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H.M.A. Doubled Strength

79.3k Treadmill103  1.7 years ago
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In a parallel universe somewhen:

His Majesty's Aircraft “Doubled Strength”.

Built by: Brent & Victrix Shipwright Company, Southwest.
Sponsored by: Various freight companies in Southwest Trading Enclave.

Take-off: AG1 on; Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run. Hull begins to lift at 140mph, full unstick occurs at 175mph. Once airborne, maintain full throttle for climb then reduce to 85% or less throttle when required altitude is reached and apply trim if needed. Note that pitch authority is strong for take-off and landing but during normal flight, use gentle pitch inputs.

Landing: Reduce throttle to 25% for final approach and maintain 5 degree or less descent angle. Cut power on touchdown. Once down, hydrodynamic drag will slow the craft.

Open water taxiing: AG1 off to disable main engines, AG2 on and throttle to 20%; Use yaw to steer.

Dockside manoeuvring: AG1 off to disable main engines, set throttle to 5%, then use thrusters one at a time as follows:

AG2 on: Move Ahead.
AG3 on: Move Astern.
AG4 on: Move to Port.
AG5 on: Move to Starboard.

Yaw RCNs can also be used for movements in that axis.

AG6: Landing Lights.
AG8: Toggles Running Lights off for military missions.

Crew: Port Fuselage, upper deck: Pilot, 1st co-pilot, Radio operator.

Crew: Port Fuselage, lower deck: Port flight engineer, Loadmaster, 4 Stevedores.

Crew: Starboard Fuselage, upper deck: 2nd co-pilot, Navigator.

Crew: Starboard Fuselage, lower deck: Starboard flight engineer, Loadmaster, 4 Stevedores.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Doubled Strength” is a large cargo aircraft that provides heavy lift capability, thanks to its twin fuselages and jet-turbine powered propellor units. The craft was built by Brent & Victrix, who used their ship-building experience to the full to provide ample accommodation for the crew on long flights, along with the necessary capacious cargo space.

Credits:

@AviownCorp: Slippery fuselage pieces.
@Komuhachi: Fake jet, Scaled rotators, Large props, Small master cockpit, Double sized fuselage pieces. No weight jets used for thrusters.
@SimpleFlow: Main Jets.
@Tiseth: Large beacon lights.

Footnotes: Why do I love building ridiculous flying boats so much? Apologies for the higher than normal part count and apologies for the ludicrous cockpits: impractical but much more Treadworthy. Master cockpit is on the centre section.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 185.3ft (56.5m)
  • Length 104.2ft (31.8m)
  • Height 24.1ft (7.4m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 35,893lbs (16,280kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.753
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.027
  • Wing Loading 11.4lbs/ft2 (55.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,144.2ft2 (292.1m2)
  • Drag Points 38515

Parts

  • Number of Parts 567
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Doing my best! Thanks for the upvotes!@jselbach

    +1 4 months ago
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    1,800 jselbach

    @Treadmill103 NP. Either way just keep building please!

    4 months ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Hey thanks! Yeah, I keep thinking about cockpits but they tend to need a lot of parts; l like to keep the part count lower than 600 and even normal detailing uses a lot of parts So....@jselbach

    +1 4 months ago
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    1,800 jselbach

    Your stuff is always so creative. I'd love to see what you could come up with in terms of a cockpit design. Great as always.

    4 months ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Brendorkus

    5 months ago
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    1,465 FCparis

    Yeh they came thanks!

    8 months ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    It may take a few minutes for the points to show: check again after a few minutes@FCparis

    8 months ago
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    1,465 FCparis

    And no points :(

    8 months ago
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    1,465 FCparis

    Oh because it just got an upvote

    8 months ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Other users will upvote your creation if they like it, that gives 15 points per upvote@FCparis

    8 months ago
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    1,465 FCparis

    When you post a plane how do you get points from it, i just posted a plane and don't know how @Treadmill103

    8 months ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Very complicated build but I enjoyed doing it@FCparis

    8 months ago
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    1,465 FCparis

    Wow this look very nice

    8 months ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thanks! It was a complex build for me!@MDDJB

    10 months ago
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    4,155 MDDJB

    Nice Seaplane!

    10 months ago
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    29.8k Hyattorama

    Heck yeah! Well it is certainly well deserved. @Treadmill103

    1.5 years ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Yeah this was ambitious build but turned out well: got lots of downloads too, over 4000 which is amazing for me!@Hyattorama

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    29.8k Hyattorama

    Another great build. Love those big amphibious planes. Great idea using the thrusters/RCN’s for maneuvering in the water.

    1.5 years ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I take a lot of inspiration from Steampunk, Dieselpunk and Atompunk designs then try to put my own twist on them. Glad you like it!@ExperimentalExperimenter

    1.6 years ago
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    @Treadmill103, I do not know why but builds give a kind of steampunk vibes and BTW It looks awesome

    1.6 years ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@belugasub

    1.6 years ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Next build is a small scout plane with a parasol wing: uploading later today provided the website doesn’t crash again@GenrichTitov

    1.6 years ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thanks, yes it's a bit absurd to be sure! I also had a walkway tube between the hulls in an earlier version but it all looked too clumsy to my eyes!@GenrichTitov

    1.6 years ago
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    43.1k GenrichTitov

    Very treaddy. Very nice.
    One thing. Seems unlikely that the structure on top is sturdy enough. Maybe a wing between the sections would help to hold it together?

    1.6 years ago
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    79.3k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@RedSample

    1.7 years ago
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