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Condor™ Jet-Assisted Glider

Mod BaconAircraft  5.2 years ago

Introducing, the physics defying glider; the Condor. The Condor is a fictional, V tailed glider designed for low weight and low speed cruising while maintaining a low descent rate. The Condor features a detachable and ditch-able cheap jet engine for jet assisted takeoffs, therefore eliminating the need of a tow-plane.

CONTROLS:
THROTTLE: Activate jet engine.
VTOL UP: Open sliding canopy.
AG-1: Ditch jet engine.
AG-2 + BRAKE: Spoilers

READ MORE BELOW

HOW TO FLY:
Throttle to 100%.
The plane will rotate and climb automatically.
Once the fuel is under 10%, detach that engine.
Level off and TRIM DOWN.
The plane will auto-glide. You just point were it will go.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 61.4ft (18.7m)
  • Length 37.9ft (11.6m)
  • Height 5.9ft (1.8m)
  • Empty Weight 316lbs (143kg)
  • Loaded Weight 449lbs (203kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 15.004
  • Wing Loading 0.2lbs/ft2 (0.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,314.2ft2 (215.0m2)
  • Drag Points 3309

Parts

  • Number of Parts 325
  • Control Surfaces 11
  • Performance Cost 1,648
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    Plane is BROKEN!!!!!! Every time i try to fly or take off it breaks apart and explodes!!! FIX THIS!!!!!

    11 months ago
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    1,902 Thoum

    @BaconAircraft Absolutely, if you weren't living in Canada, i would say come to my place and fly with me :D

    4.2 years ago
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    @Thoum I bet. From the you profile picture, the view must be a hundred times better than that from my DJI.

    4.2 years ago
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    1,902 Thoum

    Well, if you get the chance to fly in a glider, do it! It is worth it.

    4.2 years ago
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    @Thoum
    Nope, I live in Canada, but being a Chinese passport holder, somethings are harder done than said.

    4.2 years ago
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    1,902 Thoum

    @BaconAircraft Well my parents were first concerned to, but my dad got convinced, that flying and especially gliding is a really cool sport! Now only my mom is still concerned... but I think that's just because she's a mother... :D
    R u living in the States?

    4.2 years ago
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    @Thoum Indeed,
    You are a glider pilot yourself, correct?
    I wish I could get into aviation, but my parents have feelings otherwise.

    4.2 years ago
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    1,902 Thoum

    @BaconAircraft k
    But Simpleplanes needs more gliders :D

    4.2 years ago
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    @Thoum Understand what you mean. It was a fictional design over a year ago and I just made things up as I went. If i remember correctly, it was turned into a glider when a joke between my friends went the wrong way with no original intention to make the cockpit into a glider.

    4.2 years ago
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    1,902 Thoum

    Well, I like the design, the starting technique and also the Cockpit, but in my opinion it doesn't resemble any glider
    Here's an example I think fits better :)

    4.2 years ago
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    2,326 Davisplanez
    4.7 years ago
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    4,122 villulennuk

    Just ditch the jet engine away, because they aren't expensive at all

    4.9 years ago
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    @JordanPlayz101 No thanks.

    5.1 years ago
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    How on earth did you manage to make a working timer for the cockpit? I absolutely love it great job

    5.1 years ago
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    BaconAircraft since your making a A340 Fedex I got you covered.

    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/n4MAmk/Airbus-A340-600

    You can use it if you want.

    5.1 years ago
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    *flies

    5.2 years ago
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    anyways amazing glider it still flys at 18mph!

    5.2 years ago
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    ok great

    5.2 years ago
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    @Thatplane22 I don't recall ever hating anybody. Maybe I was in an argument with you? Anyways, I don't remember any conflict I had with you; so, no.

    5.2 years ago
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    do u still hate me?

    5.2 years ago
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    3,895 Bluerobot11

    @Potkuri it's simple, to get the tail to work, put a bigger tail (or a ton of little tails) in front, and it functions normally. I discovered this when I was building the baconelectric Swiftfest, which functions very similar to this one

    5.2 years ago
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    3,148 Potkuri

    Interesting, love the tail and how it performs in a realistic way. I just don't get it how's that possible in SP. The plane is unrealistically slow to roll and it could be speedier, too

    5.2 years ago
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    140k MAHADI

    very clever tech..... AWESOME

    5.2 years ago
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    12.8k Luuk2909

    I think its a very cool idea but the gliding speed is a little to low i think, i used it 2 times with take of and landing and maybe if u would make it a bit faster it would be more pleasurefull to use because at those speeds its a little bit boring but i think it looks awesom and has very cool wing movement and controll surfaces! @BaconAircraft

    5.2 years ago
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    27.2k JovianPat

    And hey, why not make something even lighter?

    5.2 years ago
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