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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter

54.3k RicardoAs1515  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on MAHADI's COLD WAR Challenge [CLOSED]

I removed the previous one because it had a lot of errors and almost no one downloaded the fixed version. if you can help me to recover the upvotes that I lost, Thanks bros

AG1:
Warms up the sidewinders, don't leave it on for more than 10 seconds or the seakers will overheat, breaking the missiles. Inspiration War Hawk95

AG2: Navigation lights

AG3: airbrake

AG4: Jettison external fuel tanks

AG6: drag chute

AG7: Jettison missiles

TRIM: Trim

VTOL 0-50%: Takeoff flaps (30 degrees)
VTOL: 50-100% Full flaps (45 degrees and Boundary Layer Control activation)

On landing, maintain a high throttle setting (Boundary Layer Control uses air from the engine), and avoid high angles of attack, which increase the descent rate considerably.

Thanks to edenskfor the flight model and other things.

HISTORY

F104 del ejército del aire español. Screenshots by edenks

In 1965, Spain received 21 F-104 fighters from the United States: 18 F-104G single-seaters and 3 TF-104G training two-seaters.

Unlike Germany, where this fighter earned a reputation as a widowmaker (nearly one in three German F-104s were lost in accidents), in Spain this aircraft had a very quiet operating history, with only one minor incident.

in which an F-104 (nicknamed "El Basilio") cut a lamp post with its wing, causing slight damage.

In 1972 the aircraft were all replaced by the more modern F-4C Phantom II, ending the Spanish F-104s in the air forces of Greece and Turkey.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor COLD WAR Challenge [CLOSED]
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 25.0ft (7.6m)
  • Length 56.1ft (17.1m)
  • Height 13.3ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 15,437lbs (7,002kg)
  • Loaded Weight 26,821lbs (12,165kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.267
  • Wing Loading 76.1lbs/ft2 (371.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 352.3ft2 (32.7m2)
  • Drag Points 1000

Parts

  • Number of Parts 875
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    15.1k edensk

    @MAHADI I made the flight model so I'll answer instead, the starfighter has a very high wing loading, so maneuverability can be expected to be quite low, although I know it should be a little better (we can't make proper slats in sp). How does it fly bad though? It sounds like you are stalling the plane, the higher the wing loading the higher the angle of attack, making the plane easier to stall. The very short wingspan produces a noticeable roll inertia, which takes a bit of time to get used to. Lowering the flaps decreases the critical AoA but increases lift at lower angles, so it's necessary to maintain less than 10 degrees aoa during landing procedure for optimal lift. If you read the description you already know how the BLC works. Something else is that the ailerons and rudder's deflection limits are decreased approximately by half when gear is raised (this is accurate). This plane is meant to fly fast for optimum performance, if you have any other questions just ask me lol

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    127k MAHADI

    ok

    4 months ago
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    127k MAHADI

    @RicardoAs1515 the plane looks very good but why does it fly not so good at all? is there anything else I should know before flying it?

    4 months ago
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    127k MAHADI

    RATING

    Looks : 9.25/10 pts.
    Performance : 9/10 pts.
    Details : 8.85/10 pts.
    Weaponry : 9/10 pts.
    Functionality : 8.5/10 pts.
    Description : 8.75/10 pts.

    OVERALL RATING : 8.9/10

    +1 4 months ago
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    @RicardoAs1515 nice aircraft, can you make the Su-22 please ?

    +1 4 months ago
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    @MAHADI thanks

    4 months ago
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    127k MAHADI

    @RicardoAs1515 okay, no problem.

    +1 4 months ago
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    @MAHADI is that the previous one had many problems and almost nobody saw the fixed version that I made. The one with the errors had a thousand downloads and the fixed one 100, sorry

    4 months ago
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    So is this just old fixed version or fixed version 2.0

    4 months ago
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    127k MAHADI

    wait wat?! you didn't need to publish it again

    +3 4 months ago
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    16.7k SneakySniper

    I guess. @Hedero

    4 months ago
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    82.5k Hedero

    Huh, that's odd.@Grogu

    4 months ago
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    16.7k SneakySniper

    I deleted most of my planes and I didn’t lose Any points @Hedero

    4 months ago
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    82.5k Hedero

    I'm pretty sure the devs added a thing where if you remove a post you also remove the points that came with it. @Grogu

    4 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @RicardoAs1515 😳thx

    +1 4 months ago
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    @WarHawk95 yeees, now I give you the credits

    4 months ago
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    16.7k SneakySniper

    Maybe, who knows. 😳@WarHawk95

    +1 4 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    AG1:
    Warms up the sidewinders, don't leave it on for more than 10 seconds or the seakers will overheat, breaking the missiles.

    Could I be the one who inspired that ? 😳

    +4 4 months ago
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    16.7k SneakySniper

    You never lost any points man, when you delete a plane the points stay with it.

    +2 4 months ago