In a parallel universe somewhen
His Majesty's Aircraft
VTOL down half way to set take-off flaps. Apply full throttle and rotate gently at 150mph TAS. When speed reaches 240mph, VTOL centre to raise flaps. Maintain full throttle for gentle climb or throttle back and set trim according to need. Note that pitch authority is strong for landing; use gentle inputs in normal flight.
Use 10% to 15% throttle for final approach and landing, with VTOL down fully for maximum flaps. On touchdown, throttle off and apply brakes for reverse thrusters.
Use 10% throttle and Yaw; all-wheel steering.
Throttle off, AG1 on to start reversing engine; use yaw to steer. Reverse engine runs constantly at low power.
Usually 4: Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator/Radio, Flight engineer. Extra crew sometimes on board for long flights.
Varies according to mission type.
AG1 Reversing engine.
AG2 Landing lights.
Langston-Wellings with help from Salvage Squad 13.
His Majesty's Aircraft “Faithful Progress” joins the Transport Fleet to provide a vital air-link between Port 17 and the 3 Forward Bases; ‘Echo’, ‘Echelon’ and ‘Egress’. The craft can be quickly adapted to carry a mix of passengers, troops or cargo according to need.
Originally a light passenger plane, the craft has undergone extensive modifications for its new roles:
Roofline and engine mounts raised to increase cabin space and fuel capacity.
Fuselage and cabin floor strengthened.
Cargo doors fitted.
2 extra booster jets, 2 reverse thrusters and 1 reversing engine supplied and fitted by Salvage Squad 13.
Larger flaps fitted.
Although sometimes used for civilian passengers, the craft's main role is military flights and as such, the crew are military, and flights are often undertaken with a fighter escort.
I balanced this build to try and achieve a heavy looking flight profile so in cruise flight, best to use throttle, trim and gentle elevator inputs for altitude control. It’s a freighter, not a fighter!
Front undercarriage was originally more complicated, but thanks to a nasty attack of the wibble-wobbles when using rotators and hinges, I abandoned it and went for a simple design.
- Created On iOS
- Wingspan 174.7ft (53.3m)
- Length 116.4ft (35.5m)
- Height 38.4ft (11.7m)
- Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
- Loaded Weight 48,531lbs (22,013kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 5.603
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.03
- Wing Loading 17.0lbs/ft2 (83.2kg/m2)
- Wing Area 2,846.7ft2 (264.5m2)
- Drag Points 25365
- Number of Parts 485
- Control Surfaces 5