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Caudron R.13

87.2k Treadmill103  one month ago
Auto Credit Based on MAHADI's WWI Challenge

Caudron R.13

FLIGHT

Take-off

AG1 on to enable Yaw. Apply full Throttle and rotate at 60mph. Once airborne, maintain full Throttle for climb; use 90% Throttle for optimum cruise.

Landing

Reduce Throttle to low setting as required; Slowest landings are made with Throttle off. (Stall speed is 37mph) On touchdown, brake gently.

Taxiing

See footnote.

Front Gun Position

AG1 off, AG2 on. Use VTOL and Yaw to aim.

Rear Gun Position

AG1 off, AG3 on. Use VTOL and Yaw to aim.

HISTORY

The Caudron R.13, was designed to fulfill similar requirements to the Caudron R.11, namely a 3 seat long range escort fighter with reconnaissance as a secondary role. In this case, Caudron sought to simplify construction so as to speed up the manufacturing process and deployment.

Notable differences between the R.13 and the older R.11 were a much simpler fuselage shape, a redesigned layout that had the pilot's position further forward, and a radical redesign of the wing struts and bracers, giving rise to its nickname “Double-vé” among pilots and crews.

Other differences included lighter and simpler gun mounts, with a single gun in each position and the addition of small wind-shields in front of each crew position. The Hispano-Suiza engines powered 4 blade propellers

It is not known how many examples of the R.13 were built, or how it performed in service but pilots did report that the handling was generally smooth and comfortable, with good top speed.

FOOTNOTE

With wheels! Something land-based to complete my 3 entries for this challenge. I played about with the mass on this build so the landing approach is nice and slow, especially in a glide.

I also tried and failed to have a steerable skid for taxiing; maybe I can try again on a future build.

As before, I use Yaw to traverse the guns which makes it necessary to have AG1 off to disable the rudder (unless you enjoy air-sickness).

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor WWI Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 56.2ft (17.1m)
  • Length 47.6ft (14.5m)
  • Height 11.8ft (3.6m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,073lbs (1,847kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.103
  • Wing Loading 5.2lbs/ft2 (25.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 786.8ft2 (73.1m2)
  • Drag Points 5467

Parts

  • Number of Parts 530
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    @Treadmill103 also no problem at all my friend ☺️

    7 days ago
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    @Treadmill103 and the results are very nice 🙂, i hope you I'll make more these one day!

    7 days ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I had a lot of fun making these ww1 planes!@GrizzlitnCFSP

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    I really love it

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank as always! Really fun challenge!@AviownCorp

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! That’s my 3 entries for the challenge completed!@DarkRainbow2

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated as always!@Pianoman

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    Thank you!@MDDJB

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    Thank you!@CC1010

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@GCPrototypes

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@AWESOMENESS360

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    132k MAHADI

    @Treadmill103 yeah. fast builds everywhere. even I make fast planes all the time. but sometimes we should have the feeling of going a little slower.....

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@Selcukk

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@CharlesDeGaulle

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@Suubk27

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Fun challenge, especially getting low speed from the builds!@MAHADI

    one month ago
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    132k MAHADI

    ah yes
    I love these!

    one month ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@Sgtk

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@Sergio666

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Thought I would make a third plane for the challenge!@ThomasRoderick

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks and congrats on Platinum!@TheNightmareCompany

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@FishMiner

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@BeastHunter

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I’ve enjoyed building for this challenge!@Trainzo

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    36.6k Trainzo

    Very great replica , great decoration , just GREAT .

    one month ago
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