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Scout Eagle (Update)

184k jamesPLANESii  2.3 years ago
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The Scout Eagle, revived!

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My old Scout Eagle is my favourite aeroplane, but it had some issues.

  • Wings were as thin as a piece of paper
  • Landing gear has a lot of faults (wheels not aligned, would be flimsy IRL)
  • Cockpit was a bit lame
  • IRL if you crashed, you would die (no roll cage)
  • Tail section was a bit small
  • Tail wheel connected directly to the rudder (bad)
  • Cargo door only big enough to hold a wallet or something
  • No prop wash

So... I updated it! :D


Features:

  • Thicc wings with automatically deploying slats
  • Double slatted flaps
  • Thicc landing gear with enormous travel and wheels that always stay aligned
  • Awesome cockpit with functioning switches and a working panel
  • Full roll cage so that when you crash, you live
  • Larger tail section that offers lots of control at low speed
  • Better tail wheel
  • Larger cargo door
  • Prop wash

Also includes

  • Realistic prop physics (P factor, prop torque) thanks to use of a tail rotor as the prop. (Remember to add a small amount of right rudder when you take off)
  • Realistic stall characteristics, including the ability to consistently fly at a 25* AoA without spinning
  • Realistic performance all across the board
  • New livery as with the old one, the Eagle wouldn’t have had a head

Oh and credit to @Kentheman for some reason ;) (Go searching)


Controls:

  • Act 1: Opens doors
  • Act 2: Taxi/landing lights
  • Act 8: The other lights (Strobe, navigation, etc)
  • VTOL down: Flaps
  • Trim: Trim

Flight:

This plane is really easy to fly, but here are some techniques that can make you take off and land shorter.

Takeoff:

  1. Trim neutral, elevators neutral, Hold the brakes and full throttle.
  2. When the plane is level (takes about half a second), release the brakes and keep the plane level for the whole take off run
  3. When you get to 30 mph, drop the flaps to full and pull all the way up
  4. Once you get in the air, stay in ground effect for a bit then climb as usual

110 ft takeoff at full fuel

90 ft takeoff empty

Landing:

  1. Full flaps, full trim back, 0% throttle, pull all the way up. Descend on this angle. Use yaw to stay level as ailerons are almost completely ineffective
  2. When you are close to the ground, level off a bit (like, the opposite to a flare) and hit the ground with the brakes on full. Take advantage of the dampening of the suspension.
  3. Slow down until you are stopped. Pull the flaps up when you touch down if you want.

60 ft landing at full fuel

45ft landing empty

- All fuel weight is held in the wing tanks. 64 gallons total.
- The rest is held in the aesthetic fuel block at the back of the cockpit.
- Just note that you may need to invert the “tail” input of the tail rotor after adjusting the fuel.

Cruise

About 75% throttle for cruise. Just note that this plane uses a tail rotor as it’s prop, and it simulates P factor and prop torque and all that fun stuff. Just note that the prop causes a small amount of autoroll in flight. It’ good autoroll BogdanX XD


Pics and vids

https://youtu.be/9B_hp0b1KfQ





Landing challenges!






Enjoy!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Scout Eagle (Update)
  • Successors 6 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.5ft (13.3m)
  • Length 26.6ft (8.1m)
  • Height 12.9ft (3.9m)
  • Empty Weight -1,996lbs (-905kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,980lbs (898kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 7.944
  • Wing Loading 5.5lbs/ft2 (26.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 362.3ft2 (33.7m2)
  • Drag Points 2684

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1086
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 4,022
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    @Tyrell Yeah it didn't have any problems, but it was just low on detail and kinda unrealistic in some areas.

    24 days ago
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    0 Tyrell

    I never really had any problems with the old one (which i still have) but this one is cool too

    24 days ago
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    I should update this again and make it compatible with VR

    one month ago
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    It’s what I’m interested in :) @lianken

    1.3 years ago
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    and igot a question foryou why are you normally make general aviation plane

    1.3 years ago
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    cool plane dude

    1.3 years ago
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    Did anyone else find Pepe the frog?

    1.4 years ago
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    I’s some unlisted mod, I can’t remember who made it... I think it may have been Weaponsmith (who isn’t here any more) but I’m not sure. I think @Chancey21 knows @Zoowarp

    1.4 years ago
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    6,561 ZWLenning

    How did you get the landing measury thing?

    1.4 years ago
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    Yeah it’s a tail rotor @Jerba

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    657 Jerba

    How do you make those engine sounds? I didn’t realize why the prop wasn’t doing the regular prop blur until I realized it was a helicopter blade.

    1.5 years ago
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    11.6k senalPelpmiS

    Oh didn’t realize but that’s awesome!@jamesPLANESii

    1.6 years ago
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    Yay 100 @Biscool

    1.6 years ago
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    Ya@jamesPLANESii

    1.6 years ago
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    Yeah that’s what I was going for @Chancey21

    1.6 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    It seems like it would fit in the same catagory as most Maule M-7 planes @jamesPLANESii

    1.6 years ago
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    Maybe after Mike Patey finishes Scrappy, we could bother him to make a plane that everyone can buy and show him this as inspiration lol @Numbers

    1.6 years ago
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    That’s the main thing I think about. It’s a Super Cub with an insane view that you can bring your family along with lol @Jacksonhawker

    1.6 years ago
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    Yeah lol. It’s also weighs enough to be a heavy touring class aircraft in a STOL competition and it has slow flight characteristics that match super cubs so it’d win tones of STOL competitions lol @Jacksonhawker

    1.6 years ago
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    If this were made in real life it would be insane.

    1.6 years ago
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    the map is faulty it says we’re constantly in maywar

    1.7 years ago
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    I guess practice makes perfect :) @VINCENT68245

    1.8 years ago
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    Thanks! @VINCENT68245

    1.8 years ago
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    @jamesPLANESii
    Sounds like the Edge Performance EPeX 300ti.

    1.8 years ago
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    Yeah. Apparently it’s lighter and has more power than every other engine in it’s class @JohnnyBoythePilot

    +1 1.8 years ago
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