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EG-HF4 “Expedient”

14.6k Rodrigo110  4.0 years ago

Important Note - only use on High Physics

Commissioned to be designed for the Explorers Guild by MMC Aerospace in 1949, the EG-HF4 was a very specialised and advanced aircraft, being designed on a very large budget. The first prototype flew in 1951, and then again in 1952 before it was completed and shipped to the Guild; ready for their operations. The “Expedient” featured an efficient 1500HP Wright R-1820 Radial engine and a small display in the cockpit that was an early forerunner of lock-on systems. It was able to detect and show any aircraft in the immediate vicinity of a mile (1.6km) by using primitive thermal tracking technology. It also had manoeuvrability on its side, and cruised at 178mph (286km/h) over its respectable 593 mile (955km) range. Range was, however, heavily reduced to 273 miles (440km) without the drop tanks equipped. The “Expedient” flew its first mission over the Greek Archipelago in late 1952, plotting various islands for the Guild’s operations there. The “Expedient” performed admirably and was praised by crew as the leather, albeit small interior was comfortable for pilots, and the cockpit gave good visibility out the sides and front. The stock range could be increased by carrying drop tanks (seen on this model) on the wings which doubled flight time, though resulted in slightly reduced performance when carried. The “Expedient” was praised for its ability to land almost anywhere with a very short takeoff and landing strip, another factor which made it ideal for its exploration role. A “Windsor” taxiing motor was also integrated into the engine, allowing the “Expedient” to taxi under the sole power of its internal motor without using its primary engine (designed for fuel conservation reasons).

Controls

  • Pitch for Elevator
  • Roll for Ailerons
  • Yaw for Rudder
  • Trim for Trim
  • VTOL down for landing flaps
  • AG 1 to start “Windsor” taxiing motor (Pitch and Roll)
  • AG 2 to jettison port drop tank
  • AG 3 to jettison starboard drop tank
  • AG 8 to activate navigation lights

Control Notes

  • Trim is recommended in-flight to maintain altitude (55-60%)
  • Jettisoning one fuel tank may result in poor flight performance (uneven weight), drop both fuel tanks for optimal performance
  • Yaw adjustments may need to be made when taking off
  • Land gently, landing hard may result in the aircrafts landing gear suspension overcompensating
  • Only use on High Physics, using on low physics results in reduced aircraft performance and over compression in the landing gear suspension

Specifications

x1 1500HP Wright R-1820 Radial engine
x1 9HP “Windsor” Taxiing Motor

Aircraft built at 1:1 scale

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General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 53.4ft (16.3m)
  • Length 33.9ft (10.3m)
  • Height 15.5ft (4.7m)
  • Empty Weight 7,388lbs (3,351kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,556lbs (4,334kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.156
  • Wing Loading 23.4lbs/ft2 (114.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 408.4ft2 (37.9m2)
  • Drag Points 9474

Parts

  • Number of Parts 273
  • Control Surfaces 3
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    I understand; but saying that DarthAbhinav is just as much to blame is wrong. Telling someone to stop annoying them is not the same as threatening to rape them. @Tully2001

    3.3 years ago
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    39.7k Awsomur

    Good thinking. Thanks.
    @Tully2001

    3.3 years ago
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    39.7k Awsomur

    I was wondering if I’d be a violation of the rules if I were to mention this whole Abhinav vs. Sam buisness on the Weekly. I think it would be, but I figured I should double check with you just to be sure.
    @Tully2001

    3.3 years ago
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    @Rodrigo110 There's a ''Block user'' button, that works too.

    3.3 years ago
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    @Tully2001 I want you to reconsider banning DarthAbhinav. Samg is completely to blame and has harassed DarthAbhinav for a long time. DarthAbhinav only belittled samg in defence and did tag a moderator! However, after that Sam continued to go on his posts and insult him, tell him that he was a terrible builder and also went on to threaten to rape him. DarthAbhinav is completely not to blame here; I hope you will reconsider the ban.

    3.3 years ago
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    Oh yes, it does look quite similar; I think I’ve heard of the Valmet Redigo so maybe it subconsciously influenced me while I was designing this, thanks! @Potkuri

    3.9 years ago
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    3,133 Potkuri

    This reminds me of Valmet Redigo, a Finnish trainer used by the air force. Even the insignia is a similar roundel with blue and white circles.

    http://www.aviastar.org/air/finland/valmet_l-90tp.php

    3.9 years ago
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    Thanks! @BogdanX

    3.9 years ago
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    Thanks @BaconAircraft

    3.9 years ago
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    @Rodrigo110 Excellent aircraft design, keep up the good work.
    We don't have a global standard of how good one may be due to our fair member voting system.
    Keep going, adding detail, improving overall appearance of the design, and the right time will come. :)

    3.9 years ago
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    @BaconAircraft how much better do you think I need to get in order to get into the SimplePlanes Masters Group?

    3.9 years ago
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    Thanks @ACMECo1940

    4.0 years ago
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    18.9k ACMECo1940

    Nice detail

    4.0 years ago
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    @Rodrigo110 no Probs Rod!

    4.0 years ago
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    Как устонавливать
    @Rodrigo110

    4.0 years ago
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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    Thanks! A lot of effort went into it! @Dynamicneedle

    4.0 years ago
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    Downloaded. Tested. Shot Down. Landed it. loved it!

    4.0 years ago