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Vanguard Industries SL-02 Trumpeter [DIVE BOMBER]

1,929 Sketchy1945  4.5 years ago
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Auto Credit Based on Sketchy1945's Vanguard Industries SL-01 Mk2 Rain-Maker

An ungainly and ugly little plane, the Trumpeter provided New Sundaland's allies with an effective dive-bomber in the Mayan theater in spite of it's appearance. without the need to keep up with techological development of enemies (Like in Rome, with their Daedalus) the United North-American Tribes needed only simple NS imports to fight back against the Mayans' small airforce and stone-based weapons. NS's vehicles did require some special features however; namely Mayan pilots were very vicious, sometimes even resorting to ramming when out of ammo. As a result of many of these violent attacks, a space was added in the rear of all bombers specifically to spot for Mayan aircraft behind them. For more on the story behind this plane, please check out my story post and previous planes :)

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.172
  • Wing Loading 17.7lbs/ft2 (86.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 915.7ft2 (85.1m2)
  • Drag Points 3954

Parts

  • Number of Parts 82
  • Control Surfaces 13
  • Performance Cost 506
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    1,929 Sketchy1945

    @TheOwlAce The added dihedral is mainly a result of it's inspiration, it's a mix of Ju88,I-153, and Hs123. So far in my test-flights I haven't encountered any roll/yaw problems, as long as the bombs are dropped (with AG1) and the flaps are up (Gear). my only issue is with the "sirens" (those little propellers on the spats) over-speeding in unpowered dives (which occurs at around 170MPH), if they keep overspeeding they explode, causing the wheels to rip off (although a skilled pilot can land the plane in this condition without destroying the propeller, it's still inconvenient)

    4.5 years ago
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    30.6k TheAceOwl

    Might be better to lower the angle of the wings.

    4.5 years ago