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Gloster Meteor F Mk.4

400k BogdanX  23 days ago
4,931 downloads

Gloster Meteor F Mk.4

[First British jet fighter and the Allies only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War].


Credit:

MisterT - Photos. Suggestion on canopy construction. Feedback on Guns
ChiChiWerX - Massive feedback on flight model. Formula for Mach dial.
WarHawk85 - Some suggestions and attempts to simulate interest.
AeroMan - Support and some useful observations



Controls:

In game, open Craft Instructions


Facts:

  • An issue mentioned by CatBaron is this plane due its restrictions cannot reach high AoA. I Installed a lot of restrictions, because this variant had structural issues, the wings used to break on high roll or AoA. Later, the fuselage was reinforced. Also, the lack of hydraulics cause pitching at high speed to be very clumsy. I should have installed some detachers that will detach the wings on high G turns. Is too late now. But if you really want to enjoy a Meteor in God mode, just increase the elevator rotators angle.
  • TakeOff Run from [16s Minimum Fuel] to [18.5s (Full Fuel)] to 22 Max Takeoff Weight. For conventional F8. This SP Short Span F.4 build does it in 17s. 140 mph Speed. A bit faster.
  • Takeoff Distance 325m (Low Fuel). The Sp one (fully loaded) does it in like 490m
  • Roll Rate is 92. The SP one is around 90 at 500 mph (fuel tanks attached) to 95 (Clean)
  • Max Speed 590 mph at sea level (Low fuel, clean). The SP one is 585 mph (No Fuel Tanks, but penalty of 5mph because hardpoints are still attached).
  • Deviation on runaway is 0.4 degree (and stays constant) after 20 seconds at full speed


Notes:

  • Short Span Version: To fix the chronic issues with roll, the wings were shortened. Balance tabs installed on ailerons. Still, roll is clumsy, but acceptable. Takeoff and stall speed increased
  • RAF livery
  • Cockpit, Landing Gear, Airbrakes true hollow interiors.
  • Engine loosing performance based on altitude.
  • Pitch authority reduced at high speed.
  • Ailerons tabs are auto-balance, they help with roll. Elevators tabs are servo-trim ones, help with pitch and trimming.
  • Credit inside cockpit, look for a book
  • Refuel Probe was never mass installed on this aircraft. Only to be tested.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 36.3ft (11.1m)
  • Length 41.1ft (12.5m)
  • Height 13.9ft (4.2m)
  • Empty Weight 10,299lbs (4,671kg)
  • Loaded Weight 16,092lbs (7,299kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.589
  • Wing Loading 44.4lbs/ft2 (216.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 362.3ft2 (33.7m2)
  • Drag Points 2467

Parts

  • Number of Parts 602
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 2,596
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    7,979 Kangy

    Congrats on 400k Boggie!

    2 days ago
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    @14FanFlight It closes automatically when you start to speed up

    3 days ago
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    Map?

    12 days ago
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    How do you close the canopy

    13 days ago
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    86.4k Johndfg

    Ok 👍🏼

    +1 17 days ago
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    315 birb26

    yeah thats the credit

    20 days ago
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    U have put a book on the lower right of cockpit named
    The Three Musketeers
    Mister T
    Warhawk95
    ChiChiWerX
    AeroMan

    20 days ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    The attention to detail is absurd! Also the use of fuselage slicing and labels is super creative. It allows for incredible detail yet a mobile friendly part count. You’ve outdone yourself this time, bravo!

    +5 21 days ago
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    134k MAHADI

    those screenshots made my day!

    +6 22 days ago
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    14.2k FeatherWing

    @BogdanX
    Mk

    +1 22 days ago
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    14.2k FeatherWing

    @ALRX
    Overlapping labels if you didn't already know.

    +1 22 days ago
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    14.2k FeatherWing

    Wonderful build FYI.

    +1 22 days ago
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    14.2k FeatherWing

    @Bird6369
    Because I'm pretty sure that's a livery of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and this isn't a Sea Meteor.

    22 days ago
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    100 Bird6369

    @BogdanX hey I thought you when with a navy blue why did you change it to silver?

    22 days ago
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    15.7k klm747klm747

    @BogdanX came here from the forum post, what was the issue?

    22 days ago
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    24.6k ALRX

    @BogdanX alright, thanks mate

    22 days ago
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    As always another Masterpiece from Bogdan

    Noice, also you're about to break 400k

    22 days ago
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    24.6k ALRX

    Really cool! Excellent work! But do you mind if I ask, how do you create the checker pattern on the tail section?

    22 days ago