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H.M.A. Focused Talent

87.2k Treadmill103  7 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Focused Talent

Land Take-off

AG1 on. VTOL half down to set flaps. Apply full throttle and rotate at 250mph. One airborne, gear up then VTOL centre to raise flaps. Set throttle and trim as required.

AG2 for re-heat.

Torpedo run, bombing run

Use 50% throttle with no reheat; torpedo should be dropped from low altitude.
Parameters for bomb run will vary according to target.

Landing

AG2 off. For final approach, use 10% throttle and VTOL down fully for flaps. Reduce throttle to 8% when wheels are just above runway. On touchdown, cut throttle and brake gently.

Taxiing

Low throttle and yaw.

Water Take-off

Gear up. AG1 on. VTOL half down to set flaps. Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run. Unstick occurs at 250mph. Once airborne, VTOL centre to raise flaps.

Water Landing

AG2 off. Use 10% throttle and VTOL down fully for flaps. Reduce throttle to 8% when just above the water. On touchdown, cut throttle; hydrodynamic drag will slow the craft.

Water Taxiing

AG3 on, AG1 off. Use pitch for forward & reverse, use roll to turn.

Crew 2

Pilot: Radio and weapons.
Rear Position: Radio, Radar, Navigation, rudimentary flight controls.

AG1 Main Propulsion.
AG2 Re-heat.
AG3 Enable RCN system for water taxiing.
AG4 Nose Machine Guns.
AG5 Wing Rotary Cannon.
AG6 Nose Cannon.
AG7 Landing Lights.

Built by Lensing-Jung Flight.
Sponsored by Capital City Guild
Radar system Salvaged and fitted by Northern Slopes “No Sparrow” Scavengers.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Focused Talent” is an amphibious multi-role platform, operating from land bases and smaller shoreline bases that have the necessary slipways for launch and recovery from calm waters.

The ability to operate from land allows a mix of ordnance to be safely loaded: the craft can operate from a conventional runway or from calm water, depending on the base facilities and location.

Originally a single seat, gun only flying boat, the craft has been extensively modified for its new
Roles as a fighter/bomber, Naval strike and radar platform:

Engines upgraded with re-heat equipment.
Undercarriage installed.
Radar installed in wing-pods.
Second large crew position installed for radar operator and associated equipment.
Weapons racks fitted for gravity bombs and/or torpedos.

Footnote

Ordnance, flaps and undercarriage box too close to the water, but hey, it’s a parallel universe!

I published an amphib way back in my early days on the site; really I just slapped some stock undercarriage on it just before I posted it so this is the first time I set out to build an amphibian, albeit a conceptually flawed one, from the get-go. It made for an interesting challenge getting the undercarriage telescoping elements right but at least it has a “Tready” look to it.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 67.1ft (20.5m)
  • Length 62.1ft (18.9m)
  • Height 16.3ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,184lbs (6,887kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 11.248
  • Wing Loading 18.5lbs/ft2 (90.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 819.4ft2 (76.1m2)
  • Drag Points 6593

Parts

  • Number of Parts 455
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    132k MAHADI

    @Treadmill103 same here

    6 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Lots of challenges on this build, especially the undercarriage! I haven’t posted in a while: I am taking a bit of a break to reset my brain.@MAHADI

    6 months ago
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    132k MAHADI

    cool details!

    6 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! My first H.M.A. Amphibian!@GenrichTitov

    6 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@Urocyon

    7 months ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @Treadmill103 ok just follow the Darwin!

    +1 7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@JettStorm

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! At last an amphibian!@AviownCorp

    +1 7 months ago
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    40.2k Sadboye12

    @Treadmill103 no problem king!
    sorry im late xd

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Sadboye12

    +1 7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@GCPrototypes

    +1 7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! This one was quite a challenging build, as are all flying boats, with the added complication of the long undercarriage@Tums

    +1 7 months ago
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    10.1k Advil

    Your builds are really fun to fly. Plus they’re always creative. Nice work on this one!

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Long time no see!@vamad88

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    I’ll certainly check it out later today, I’ve got 2 builds in progress so I can’t promise anything right now.@RejsDen

    7 months ago
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    3,478 RejsDen

    I see you know how to build sea planes. Would you like to participate in my challenge? This is a great chance to earn an Upvote) Link: https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/hp27EO/Challenge

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated as always!@Tiseth

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@Pianoman

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@MDDJB

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Grob0s0VBRa

    +1 7 months ago
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    9,270 Thorne

    @Treadmill103 Definitely!

    7 months ago
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    23.8k Ergithe

    @Treadmill103 no problem

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@ErgitheMobilefriendlyf

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I guess I need to do a “real” cockpit at some stage!@Thorne

    +1 7 months ago
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    9,270 Thorne

    Looks rugged and modern, love the cockpit

    7 months ago
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