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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (Collab)

330k realSavageMan  1.5 years ago
Auto Credit Based on realSavageMan's F-104 Starfighter

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Credit

HUGE thanks to @HappyFeetWhyshouldi for the amazing cockpit interior! The funky tree gauges are fully functioning.

@russianspy @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook for flight tests

Instructions

VTOL for flaps
Throttle 90% for afterburner

AG5 to deploy parachute
AG6 to drop fuel tanks
AG7 to eject the pilot

Enjoy!

Accurately modeled

Ejection


General Characteristics

  • Predecessor F-104 Starfighter
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 26.9ft (8.2m)
  • Length 58.2ft (17.8m)
  • Height 13.6ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 17,904lbs (8,121kg)
  • Loaded Weight 24,247lbs (10,998kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.946
  • Wing Loading 42.4lbs/ft2 (207.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 572.0ft2 (53.1m2)
  • Drag Points 3606

Parts

  • Number of Parts 957
  • Control Surfaces 3
  • Performance Cost 3,630
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    @SavageMan Cool Build. Just a suggestion: Could someone maybe do a Project Wingman Challenge? Im not "famous" enough for that, so probably barely anyone will notice, but I would love to see more Project Wingman-Planes.

    1.4 years ago
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    20.7k Default4

    What?@Lyra

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    Amazing plane one my dad grew up with also had the pleasure of being in one. Great work with this though the instrument panel is a little glitchy the artificial horizon does not show up when flying for some reason

    1.4 years ago
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    Wow this plane is beautiful

    1.4 years ago
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    3,486 Cowy

    your planes are the best!

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    2,624 switdog08

    @SavageMan
    No problem!

    1.5 years ago
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    1,571 Lyra

    You’re welcome, thanks for explaining so well! @SavageMan

    1.5 years ago
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    @switdog08 thx!

    1.5 years ago
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    @Lyra Funky tree refers to a custom function for the input. What I was trying to do was to limit the max speed you can eject at around 1200km/h, but there was obviously a glitch. Check out the updated version. And thx for letting me know

    1.5 years ago
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    2,624 switdog08

    Noicey plane

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    1,571 Lyra

    @SavageMan I did. What's a funky tree?

    1.5 years ago
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    @Lyra Read description now.

    1.5 years ago
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    1,571 Lyra

    @SavageMan I'm sorry, not quite sure what you're asking me there...

    1.5 years ago
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    Why don’t you tell me this earlier? I will address this issue immediately @Lyra

    1.5 years ago
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    @Lyra really? It has never happened to me. What’s the funky tree input for the detachers?

    1.5 years ago
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    1,571 Lyra

    Why does the pilot automatically eject at around 1000 kmh?

    1.5 years ago
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    The nickname is Flying coffin.

    1.5 years ago
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    20.7k Default4

    IF HE MADE A B-25 I WOULD CRY OF HAPPINESS @CRJ900Pilot

    1.5 years ago
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    Amazing build-have you ever thought of making a electric lightning?

    1.5 years ago
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    40.7k KnightOfRen

    @F104Deathtrap
    The F-105 was fantastic, I agree

    1.5 years ago
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    32.1k CRJ900Pilot

    Those would be amazing! This might be a lot of work, but maybe another WWII era bomber, like a b-25 @SavageMan

    1.5 years ago
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    @SavageMan It had to do with a variety of issues, some from the plane, most from politics. It was a difficult plane to fly and its safety features were not up to it, at first. For example, it had a downward firing ejector seat that meant accidents during takeoff and landing (where most accidents happen) would doom the pilot. Eventually, Lockheed would fix most of the issues one way or another but by then other problems emerged. With the Airforce not buy very many Starfighters, Lockheed bribed international politicians to use the F-104 in ways it was ill suited, ground attack for example. Export fighters should be reliable and easy to learn, F-104 was neither. It wasnt a bad design, it was used the wrong way.

    +3 1.5 years ago
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    @KnightOfRen Eventually the redesigned Delta became a better interceptor than the Starfighters in US service. However, the Voodoo never closed the gap in terms of speed and had similar issues in terms of maneuverability as the F-104 and it lacked reliable air-to-air weapons (unless you count nuclear missiles, lol). As I've said before, the only really great Century series plane was the F-105 Thunderchief in my opinion.

    1.5 years ago
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    40.7k KnightOfRen

    @F104Deathtrap
    Eventually they got the kinks worked out, but it was inferior to the Voodoo and the Delta

    1.5 years ago
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    Was it due to flaws in design? Some planes were unfortunate just because of pilots and poor maintenance. @F104Deathtrap

    1.5 years ago
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