The Scout Eagle, revived!
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
- 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
- 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)
- Act 1: Opens doors
- Act 2: Taxi/landing lights
- Act 8: The other lights (Strobe, navigation, etc)
- VTOL down: Flaps
- Trim: Trim
This plane is really easy to fly, but here are some techniques that can make you take off and land shorter.
- Trim neutral, elevators neutral, Hold the brakes and full throttle.
- When the plane is level (takes about half a second), release the brakes and keep the plane level for the whole take off run
- When you get to 30 mph, drop the flaps to full and pull all the way up
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Power/Weight Ratio 7.944
- Wing Loading 5.5lbs/ft2 (26.7kg/m2)
- Wing Area 362.3ft2 (33.7m2)
- Drag Points 2684
- Number of Parts 1086
- Control Surfaces 7
- Performance Cost 4,022