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Republic P-47N-2 ThunderBolt

48.6k CoolPeach  4.0 years ago
Auto Credit Based on EpicPigster1's Republic P-47N-2 ThunderBolt

(NOTE: K-14 Gyro Gunsight does not work properly on low physics, sorry)

Well, I was working on other stuff when EpicPigster challenged me and F4f879 (his plane) to a P-47 off. So in sight of this, I decided to choose the P-47N-2 Meat Chopper, flown by ace pilot Oscar Francis Perdomo. With relatively simple writing and nose art, I set to work on this beauty.

Big thanks to @EpicPigster1 for recommending by more importantly helping out with this build the whole way through!

Features of the plane include:
- Working (partially) K-14 gunsight (instructions down below)
- Realistic Decals
- Cockpit
- Custom cowl flaps
- Realistic landing gear
- And much more

Controls:
TRIM + AG8 - TRIM tabs on the tail
VTOL - Flaps
AG1 - Open Canopy
AG2 + TRIM - Control width of gunsight
AG7 - Lights

Gunsight Instructions:
I should note that it is far from perfect and I'd recommend not relying upon it during your dogfights. But anyways...

Step 1.)
AG2 + TRIM - Set up gunsight span for the target plane, TRIM down for larger wingspan, vice versa.

Step 2.)
Locate the green (default) and yellow reticle, aim yellow reticle onto the target, the green reticle should be towards the targets direction of travel.
The green reticle essentially becomes a lead indicator, which was a defining aspect of these gyro gunsights.

Step 3.)
Once in desired position, proceed to fire!

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Republic P-47N-2 ThunderBolt
  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 39.4ft (12.0m)
  • Length 36.3ft (11.1m)
  • Height 14.5ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 20,613lbs (9,349kg)
  • Loaded Weight 20,654lbs (9,368kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.387
  • Wing Loading 23.5lbs/ft2 (114.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 880.6ft2 (81.8m2)
  • Drag Points 10344

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1135
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 4,040
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    60 Mrfoxus

    @CoolPeach thank you!

    3 months ago
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    48.6k CoolPeach

    Sure
    @Mrfoxus

    3 months ago
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    60 Mrfoxus

    hey can i use your p-47 model for a mod project? I'll credit you of course

    3 months ago
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    240 Daylight

    @CoolPeach can you pls give me the gun sight cus it looks like it can fit on savageman's P-51 mustang

    one year ago
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    So many features

    3.2 years ago
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    nice one
    rip piggy

    3.3 years ago
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    @CoolPeach lol

    3.9 years ago
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    48.6k CoolPeach

    Well, it kinda turned into a bit of advertising than a competition, but a thank you.
    @Jetpackturtle

    3.9 years ago
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    I think you won lol

    3.9 years ago
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    61.3k EpicPigster1

    @Johndfg That's ok, I accept anything! Here is the link!

    3.9 years ago
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    86.4k Johndfg

    @EpicPigster1 I'll try lol. I'm really bad at editing but it's worth a shot

    3.9 years ago
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    61.3k EpicPigster1

    @Johndfg OMG that's so kewl! You should spruce it up a bit or take another and enter into my photography challenge, it's kinda dead now lol.

    3.9 years ago
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    48.6k CoolPeach

    Very naice! @Johndfg

    3.9 years ago
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    86.4k Johndfg
    3.9 years ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Oh, ok @CoolPeach

    3.9 years ago
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    48.6k CoolPeach

    Well if you pull high g turns, the gun sight needs to recalibrate, which it did on the real thing. I do admit that it doesn't work and is just a gimmick and an experiment for later on. @CRJ900Pilot

    3.9 years ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    whats the point? @CoolPeach

    3.9 years ago
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    48.6k CoolPeach

    That's the point, but yeah it's not entirely accurate. @CRJ900Pilot

    3.9 years ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    And parts of the tires show through

    4.0 years ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Im testing it on my pc now and the yellow reticle disappears during high g turns. you have to pitch down to get it back in the box thing

    4.0 years ago
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    37.4k Weaverfish

    @CoolPeach sure!

    4.0 years ago
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    48.6k CoolPeach

    It's far from perfect, which I kinda accepted after a while due its complexity in real life. I do have a test plane which has the gunsight installed with less than 200 parts if you wish to have a look. @Weaverfish

    4.0 years ago
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    37.4k Weaverfish

    I actually can't run this in med settings, which sucks because I'm curious about your gunsight method. Looks great all round. Love the idea of using a piston to shift the reticle forward to increase lead & decrease size of the ring to match enemy distance. Definitely will be using that next time.

    4.0 years ago
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    30.2k soundwave

    This is the P E R F E C T Thunderbolt

    4.0 years ago
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    3,545 HellRaiser

    That's a hell of a lot of freedom. Maybe too much?

    Nah, there's never enough Uncle Sam to pump through your veins

    freedom deployed

    4.0 years ago
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