Whaler III - A Dynasty for Smooth Flights
Apparently, this is the only thing that gets me building: look at a build you loved making until it's too ugly to stare at. It's the third time the Lockheed L-1011 based Swanson CAC230 gets upgraded, so expect another one in 2 years or so lol. I'm quite happy with this one. Remember how this game is called SimplePlanes? I don't like the "Simple", give me the Hard. This is my first interactable cockpit interior in this version, I could have stopped at the flight controls and autopilot, but I felt like massacring my brain and computer and use most of my calculus knowledge to give it the most realistic flight model and subsystems I've made so far, I hope you enjoy flying it as much as I do.
But Semedian, look at those engines! It's not like the original!
First of all, those are still 3 jets, propfans, and I love propfans now, come in handy and look cool. Actually, the previous version also had comically small engines for it's size, now they're proportional.
But Semedian, look at that engine placement! It's not like the original either!
Dude, I tried keeping the engines in the same place, but that wouldn't be enough clearance for the props. I'd either have to make it a high mounted wing, which is a worse offense IMO, or make an extra tall landing gear, which would look very wonky and not fit the airport infrastructure. Also, top mounted engines are just cooler.
On another note, I still have absolutely no idea how to make interesting liveries, some people including Walvis pointed that out, so feel free to make your own on this one, I'm curious how it would look.
- Auto-Trim (Self-flush when grounded)
- Start-up procedure
- Thrust reverser
- Cabin and Cargo Doors
AG1 - Toggle Vertical Speed Mode
AG2 - Toggle Altitude Hold Mode
AG3 - Toggle Airspeed Hold Mode
AG4 - Toggle Heading Hold Mode
AG7 - Auto Start (Shameful)
Overhead Panel Right Lever - Speedbrakes and Thrust Reverser
VTOL Down/Overhead Panel Left Lever - Flaps
| # | VTOL | Inclination | ___________________________________________________________ | 0 | 0 - 24% | 0° | | 1 | 25 - 49% | 8.75° | | 2 | 50 - 74% | 17.5° | | 3 | 75 - 99% | 26.25° | | 4 | 100% | 35° |
| MMO | 0.85 MACH | | V1 | 100kts | | VMO | 350kts | | VREF | 130kts | | VMU | 125kts | | VS1 | 120kts | | VR | 140kts | | VSO | 100kts |
| Parking Brake | ENGAGED | | Battery | | | or | ON | | GPU (Grounded only) | | | Center Fuel Pump | ON | | APU Fuel Pump | ON | | APU Start | ON - UNTIL CONTINUOUS LIGHT | | APU Generator | ON | | APU Bleed Air | ON - WAIT FOR BLINKING LIGHT | | All Fuel Pumps | | | or | ON | | Fuel Crossfeed | | | Beacon | ON | | Engine #X Start | ON - WAIT FOR BLINKING LIGHT | | Engine #X Cutoff | ON - WAIT FOR CONTINUOUS LIGHT | | Engine #X Start | OFF | | Engine #X Generator | ON | | Engine #X Bleed Air | ON | | APU Generator | OFF | | APU Bleed Air | OFF | | APU Fuel Pump | OFF | | GPU | OFF |
| Parking Brake | DISENGAGED | | Speedbrakes | DEPLOYED | | Throttle | 5% MAX | | | | Pushback onto taxiway | | | | Nose Lights | ON |
PRE-FLIGHT TAXI PROCEDURE
| Taxi to runway | | | | Flaps | 2 | | Speedbrakes | ARMED | | | | Set Desired Autopilot Settings | | | | Navigation Lights | ON | | Strobe Lights | ON | | Landing Lights | ON |
| Throttle | 75% MIN | | VR | 140KTS | | Positive Climb Rate | GEAR UP | | FL030 | FLAPS UP | | Speedbrakes | OFF |
| Altitude | BELOW FL030 | | Speedbrakes | ARMED | | IAS 160 - 200kts | FLAPS 1 - 2 | | IAS 120 - 160kts | FLAPS 3 - 4 | | Approach Speed | 130KTS | | On Landing | BRAKE
AFTER-FLIGHT TAXI PROCEDURE
| Flaps | UP | | Speedbrakes | OFF | | Landing Lights | OFF | | Strobe Lights | OFF | | Navigation Lights | OFF |
| Nose Lights | OFF | | APU Start | ON - UNTIL CONTINUOUS LIGHT | | APU Generator | ON | | APU Bleed Air | ON - WAIT FOR BLINKING LIGHT | | All Engines Generators | OFF | | All Engines Bleed Air | OFF | | All Engines Cutoffs | OFF | | Beacon | OFF | | GPU (Optional) | ON | | APU Generator | OFF | | APU Bleed Air | OFF | | APU Fuel Pump | OFF | | GPU | OFF |
Have a nice flight
- Power/Weight Ratio 0.073
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.131
- Wing Loading 31.4lbs/ft2 (153.4kg/m2)
- Wing Area 14,554.8ft2 (1,352.2m2)
- Drag Points 49863
- Number of Parts 1153
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 5,590