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Semedian Swanson CAC230-300 "Whaler III"

29.5k SemedianIndustries  8 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Walvis's Remaster Challenge [CLOSED]

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.

Featuring:

  • Auto-Trim (Self-flush when grounded)
  • Wing-flex
  • Start-up procedure
  • Thrust reverser
  • Cabin and Cargo Doors

A huge thanks to @Inuyasha8215, @Freerider2142 and @the1black1man1strikesfor helping with the screenshots.







INSTRUCTIONS

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°           |
Critical Speeds
|    MMO     |   0.85 MACH   | |    V1      |  100kts     |
|    VMO     |   350kts      | |    VREF    |  130kts     |
|    VMU     |   125kts      | |    VS1     |  120kts     |
|    VR      |   140kts      | |    VSO     |  100kts     |







START-UP PROCEDURE

| 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                            |

PUSHBACK PROCEDURE

| 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                             |

TAKE-OFF PROCEDURE

| Throttle               | 75% MIN                        |
| VR                     | 140KTS                         |
| Positive Climb Rate    | GEAR UP                        |
| FL030                  | FLAPS UP                       |
| Speedbrakes            | OFF                            |

LANDING PROCEDURE

| 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                            |

SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE

| 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

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Remaster Challenge [CLOSED]
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 216.3ft (65.9m)
  • Length 215.7ft (65.7m)
  • Height 64.8ft (19.7m)
  • Empty Weight 284,722lbs (129,148kg)
  • Loaded Weight 457,320lbs (207,437kg)

Performance

  • 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

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1153
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 5,590
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    Yo, i am the 100th upvoter

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    @JessaLeih The main trick is:

    • Get electrical power
    • Get fuel flow
    • Get enough bleed air pressure
    • Follow the lights
    Pinned 8 months ago
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    @MrCOPTY thanks m8, although this is kinda old

    +1 26 days ago
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    0 Foodm

    @Planegai me neither

    one month ago
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    180 Planegai

    I’m not smart enough to fly this masterpiece of a sim lol

    +1 2 months ago
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    @Guywhobuildsstuff mainland Portugal, I'm away from my desktop, can't build anything decent without constant crashing and 5fps

    2 months ago
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    @Sadboye12 WHERE TF DID YOU GO???

    4 months ago
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    48.1k Sadboye12

    @SemedianIndustries ooooh, hope you find a nice place to live man

    +2 4 months ago
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    @Sadboye12 I need to get a decent computer when I get my own house, that's at least a year away ;-;

    +1 4 months ago
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    48.1k Sadboye12

    @SemedianIndustries ahhh i see, guess you are right
    looking forward to see more of yours!

    4 months ago
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    @Sadboye12 I guess we are experts in different areas. If I tried to build something like you build, I'd have a stroke, it's too unique and unintuitive, it takes a different kind of genius to do it

    +1 4 months ago
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    48.1k Sadboye12

    @SemedianIndustries hey man, im glad you are still playing this game!
    this build.....
    is simply out of this world, imma say it chief
    i really dont have the interest to see regular airliners, im not much of an aviation guy and knows the difference between this one and that one, they all look the same to me.
    your creations differs from the regular models that you always see on the site, and some of them are super interesting to look at.
    but this one is just, WHY IS IT SOO GOOD?! damn man how do you come up with this magnificence.
    millions of light years way beyond my comprehension

    +1 4 months ago
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    @Sadboye12 ayy you're back

    +1 4 months ago
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    @BigBadWolf multiplayer session with my dudes in the description, in a call to coordinate when to pause the game for the screenshots

    6 months ago
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    @SemedianIndustries How did you get the planes to stay in formation ?

    6 months ago
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    @Reworkable thanks man, but I'm still heartbroken it didn't make it into the video

    6 months ago
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    61.7k Rework

    I finally have enough points to spotlight this masterpiece :D

    6 months ago
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    @Dkdmfnf
    1. Playing with low physics is often the reason why the landing gear doesn't work like it should
    2. The aircraft is not underpowered for regular airliner flight, you must follow the checklist and make good use of the flaps and thrust reversers at take-offs and landings

    6 months ago
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    This is probably the best plane i habe encountered so far, however, a few problems i encountered are the landing gear being too weak to handle the weight of the aircraft which made me unable to land the plane even if i landed it smoothly, brakes being too weak to also handle the weight of the plane so when the parking brakes are engaged, my plane tilts to the left and there is a lot of screeching sounds. The plane also rolls to the right when taking off but so far it isnt a very big issue for me. Last problem is the engines being too weak to power the plane which made it hard to takeoff and land

    6 months ago
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    @ApplejuiceYT2 I will not ignore that because I 110% agree with you

    +2 6 months ago
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    I have never been more attracted to an airplane in my life (please ignore what I just said)

    6 months ago
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    @Aerozack they allow you to keep the engine generating some power if the propellers are damaged. I wanted to add total engine failure if the blades were damaged but I didn't have enough time and my game kept crashing so I just left it as a mostly cosmetic option. The engine will operate at 20% regular thrust when declutched, to reclutch it needs to be shutdown first

    7 months ago
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    763 Aerozack

    What do the declutch buttons do?

    +1 7 months ago
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    15.1k XWorks

    cool

    7 months ago
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    @NRGCLIX in upvotes, yes apparently, but Walvis said the winner won't be based purely on upvotes

    7 months ago
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