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H.M.A. Faithful Progress

87.2k Treadmill103  9 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Faithful Progress

Take-off

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.

Landing

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.

Taxiing

Use 10% throttle and Yaw; all-wheel steering.

Reversing

Throttle off, AG1 on to start reversing engine; use yaw to steer. Reverse engine runs constantly at low power.

Flight Crew

Usually 4: Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator/Radio, Flight engineer. Extra crew sometimes on board for long flights.

Cabin Crew

Varies according to mission type.

AG1 Reversing engine.
AG2 Landing lights.

Built by

Langston-Wellings with help from Salvage Squad 13.

Sponsored by

Unknown benefactor.

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.

Footnote

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.

General Characteristics

  • 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)

Performance

  • 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

Parts

  • Number of Parts 485
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @Treadmill103 okay 👍

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Super-weird fighter coming in 8 hours!@AviownCorp

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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @Treadmill103 your builds are awesome!

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Glad you like it!@AviownCorp

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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @Treadmill103 wow!👍

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Had a lot of fun building this one!@GCPrototypes

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    7,858 GCPrototypes

    WOW! Great design!

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I’m trying to improve low speed approaches on these builds!@jselbach

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    1,967 jselbach

    Smooooooth landings!

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Yeah, I love jets and props together; gives it my own signature look! Pure jet flying boat next week!@AviownCorp

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    56.1k AviownCorp

    Hmm mixed propulsion

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    @Treadmill103 I love your style of building.

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I like to have my builds look like a distorted reality if possible!@MAHADI

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Glad you like it!@TheNightmareCompany

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    132k MAHADI

    that looks realistic but unique! nice work!

    9 months ago
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    @Treadmill103 Noic

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@WSindustries

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@WAIVONSIS

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Simple undercarriage this time; next time flying boat!@AtlasAviation

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    Awesome as always!

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@GrizzlitnCFSP

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    87.9k Hedero

    Hey it's all good dude! Trial and error!@Treadmill103

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@WrongFlyer

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Fair comment! I like messing around with proportions sometimes; went too far this time!@Hedero

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    87.9k Hedero

    Looks great but the vertical stabs are waaaaay too small.

    +1 9 months ago
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