the trim to achieve your glide slope and adjust using pitch. (For keyboard users)
- Overpitch allows for cobra maneuver, and with some practice, kulbit maneuvers(ish). This is easier if you release the munitions. (Each GBU-24 is 2000 lbs, so yeah...)


Weapons Changelog
Uses [RD] Weapons Balancing Database Version 1.3.


XML Changelog
[V1.1 05/27/2022] Increased nose weight and reduced turn rate at higher speeds.
[V1.2 05/28/2022] Elevators now connected to flap controls. Rudders now react more to AOA.
[V1.3 06/08/2022] Elevators no longer connected flap controls. Weapons updated to WBD V1.0.
[V1.4 07/14/2022] New energy retention system.
[V1.5 08/09/2022] Corrected version number. FCS now has stabilized yaw. Slat FT changed. Slight changes to handling. Loadout changed to inert weaponry to more accurately reflect film. Added nose hump. Livery slightly changed.
[V1.6 08/18/2022] Slight changes to flight model.

In-Game Name: [RD] F/A-18E -Maverick-

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +28 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.9ft (13.4m)
  • Length 60.1ft (18.3m)
  • Height 16.1ft (4.9m)
  • Empty Weight 31,905lbs (14,472kg)
  • Loaded Weight 44,108lbs (20,007kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.996
  • Wing Loading 80.3lbs/ft2 (391.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 549.6ft2 (51.1m2)
  • Drag Points 1534

Parts

  • Number of Parts 355
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 1,919
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    47.0k ReinMcDeer

    Consider this a sneak peek of a flight model overhaul coming to the F/A-18F as well!
    Also, Mighty Wings is better than Danger Zone, fight me.

    Pinned 4 months ago
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    2,701 Lake

    top gun theme plays

    one month ago
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    787 Mach99999

    @ReinMcDeer I won’t fight you cuz I agree lol

    one month ago
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    43.0k Ded

    @ReinMcDeer Top Gun Anthem beats both
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    The version WITHOUT guitar, btw

    2 months ago
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    Developer you could create a 3D cockpit version of this aircraft.

    2 months ago
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    Hello developer, what settings did you apply on this aircraft to make the cobra maneuver work? I would like to replicate this configuration on other aircraft.

    +1 2 months ago
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    @ReinMcDeer So everything's getting re-done? I hope that includes the X-2 and F-2

    +2 3 months ago
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    47.0k ReinMcDeer

    @TheWeebREBORN Technically, everything before the F/A-18F is outdated so yeah...

    +2 3 months ago
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    @ReinMcDeer Might need a re-make of the F-14D, I've been trying to make a special livery for it, and it's done, but the plane isnt acting right.

    Might just be me, idk.

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,446 Brayden1981

    Yeah @TheWeebREBORN

    +1 3 months ago
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    @Brayden1981 we cant forget the first one was made in the 90's and everyone was talking about the F-14 at the time...

    I wonder why...
    S W I N G W I N G I N T E N S I F I E S

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,446 Brayden1981

    Yeah it was better than the first one in my opinion @TheWeebREBORN

    +1 3 months ago
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    I really hoped that they would’ve experimented with new aircraft, like a navalized F-22 or drone aircraft @Brayden1981 @TheWeebREBORN

    +1 4 months ago
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    @ReinMcDeer Loved the movie, and the plane.

    "Talk to me Goose..."

    +1 4 months ago
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    3,446 Brayden1981

    TOP GUN MAVERICK IS OUT!!!!! @ReinMcDeer

    +1 4 months ago
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    10.7k Kangy

    @ReinMcDeer oh nice
    That sounds accurate enough for a hornet.
    Thanks man :)

    +2 4 months ago
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    47.0k ReinMcDeer

    @Kangy The nose dead weight was increased from 750 lbs to 1500 lbs and the elevator FT was slightly tuned. So overall pitch rate should be decreased and pitch rate falloff with speed has been increased.
    At 1000 m altitude and sea-level with a clean aircraft, I was able to get around 22.8 degrees AOA with below 20 degree pitch rate.
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    Also, thanks! I try to make my aircraft have decent playability with low parts so potato-users and MP players can use them.

    +4 4 months ago
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    10.7k Kangy

    @ReinMcDeer You stand out to me from other builders now, for one great reason, you're committed to the experience that the user has.
    I'm so glad to hear you'll update the XML :)
    Tag me when she's ready :)

    +3 4 months ago
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    47.0k ReinMcDeer

    @Kangy Just tested it again, I think I was testing for a clean aircraft with the drop tank still attached. Adding more weight to the nose made the pitch rate more reasonable with good AoA. I''ll update the XML later.

    +2 4 months ago
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    @ReinMcDeer Hey! I'm back, it's been a while hasnt it?

    4 months ago
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    2,040 Krikkit42

    @ReinMcDeer Now, here is a man of distinct musical taste.

    Take me on your mighty wings …

    4 months ago
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    392 Bayu1942

    "DO NOT USE" hmm "prohibition is a command" hehe i use for free bombing also nice plane

    +1 4 months ago
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    10.7k Kangy

    Eh I mean the flight model is sub par, landings are super hard to achieve unless you get pure butter - which never happens in a navy jet lol.
    Maverick livery is cool tho

    +1 4 months ago
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    noice

    +1 4 months ago
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    780 sus232

    HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE
    HIGHWAY TOOO THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE
    HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE

    +1 4 months ago
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