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F/A-18E Super Hornet -Maverick- V2.3

37.9k ReinMcDeer  29 days 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 M61A1 Vulcan
[Def.Config.] 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder, 2x GBU-24 Paveway III, 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 M61A1
[AG1] Lights
[AG2] Arrestor Hook
[AG8] Master Arm
Hardpoint Activation Groups
[AG3] Wingtip Hardpoint AIM-9M Manual Release
[AG4] Wing Hardpoint 1 GBU-24 Manual Release
[AG5] 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 1.0.


XML Changelog
[V2.1 05/27/2022] Increased nose weight and reduced turn rate at higher speeds.
[V2.2 05/28/2022] Elevators now connected to flap controls. Rudders now react more to AOA.
[V2.3 06/08/2022] Elevators no longer connected flap controls. Weapons updated to WBD V1.0.

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

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +21 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 1,882
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    37.9k 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 29 days ago
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    @ReinMcDeer So everything's getting re-done? I hope that includes the X-2 and F-2

    +1 25 days ago
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    37.9k ReinMcDeer

    @TheWeebREBORN Technically, everything before the F/A-18F is outdated so yeah...

    +1 25 days 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.

    25 days ago
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    2,624 Brayden1981

    Yeah @TheWeebREBORN

    25 days 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

    26 days ago
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    2,624 Brayden1981

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

    26 days 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

    26 days ago
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    @ReinMcDeer Loved the movie, and the plane.

    "Talk to me Goose..."

    26 days ago
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    2,624 Brayden1981

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

    26 days ago
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    10.5k Kangy

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

    +1 27 days ago
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    37.9k 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.
    .
    Also, thanks! I try to make my aircraft have decent playability with low parts so potato-users and MP players can use them.

    +1 27 days ago
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    10.5k 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 :)

    +1 27 days ago
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    37.9k 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.

    +1 28 days ago
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    @ReinMcDeer Hey! I'm back, it's been a while hasnt it?

    28 days ago
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    1,770 Krikkit42

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

    Take me on your mighty wings …

    28 days ago
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    180 Bayu1942

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

    28 days ago
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    10.5k 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

    28 days ago
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    noice

    28 days ago
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    390 sus232

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

    28 days ago
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    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    << Good morning aviators! >>
    << This is your captain speaking. >>

    29 days ago
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    @ReinMcDeer Controversial opinion

    29 days ago
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    Dude that's my favorite plane and my favorite livery I give it as a...... 9999999999999999999999999999/10

    29 days ago
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    14.1k Dragoranos

    wasp

    +1 29 days ago
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    @ReinMcDeer YES!!! and I got here just in time because Ace Combat 7 released the Top Gun Maverick DLC

    29 days ago
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