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SWL-10

21.2k PlaneFlightX  27 days ago
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About

(Fictional) The SWL-10 is a medium-size 1930s-era four-engine propeller cargo plane.

Interesting fact: despite spending about two months developing this plane, I initially built this plane to serve as a testbed for funky trees and variables testing purposes. It eventually became more than just half a cockpit, so I started adding more and more details and functions and decided I was going to upload it eventually.

It has a fully functional autopilot, a fully functional ILS, and a complicated startup sequence which I created by completely exploiting the variables feature. There are over fifty lines of code in the variable setters alone!

How to fly

Despite the complicated startup sequence, this plane is actually kind of easy to understand. I will go and say I recommend you study the pictures below before entering VR, if you have that. You could alternatively watch this tutorial video.
You may notice the checklist located on the left side of the captain's chair. This contains information on how to fly the plane. It outlines a typical flight going from Airport A to Airport B. Click on it to move it in front of you (the base is a giant button), and use the buttons to change pages, as outlined in the diagram below.

On the pages, the checklist will state a control (e.g. Battery), and then what to do with that, (e.g. Check ON). That command means to check the battery switch, and then if it is off, turn it on. The same concept applies to instructions like Check UP (for landing gear), and similar things.

Controls

There are many of them. Use the checklist described above, and refer to the labelled images of all the controls below. Any controls or switches not labelled have an in-game label, like the battery switch, or any of the lights. It is recommend to familiarize yourself with these controls before flying.




Note only one of the com/nav modules is labelled. All eight (four per side) have the same four buttons.

This aircraft has two complex systems onboard, the autopilot and the ILS system. The autopilot is pretty simple, use the three switches on the "AP Main" module, on the upper line on the front panel. Use the heading, altitude, and V Speed modules to set your parameters. The ILS is a little more complicated. Use the ILS frequency table included at the end of the checklist (click next page until you see it), and tune the frequency of the desired runway into Nav 1 or Nav 2 (on the centre panel).

Other controls not used in normal flight are the Ram Air Turbine (RAT), and the engine fire controls. The RAT is an alternative electrical and hydraulics generator. Press the safety cover and then click the switch to deploy it. Then click the "RAT" switch next to the battery and ground power in the electrics input section.

You may also notice the group of four throttles on the right. These are actually mixture controls, and since SimplePlanes has no mixture input, I wrote some custom code to get them to move based on altitude. The actual throttles are to the left.

SWL-10 "Easy Mode"

A few people were requesting a big on/off switch to turn it all on and off, which makes sense. Not everyone wants a detailed startup sequence. I have done this while keeping the startup functionality, so the buttons effectively flick all the switches, but you can still use the realistic sequence if you want. The ILS and autopilot systems are also still fully functional.

Get it here

Links

  • Teasers (Newest to Oldest)

SWL-10 "Easy Mode"
SWL-10 Upload Date and Time
SWL-10 Flight
SWL-10 Final Teaser + Upload Date
Lots and Lots of Details
ILS Landing at Wright Runway 18
SWL-10 Startup
Details, Details
I like variables
Time For a Remake

  • My YouTube SimplePlanes Let's Plays, which all relate to this plane.

Let's Play SimplePlanes Ep 1
Let's Play SimplePlanes Ep 2
Let's Play SimplePlanes Ep 3
Let's Play SimplePlanes Ep 4

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor SWL-10
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 108.8ft (33.1m)
  • Length 105.6ft (32.2m)
  • Height 30.7ft (9.4m)
  • Empty Weight 3,774lbs (1,712kg)
  • Loaded Weight 37,384lbs (16,957kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.161
  • Wing Loading 30.2lbs/ft2 (147.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,239.5ft2 (115.2m2)
  • Drag Points 7950

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1041
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 4,760
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    641 F1849

    @PlaneFlightX oh well muscle memory is good enough

    16 hours ago
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    21.2k PlaneFlightX

    @F1849 You can zoom using some views (Chase View and Orbit View), however all the others, including custom cameras, have a fixed zoom.

    yesterday
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    641 F1849

    Is it possible to zoom while in flight on mobile also beautiful plane

    yesterday
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    nvm

    2 days ago
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    If this is like the a320 I can fly it without instructions

    2 days ago
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    Easily the most advanced, interesting, impressive, complicated and fun aircraft I've come across. Amazing work my dude!

    +1 6 days ago
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    21.2k PlaneFlightX

    @Section3622 Thanks!
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    I am actually in the process of making a 787-based plane, with a cockpit even better than this one. You can find the latest teaser here.

    8 days ago
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    This is amazing! I have a request though. Could you please make a A320 cockpit? I would love a jet cockpit.

    8 days ago
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    Epic Budget P3D

    +1 10 days ago
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    0 TK3011

    OMG this plane is just somthing else

    +1 17 days ago
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    Heyyyyy yo this is not 1930s or 40s era plane but ✳️✴️❇️✳️✳️ Stars Great Job!

    +2 22 days ago
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    feels like im flying the Zibo boeing 737-900ER in x plane ! and i love it

    +1 22 days ago
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    SimplePlanes is now DCS

    +3 23 days ago
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    2,209 stevemc01

    This thing looks more like a luxury jet built in the 1980s rather than a 1940s aircraft.

    That cockpit is a testament in itself.

    +1 23 days ago
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    15.8k klm747klm747

    I really like this.

    But the ILS features for wright airport aren't working.

    +1 23 days ago
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    SimplePlanes? More like RFS

    +1 23 days ago
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    This plane is the final turning point for renaming SimplePlanes to ComplexPlanes

    +1 23 days ago
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    1,875 Nitsu

    when Andrew Garrison himself spotlighted the aircraft

    +6 24 days ago
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    21.2k PlaneFlightX

    @ShinyGemsBro Yeah.
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    Between you and me, this wasn't made in SimplePlanes. It was made in AdvancedWithWayTooMuchCodePlanes

    +5 24 days ago
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    5,196 ShinyGemsBro

    Complete opposite of SimplePlanes

    +2 24 days ago
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    @PlaneFlightX wow, that is crazy, also great job with the plane.

    +1 24 days ago
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    21.2k PlaneFlightX

    @AGenericPlaneCreater It took me about two months of development. I started work as soon as the 1.11 update came out.

    24 days ago
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    Amazing Aircraft! How long did it take to create this beauty?

    +1 24 days ago
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    3,148 Potkuri

    After a successfull flight on an ipad (no vr) I can confirm I like it!

    +1 25 days ago
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    5,876 T8flight

    i come back day later to say this is a darn good plane

    +5 26 days ago
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