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Convair XFY-1 Pogo

45.6k thealban  3.5 years ago

The Convair XFY Pogo tail-sitter was an experiment in vertical takeoff and landing. Landing the XFY-1 was difficult, and it was already obsolete in the face of larger capable jets being developed in the 1950s. This one is also just as difficult to land, but not impossible. I built this with a launch pad. Takeoff is a breeze though. Lift point is at 28%.

Take-off Instructions:

1: VTOL Down: Transition to the vertical takeoff position
2: Group 1: Detach from Launcher
3: Power slowly to 30% to lift off lightly
4: Increase power to 100% and level out

Landing instructions:

1: Good Luck
2: Point the nose straight up.
3: Reduce power to 27%. Use pitch, roll and yaw to maintain the nose up descent

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 20 airplane(s) +56 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 27.0ft (8.2m)
  • Length 35.0ft (10.7m)
  • Height 29.8ft (9.1m)
  • Empty Weight 7,349lbs (3,333kg)
  • Loaded Weight 19,085lbs (8,656kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.706
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.314
  • Wing Loading 36.2lbs/ft2 (176.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 527.5ft2 (49.0m2)
  • Drag Points 10389

Parts

  • Number of Parts 226
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    then i made a version with a gyro and landed it first try

    3 months ago
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    i landed it. well, on the 36th try, but i landed it

    3 months ago
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    what concerns me is that the main instructions for landing it is "Good luck" XD

    3 months ago
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    Just slap 4 parachute on the nose cone and have 2 for each activation group. Set parachute size to 300%. Throttle up to about 35% and adjust slowly throttle until you touch ground. Keep decent speed about 15mph.

    9 months ago
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    Landing? Pshhhhh no one needs that right?

    +3 11 months ago
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    405 Jaden24

    @iliketrainskid YES, Commander Skeets Coleman, He successfully landed and tookoff the plane like a hundred times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qPWguMKGiI&t=611s

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    Rumor says nobody has ever landed it

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    take off

    1.8 years ago
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    For some reason I thought the ltake off “platform” was like a pogo stick until I read the description

    1.8 years ago
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    have you ever managed to land it

    2.2 years ago
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    @franticmatty

    2.3 years ago
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    I'm just blown away on how detailed and spectacular this is!

    2.3 years ago
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    That is really smart @dtall

    2.4 years ago
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    Wow!

    2.4 years ago
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    105 Benplays

    Love it

    2.7 years ago
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    Fishing actually flies

    2.7 years ago
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    70.7k Mumpsy

    A+!

    2.7 years ago
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    683 AGKxCREW

    I love it.

    2.9 years ago
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    683 AGKxCREW

    Why....just why. Its so small and dinky lookin like a chibi character.

    2.9 years ago
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    Great!

    3.0 years ago
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    78 dtall

    If you are in 1.5 then you can just add parachutes, just set the throttle to about 20% and if it gets out of control, just let go of the throttle

    3.1 years ago
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    8,285 A3

    How do you land it please help @thealban

    3.2 years ago
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    Amazing aircraft!

    3.3 years ago
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    When i first saw its name i thought it was a joke :/

    3.3 years ago
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    360 Madmagoo1

    So cool, the original was so bad to land that the test pilots refused to fly it.

    3.4 years ago
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