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F-42 Shortnose

2,757 InsertNameHere01  9 months ago

I will keep this short, as always.

Its far from perfect, and its not much, but its honest work!

Cockpit is self explanatory (50% similar to A-19's cockpit, with some changes)
I've also added a little "Note" With Checks to do if you are uncertain how to keep safe inside that beast.

Warning, this is my FIRST proper VTOL/TVC project, so expect bugs or unstable fuselage.

Quick Startup list for those that want to know first-hand from the creator!

1.Engage Parking Brake
2.Check power panel (Right Hand Side, Lower)
3.Check Fuel (Left Center, Middle)
4.Check Master Caution (Front, High) to unlock Engine Check systems
5.Proceed with Engine Checks (Left Center, Middle) and look for blue light
6.Check VTOL Unit (Left Side, Lower) via Lever
7.Check Flaps and Tailerons
8.Uncage TC

!Optional! Check Cockpit Note (Front Center, Middle) for a second verification

9.Close Canopy (Right Hand Side, Lower)
10.Apply Throttle (Idle %)
11.Check Engine RPM (Left Hand Side, Lower) and disengage Parking Brake
12.Taxi And Enjoy

I do not know if I will keep this project tree active, or end it here and draw the line onto a new one and new fuselage.
Per request, I've also attached the stock version of the engine system which you can find HERE

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 37.0ft (11.3m)
  • Length 49.6ft (15.1m)
  • Height 12.4ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight 6,105lbs (2,769kg)
  • Loaded Weight 13,985lbs (6,343kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 7.062
  • Wing Loading 89.7lbs/ft2 (437.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 155.9ft2 (14.5m2)
  • Drag Points 1758


  • Number of Parts 273
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Performance Cost 1,566
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    Let me know if there is anything broken that I might have missed.
    -01, Signing off.

    P.S. Props to Planaria for their 1part Hud that I used and Doomnolymo for their Radar Screen!

    Pinned 9 months ago
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    40.4k BeastHunter

    @InsertNameHere01 The VR challenge.

    +1 9 months ago
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    @BeastHunter Challenge? What for?

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    40.4k BeastHunter

    Add challenge and VR tags.

    +1 9 months ago
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    @BellKitsu As per request, I've attached the stock engine base (which you can easily modify differently than F-42's modification) for self use. Enjoy!

    9 months ago